Scottish Plays & Starsky & Hutch With Elly Griffiths

We’re joined by Elly Griffiths for a fun chat all about her new mystery Bleeding Heart Yard, nicknames, the fragility of memory, Minnesotan librarians, the Scottish play, the layers of London, and how Starsky & Hutch begat her writing career. Plus – Dave learns why you don’t leave your phone on speaker. liness

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Ep. 189 What The Hell Is A Twiglet With Anthony Horowitz

We’re joined by the hilarious Anthony Horowitz for a fun chat about his new book The Twist of a Knife, the mystery of Twiglets, meta acknowledgements, his love of books (and skulls) on shelves, his favorite musical of all time, and how he used to make his kids reposition his books on bookstore shelves to make them more prominent. Plus – Dave’s classroom has to be evacuated, Laura tries desperately to score Taylor Swift tickets, and Andrew loses heat. Literally. We also recommend: We Are the Light by Matthew Quick, A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham, and Lux-1: Hypersonic by Ken Pence. Audiobook of the week is City of Thieves by David Benioff. liness

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Ep. 188 Leaving The Tea Bag In With Louise Kennedy

We’re joined by Louise Kennedy for a fun chat about her novel Trespasses, being inspired to write by a medical diagnosis, the urge to always finish reading a book, shed writing, and always leaving the tea bag in. Plus – a strange man crashes Dave’s play during a performance, Laura is clumsy, and Andrew gives off Weird Al vibes. We also recommend: Anywhere You Run by Wanda M. Morris, The Honeys by Ryan La Sala, and The Broker by CJ Williams.

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Ep. 187 Mountain Lions & Coyotes & Robert Crais Oh My!

We have a fun chat with Robert Crais all about his new Elvis Cole and Joe Pike novel Racing the Light,  his love of cooking, hiking the LA canyons, the best time to drive in Los Angeles, coyotes, and what his go to taco is. Plus – Dave has no time for smack talk, Laura meets an odd duck of a clerk at a music store and Andrew sets up a haunted walk. We also recommend The Max by Ken Bruen and Jason Starr, Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng, and Mockingbird by Walter Tevis. Audiobook of the Week is Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark by Cassandra Peterson. liness

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No More Coffee With Samantha Young

A fun chat with Samantha Young all about her new book A Cosmic Kind of Love, sweaters, the coolness of space, being a selective control freak, and having coffee taken away from her.

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How To Make A Mixtape With Kamila Shamsie

We have a fun chat with Kamila Shamsie all about her new book Best of Friends, pirated 80’s movies, mixtapes, friendships, and the secrets that get revealed via party lines. Plus – Dave’s teaching job requires him to go shopping at a sex shop. liness

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Crafting A Fake Seance With Joe Pompeo

We chat with Joe Pompeo all about his new book Blood and Ink, old crimes, tabloid journalism history, fake seances, bumbling cops, and stone cold mysteries. Plus – Dave’s students hack into the Bluetooth sound system during an assembly and it ain’t pretty.

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Cutting Weight With John Vercher

Today we have a fun chat with John Vercher about his new novel After the Lights Go Out, his experiences as an MMA fighter, his author photo, cutting weight, writing in sprints, and what his walkout song was. Plus – Dave is screamed at by a cyclist in a hallway.

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Ep. 187 Bloodletting & White Noise With Mimi Matthews

We have a fun chat with Mimi Matthews all about her new novel The Belle of Belgrave Square, Victorian women, penny dreadfuls, bloodletting, and white noise on headphones. Plus – Dave’s dentist costs him and we have a lot of rodent talk. We also recommend: The Killing Hills by Chris Offutt, Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley, and Space Fever by Toby Neighbors.

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Ep. 186 Werewolves, Rage & Hot Dogs With Rachel Harrison

We’re joined by Rachel Harrison for a fun chat all about her new novel Such Sharp Teeth, the lack of lady werewolves, rage rooms, and 7-11 hot dogs. Plus: Dave’s class is disrupted by the one chip challenge, Laura finds a dead mouse, and Andrew eats steak. We also recommend: Hostage by Clare Mackintosh, Glimmer of the Other by Heather G. Harris, and The Thousand Earths by Stephen Baxter. Audiobook of the Week is The Defense by Steve Cavanagh.

