Stephen Usery interviews authors of mysteries, thrillers, and crime fiction.
info_outline Mark Greaney - Mission Critical 02/22/2019
Mark Greaney - Mission Critical Mark Greaney co-wrote several Jack Ryan books with Tom Clancy, and several of them solo after Mr. Clancy passed away. But Mark started out his writing career with The Gray Man, the story of a burned CIA operative being hunted down by his former employer. We've talked about every entry into the series so far, and today we talk about the latest one, Mission Critical, which is published by Berkley. For listeners in the Memphis area, Mark Greaney will be at the bookstore novel located at 387 Perkins Extended on Saturday, February 23 at 2:00 p.m. to sign mission Critical. More information is available at novelmemphis.com/event.
info_outline Reed Farrell Coleman - Robert B Parker's Colorblind 10/31/2018
Reed Farrell Coleman - Robert B Parker's Colorblind
info_outline Bonus -Ace Atkins - Robert B. Parker's Old Black Magic 07/11/2018
Bonus -Ace Atkins - Robert B. Parker's Old Black Magic
info_outline Bonus - Leah Stewart - What You Don't Know About Charlie Outlaw 06/30/2018
Bonus - Leah Stewart - What You Don't Know About Charlie Outlaw
info_outline Bonus - Eric Barnes - The City Where We Once Lived 05/18/2018
Bonus - Eric Barnes - The City Where We Once Lived
info_outline Bonus - Daren Wang - The Hidden Light of Northern Fires 10/22/2017
Bonus - Daren Wang - The Hidden Light of Northern Fires
info_outline Bonus - Reed Farrel Coleman - Robert B. Parker's The Hangman's Sonnet 10/16/2017
Bonus - Reed Farrel Coleman - Robert B. Parker's The Hangman's Sonnet
info_outline Bonus - Vickie Fee - One Fete in the Grave 07/20/2017
Bonus - Vickie Fee - One Fete in the Grave Vickie Fee was a long-time journalist in western Tennessee but now calls the Upper Peninsula of Michigan home. To help with home sickness, she began writing the Liv and Di in Dixie Mystery series, and today we'll be talking about the third installment, One Fete in The Grave, which is published by Kensington.
info_outline Bonus - Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich - The Fact of a Body 06/30/2017
Bonus - Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich - The Fact of a Body Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich has received fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, MacDowell, and Yaddo, and a Rona Jaffe Award. Also, she teaches at Grub Street and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. In this episode, we will talk about her book, The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir.
info_outline Bonus - Julie Buntin - Marlena 05/12/2017
Bonus - Julie Buntin - Marlena Julie Buntin is the director of writing programs at Catapult and her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Cosmopolitan, and Slate among others. Today we'll be discussing her debut novel, Marlena. It's the story of a friendship between two teenage girls in rural Michigan and the decades long effects that it has on one of them.
info_outline Bonus - Holly Tucker - City of Light, City of Poison 05/05/2017
Bonus - Holly Tucker - City of Light, City of Poison Dr. Holly Tucker is a professor at Vanderbilt University in Italian and French, as well in their medical school's Center for Biomedical Ethics & Society. Dr. Tucker is author of Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine & Murder in the Scientific Revolution and Pregnant Fictions: Childbirth & the Fairy Tale in Early-Modern France. Today we will be talking about her most recent book, City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris, which is published by W.W. Norton.
info_outline Bonus - CJ Box - Vicious Circle 04/28/2017
Bonus - CJ Box - Vicious Circle C.J. Box won the Edgar Award for best novel for Blue Heaven in 2008, but he is best known for his long-running and award-winning series featuring Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett. The series began in 2001 with Open Season and today, we'll talk about the seventeenth installment, Vicious Circle.
info_outline Bonus - Greg Iles - Mississippi Blood 04/10/2017
Bonus - Greg Iles - Mississippi Blood Greg Iles is of course one of the biggest thriller writers in America, having written eighteen books which routinely hit the best- sellers lists. We last spoke with Greg about the first installment of his Natchez Burning trilogy about Mayor Penn Cage fighting against a Klan splinter group called the Double Eagles. We missed chatting with him about the second part, The Bone Tree, but he stopped back by to chat about wrapping it up with book three, Mississippi Blood.