Inside Chat: Joanne Tompkins

Today we chat with author Joanne Tompkins about her latest novel What Comes After, spending time with Quakers, how working as a mediator for high trauma cases influenced her writing, writing into the mystery, how we never know what we’re dealing with, and the evil that lurks among us.

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Inside Chat: Starting At The Title With Jack Carr

Today we chat with Jack Carr about his latest James Reece thriller The Devil’s Hand, the weaponization of infectious diseases, his eerie prescience, what the enemy has learned observing us for the last 20 years, how he uses dialogue to inform his characters, why he always starts with the title, his 9/11 experience, his thoughts on the truth behind Wuhan, Stephen Hunter, being on set for The Terminal List Amazon series, and the utter genius of Cobra Kai.

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Ep. 119 Method Writing With Joshilyn Jackson

Today we’re joined by New York Times bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson for a fun chat about her latest novel Mother May I, the reaction she got when she asked to audition to narrate her own book, what she learned from teaching incarcerated women, the similarities between writing and acting, being a hands on researcher, and her husband the sword fighter. We also recommend: A Theory of Bastards by Audrey Schulman, Hidden in Plain Sight by Jeffrey Archer, and Ruins of the Earth by Chris Hopper and J. N. Chaney. Audiobook of the week is The Night Always Comes by Willy Vlautin. Plus- Dave mangles the screen door in anger, Laura is horrified at what she finds in the garden, and Andrew needs to learn to put his phone on silent.

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Ep. 117 Sussing Out Traitors With Alma Katsu

Today we’re joined by the talented novelist Alma Katsu for a chat about her new novel Red Widow, women in the CIA, trust and mistrust in the agency, constantly being watched by counter intelligence, code names, and the automated hot dog machine in the bowels of the CIA building. We also recommend: The Slaughtered Lamb by Seana KellyWhite Trash Warlock by David R. Slayton, and Starcaster by J. N. Chaney & Terry Maggert. Audiobook of the week is Her Dark Lies by J.T. Ellison. Plus- Dave runs out of gas again and gets help from an unlikely source, Laura takes in a marching band, and Andrew is fixin’ to take his job and shove it.

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Inside Chat: Obsessing Over Word Counts With Peter Swanson

Today we chat with Peter Swanson about his new thriller Every Vow You Break, the horror of making a story up as you go along, how to activate your unconscious, his biggest pet peeve with the publishing industry, the problem with twists, the need for more mystery thriller novellas, poetry quoters, why Boston needs to back off on Poe, and the problem with Sting.

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Ep. 116 Taking It To The Banks With Peter Robinson

Today we’re joined by the award-winning novelist Peter Robinson for a lively chat about his new novel Not Dark Yet, his desire to narrate an audiobook, creating playlists for his books, reading James Bond books too young, how he’s had trouble focusing during the Pandemic, the manner in which Banks has evolved over the years, his thoughts on the Banks TV show, and the reason why he hasn’t sung since childhood. We also recommend: Between Two Fires by Christopher BuehlmanThe Finisher by Peter Lovesey, and Spellbreaker by Charlie N. Holmberg. Audiobook of the week is Run for Cover by Michael Ledwidge. Plus- the gang discusses the historic Denver snowstorm and phone scams.

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Ep. 115 Crackin’ Codes With Kate Quinn

Today we’re joined by New York Times and USA Today best-selling novelist Kate Quinn for an entertaining chat about her new novel The Rose Code, breaking codes at Bletchley Park and the equality that was found there, the “insane” amount of research she did for the book, British morale campaigns during WW2, how the Enigma machine worked, why Alan Turing chained his mug to a radiator, and the reason why she wouldn’t want to visit Hogwarts. We also recommend: The Raven Boys by Maggie StiefvaterThe Traveller and Other Stories by Stuart Neville, and Harbinger by Olan Thorensen. Audiobook of the week is Black Wind by F. Paul Wilson. Plus- Dave and Andrew go skiing and one of them falls down. A lot.