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Deep Feelings With Adrienne Young

We’re joined for a fun conversation with Adrienne Young all about her new book Spells For Forgetting, seeing her books play visually out in her head, map making, writing retreats in Scotland, tea leaf readings, and having deep feelings. Plus – Dave embarrasses himself in the hallways of his school. Again.

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Ep. 185 Snacks, Massages and Murder With Richard Osman

We have a fun chat with Richard Osman all about his new mystery The Bullet That Missed, why he doesn’t like to do author readings, how to get away with murder, Andre Agassi’s autobiography, movie snacks, and the unrelaxing facts about massages. Plus – we recap a big marching band weekend. We also recommend: Now Is Not the Time to Panic by Kevin Wilson, We Spread by Iain Reid, and Star Bounty by Rick Partlow. Audiobook of the Week is What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher.

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Ep. 184 What’s The Deal With Bay Leaves With Bobby Finger

We’re joined by Bobby Finger for a fun chat about his debut novel The Old Place, Texas towns, new tats, old beans, “see me” teachers, and the puzzling existence of bay leaves. Plus – Dave shares a harrowing story from his school involving a police led evacuation. We also recommend: The Good Sister by Gillian McAllister, The Lost Village by Camilla Sten, and King of Ashes by Raymond E. Feist.

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Ep. 183 Rubbernecking America With A.M. Homes

A.M. Homes joins us for a fun chat about her new novel The Unfolding, secret fast food menu items, how reality has eclipsed fiction, election day orange cruller donuts, regional candies, and the reason why she doesn’t keep a private notebook. Plus – Dave does shtick for back to school night, Laura equates parents to zombies, and Andrew renovates his courthouse while trying to (literally) stay out of jail. We also recommend: Tomb of the Queen by Joss Walker, The Couple at Number 9 by Claire Douglas, and The Coordinate by Marc Jacobs.

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Ep. 182 Pacing Like A Madman With A.G. Riddle

We’re joined by A.G. Riddle for a fun chat all about his new book Lost in Time, his battle against his disorganized nature, his use of old technology, cliffhangers, and his habit of madcap dictation whilst pacing. Plus – Dave embarrasses himself in front of his boss, Laura learns about “phrogging,” and Andrew believes all holidays should be equal. We also recommend The Local by Joey Hartstone, One by One by Ruth Ware, and Old Magic by Timothy Ellis. Audiobook of the week is The Heights by Louise Candlish.

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How To Win The Nobel Prize With Abdulrazak Gurnah

We’re joined by Nobel Prize Winner Abdulrazak Gurnah for a fun conversation about his new novel Afterlives, the one question he’s tired of answering, the forgotten colonizations of Africa, and the incident that led to him being caned in school. Plus – Dave’s dentist says the wrong thing at the wrong time.

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Typing Like Tom Hanks With Ali Hazelwood

We have a fun chat with Ali Hazelwood all about her new novel Love on the Brain, cackling while writing, the future of brain exploration, playing badminton poorly, and typing like Tom Hanks. Plus – Dave puts his foot in his mouth in front of his students. Again.

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Ep. 181 Golden Girls & Witches With Bianca Marais

We are joined for a fun chat with Bianca Marais all about her new book The Witches of Moonshyne Manor, finding inspiration from The Golden Girls, ageism, podcasting, and the simplistic importance of “bum in chair.” Plus – Dave is dazed and confused returning to work after summer, Laura squirts water in band kids’ faces, and Andrew is sick. We also recommend: Miracle Creek by Angie Kim, The Club by Ellery Lloyd, & The Alien and Epic Story by Saxon Andrew. Audiobook of the week is New Teeth by Simon Rich.

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Ep. 180 How To Write For Dorothy Parker With Gill Paul

A fun chat with Gill Paul all about her new book The Manhattan Girls, the Algonquin Round Table, the challenge of writing for Dorothy Parker, how to create a narrative arc from facts, and mobsters. Plus – Dave has a yogurt related incident while driving, Laura has issues with doors, and Andrew’s tripping over animatronic parts. We also recommend: Written in Red by Anne Bishop, Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister, & For Sale: Spaceship by Douglas Michaels. Audiobook of the Week is Dangerous Rhythms: Jazz and the Underworld by T.J. English.

