Ep. 52 Author Lisa Jewell and More!

Author Lisa Jewell joins us for a fantastic discussion about her book The Family Upstairs, designing kitchens and gratuitously killing off characters.  We recommend: The Unseeing by Anna Mazzola, Dry County by Jake Hinkson, and Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.  Audiobook of the week is Nine Inches by Tom Perrotta narrated by a talented cast, including the author.  YA book of the week is The Tripods Trilogy by John Christopher.  Also – Dave rides his bike in the dark,  Andrew gets a new bike that goes nowhere, and Laura plays a game that she didn’t realize she was playing until she lost.

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Ep. 51 Author Jeff Menapace and More!

Author Jeff Menapace joins us for a lively conversation about his book Dark Halls, his love for The Three Stooges and childhood phobias. We recommend: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell, Twilight by William Gay, and Steel Dragon by Kevin McLaughlin and Michael Anderle.  Audiobook of the week is Homicide:  A Year on the Killing Streets by David Simon narrated by the fantastic Reed Diamond.  YA book of the week is Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young.  Also – Dave’s students text him about his substitute,  Andrew’s dogs get groomed, and Laura has to pick up her notebook from a bartender with a handlebar mustache.

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Ep. 50 Author T. Marie Vandelly and More!

Author T. Marie Vandelly joins us for an entertaining conversation about her book Theme Music, the art of writing gore, and how she quit her job to pursue writing. We recommend: Hollow Kingdom by Jane Buxton, Come Twilight by Tyler Dilts, and In Time for Revenge by Jasper T. Scott.  Audiobook of the week is The Drifter by Nick Petrie narrated by the smooth Stephen Mendel.  YA book of the week is Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins.  Dave describes shouting at 8th graders in Denver’s Western Complex,  Andrew shares a story about a weird boardroom meeting, and Laura compares high schools to hot guys.

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Ep. 49 Author Kassandra Montag and More!

Author Kassandra Montag joins us for an entertaining conversation about her new book After the Flood, dreams, and drawing maps. We recommend: After the Flood by Kassandra Montag, Black Fall by Andrew Mayne, and Winter World by A.G. Riddle.  Audiobook of the week is City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong narrated by the outstanding Therese Plummer.  YA book of the week is Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling.  Dave describes seeing Andrew’s family in action,  Andrew tells a harrowing story from childhood, and Laura sees a house on fire.

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Ep 48 Author Lou Berney and More!

Author Lou Berney joins us for an entertaining conversation about his book November Road, Route 66 road trips, and Stephen King tweets. We recommend: Waking the Moon by Elizabeth Hand, Obscura by Joe Hart, and Protect the Prince by Jennifer Estep.  Audiobook of the week is The Gentleman’s Hour by Don Winslow narrated by the cool-toned Holter Graham.  YA book of the week is Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell.  Dave is insulted at the Doctor’s,  Andrew has a visit with a bobcat, and Laura visits an apocalyptic grocery store.

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Ep. 47 Author S.C. Gwynne and More!

Author S. C. Gwynne joins us for an interesting and compelling discussion about his book Hymns of the Republic, Clara Barton, and how Grant should have been in that ill-fated box with Lincoln.  We recommend: The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn, The Association by Bentley Little, and To Be Taught If Fortunate by Becky Chambers. Audiobook of the week is Dark Matter by Blake Crouch narrated by the extraordinary Jon Lindstrom.  YA book of the week is El Deafo by CeCe Bell.  Dave sits in a windowless room for 8 hours,   Andrew  worries he gave someone a heart attack with his Halloween animatronics, and Laura chokes on a Sweet Tango Apple.

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Ep. 46 Author Catherine Ryan Howard and More!

Author Catherine Ryan Howard joins us for a highly entertaining talk about her latest crime thriller Rewind, how to think like a killer, her early love for Patricia Cornwell books and much more!  We recommend: The House on Tradd Street by Karen White, Bad Games by Jeff Menapace, and Earthcore by Scott Sigler. Audiobook of the week is Summer of Night by Dan Simmons narrated by multi-talented Dan John Miller.  YA book of the week is The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson.  Dave gets in trouble sneaking around an Air Force Base, Andrew is literally laying down for the show and Laura describes screaming her way through a “Haunted Mansion.”

