Ep. 99 How to Impersonate a Canadian with Stephanie Perkins

Today we’re joined by the charming Stephanie Perkins for a fun conversation about the 10th anniversary collector’s edition of her delightful novel Anna and the French Kiss, the beauty of the Key Lime La Croix, Canadian flag patches, why YA fiction is great for ALL ages, her love of horror, the impossibility of writing jump scares, and being mistaken for a vegetarian left-hander. We also recommend: The Patient by Jasper DeWitt, These Women by Ivy Pochoda, and Finwell Bay by Nathan Lowell. Audiobook of the week is The Cold Millions by Jess Walter.  Plus – Dave encounters a rattlesnake, Laura recaps the worst candies of all time, and Andrew is evacuated due to the Colorado fires.

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Ep. 98 How To Spy On People With Simone St. James

Today we’re joined by Simone St. James for a fun conversation about her amazing book The Sun Down Motel, writing the book she wants to read, the sheer ‘70sness of Burt Reynolds, the lost art of microfiche, yellow edged pages on books, and karaoke go-tos. We also recommend: Cut to the Bone by Ellison Cooper, In the Valley by Ron Rash, and Hella by David Gerrold. Audiobook of the week is Goodnight Beautiful by Aimee Molloy.  Plus – Dave goes back to school for one day only, Laura has a rat list, and Andrew creates a haunted house.

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Inside Chat: Concealed Weapons with LS Hawker

We’re joined by the fabulous LS Hawker for a fun conversation about her books, opening up a pub during a pandemic, creating fitness videos in the 90s where the babies are the weights, working as a Kmart portrait photographer, writing with her daughter, basement exorcisms, the power of acupuncture, and the knife she keeps in her bra.

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Ep. 97 Art & Murder With Stephanie Kane

We’re joined by Stephanie Kane for an excellent conversation about her fantastic new book Automat, the disturbing aspects of Hopper paintings and his women, how the real Hopper was not a nice man, promoting art through improvisation, the lone dog Hopper painted, and the tragedy behind his wife of 40 years. We also recommend: Murder in G Major by Alexia Gordon, When These Mountains Burn by David Joy, and To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini. Audiobook of the week is Payback by Lorenzo Carcaterra.  Plus – Dave turns the tables on his Principal, Laura is flummoxed by people on scooters, and Andrew goes on a bear hunt.

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Ep. 95 Planning Murders with Richard Osman

We’re joined by Richard Osman for an excellent conversation about his fantastic new book The Thursday Murder Club, the perks of writing for septuagenarian characters, how his career in TV helped him as a writer, British politeness, why he can’t perform his favorite karaoke song anymore,  and when it’s okay to root against quiz show contestants as the host. We also recommend: Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub, East of Hounslow by Khurrum Rahman, and Ballistic Kiss by Richard Kadrey. Audiobook of the week is To Tell You the Truth by Gilly MacMillan.   Plus- Dave’s sordid dogwalking encounter, Laura wants off the Covid roller coaster, and Andrew faces the hazards of reading with a face shield.

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Ep. 93 Losing at Golf With Danny Gardner

We’re joined by Danny Gardner for an excellent conversation about his fantastic new book Ace Boon Coon, getting into it with Mike Tyson, turning 50’s Chicago into his own Westeros,  where the term red lining comes from, the plethora of Black Newspapers out of Chicago in the 30s, and how losing a golf tournament forced his writing hand. We also recommend: The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux by Samantha Verant, From the Grave by David Housewright, and Expeditionary Force, Book 1: Columbus Day by Craig Alanson. Audiobook of the week is My Lies, Your Lies by Susan Lewis.   Plus- Dave is busted kicking a kid out of his virtual class as a joke, Laura is tired of pedestrians telling her what to do while driving, and Andrew’s dancing Homer Simpson .