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Inside Chat: Taking Pepper Spray To The Face With Don Bentley

Today we chat with Don Bentley about his new Matt Drake thriller The Inside Man, the two types of military pilots, the importance of communicating about PTSD, being the crazy guy who reads all of his Goodreads reviews, how he visualizes his big action set pieces, what it’s like getting pepper sprayed, why training is so important for combat, quoting Omar Little, and how Die Hard is the greatest Christmas movie ever made.

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Inside Chat: Gone Fishin’ With C.J. Box

Today we chat with the legendary New York Times bestselling author C.J. Box about his latest Joe Pickett novel Dark Sky, his daughters’ demands for elk meat, the truth about the original Marlboro Man, why his books resonate with readers, how the Pandemic has affected him differently from other authors, what his writing process is like, working with David E. Kelley, and how he’s a superior fisherman than Peter Heller. Plus – Dave gets his second vaccination shot.

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Ep. 114 Not Giving A Sh!t With Deanna Raybourn

Today we’re joined by New York Times best-selling novelist Deanna Raybourn for a diverting chat about her new novel An Unexpected Peril, her obsession with Victorian female explorers, women mountaineers and climbing skirts, how Veronica’s personality rubs off on her, the reason why she wears bright red lipstick on the road, the fine art of blurbing, and the song her husband sings to her when she gets mad. We also recommend: Strange Labour by Robert G. PennerFortune Favors the Dead by Stephen Spotswood, and Starman’s Saga by Colin Alexander. Audiobook of the week is The Upstairs House by Julia Fine. Plus- Dave is thwarted at the ski rental counter, Laura has too much info crammed in her cranium, and Andrew is taken aback by his daughter’s “doggy colorful” snowman.

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Inside Chat: Squirrels On The Brain With Nalini Singh

Today we chat with the delightful, New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh about her latest thriller Quiet in Her Bones, writing first drafts furiously fast, her love for Bollywood, how to quiet the “squirrels on the brain,” New Zealand noir, what inspired her to try a thriller after writing romances, and what happens when you write about fudge for your novel. Plus – the death of snow days.

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Ep. 113 Shaking It Up With Susan Meissner

Today we’re joined by USA Today best-selling novelist Susan Meissner for a delightful chat about her new novel The Nature of Fragile Things, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, hooking the reader early, thinking in an Irish brogue, writing genre bending books, and the joys of going down YouTube rabbit trails guilt free when you’re researching. We also recommend: The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn BarnesDon’t Look For Me by Wendy Walker, and A Tribute at the Gates by C.J. Aaron. Audiobook of the week is Lola on Fire by Rio Youers. Plus- Dave , Laura walks to the dentist,  and Andrew’s son gets a moto-wheel.

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Inside Chat: Killing Off Characters With J.A. Jance

Today we chat with the legendary J.A. Jance about her latest book Missing and Endangered, how she got started on the Joanna Brady mysteries, the time she forgot she already killed off a character, how her characters still stay busy even when she’s not writing, and how her sister’s bra inspired a scene in her book Skeleton Canyon decades later. Plus – Laura is finding it hard to celebrate her birthday.

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Ep. 112 Take My Book – Please – With Sam Tallent

Today we’re joined by Sam Tallent for a hilarious chat about his debut novel Running the Light, what it’s like being a road comic, getting mad at his editor, convincing comics to perform his audiobook only to find out they can’t really read, Norm MacDonald, which hotel chain is the best, and how he ended up writing the book because he had a lot of time on his hands. We also recommend: The Eleventh Floor by Shani StruthersPlaying Nice by J.P. Delaney, and Dark Knight Station: Origins by Nathan Lowell. Audiobook of the week is We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen. Plus- Dave makes it awkward with his students, Laura is too giving,  and Andrew’s ski vacation turns into a downhill walkathon.