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Ep. 45 Favorite Scary Reads

This week we discuss our favorite scary books! Plus- Andrew’s hiking group is rescued by El Paso County Search & Rescue, Laura turns down a Pot dispensary, and Dave dons outfits for Homecoming week.  We recommend: The Anomaly by Michael Rutger, In the Valley of the Sun by Andy Davidson, and The Ember Blade by Chris Wooding.  Audiobook of the week is Brother by Ania Ahlborn narrated by the classically trained Paul Boehmer.  YA book of the week is Pumpkinheads written by Rainbow Rowell and illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks.

Our Favorite Scary Reads in No Particular Order:
“It”, “The Shining” and “The Stand” by Stephen King
“The Haunting of Hill House” by Shirley Jackson
“I am Legend” by Richard Mathesen
“Dracula” by Bram Stoker and “Dracul” by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker
“The Keep” and “Midnight Mass” by F. Paul Wilson
“Carrion Comfort” by Dan Simmons
“Something Wicked This Way Comes” by Ray Bradbury
“The Hunger” by Alma Katsu
“We Sold Our 
Souls” by Grady Hendrix
“The Troop” by Nick Cutter

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Ep. 44 Author Simon Brett and More

Author Simon Brett OBE joins us for an entertaining chat about his career as a novelist, his character Charles Paris, meeting Prince William, narrating his own books, and much more!  We recommend: Fake Like Me by Barbara Bourland, Walkers by Graham Masterton, Breaking Destiny by Mitty Walters, and all of the Charles Paris books. Audiobook of the week is The Hungry Ones by Chris Sorensen narrated by the talented Chris Sorensen.  YA book of the week is The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Andrews Edwards. We are outraged at the state of HS marching bands today, Dave’s classroom needs better soundproofing, and Andrew is bemused by some cotton candy grapes.

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Ep. 43 Author Craig Johnson and More!

Author Craig Johnson joins us for a great chat about his new book Land of Wolves, the Wild West, catnaps in airports, and the mystery of Buffalo Bill’s body. We recommend: The Grip of It by Jac Jemc, The Chain by Adrian McKinty, Law and Addiction by Mike Papantonio, and The Sculpted Ship by K.M. O’Brien.  Audiobook of the week is The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead read by the incomparable J.D. Jackson.  YA shout-out goes to Life as We Know It by Susan Beth Pfeffer.  Plus – Shakespeare in the parking lot?, Laura’s cat hates guests, and Andrew is cornered by a dog.

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Ep. 42 Author Robyn Harding and More!

Author Robyn Harding joins us from Vancouver, British Columbia for a fun conversation about sugar daddies, writing, and her new thriller The Arrangement.  We recommend: Theme Music by T. Marie Vandelly, The Mongrel Mage by L.E. Modesitt Jr, and Rewind by Catherine Ryan Howard.  Audiobook of the week is Scrublands by Chris Hammer read by the lively Rupert Degas.  YA book of the week is My Plain Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand and Jodi Meadows. Plus- Andrew is a slumlord, Laura is helpless as Dave is stung by (5) bees, and Dave’s students are using their acting skills learned in his class for nefarious purposes.

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Ep. 41 Author Sarah Pinsker and More!

Author Sarah Pinsker joins us for a chat about song writing versus fiction writing, trashing hotel rooms and her new book A Song For a New Day.  We recommend: Craven Manor by Darcy Coates, Killfile by Christopher Farnsworth, and King’s Dark Tidings by Kel Kade.  Audiobook of the week is The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson narrated by the incomparable George Guidall.  YA book of the week is Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez.

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Ep. 40 Plague-Ridden Prairie Dogs and Drunken Golf Cart Thievery

This week we discuss the Plague (!), getting locked out of the house, scraping barnacles off of boats and Andrew gets mistaken for a kidnapper.   We recommend: The Arrangement by Robyn Harding, The Blurry Years by Eleanor Kriseman, and Red Sister by Mark Lawrence.  Audiobook of the week is When the Sacred Ginmill Closes by Lawrence Block narrated by gritty Mark Hammer.  YA book of the week is Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon.

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Ep. 39 Author John Marrs and More!