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Fighting The Urge To Curse With Dwyer Murphy

We chat with Dwyer Murphy all about his novel An Honest Living, running in New York City, auction house coffee, and his tremendous urge to curse. Plus – we share some cruddy retail stories.

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Ep. 179 The Heat Is On With Meg Gardiner

A fun chat with Meg Gardiner all about her new book Heat 2, what it was like working with Michael Mann, her background as a mime, and why she makes her husband act out scenes from her books. Plus – Dave visits Andrew’s mountain home and is taken aback by some lifestyle choices, Laura has the worst waitress, and Andrew checks in from North Carolina. We also recommend: A Rip Through Time by Kelley Armstrong, The People We Keep by Allison Larkin, and Mercenary Salvage Company by James Haddock.  Audiobook of the Week is Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe.

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Ep. 178 Pumping Iron With Mohsin Hamid

A fun conversation with Mohsin Hamid all about his new novel The Last White Man, how everything changed for him after 9/11, the importance of trying new things, how fiction allows you to become a child again, his workout regimen, and the genius of A Fish Called Wanda. Plus – Dave receives the glass booth treatment, Laura gets a needle shot up her foot, and Andrew is pulled over by cops on the same date three out of the last four years. We also recommend: The Heavenly Table by Donald Ray Pollock, Honor by Thrity Umrigar, and The Interstellar Slayer by Scott Baron. Audiobook of the Week is Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing.

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Ep. 177 How To Doom A Novel With Christina Dodd

We’re joined by Christina Dodd for a fun chat about her new thriller Point Last Seen, why she had to abandon her cruise ship book, the friendly Canadian airport security,  her amazing fire pit, and the bad luck she’s had with some of her choices of novel settings. Plus – Dave orders the wrong sandwich, Laura discusses The Lumineers concert, and Andrew is outraged over 1883. We also recommend: The Church of Baseball by Ron Shelton, The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley and The Ruins by T.W. Piperbrook. Audiobook of the week is Open by Andre Agassi.

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How To Interview A Parrot With Eve Chase

A fun conversation with Eve Chase all about her new novel The Birdcage, solar eclipses, chatting with a parrot over zoom, her very basic technology skills, and the time she interviewed the leather bed reclining Tina Turner. Plus – Dave and Laura are clueless in the gym.

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Ghost Touring In Savannah With George Dawes Green

A fun chat with George Dawes Green all about his new book The Kingdoms of Savannah, the sordid history and evil soul of Savannah, the seances his mother would put on, the tunnels running underneath Savannah, and the complete inanity of ghost tours. Plus – Dave can’t believe what his Southwest seatmate was doing on his phone.

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Ep. 176 Watching Goat Cams With Paula Munier

We’re joined again by the delightful Paula Munier for a fun chat about her new mystery The Wedding Plot, watching goat cams, writing what you love, baseball, and a surprise ending to when she was pulled over. Plus – Dave is attacked by a coffee grinder, Laura is mad at the tubas for drowning out the trombones, and Andrew is upset that no one wants to go to the Queen cover band concert with him. We also recommend: The It Girl by Ruth Ware, When You Are Mine by Michael Robotham, and Jakes Magical Market by J.R. Mathews.  Audiobook of the week is The Death of Sweet Mister by Daniel Woodrell.

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Ep. 175 Jolly Ranchers & Sour Patch Kids With Nadine Matheson

A fun chat with the delightful Nadine Matheson about her new thriller The Binding Room, exorcisms, tortured cops, and her favorite jolly rancher flavor. Plus- Dave’s HVAC repairman is an odd talker, Laura almost ruins the Avett Brothers concert at Red Rocks, and Andrew’s Uber driver nearly wipes out a family. We also recommend: A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne, True Biz by Sara Novic, and Lost Colony by Richard F. Weyand  Audiobook of the Week is Aurora by David Koepp.

