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The next few weeks are an embarrassment of riches for lovers of fiction in general and crime fiction in particular.

February 23, 2015 we chat with Denise Hamilton about her short story in In the Company of Sherlock Holmes, editing both volumes of Los Angeles Noir and perfume.

March 2, 2015 David Joy talks about Where All Light Tends to Go, his much-anticipated debut novel.

March 9, 2015 C.J. Box discusses Endangered, his latest Joe Pickett novel. Trust us, Joe’s life, which is never easy or smooth, gets especially rocky in this installment of the series.

March 10, 2015 On the publication day of the paper back of Invisible City, Julia Dahl‘s Edgar Award-nominated first novel, we chat with her about her protagonist, newbie journo Rebekah Roberts, and what awaits her in the followup novel, Run You Down.

March 16, 2015 Owen Laukkanen joins the podcast to discuss The Stolen Ones, the fourth installment in his Stevens and Windermere series.


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Before He Finds Her features the well-cultivated “creep factor” that every psychological suspense novel needs

Kardos BEFORE HE FINDS HER author photo - credit Megan BeanBefore He Finds Her cover


Ramsey Miller’s plan to have a block party for the end of the world sounded like a good one, at least to him. Until his wife and—at least everyone thought—his daughter were murdered. Except his daughter survived and has been in hiding until the day she felt compelled to begin the journey to the truth.

Photo of Michael Kardos ©Megan Bean


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Justice, poetic and otherwise, is one of the things being sought in The Carrier, the most recent addition to Sophie Hannah’s Zailer and Waterhouse series of crime novels

Sophie Hannah © Roderick FieldTHE CARRIER


Sophie Hannah, a self-described “structure freak,” talks about the common ground shared by poetry and crime fiction, an event that happened to her that inspired part of the story and whether or not there will be another Poirot novel.

Photo of Sophie Hannah ©Roderick Field


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What could possibly go wrong when Raf—who happens to suffer from a circadian rhythm disorder—the world of pirate radio and the drug-infused world of dance raves in South London find themselves caught in the crossfire between an unscrupulous mining company and a cadre of Burmese revolutionaries? In Glow, lots.




Ned thoughtfully provided an FAQ to answer such questions as “how did you get the idea for the book,” “why did you decide on writing a thriller after ‘willfully confounding postmodern black comedies’” and “why did you decide to set Glow in the modern day?” You can find the answers to those three questions, as well as others, at Ned Beauman’s blog. As well as a Spotify playlist of “semi-recent music that helped to inspire [Glow].”

Photo of Ned Beauman ©Michael Lionstar


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The hunt for the identity of the skeleton of the title of The Skeleton Road, Val McDermid’s newest stand-alone novel, takes readers through both time and geography: from the ruins of a Victorian building in Edinburgh and Radcliffe Camera in Oxford to Zagreb, Croatia; from a contemporary United Kingdom to the bloody Balkan war of the 1990s


Val McDermid c Mimsy MøllerTHE SKELETON ROAD

Photo of Val McDermid ©Mimsy Møller