Author John Marrs joins us for a chat about his book The One coming out on Netflix, how to hack a car and his latest book The Passengers.  We recommend: The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H.G. Parry, The Warehouse by Rob Hart, and Outland by Dennis E. Taylor.  Audiobook of the week is The One by John Marrs narrated by a talented cast of five.  YA book of the week is Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West.

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Ep. 38 Snacks in the Stacks

We debut a new game this week called “Snacks in the Stacks” and we talk about jury duty evasion and Andrew owns a courthouse(!).   This week we recommend: Goodnight Stranger by Miciah Bay Gault, Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh and All Systems Red by Martha Wells.  Audiobook of the week is Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem read by the salty voiced Geoffrey Cantor.  YA book of the week is The Best Lies by Sarah Lyu.

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Ep. 37 Author Erika Mailman and More!

Author Erika Mailman joins us for a chat about Lizzie Borden and her latest book The Murderer’s Maid.  We recommend: Someone We Know by Shari Lapena, The Escape Room by Megan Goldin, and Uprooted by Naomi Novik.  Audiobook of the week is IQ by Joe Ide narrated by the smooth baritoned richness that is Sullivan Jones.  YA book of the week is Haunted by Lynn Carthage.

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Ep. 36 Author Kristan Higgins and More!

Author Kristan Higgins joins us for a chat about using dogs in her books, holding grudges and her new book Life and Other Inconveniences.  We recommend: Life and Other Inconveniences by Kristan Higgins, Ghostman by Roger Hobbs, and Caretaker by Josi Russell.  Audiobook of the week is The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth narrated by the voice bending Barrie Kreinik.  YA book of the week is Kat and Meg Conquer the World by Anna Priemaza.

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Ep. 35 Sci-Fi Nerds and Drama Geeks

We recommend: The Deep by Nick Cutter, Temper by Layne Fargo and Cephrael’s Hand by Melissa McPhail.  Audiobook of the week is The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abi Waxman narrated by the delightful Emily Rankin.  YA book of the week is Not if I Save You First by Ally Carter.

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Ep. 34 Author Stephen Hunter and More!

Author Stephen Hunter joins us for a chat about giving the readers what they want, the golden age of movie reviewing, and his new book Game of Snipers.  We recommend: Wanderers by Chuck Wendig, The Black Jersey by Jorge Zepeda Patterson and Redshirts by John Scalzi. Audiobook of the week is Recursion by Blake Crouch narrated by Jon Lindstrom and Abby Craden.  YA book of the week is Slated by Teri Terry.

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Ep. 33 Author J. Todd Scott and More!

Author J. Todd Scott joins us for an exciting chat about being a DEA Agent and a writer, the anti-hero, and his new book This Side of Night.  We recommend: Conviction by Denise Mina, This Side of Night by J. Todd Scott and Seventh Son by Orson Scott Card. Audiobook of the week is Nobody Walks by Mick Herron narrated by the versatile Gerard Doyle .  YA book of the week is Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.

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Ep. 32 Author Erica Ferencik and More!

Author Erica Ferencik joins us for an entertaining chat about traveling alone in the Amazon, electric eels and her latest book Into the Jungle.  We recommend: The River by Peter Heller, Tin Men by Mike Knowles and Path of a Novice by R.K. Lander. Audiobook of the week is Red Rising by Pierce Brown narrated by the award winning Tim Gerard Reynolds.  YA book of the week is Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith.

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Ep. 31 Author Riley Sager and More!

Author Riley Sager joins us for an entertaining chat about stalking the Dakota, how Stephen King changed his life and his latest book Lock Every Door.  We recommend: Lock Every Door by Riley Sager, The Fire Within by D.K. Holmberg and Edge of Dark Water by Joe Lansdale. Audiobook of the week is The Binding by Bridget Collins read by the distinctive Carl Prekopp.  YA book of the week is Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell.

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Ep. 30 Author Lauren Kate and More!

Author Lauren Kate joins us for an entertaining chat about wearing masks in Venice, Italian food and her latest book The Orphan’s Song.  We also recommend: Magic is for Liars by Sarah Gailey, The Serpent’s Orb by Guy Antibes and Into the Jungle by Erica Ferencik. Audiobook of the week is Drama City by George Pelecanos read by the smooth baritone of J.D. Jackson.  YA book of the week is Without Annette by Jane B. Mason.