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Food Taboos With Tess Gerritsen

We joined by Tess Gerritsen for a fun chat all about her new mystery Listen To Me, knowing she was a storyteller from the age of seven, the stress of not outlining, working with her son on movies, food taboos, and why she handwrites her first draft on unlined typing paper. Plus – Dave goes to the eye docs and gets an earful.

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Ep. 174 Forest Mushrooms With Will Dean

Another fun chat with Will Dean! We talk about his latest thriller First Born, Bernie the wonder dog, forest mushrooms, how to take weapons on planes, twins, getting up on rooftops in New York City, and why he doesn’t sleep on planes. Plus: Dave believes Competitive Parade Following should be a sport, Laura walks into a stranger’s house, and Andrew is befuddled by the lack of July 4th excitement. We also recommend: The Switch by Beth O’Leary, Walk the Vanished Earth by Erin Swan, Nolyn by Michael J. Sullivan. Audiobook of the Week is The Golden Season by Madeline Kay Sneed.

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Writing On The Beach With Lucy Clarke

We’re joined by Lucy Clarke for a fun conversation about her new book One of the Girls, writing on the beach, how she wrote the first draft in seventeen days, home schooling, and the one word she keeps posted at the top of her manuscript.

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Ep. 173 Plague Pits & Ghosts With Elly Griffiths

We’re joined by Elly Griffiths for a fun chat about her latest Ruth Galloway mystery The Locked Room, plague pits, the time she used the same name for different characters, The Grey Lady Ghost, and why you should never wear the same outfit as the dust jacket photo of your book. Plus – Dave has stories from his camping trip, Laura buys a new outfit that makes her look like a fisherman, and Andrew has a bad restaurant experience. We also recommend: Breathless by Amy McCulloch, The House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland, & Artifact by Joshua James.  Audiobook of the week is The Hop by Diana Clarke.

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Holding On To Good Ideas With Fabian Nicieza

We’re joined by Fabian Nicieza for a fun chat about his new book The Self-Made Widow, how he had the ideas for his first two books 30 years ago, how comic books helped him learn English as a kid, the downside to being nominated for an Edgar Award, and why people think Deadpool is Canadian. Plus – Dave has an awkward encounter with a receptionist.

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Ep. 173 How To Grift Your Friends With Julie Clark

We’re joined by Julie Clark for a fun chat about her new novel The Lies I Tell, the psychology of con artistry, real estate scams, being a self-taught author, graphic design, Joan Jett, and what makes June & July special.  Plus – Dave pokes fun at his father-in-law, Laura pokes fun at Dave, and Andrew’s buying pills. We also recommend: The Island by Adrian McKinty, Of Sea and Shadow by Will Wight, and The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager. Audiobook of the Week is The Wrong Side by Robert Bailey.

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Ep. 172 Secrets & Lies With Siena Sterling

We’re joined by Siena Sterling for a fun chat all about her debut novel Tell Us No Secrets, the impact of friendship, boarding schools, smoking rooms, and the time a teacher called her a witch. Plus – Dave goes from zero to hero at the beach and Andrew avoids near catastrophe while dropping off his kid at summer camp. We also recommend: Never Coming Home by Hannah Mary McKinnon, This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub, The Fallen Ship: Rise of the Gia Rebellion by Mark Wayne McGinnis. Audiobook of the week is Last Summer on State Street by Toya Wolfe.

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Ep. 171 How To Talk To Strangers With Clare Pooley

A fun chat with Clare Pooley about her new book Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting, giving nicknames to strangers, the impact of working from home all the time, and how she ended up singing backing vocals on an ABBA song. Plus – Dave and Andrew get VIP treatment at the Weird Al Yankovic concert, and Laura is plagued by beeps. We also recommend: Hide by Kiersten White, Deer Season by Erin Flanagan, and Starship for Sale by M. R. Forbes. Audiobook of the Week is The Unwilling by John Hart.

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Ep. 170 Cars, Cake & EEGs

This week: Dave doesn’t get his promised cake, Laura takes Sylvia in for an EEG, and Andrew goes car shopping. Again. Our recommendations are: The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward, A Bond Broken by J.T. Wright, and The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow. Audiobook of the week is With A Mind To Kill by Anthony Horowitz.