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Episode 90- POWs & American Girl Dolls with Jessica Pearce Rotondi

We’re joined by Jessica Pearce Rotondi for a conversation about her riveting book What We Inherit: A Secret War and a Family’s Search for Answers, her family’s 36 year search for her Uncle Jack, finding a CIA source at her book club, her memorable trip to Laos, and her adolescent obsession with learning history from American Girl doll books. We also recommend: Broken Genius by Drew Murray, The Boys’ Club by Erica Katz, and Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke. Audiobook of the week is Black Bottom Saints by Alice Randall.  Plus – Dave is a virtual NBA fan, Laura is weirded out while back to school shopping and Andrew made the Sunday Denver Post.

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Ep. 87 Where The Bodies Are Buried With Shari Lapena

We’re joined by author Shari Lapena and we discuss her new book The End of Her, her staunch refusal to outline, why she loves torturing parents, and how she can take a horrific news story and turn it into a crackling good thriller. We recommend: The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones and Dragon Actually by G.A. Aiken.  Audiobook of the week is Creepers by David Morrell narrated by Patrick G. Lawlor. Plus – Dave’s UPS guy chastises him, Laura says goodbye to her car by recalling all three times it was totaled, and Andrew buys a house in the town made famous by Killdozer.

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Ep. 85 Having a Good Cry With Bianca Marais

We are joined by author Bianca Marais and we discuss her new book If You Want to Make God Laugh, the women that inspired her story, making her readers cry, Colin Firth, and what makes a damned fine toasted cheese sandwich. We also recommend: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-GarciaThe Elementals by Malcom McDowell and The Wizard’s Butler by Nathan Lowell.  Audiobook of the week is The Gender Game by Bella Forrest narrated by Rebecca Solar and Zachary Webber. Plus Dave plays Risk and loses to Patton (aka his daughter), Andrew shatters his rear windshield with his kids on board and his wife navigating, and Laura wears her trifocals on a hike. Not a good match.

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Ep. 80 Down the Rabbit Hole with Emily Temple

Author Emily Temple joins us for a chat about her debut novel The Lightness, growing up in a Buddhist household, and embracing Wikipedia rabbit holes. We also recommend: Blackwood by Michael Farris Smith and Gravity Dreams by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.  Audiobook of the week is Joe by Larry Brown narrated by Tom Stechschulte.  Plus – Dave protests, Laura is perplexed by a sleepover, and Andrew’s garden is blowin’ in the wind.

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Ep. 79 Author David Pepper

Author David Pepper joins us for a fun chat about his new book The Voter File, election meddling, and casually chatting with Bill Clinton. We also recommend: Another Brooklyn by Jaqueline Woodson, The Great American Deception by Scott Stein and The Threshold Child by Callie Kanno.  Audiobook of the week is Line of Sight by James Queally narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.  Plus – Dave’s posterior battles a cactus, Laura finds out why you don’t feed the dogs salmon, and Andrew drives halfway across the country to Branson, MO to get his kids in a summer camp.

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Ep. 78 JFK & Rock and Roll with Max Allan Collins

Author Max Allan Collins joins us for a fun chat about his new book Girl Can’t Help It, how he got his start writing the Dick Tracy comic strip, his Zeligesque character Nate Heller,  and JFK. We also recommend: In the Dark by Loreth Anne White, Sister Dear by Hannah Mary McKinnon and Pandora’s Star by Peter F. Hamilton.  Audiobook of the week is The Split by Sharon Bolton narrated by Katie Scarfe.  Plus – Dave has a golf ball incident, Laura is shocked by surly people unmasked, and Andrew’s dog has figured out how to open up the backyard gate.

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Ep. 75 – Shopping Bolivia’s Witch Market with Jennifer Steil

Author Jennifer Steil joins us for a chat about her new book Exile Music, living the high life in La Paz, miniature houses, and her special relationship with pancakes.  We recommend: Exile Music by Jennifer Steil, Whiskey When We’re Dry by John Larison, and Scholar by L.E. Modesitt, Jr..  Audiobook of the week is Deadwood by Pete Dexter narrated by J. Rodney Turner.  Dave takes a bike ride and sees monsters, Laura hears talk of cadaver autopsies, and Andrew battles a mariachi band.