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Ep. 29 Author J.D. Barker and More!

Author J.D. Barker joins us for a fantastic chat about stalking Stephen King,  vampires and his latest book Dracul.  We also recommend: The Summer Country by Lauren Willig, The Silver Ships by S.H. Jucha and Gravesend by William Boyle. Audiobook of the week is The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan read by the dazzling Aoife McMahon.  YA book of the week is The Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead.

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Ep. 28 Author Louise Candlish and More!

Author Louise Candlish joins us for a lively chat about Wimbledon, Metallica and, of course, her brilliant new book Those People.  We also recommend: The Healer’s Daughter by Charlotte Hinger, Genesis by Lawrence P. White and Those People by Louise Candlish. Audiobook of the week is Our House by Louise Candlish read by Elizabeth Knowelden and Elliot Hill.  YA Book of the week is Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo.

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Ep. 27 Author M.C.A. Hogarth and More!

Author M.C.A. Hogarth joins us for a fascinating talk about her books, art and interacting with readers.  We also recommend: The Castle Mystery by Faith Martin, November Road by Lou Berney and Ship’s Log (The Alliance) by Lawrence P. White. Audiobook of the week is Instruments of Night by Thomas H. Cook read by the incomparable George Guidall.

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Ep. 26 Author Chris Sorensen and More!

Author Chris Sorensen joins us for a fascinating talk about his new book The Hungry Ones, writing plays in an iconic Western town, and climbing inside his “Whisper Room.” We also recommend: The Last by Hanna Jameson, Shockwave by Lindsay Buroker and My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing. Audiobook of the week is Blue Heaven by C.J. Box read by the memorable John Bedford Lloyd.

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Ep. 25 F. Paul Wilson Interview and More!

The legendary F. Paul Wilson joins us this week!  We recommend: Healer, Midnight Mass and Panacea all by the one and only F. Paul Wilson. Audiobook of the week is The Tomb by F. Paul Wilson narrated by the award-winning Joe Barrett.

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Ep. 24 Italian Women, The Long Con and German Horror (Fairytales)

We have a major author announcement this week (!) and we recommend: Flowers Over the Inferno by Ilaria Tuti, Bluff by Michael Kardos and Struwwelpeter by Dr. Heinrich Hoffman. Audiobook of the week is Dodgers by Bill Beverly read by the warm baritone of J.D. Jackson.

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Ep. 23 Author Victor Methos and More!

Author Victor Methos joins us for a talk about his Edgar nominated book A Gambler’s Jury, gun waving in the courtroom and comic books.  We also recommend: #Fashionvicitm by Amina Akhtar, Earthrise by M.C.A. Hogarth and Into the Black Nowhere by Meg Gardiner. Audiobook of the week is Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty read by the multi-talented Caroline Lee.

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Ep. 22 Author Will Dean and More!

Author Will Dean joins us for a talk about his book Red Snow and Dark Pines, living deep in the Swedish moose forest and sunbathing at midnight.  We also recommend: A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C.A. Fletcher, Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist and House Witness by Mike Lawson. Audiobook of the week is Dark Pines by Will Dean read by the captivating Maya Lindh.

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Ep. 21 Author Jeff Strand and More!

Author Jeff Strand joins us for a talk about his new book Ferocious, hosting the Bram Stoker Awards and Richard Laymon among other things.  We also recommend: The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths, All That Glitters by Loren K. Jones and Coyote Songs by Gabino Iglesias. Audiobook of the week is Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson read by the flinty-voiced Will Patton.

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Ep. 20 Author P.J. Vernon and More!

The author P.J. Vernon, joins us for a talk about his new book When You Find Me, using Twitter to get a book deal, and his Ph.D. in Immunology!  We also recommend: The Last Woman in the Forest by Diane Les Becquets, By Darkness Forged by Nathan Lowell, and A Gambler’s Jury by Victor Methos. Audiobook of the week is The Whites by Richard Price, read by the exciting Ari Fliakos.

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Ep. 19 Author Debra Jo Immergut and More!

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.

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Ep. 18 An Interview with Paula Munier and More!

