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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An Inside Chat: Author Lori Rader Day!

Today we are joined by award-winning mystery writer Lori Rader Day!  She talks to us about her latest book The Lucky One, a terrifying true story, being inspired by a neighbor, and how she had to be told she was a mystery writer. Great conversation!

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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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An Inside Chat: Author Clare Pooley!

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Today we are joined by author Clare Pooley!  She talks to us all about her book The Authenticity Project, sobriety, apologizing to your characters, and the siren’s call of Butterscotch Angel Delight. Great conversation!

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Ep. 63 Author Alena Dillon and More!

Author Alena Dillon joins us for a chat about her debut novel Mercy House, being inspired by nuns she worked with, getting blurbed by Amy Schumer and having her father delete her work in 5th Grade. We recommend: Mercy House by Alena Dillon, The Third to Die by Allison Brennan, and Cape Grace by Nathan Lowell.  Audiobook of the week is Pretend I’m Dead by Jen Beagin narrated by Candace Thaxton. YA Shout Out is Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen.  Dave once again is accident prone, Laura visits a high school and Andrew discusses future boyfriends with Mary Kate.  

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An Inside Chat: Author Tosca Lee!

Today we are joined by author Tosca Lee!  She talks to us all about her book A Single Light, cults, seeds, how her father paid her to write her first novel, how her mom became a writer overnight, and why watching TV shows on your phone in bed can be hazardous to your health. Fun conversation!

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Ep. 62 Author Scott Carson (Michael Koryta) and More!

Author Scott Carson (aka Michael Koryta) joins us for a chat about his new book The Chill, his research on aging dams in our country, working as a P.I., and the careful selection of his pseudonym. We recommend: The Kill Club by Wendy Heard, Good Girl Bad Girl by Michael Robotham, and A Pale Light in the Black by K.B. Wagers.  Audiobook of the week is Reservation Road by John Burnham Schwartz narrated by a full cast. Dave is befuddled by some curtain stitcher-uppers, Laura reluctantly sits for a photographer, and Andrew has an update on his rat problem.  

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An Inside Chat: Author Joseph Finder!

We introduce our new mid-week spinoff called “The Inside Chat.” For our inaugural episode, we are joined by author Joseph Finder, who talks to us all about his new book House on Fire, getting Nick Heller fired up, giving his author friends shout-outs in his books, and hourglasses.

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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. 58 Minivans, Mailboxes, and All the Weed in Vegas

We recommend: Single Light by Tosca Lee, When You See Me by Lisa Gardner, The Smiling Man by Joseph Knox, and Starship Sakira by Bob Blanton.  Audiobook of the week is Ablutions by Patrick deWitt narrated by the author.  YA book of the week is The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death  by Daniel Pinkwater.  Laura’s neighbor crashes into her mailbox, Andrew’s kids are knee deep in science experiments, and Dave recounts the time he was driven around by a 99-year-old piano player in Vegas.

 

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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. 54 Author Karen White & More

Author Karen White joins us for a delightful discussion about her latest book The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street, the paranormal, naming characters after real people and historic wreath making.  We recommend: Good Girls Lie by J.T. Ellison,  The Rules of Backyard Cricket by Jock Serong, and Kingfisher by Patricia McKillip.  Audiobook of the week is Wolf by Mo Hayder narrated by the smooth Jot Davies.  YA book of the week is The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith.  Also – Laura gets pulled over the cops, Dave breaks into the middle school (again), and Andrew has a very uncomfortable Uber ride.

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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. 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. 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. 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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