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Ep. 111 Late To The Party With Sarah Pearse

Today we’re joined by Sarah Pearse for a fun chat about her new book The Sanatorium, YouTube rabbit holes, cutting out magazine photos for mood boards, experimental sanatorium treatments, the Swiss Alps, the complications of writing a locked room mystery, and finally discovering Project Runway. We also recommend: Murder on a Girls’ Night Out by Anne GeorgeThe Opium Prince by Jasmine Aimaq, and Lieutenant Riley 2321 by Matthew Duncan. Audiobook of the week is Twenty by James Grippando. Plus- Dave is in trouble with DOTS, Laura is surrounded by man rats banging on the walls,  and Andrew brings over baked goods.

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Inside Chat: Sleepless Nights With Abigail Dean

Today we chat with the delightful Abigail Dean about her Sunday Times best-selling debut novel Girl A, her love of true crime, being an only child, the truth about “unlikable” characters, the power of meaningful relationships against a bleak setting, and experiencing sleepless nights while writing.

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Inside Chat: The Cult Of Personality With Alison Wisdom

Today we chat with the talented Alison Wisdom about her debut novel We Can Only Save Ourselves, how she’s always been interested in cults, growing up in the suburbs, why cult leaders are always men, neighborhood Moms, and why she had to cut back on “the Manson factor” for her book. Plus – Dave is taken aback by (and comments on) a sinister looking painting he observed while virtual teaching.

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Inside Chat: Vive La Revolution With Rosalind Miles

Today we chat with the delightful Rosalind Miles about her new book The Women’s History of the Modern World, how every revolution in the history of the world has involved women,  the meaning behind “hubby power,” why women have more equality in “primitive” societies, how society invents reasons why women are inferior to men as it evolves, the myth about men and machines, and why you might be better off not having children. Plus – Dave can’t recognize his fellow teachers with the masks on – which is no different than before.

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Inside Chat: Playing Checkers With Syed M. Masood

Today we chat with the fantastic Syed M. Masood about his new novel The Bad Muslim Discount,  the reason why his literary hero is Ray Romano, the difference between writing for Young Adults vs Adults, writing comedy,  and how his great-grandmother was a ruthless Checkers player and taught him how to play.

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Ep. 110 Pits Of Salmon With Dana Stabenow

Today we’re joined by the award winning, best-selling writer Dana Stabenow for a fun chat about her new book Spoils of the Dead, the agony of writing during a pandemic,  missing her deadline by two months, Alaskan bush pilots, her R2D2 ringtone, and that time she fell in a pit full of live salmon as a kid. We also recommend: Resurrection Bay by Emma ViskicThe Mighty Oak by Jeff W. Bens, and Ganny Knits a Spaceship by David Gerrold. Audiobook of the week is Surrender the Dead by John Burley. Plus- Dave is unprepared for his school’s assembly, Laura takes Sylvia for a COVID test, and Andrew takes his kids tubing.

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Inside Chat: Falling Into A Sinkhole With Sarah Langan

Today we chat with the delightful Sarah Langan about her new literary noir Good Neighbors, her personal experience with sinkholes, suburbia, living in New York vs Los Angeles, Pam Anderson, and the time her 6th grade teacher took away her Stephen King book and replaced it with a Sweet Valley High tome. Plus – Dave’s students are struggling with social distancing now that they’re back in school

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Ep. 109 Watching People Read With Sebastian Fitzek

We’re joined by one of Europe’s most successful thriller writers, author Sebastian Fitzek for a chat about his book The Package, being afraid of getting kidnapped as a child, the fine art of watching people read his book in an old prison, the time an Italian translator added a chapter to the middle of his book, creating board games, and people who go missing on cruise ships. We also recommend: The Book of M by Peng Shepherd, Running the Light by Sam Tallent, and Legacy by Bob Mauldin. Audiobook of the week is The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives by Lola Shoneyin. Plus- Dave teaches online and in person at the same time, Laura is a driving instructor, and Andrew’s misreads the stock market.