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Ep. 74 Kimberly McCreight and Rikers Island Restrooms

New York Times Bestselling author Kimberly McCreight joins us for a chat about her new thriller A Good Marriage, the terror of not outlining, laptop stickers, and getting to the bottom of the whole marriage thing.  We recommend: Voices in the Snow by Darcy Coates, The Line That Held Us by David Joy, and Imager by L.E. Modesitt, Jr..  Audiobook of the week is The Compton Cowboys by Walter Thompson Hernandez narrated by Glenn Davis and Ron Butler.  Dave is sickened by a mask stain, Laura is stopped in traffic by people in the street, and Andrew’s getting a pool.

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Episode 72 – Seeking Vengeance with Jack Carr

Author and former Navy SEAL Jack Carr joins us for a chat about his new novel Savage Son, writing torture scenes, action missions in Iraq, and writing the book he wanted to write since 6th Grade.  We recommend: Dreamland by Nancy Bilyeau, Do No Harm by Max Allan Collins, and Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke.  Audiobook of the week is Broken by Don Winslow narrated by the fantastic Ray Porter.  Dave is tired of people sidling up next to him, Laura details the worst purchase she made this year, and Andrew goes to war against pine trees.

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Ep. 71 – Of Genes & Monsters with Danielle Trussoni

Author Danielle Trussoni joins us for a chat about her fanstastic novel The Ancestor, DNA tests gone wrong, Austrian castles, and how being bored in church led to a fascination with the supernatural. We recommend: The Straw Men by Michael Marshall, The Worst is Yet to Come by S. P. Miskowski, and Transcendence and Rebellion by Michael G. Manning.  Audiobook of the week is Deacon King Kong by James McBride narrated by the brilliant Dominic Hoffman.  Dave is distance teaching and his students are “right at home”, Laura is wobbly, and Andrew is disturbed by a crackling Oreo.

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Ep. 70 – Nicknames, Cigarettes & Nuns with Author William Boyle

Author William Boyle joins us for a chat about his brilliant novel City of Margins, chance and coincidence, the interconnectedness of his characters, noir, movies, and how smoking cigarettes are sometimes just damn cool. We recommend: The Bear by Andrew Krivak, The Last Taxi Driver by Lee Durkee, and Effie by C.J. Williams.  Audiobook of the week is A Friend is a Gift You Give Yourself by William Boyle narrated by the fantastic Barrie Kreinik.  Dave takes up candle making, Laura wants to sing Kumbaya and hold hands with the world, and Andrew’s kittens are being manhandled.

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Ep. 69 Why You Should Never Hike Alone with Author Rachel Harrison

Author Rachel Harrison joins us for a chat about her fantastic debut novel The Return, friendship, hotel interiors, and Wegman’s Ice Cream.  We recommend: The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd, Double Wide by Leo W. Banks, and The Choice of Magic by Michael G. Manning.  Audiobook of the week is The Bone House by Brian Freeman narrated by the incomparable Joe Barrett.  Dave compares people who won’t stay home to his students, Laura comfort eats, and Andrew makes his son write a lot of sentences.

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Ep. 68 What It’s Like to Swim With Great White Sharks with Author Stephanie Wrobel

Author Stephanie Wrobel joins us for a chat about her page-turning debut novel Darling Rose Gold, Munchausen syndrome by proxy, vans, and swimming with the sharks.  We recommend: The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James, City of Margins by William Boyle, and Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas.  Audiobook of the week is Woman on the Edge by Samantha Bailey narrated by the dynamic Katherine Fenton.  Dave is shocked by a stranger’s confession, Laura tries to escape a hand-shaker, and Andrew rues getting restaurant pickup.

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Ep. 66 How to Craft the Perfect Murder with Author Peter Swanson

Author Peter Swanson joins us for a chat about his latest novel Eight Perfect Murders, the inspiration of Walden Pond, bookstores, and how poison can be fun and cold-blooded. We recommend: The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare, The Reddening by Adam L.G. Nevill, and The Spaceship Next Door by Gene Doucette.  Audiobook of the week is Blood Standard by Laird Barron narrated by William DeMerritt.  Dave decides on a career change after viewing the options in a Walmart cereal aisle, Laura hears a suspicious beeping noise, and Andrew’s dog is needy.

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Ep. 65 Author C.J. Box and More!