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Ep. 169 Running Barefoot Through Books With Isabel Cañas

A fun chat with Isabel Cañas about her debut novel The Hacienda, how she’s afraid of the dark, why she spend a lot of time in an unfinished basement as a kid, hot priests, and what it means to run barefoot through books. Plus – Dave goes to the track, Laura screams while falling and is laughed at, and Andrew hosts a host of Girl Scouts. We also recommend: Suburban Dicks by Fabian Nicieza, Bullet Train by Kotaro Isaka, & The First Born Academy by Isla Frost. Audiobook of the Week is Pet Sematary by Stephen King.

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Discovering The Brown Betty With Seraphina Nova Glass

We chat with Seraphina Nova Glass about her new thriller On a Quiet Street, why she wouldn’t want to be in a book club, how she doesn’t know how to type, writing Hallmark Christmas movies, and the reason why a Brown Betty made it into her book. Plus – Dave, quite literally, hits the ground running.

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Ep. 168 Banana Bread & Model Railway Sets With Linwood Barclay

We’re joined once again by Linwood Barclay for a fun chat about his new novel Take Your Breath Away, the nightmares of home renovations, the delights of banana bread, why he builds model railway sets, and the anxiety he gets awaiting to hear back from his editor. We also recommend: Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt, Death in the Sunshine by Steph Broadribb, and Child of the Grove by Tanya Huff. Audiobook of the week is Broken Promise by Linwood Barclay.   Plus – We recap mishaps we’ve had with guests over the years, Laura recruits help at a jobsite, and Andrew can’t dance.

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Remembering The Betamax With Stephen Lloyd

We’re joined by Stephen Lloyd for a fun chat about his new book Friend of the Devil, the differences between novel writing and screenwriting, being an insufferable drama student, when football was REALLY violent and tackling the serious issue of Betamax vs. VHS. Plus – Dave’s students get some outsized reactions while performing in public.

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Ep. 167 Living To Write The Tale With Dervla McTiernan

A fun chat with Dervla McTiernan about her new novel The Murder Rule, having to learn the idiosyncrasies of US law, The Innocence Project, Lucky Charms cereal, and the crazy circumstances surrounding the day she first heard back from a literary agent. Plus – Dave draws unwanted attention to himself, Laura drives a neighbor away, and Andrew buys yet another boat. We also recommend: Don’t Know Tough by Eli Cranor, Midnight Riot: Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch, and Discovery by R.E. Link.  Audiobook of the week is Snap by Belinda Bauer.

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How To Pick Your Poison With Lydia Kang

We’re joined by Lydia Kang for a fun chat about her new historical fiction book The Half-Life of Ruby Fielding, the Manhattan project, New York City blackouts during WW2, and her obsession with poisons. Plus – heckling seems to run in Dave’s family.

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Morphine & Violins With Hernan Diaz

A fun chat with Hernan Diaz about his new novel Trust, the dearth of novels about money, the American myth of the self made man, how narratives can shape reality, the value of fiction and its relation to truth, and pens. Plus – Dave’s classroom has mice, a busted radiator, and disappearing food.

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How To Terrorize Your Friends With Jennifer McMahon

We chat with Jennifer McMahon about her new novel The Children on the Hill, using her childhood and love of movie monsters as inspiration, how her first short story was about a haunted meatball, terrorizing her friends at slumber parties, writing what scares you, and her favorite movie snacks.  Plus – Dave rants about trail closures for raccoons.

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Ep. 166 History, Horror & Spiders With Alma Katsu

We talk to Alma Katsu about her new novel The Fervor, Japanese fire balloons, finding inspiration in civil unrest, and the inanity of the Japanese internment camps. Plus – Dave hides from the deans, Laura is forced to hop on yet another social media app, and Andrew forgets what grade his kids are in. We also recommend: The Hollows by Mark Edwards, City on Fire by Don Winslow, and A Warship Named Sky: A Hero’s Story by Saxon Andrew. Audiobook of the week is The Death and Life of Bobby Z by Don Winslow.

