Episode 231: P.J. Tracy

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From the lush improbability of the Hotel Bel-Air’s Swan Lake to the wild and weird of Death Valley, it’s no wonder LAPD Detective Margaret Nolan is feeling both personal and professional whiplash. People are turning up dead in L.A. and secrets are escaping from the desert and it’s her job—along with fellow LAPD Detective Remy… Read more »

Episode 203: Rachel Howzell Hall

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Isabel Lincoln is gone. Did she leave of her own volition or was she “disappeared” by, maybe, her jerk of a boyfriend? And where’s the labradoodle? That’s what Grayson Sykes, the protagonist in Rachel Howzell Hall’s latest thriller, And Now She’s Gone, is determined to find out        

Episode 192: Marcia Clark

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Upending Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “Little Girl,” Samantha Brinkman, the protagonist in Marcia Clark’s series that concludes—for now, at least—with Final Judgement, “When she was good/She was very good indeed/But when she was bad, she was even better.” As a defense attorney, Sam is relentless; but when she’s defending her boyfriend, you can add ruthless, fierce… Read more »

Episode 122: Rachel Howzell Hall

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In City of Saviors, LAPD Detective Sergeant Elouise “Lou” Norton—the protagonist in Rachel Howzell Hall’s series—is broken, both physically and emotionally. Even so, people are still being murdered and Lou’s job is finding and arresting the killers