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Ep. 108 Rickrolling With Lisa Gardner

We’re joined by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner for a fun chat about her new book Before She Disappeared, being inspired by a real life hero, Haitian baked goods, the cat that hates her, how she never meant for any of her books to be a series, and her daughter’s brilliant suggestion for the book. We also recommend: Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin, Stories by Breece D’J Pancake, and The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck by Sarah Knight.  Audiobook of the week is Cheaters Game by Paul Levine. Plus- Dave is not ready to go back to work, Laura has had it with Airbnb space planning, and Andrew’s headed back to Mexico.

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Inside Chat: Hayley Chillin’ With Chris Hauty

Today we chat with the delightful Chris Hauty about his new Hayley Chill thriller Savage Road, using simple google searches for plot ideas, the terror of home grown threats, keeping his books apolitical, riding motorcycles, and being wholly unprepared to write a series. Plus – Laura can’t stop listening to the same songs over and over and over again and Dave has some choice words for the Apple music folks.

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Ep. 107 Shutting Out The Noise With Nick Petrie

We’re joined by Nick Petrie for a fun chat about his new book The Breaker, being the kind of person people tell secrets to, advocating for veterans, how stories can literally save lives,  not using an outline, how PTSD is a part of all of us, and why he has to keep reminding himself he knows how to write a book. We also recommend: An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo, Lies Lies Lies by Adele Parks, and Alice by Charles Lamb.  Audiobook of the week is Pretty Little Wife by Darby Kane. Plus- Dave is most displeased with his school’s back to school plan, Laura discovered why she doesn’t miss people as much as she thought, and Andrew’s son is getting random credit card numbers.

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Inside Chat: Hearing Voices With Faye Kellerman

Today we chat with the delightful Faye Kellerman about her latest novel The Lost Boys, spiteful blue herons, how she finally wore out her bread machine, how Peter and Rina talk to her all the time, the terrifying time she couldn’t find her son, her love for weird docs, and why she calls herself “Betty Crocker with a ‘tude.” Plus – Dave is busted by the cops. Again.

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Ep. 105 Secret Santas & Mexican Beaches

This week we recommend: Long Bright River by Liz Moore,  Hillbilly Hustle by Wesley Browne, and Starship Relic by Darcy Troy Paulin.  Audiobook of the week is The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher. Plus- Dave is done with Secret Santa, Laura can’t start or stop “winding down,” Andrew is on a Mexican beach

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Inside Chat: Turning Off The Lights With Kyle Mills

Today we are joined by Kyle Mills for an exciting conversation about his new book in the Mitch Rapp series Total Power, asking the question – what if Mitch Rapp can’t save the day, the reality about how long we’d last without power (spoiler – not long at all), failing miserably at learning Spanish, the dark genius of Roald Dahl, and why he’s such a fan of the See Dick Run books. Plus Dave & Laura reminisce about living through the NYC blackout of 2003.

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Inside Chat: Dropping Dimes With Pete Croatto

Today we are joined by Pete Croatto for an entertaining conversation about his new book From Hang Time to Prime Time: Business, Entertainment and the Birth of the Modern-Day NBA. We also discuss how Marvin Gaye’s national anthem changed the NBA, the backstory behind the Spike Lee/Michael Jordan Nike ads, and why the Utah’s basketball franchise nickname is the Jazz. Plus Dave & Laura reminisce on the old days and attending live sporting events.

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Ep. 104 Hitting The Deep Fryer With KJ Dell’Antonia

Today we’re joined by the fantastic KJ Dell’Antonia for a fun chat about her new novel The Chicken Sisters, what it was like being picked for Reese Weatherspoons’s book club, good fried chicken, being puzzled by reality TV contestants, small town life, and getting creative with the new deep quarantine deep fryer. We also recommend: Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour,  Random Sh*t Flying Through the Air by Jackson Ford, and Vortex Visions by Elise Kova.  Audiobook of the week is Piranesi by Susanna Clarke. Plus- Dave has a D&D story, Laura meets a SAVAGE guy, and Andrew is baffled by his performance review.