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Ep. 165 Speaking Ill Of The Dead With Sascha Rothchild

A fun chat with Sascha Rothchild about her new novel Blood Sugar, finding inspiration in the middle of the night, why she doesn’t care if you hate her book (you won’t), TV writing vs. novel writing, and why it’s okay to speak ill of the dead. Plus – Dave and his runny nose battle a mask on the airplane, Laura is over Millenials, and Andrew wants out of all group texts. We also recommend Litani by Jess Lourey, Twenty Years Later by Charlie Donlea, and The Emmisary by Michael J. Edwards.

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Snarfing Jellied Eels With Ben Aaronovitch

We’re joined by Ben Aaronovitch for a fun chat about his new novel Amongst Our Weapons, drinking coffee late into the evenings, marathon book events in Germany, jellied eels, why he hates mushy peas, the spell he wishes he could use, conspiracy theories, and the genius of grapefruit knives.

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Ep. 164 How To Be An Awful Collaborator With Sarah Pinborough

We’re joined by Sarah Pinborough for a fun chat about her novel Insomnia, being petrified of everything growing up, why she finds the horror she writes amusing, watching TV in the afternoon in lieu of working, and what makes her a terrible collaborator. Plus – Dave sees the worst theatrical performance of his life, Laura unsuccessfully channels her inner Johnny Appleseed, and Andrew’s getting too old to go to concerts. We also recommend: Seven Days by Alex Lake, Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel, and A Door Into Time by Shawn Inmon. Audiobook of the week is The Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter.

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Ep. 163 Sharpshootin’ With Kate Quinn

We’re joined by Kate Quinn for a fun conversation about her novel The Diamond Eye, the Ukranian sniper known as Lady Death, the timeliness of this book, her “method writing” experience, and how to know when to fictionalize. Plus – Laura needs business help, Dave can’t find the finish line, and Andrew dives deep into his wallet for a birthday dinner. We also recommend: Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano, No Second Chances by Rio Youers, and  Fast Time At Aldmont High by Laurence Dahners. Audiobook of the week is Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark.

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Ep. 162 Giving Away Barbie Doll Heads With Karen White

We chat with the always fun Karen White about her new novel The Shop on Royal Street, staying in haunted hotels, her love for old houses, how nothing she writes is planned, and why she’s planning on chucking Barbie doll heads at the audience at her next book signing. Plus – Dave sucks at slots, Laura is the only one alarmed by the tornadoes during her trip to New Orleans, and Andrew pays for an Airbnb for the wrong weekend. We also recommend: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, The Last Flight by Julie Clark, and Violent Graduation by Jon Hindmarsh. Audiobook of the week is Gated Prey by Lee Goldberg.

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What To Pack For A Danish Picnic With Sara Blaedel

A conversation with Sara Blaedel about her new novel A Harmless Lie, insect collecting, speaking in the voices of her characters, and the best foods to take when you’re picnicking in Denmark. Plus – Dave has a horrific half marathon tale.

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Going Undercover With Ken Croke And Dave Wedge

We chat with Ken Croke and Dave Wedge all about their riveting new book Riding With Evil: Taking Down The Notorious Pagan Motorcycle Gang. Ken talks to us about having the luck of the Irish, going undercover, how it affected his family, having to lie nonstop and remember those lies, and the fears of getting caught.  Dave joins us to talk about writing the book and the great tool it will make for law enforcement. Plus – a bewildered Sylvia garners unwanted attention by wearing a Michigan sweatshirt in New Orleans.

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Ep. 161 Writing When It Pays With Peter Swanson

We’re joined by Peter Swason for a fun chat about his new novel Nine Lives, why he refuses to write bios for his characters, recycling lyrics, why he won’t write down his ideas, the tremendous demands authors place on their readers, the secret to a good lobster roll, and his NY Times crossword strategy. Plus – Dave has the worst birthday ever, Laura gets a scare, and Andrew thinks it’s a good idea to grab real gold coins from his safe for St. Patrick’s Day. We also recommend: The White Girl by Tony BurchEntanglement Bound by Mary E. Lowd, and The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb.  Audiobook of the week is Shamed by Linda Castillo.