Author C.J. Box joins us for a chat about his latest novel Long Range, getting pressured by his daughters to hunt elk, writing a series of books in real time, and the Denver Nuggets. We recommend: Thunder Bay by Douglas Skelton, Three-Fifths by John Vercher, and Written in Red by Anne Bishop.  Audiobook of the week is Naked Came the Florida Man by Tim Dorsey narrated by Oliver Wyman.  Dave realizes that skiing has changed, Laura is in panic mode, and Andrew is deploying software and waiting for the code red.

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Ep. 64 Author Kathleen West and More!

Author Kathleen West joins us for a chat about her debut novel Minor Dramas and Other Catastrophes, teacher personas, parent Facebook groups gone wrong, and what the hell is meant by a grow and a glow. We recommend: The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley, Cold Quiet Country by Clayton Lindemuth, and Skyward by Brandon Sanderson.  Audiobook of the week is The Fisherman by John Langan narrated by Danny Campbell. YA Shout Out is Adorkable by Cookie Gorman.  Dave is flummoxed by breathing exercises at work, Laura is spooked at a creepy construction site blasting 50’s music, and Andrew’s kids are writing themselves checks he can’t cash.

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Ep. 60 Author Lisa Gardner and More!

Author Lisa Gardner joins us for a chat about her latest book When You See Me, visiting body farms, and talking to the FBI. We recommend: The Chill by Scott Carson (aka Michael Koryta), Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha, and April by Mackey Chandler.  Audiobook of the week is The Devil in the Marshalsea by Antonia Hodgson narrated by John Lee.  Dave has a student teacher to impress, Laura is a getaway driver, and Andrew has a rat problem. 

 

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Ep. 59 – Author Heather Chavez and More!

Author Heather Chavez joins us for a chat about her debut thriller No Bad Deed, twisting and untwisting plots, and asking co-workers how to attack someone. We recommend: No Bad Deed by Heather Chavez, A Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh, and Bob’s Saucer Repair by Jerry Boyd.  Audiobook of the week is Don’t Eat Me by Colin Cotterill narrated by Clive Chafer.  Dave forgets his parents’ Christmas present, Laura’s dog has surgery, and Andrew travels to Cabo. 

 

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Ep. 57 Author Chris Hauty and More!

Author Chris Hauty joins us for a chat about his new thriller Deep State, his screenwriting career, and the many uses for Old Bay.  We recommend: Blind Search by Paula Munier, 29 Seconds by T.M. Logan, Nothing More Dangerous by Allen Eskens, and A Talent for War by Jack McDevitt.  Audiobook of the week is Lost and Found by Carolyn Parkhurst narrated by the wonderful Blair Brown.  YA book of the week is The Last to Die by Kelly Garrett.  Also – Dave wonders about the chlorine in a hotel hot tub, Laura hears Broadway music in an unexpected place, and Andrew’s daughter compares him unfavorably to Santa.

 

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Ep. 56 – Author J.T. Ellison and More!

Author J.T. Ellison joins us for a chat about her new book Good Girls Lie, a haunted college campus and writing two books a year.  We recommend: The Line Between by Tosca Lee,  A Stranger on the Beach by Michelle Campbell, and It Ain’t Over by Robert M. Kerns.  Audiobook of the week is A Noise Downstairs by Linwood Barclay narrated by the pleasing George Newbern.  YA book of the week is Blood Red Road by Moira Young.  Also – Dave tells a tale of two dogs, Laura is frightened by a cardboard cutout, and Andrew’s kids use his ring doorbell to communicate with him.

 

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Ep. 55 – Author Mitty Walters and More!

Author Mitty Walters joins us for a chat about his book Breaking Gravity, getting lost in books as a kid, and recounts a harrowing story about a murder he witnessed years ago.  We recommend: Soon by Lois Murphy,  Confessions by Kanae Minato, and A Pause in Space Time by Laurence Dahners.  Audiobook of the week is Black Summer by M.W. Craven narrated by the prolific John Banks.  YA book of the week is The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli.  Also – Dave puts a stapler in Jello, Laura gushes about the gorgeous staff at Urgent Care centers, and Andrew gushes about blue cheese.

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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. 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. 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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