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.
Library Corner” we talk to Amy about African American crime writers. She recommends the authors Walter Mosely and Chester Himes.
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.
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.”
This week Dave tells an eye opening story about drug use and high school students. Andrew is stuck in a hotel room in Austin, Texas and we dive into author photos on Goodreads. We also debut a new segment with a Denver Public Librarian!
Books recommended this week are:
Bearskin by James A. McLaughlin, Thomas by Michael G. Manning and The Birdwatcher by William Shaw. Our Audiobook of the week is a series – The Charles Paris books by the hilarious Simon Brett.
In episode 4 our heroes, Dave, Andrew and Laura, take a call from Charles Dickens who was upset at their critique of his Tale of Two Cities. Andrew announces a plan to mail a book to any listener that needs a book recommendation. Dave tells a story about two drunk guys and a drone in his backyard at dusk and, yet again, all three of them are annoyed by other people.
Books reviewed in this episode are:
A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee, She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper, The Ugly American by Eugene Burdick and William Lederer . Audiobook of the week is a full cast production of Neil Gaiman’s charming The Graveyard Book.
Because what doesn’t say Christmas like a life size Mike Myers doll? Yes, this is what Andrew gave his 7 year old this year. Listen to the show this week for more!
Other books mentioned this week were
Good to Great by Jim Collins, The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe and T.H. White’s The Once and Future King.