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Ep. 160 Why You Should Be A Food Critic With C. J. Box

We’re joined again by one of our favorite authors C. J. Box for a fun chat about his latest Joe Pickett novel Shadows Reel, his new favorite Denver Nugget player, incorporating the recent US civil unrest in his book, why he doesn’t save plot points for future books, the reason he spent some time as a food critic, and the delicacy that is the Rocky Mountain oyster.  Plus – Dave gets no respect from his Principal, Laura has a horrific incident with Nelson the dog, and Andrew invests in a creative way to deodorize his son’s bedroom. We also recommend: Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain, Dead Silence by S. A. Barnes, and Shadow Sun Survival by Dave Wilmarth.  Audiobook of the Week is Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay.

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Ep. 159 Sleeping Behind An Electric Fence With Erica Ferencik

We’re joined by Erica Ferencik for an interesting conversation about her new novel Girl In Ice, sleeping behind an electric fence in Greenland, her relationship with fear, learning to be aware at all times, kayaking in the Iceberg Graveyard, and how she created her own Nordic language. Plus – Dave is the good cop, Laura relies on pencil marks on wood, and Andrew is a hero. We also recommend: Exit by Belinda Bauer, Road of Bones by Christopher Golden, and Battlefield Reclaimer by David North. Audiobook of the week is All Day is a Long Time by David Sanchez.

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Quantum Physics & Dinosaurs With Rob Hart

On this Inside Chat episode we talk to Rob Hart all about his new novel The Paradox Hotel, making sense of time travel, how he wrote for the future, and writing with his mother in mind. Plus – we see a movie we wish we hadn’t.

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Ep. 158 Fakin’ It With Erica Katz

Today we chat with Erica Katz all about her new novel Fake, why you might not know if you’re looking at a real work of art at a museum, private jets, the wealth disparity in New York, and the book she was reading that made her stop writing because of her insane book envy. We also recommend: The End of Temperance Dare by Wendy Webb, The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni, and Legacy Earth by Ross Buzzell. Audiobook of the week is The 22 murders of Madison May by Max Barry. Plus – Dave has a plumbing emergency gone awry and we recap a fine dining experience at Andrew’s. IMG_4231

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Harp Music & Hanging Wallpaper With Rebecca Ross

On this Inside Chat edition we have a fun conversation with Rebecca Ross all about her new novel A River Enchanted, listening to harp music, Scottish folklore, the Atlanta Falcons, the horrors of hanging wallpaper, and why she leaves glasses scattered around the house.

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Getting Rid Of Your Students With Marlon James

On today’s Inside Chat edition we talk to the great Marlon James about his new novel Moon Witch, Spider King, turning yourself into a character, what’s holding him back as a reader at live events, the strange camaraderie of rugby matches, how he gets rid of his writing students, and the reason he was confused when he finally watched The Empire Strikes Back.

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Ep. 157 Holing Up In Hotels With Mark Greaney

Today we chat with Mark Greaney (operating on generator power) about his new novel Sierra Six, finally seeing The Gray Man come to the big screen, working with Tom Clancy, and holing up in hotels to make deadline. We also recommend: Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer, Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay, and The Last Sun by K.D. Edwards. Audiobook of the week is Hurricane Season by Nicole Melleby. Plus – Dave rails against a lack of customer service anymore, Laura blows up her father forgetting Valentine’s Day, and Andrew wins big on the Super Bowl.

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Inside Chat: Arsenic & Old Baseball With Heather O’Neill

A fun chat with Heather O’Neill about her new novel When We Lost Our Heads, Montreal Expos baseball, the sheer exhaustion of writing,  the beauty of arsenic as a poison, the dark side, and cake eating. Plus – Dave can’t keep his students away from the concession food.

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Ep. 156 Stalking Martha Stewart With Wendy Corsi Staub

We’re joined by Wendy Corsi Staub for a fun chat about her new book The Other Family, how she stalks Martha Stewart, getting her best ideas from her sons, Victorian death rituals, where you can find her rum cake recipe, and who her Amazing Race partner would be. We also recommend: A History of Wild Places by Shea Ernshaw, The Trees by Percival Everett, and Mother of Learning by Domagoj Kurmaic. Audiobook of the week is Beautiful Little Fools by Jillian Kantor. Plus – Dave’s classroom is a house of horrors, Laura readjusts vacation plans after study crime maps, and Andrew makes bank from the airlines due to an “overweight” plane.

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