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Inside Chat: Down the Up Escalator With Courtney Evan Tate

Today we are joined by Courtney Evan Tate aka Courtney Cole for a fun conversation about her new thriller The Last to See Her, a book signing “race” unlike any other, looking at everyone she meets askance, her affinity for bad boys, the unfair preconceptions about the romance genre, and how crying after reading Where The Red Fern Grows as a kid turned her into a writer. Plus – Dave’s cologne might be perfume.

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Ep. 103 Getting Flirty With Denise Williams

Today we’re joined by the delightful Denise Williams for a fun chat about her new romance How to Fail at Flirting, having to do math again for her book, being a list person, going through 41 different titles, and the reason her husband might be looking to get into better shape. We also recommend: The Searcher by Tana French, Dead Man Dancing by John Galligan, and The Rowan by Anne McCaffrey. Audiobook of the week is Live From New York by Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller.  Plus – Dave is a hospital Peeping Tom, Laura has a Covid office tale, & Andrew has a broken TV and busted pipes.

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Inside Chat: Breaking Up Relationships with Lori Nelson Spielman

We’re joined by Lori Nelson Spielman for a fun conversation about her new novel The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany, finding inspiration from her time as a high school guidance counselor, mango juice, her superstitions, and the time her book caused a reader to break up with her boyfriend.

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Inside Chat: Art Heists & Budweiser with Craig Johnson

We’re joined by the incomparable Craig Johnson for a fun chat about his gripping new Longmire mystery Next To Last Stand, the dramatic history behind the painting Custer’s Last Fight, consulting his wife for the artistic aspects of the book, Buffalo Bill Cody’s (missing?) dead body, the sheer genius of The Magnificent Seven, and why he orders Thai food from the joint right around the corner from our studio.

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Ep. 101 Filling Silences through Comfort Food with Bryan Washington

Today we’re joined by  Bryan Washington for a conversation about his new novel Memorial, allowing no answers for his characters, using physical space on the page, shared silences, putting his own photos in his book, and why he cooks the meals mentioned in the book several times while writing. We also recommend: The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne, Lone Jack Trail by Owen Laukkanen, and The Hidden Tower by James E. Wisher. Audiobook of the week is Malorie by Josh Malerman.  Plus – Dave wrestles with dog walking, Laura has a clog mishap at work, and Andrew stockpiles boats in a landlocked state.

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Ep. 100 Getting out of Jail Free with Nicci French

Today we’re joined by the delightful duo Nicci Gerrard and Julian French who write under the pseudonym Nicci French for a conversation about their new thriller House of Correction, the desolation and claustrophobia of prisons, James Cagney, smashing genre conventions, how they don’t write at the same time, and what it’s like to finally watch The Sopranos. We also recommend: Aunt Dimity’s Death by Nancy Atherton, The Listener by Robert McCammon, and Oath Bringer by Brandon Sanderson. Audiobook of the week is The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle.  Plus – stories from our Halloween!

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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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East Troublesome fire near Andrew’s place

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Inside Chat: Surviving Grizzlies with Alice Henderson

We’re joined by the delightful Alice Henderson for a fun conversation about her new thriller A Solitude of Wolverines, her obsession with the movie The Thing, creating Macguyveresque characters, practicing Jeet Kune Do, being a wildlife researcher, finding creepy settings while doing bat surveys, and why she was filled with joy during a close encounter with a Grizzly Bear in the wild.

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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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Inside Chat: Gothic Isolation with C. J. Cooke

We’re joined by C. J. Cooke for a fun conversation about her dark and delicious new Gothic thriller The Nesting, the isolation of Norway and the dark early stages of motherhood, freaking herself out while writing, replacing “save the planet” with “save us,” and her affinity for cultural Hall of Famers “Tiger King” & “Ice Ice Baby.” Plus – Laura hears attic knockings, Patrick Wilson befuddles us in The Conjuring 2, and Dave runs through bugs.

