The author Debra Jo Immergut, an Edgar Award nominee for Best First Novel, joins us for a talk about her book The Captives, selecting cover art and Goodreads! We also recommend: The Murderer’s Maid by Erika Mailman, The Trilisk Ruins by Michael McCloskey, and The Devil Aspect by Craig Russell. Audiobook of the week is Slayground by Richard Stark read by the exceptionally talented Joe Barrett.
We have a fascinating talk with author Thomas Mullen about his Darktown book series. We also recommend: Lightning Men by Thomas Mullen, When You Find Me by P.J. Vernon and The Atlantis Gene by A.G. Riddle. Audiobook of the week is When Will There be Good News by Kate Atkinson read by Ellen Archer.
In “Library Corner” we talk to Amy about African American crime writers. She recommends the authors Walter Mosely and Chester Himes.
We recommend: Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J. D. Barker, The Puppet Show by M.W. Craven and Temporary Duty by Ric Locke. Audiobook of the week is On Writing by Stephen King read by Stephen King.
In “Library Corner” we talk to Amy about women in Noir and she recommends books by Megan Abbot and Cathi Unsworth.
We also puzzle over the Denver Nuggets Hype Squad, Dave can’t swim, Andrew doesn’t know how to park, and we play Guess That Dracula.
An excellent conversation with author Kathleen Kent about her Edgar nominated book, The Dime! We also recommend: The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent, The Bonesetter by Laurence Dahners. and All the Rage by F. Paul Wilson. Audiobook of the week is Out by Natsuo Karino read by the beautiful Emily Woo Zeller.
In “Library Corner” Amy, inspired by Alma Katsu’s The Hunger, recommends a non-fiction book about the Donner Party and a few novels about the American West . She recommends: The Best Land Under Heaven by Michael Wallis, True Grit by Charles Portis, Doc by Mary Doria Russell, Canada by Richard Ford. We also talk a little bit about “Weird Westerns.”