Thursday, July 15, 2021

Look Who’s Talking

When it comes to author interviews, the YouTube page hosted by Houston, Texas’ Murder by the Book has really been on fire these last several weeks. It’s as if that independent bookshop were trying to make up for time lost to a worldwide crisis of some sort …

In any case, look here to enjoy conversations involving Niall Leonard (M, King’s Bodyguard) and Alex Grecian (The Saint of Wolves and Butchers); Sujata Massey (The Bombay Prince) and Jacqueline Winspear (The Consequences of Fear); Dan Fesperman (The Cover Wife) and Laura Lippman (Dream Girl); S.A. Cosby (Razorblade Tears) and Alex Segura (The Black Ghost: Hard Revolution); and a themed panel discussion between three writers with recent novels that draw on the notoriety of historical fiend Jack the Ripper—Clare Whitfield (People of Abandoned Character), Bradley Harper (Queen’s Gambit), and Laura Joh Rowland (Portrait of Peril).

Elsewhere around the Interweb, Speaking of Mysteries podcast host Nancie Clare has spoken of late with Hilary Davidson (Her Last Breath), Susan Elia MacNeal (The Hollywood Spy), and Jeff Abbott (An Ambush of Widows); Shots’ Spanish correspondent, John Parker, quizzes John Connolly about his latest Charlie Parker adventure, The Nameless Ones; Jane Thynne talks with Crime Time FM’s Paul Burke about her alternative-timeline 1950s thriller, Widowland (penned under the pseudonym C.J. Carey), and its sequel, as well as “the personal inspiration behind the novel, [her late husband] Philip Kerr, feminism, and editing history”; Christopher Fowler chats with The Guardian about the difficulty he had in leaving behind his longtime detective duo, Arthur Bryant and John May, who solve their final case in London Bridge Is Falling Down; for CrimeReads, Ecco associate editor Miriam Parker asks Katie Crouch about her new Namibia-set novel, Embassy Wife; Marshal Zeringue has a few questions for Julia Buckley, author of Death on the Night of Lost Lizards; and the blog Indie Crime Scene goes one-on-one with Teresa Dovalpage, whose fourth Havana-set mystery, Death under the Perseids, is due out in December.

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