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Ep. 96 Living Parallel Lives with Matt Haig

We’re joined by Matt Haig for an excellent conversation about his fantastic new book The Midnight Library, why he’s recently felt more pale than ever before, the multiverse, being known as “Mr. Depression”, writing like a DJ, learning to play piano during the pandemic, and a keen desire to compete in a rap battle with Neil Gaiman. We also recommend: The Killings at Kingfisher Hall by Sophie Hannah, Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger, and Heaven’s River by Dennis E. Taylor. Audiobook of the week is The Drowning Game by L.S. Hawker.  Plus – Dave’s parents commandeer his class, Laura has another harrowing incident with the dog, and Andrew’s taste in candy is horrific.

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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. 94 Stuff We Don’t Know (But Should) with Fredrik Backman

We’re joined by Fredrik Backman for an excellent conversation about his fantastic new book Anxious People, the perils of helping to coach his girl’s soccer team, all the stuff you’re simply expected to know as an adult, being inspired by World War Z, Kevin Costner baseball movies, Andre Agassi and Donna Tartt commonalities, and the sublime ideality of a hamburger. We also recommend: The Suicide House by Charlie Donlea, Girl Gone Missing by Marcie Rendon, and Fluency by Jennifer Foehner Wells. Audiobook of the week is Tunneling to the Center of the Earth by Kevin Wilson.   Plus- Dave gets busted by his Principal, Laura just says no to the Ritz Carlton, and Andrew’s mustache makes him look like an NFL coach from the 70s.

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The last days of Andrew’s mustache…

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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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Ep. 91 Stepping On Cats With Wendy Corsi Staub

We’re joined by Wendy Corsi Staub for a conversation about her fantastic book The Butcher’s Daughter, investigative genealogy, crying while writing, spending more time researching than writing, her clumsiness, and listening to audiobooks while swimming. We also recommend: The Night Swim by Megan Goldin, Dead West by Matt Goldman, and The Frozen Crown by Greta Kelly. Audiobook of the week is Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden.   Plus- Dave is surprised at every turn as he starts teaching virtually, Laura details the misadventures of hybrid learning, and Andrew gets a mail order bride bike.

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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 86 Andrew Five-0

We recommend: Brownies and Broomsticks by Bailey CatesA Dangerous Breed by Glen Eric Hamilton and The Watcher by Saxon Andrew.  Audiobook of the week is Shiner by Amy Jo Burns narrated by Catherine Taber. Plus – Dave waits hours for a piece of cake, Andrew’s “surprise” 50th birthday party, and Laura is preparing for a metaphorical hurricane.

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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. 84 Getting Rabid With Paul Tremblay

We are joined by Paul Tremblay! We discuss his new book Survivor Song, being inspired by panic, finding a new twist on zombies, rabies books, and Honeycomb cereal. We also recommend: Forward: Stories of Tomorrow edited by Blake Crouch and Adrift by Greg Curtis.  Audiobook of the week is Restaurant Man by Joe Bastianich. Plus- Dave, Andrew, and Laura share their 4th of July stories replete with cops and backyard fireworks mishaps.

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Ep. 83 Glowing in the Dark with Riley Sager

We are joined by the one and only Riley Sager! We discuss his new book Home Before Dark, Ouija Board psychology, his obsession with The Sound of Music, and how his least favorite part of writing is writing. We also recommend: If Walls Could Talk by Juliet Blackwell, Corporate Gunslinger by Doug Engstrom and Jane Bond by V.R. Tapscott. Audiobook of the week is Dark August by Katie Tallo narrated by Piper Goodeve. Plus- Dave and Andrew spend a weekend in the world’s smallest hotel room, and Laura mistakenly gives her 14-year-old daughter a beer.

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Andrew and Dave in Telluride.

 

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