We have an entertaining chat with Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee Paula Munier about her book A Borrowing of Bones, baseball, decorating, dogs and happiness.  We also recommend: The Wolf in the Whale by Jordanna Max Brodsky, We are Legion (We are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor, and Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice. Audiobook of the week is Ararat by Christopher Golden read by the skilled Robert Fass.

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Ep. 17 An Interview with Mark Obmascik and More!

We have an entertaining talk with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author Mark Obmascik about his new book, The Storm on Our Shores: One Island, Two Soldiers, and the Forgotten Battle of World War II.  We also recommend:  The Liar’s Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard and Pressure by Jeff Strand. We talk marching bands and prison escapes.  Audiobook of the week is Meeting Evil by Thomas Berger read by the refreshing Bronson Pinchot.

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Ep. 16 Author Thomas Mullen and More!

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.

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Ep. 15 Things That Go Bump In the Night

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.

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Ep. 14 Author Kathleen Kent and More!

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.”

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Ep. 13 Author Alma Katsu and More!

An excellent conversation with author Alma Katsu about her book, The Hunger!  We also recommend:  A Borrowing of Bones by Paula Munier, The Dark Ability by D.K. Holmberg. and The Nightmare Room by Chris Sorensen.  Audiobook of the week is A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes read by the unmistakable Samuel L. Jackson.

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Ep. 12 Author Joshua Gaylord and More!

A fun conversation with Joshua Gaylord about his books!  We recommend:  Hummingbirds by Joshua Gaylord, The Second Ship by Phillip Richards, The Last Equation of Isaac Severy by Nova Jacobs. William “Billy” Faulkner pops in the studio. Audiobook of the week is Darktown by Thomas Mullen read by Andre Holland.

In “Library Corner” Amy recommends novels about teachers  inspired by Joshua Gaylord and his book Hummingbirds. She recommends Teacher Man by Frank McCourt, Teacher: The One Who Made the Difference by Mark Edmundson, The Newcomers by Helen Thorpe, Spare Parts by Joshua Davis.

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Ep. 11 The Teacher Strike Wave and Women in Horror & SciFi

This week we recommend:  Forging Zero by Sara King, The Natty Professor by Tim Gunn and The Hunger by Alma Katsu.

In “Library Corner” Amy recommends a few romance novels in honor of Valentine’s Day. She mentions books by Nora Roberts, Nicholas Sparks and Piper Vaughn and recommends Gail Carriger‘s The Parasol Protectorate Series.  In honor of the recent Denver teacher’s strike she also recommends a lively non-fiction book entitled A History of America in 10 Strikes by Erik Loomis.

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Ep. 10 Mountain Lions, NoCo and Soul Food

Ivan Wayne, host of the delightful podcast The More You NoCo, joins us!  We recommend:  Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson, Under a Dark Sky by Lori Rader-Day, Cast Under an Alien Sun by Olen Thorensen and Halfway to Heaven: My White-Kunckled–and Knuckleheaded–Quest for the Rocky Mountain High by Mark Obmascik.  Audiobook of the week is Hard Revolution by George Pelecanos read by the talented and buff Lance Reddick.

In “Library Corner” Amy recommends books by Denver authors in honor of Black History Month. She recommends:  Adrian Miller‘s Soul Food:  The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine One Plate at a Time and The President’s Kitchen Cabinet.  Carlotta Walls Lanier’s A Mighty Long Way.  Also the romance novelist JD Mason, author of One Day I Saw a Black King.

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Ep. 9 Author William Shaw and More!

The highly engaging British crime fiction novelist William Shaw joins us this week from Brighton, England!   We chat with him about his books, his earlier career as a journalist and we talk a little about refugees in both countries.  Charles Dickens, who can’t resist a fellow Brit, also pops in for a chat with William.

Books recommended this week are:  Salt Lane by William Shaw, Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb and The Captives by Debra Jo Immergut.

In “Library Corner” Amy recommends books set in Norway and other Scandinavian countries based on last week’s read of Derek B. Miller’s American By Day. She recommends: Smilla’s Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg, The Harry Hole detective series by Jo Nesbo, Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson, and the long, 6 part autobiography of Karl Ove Knausgard called My Struggle.

Thank you to Rebel Mouthed Books for including us in her list of favorite book podcasts!

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Ep. 8 Author Nathan Lowell and More!

We have the award winning author Nathan Lowell on this week!  We chat with him about his books and life as a science fiction and fantasy author.  Nathan also shares a book recommendation of his own with us.  Dave talks about the impending Denver teacher strike and we all get a little fired up.  Amy, our Denver Librarian, calls in again this week!

Books recommended this week are: Even the Wingless by MCA Hogarth, When We Were Animals by Joshua Gaylord and American by Day by Derek B. Miller.

In “Library Corner” Amy recommends books about birdwatching based on last week’s read of William Shaw’s The Birdwatcher. She recommends:  The Big Year by Mark ObmascikSteve Burrows  “Birder Murder Mystery”, Christine Goff an author with five birder mysteries and the birder mysteries by Ann Cleves.  Also recommended is a memoir: H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald.

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Ep. 7 The Traveler, The Teacher, His Wife and Her Librarian

This week Dave tells an eye opening story about drug use and high school students.  Andrew is stuck in a hotel room in Austin, Texas and we dive into author photos on Goodreads.  We also debut a new segment with a Denver Public Librarian!

Books recommended this week are: Bearskin  by James A. McLaughlin, Thomas by Michael G. Manning and The Birdwatcher by William Shaw.  Our Audiobook of the week is a series –  The Charles Paris books by the hilarious Simon Brett.

In “Librarian’s Corner” Amy mentions Scott Westerfeld’s fun book Afterworlds, Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday and the fantastic Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon.
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Ep. 6 Book Review Podcast: Running in Vegas

This week Dave tells a hilarious (and weird) tale about losing his wallet in Las Vegas that also involves him running long distances in Vegas.  Laura shares a surprising story about a stale cupcake and the local bakery that made it.  Andrew dives into pound cake as large as his head.

Books reviewed in this episode are:  The Disinherited Prince by Guy Antibes, Kill Creek by Scott Thomas, Heartbreaker by Claudia Dey.   Audiobook of the week is Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes read by the delightful Bronson Pinchot.

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Another book mentioned this week:  The World According to Garp by John Irving. We mention John Irving on the show pretty much every week.  

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Ep. 5 The Dime, Old Man’s War, Desperation Road

Our heroes, Dave, Andrew and Laura, talk about books that they had great expectations for and that failed miserably.  At the mention of Great Expectations, Charles Dickens uses that as an excuse to call in and we also dive deep into a small town in Mississsippi because of Dave’s book, Desperation Road.

Books reviewed in this episode are:  The Dime by Kathleen Kent, Old Man’s War by John Scalzi, Desperation Road by Michael Farris Smith   Audiobook of the week is the big and bold Redemption Road by John Hart read by Scott Shepherd.

Other books mentioned this week are:  The Bird Box by Josh Malerman.  And yes, it’s better than the movie.

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Ep. 4 She Rides Shotgun, Rising Man, Ugly American

In episode 4 our heroes, Dave, Andrew and Laura, take a call from Charles Dickens who was upset at their critique of his Tale of Two Cities. Andrew announces a plan to mail a book to any listener that needs a book recommendation. Dave tells a story about two drunk guys and a drone in his backyard at dusk and, yet again, all three of them are annoyed by other people.

Books reviewed in this episode are: A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee,  She Rides Shotgun by Jordan HarperThe Ugly American by Eugene Burdick and William Lederer.   Audiobook of the week is a full cast production of Neil Gaiman’s charming The Graveyard Book.  

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Because what doesn’t say Christmas like a life size Mike Myers doll?  Yes, this is what Andrew gave his 7 year old this year.  Listen to the show this week for more!

Other books mentioned this week were Good to Great by Jim Collins, The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe and T.H. White’s The Once and Future King.

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Ep. 3 Quicker, Last Night Lobster, Mink River

In episode 3 (our best episode to date!), our heroes, Dave, Andrew and Laura, discuss why Andrew can’t have fruit delivered to his office, why one of Dave’s students got up in the middle of class and walked out and they had spirited discussions about, well, pretty much everything including their book recommendations.

Books reviewed in this episode are: Quicker by Laurence Dahners,  Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O’Nan, Mink River by Brian Doyle.   Audiobook of the week is Ken Bruen’s The Guards read by Gerry O’Brien.  Our Christmas book selection is Nos4a2 by the crazy talented Joe Hill.

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