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    A Few Words With Thriller Master Terrence McCauley

    For award-winning author Terrence McCauley,  noir's the thing. From his fast-paced University series of techno-thrillers to the prohibition gangster tales of books like "Prohibition" and "Slow Burn" - all via some of the best short crime fiction you will ever read - noir is the backbone of everything McCauley writes. I sat down with him recently to talk about this new book, "The Fairfax Incident," the fine art of the noir novel and the power of binge reading.

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    A Few Words with: Bestselling Mystery & Thriller Author Paul Levine

    Every mystery and suspense writer dreams of creating characters so compelling they form the backbone of a series of stories their fans devour as soon as they are released. Paul Levine is just such an author, the man behind the fantastic - and bestselling - Jake Lassiter legal thriller series. With the newest Lassiter book, Bum Deal, hitting bookstores today, Levine was kind enough to take some time out of his busy schedule to share some insights into the publishing industry, the fine art of crafting award winning mysteries and the joy and pain of bringing an iconic series to a close.

     

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    A Few Words With: Suspense Master R.G. Belsky

    If there is one thing longtime New York City journalist and suspense master R.G. "Dick" Belsky knows, it's how to produce a real page turner. Many of those have starred intrepid reporter Gil Malloy, a hard driving newspaper guy with a penchant for breaking the biggest stories...and a lot of the rules along the way. In his brand new book, "Yesterday's News," Belsky introduces a new reporter/hero, Clare Carlson. I caught up with him recently to talk about the new series, the challenges of moving from daily news to the book world and the lasting mystery of the Kennedy assassination.

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    A Few Words With Crime Fiction Author Extraordinaire James L'Etoile

    Author James L’Etoile spent a big chunk of his adult life in prison. Thankfully, he did so on the correct side of the bars as a probation officer, corrections counselor, hostage negotiator and associate warden. Now retired, L’Etoile uses that wealth of experience as a basis for his excellent John Penley mystery series, once of the best out there. The newest in the series, Bury the Past, came out just a few months ago, and he is already working on the next big thing. We sat down with him recently to talk about his work as a writer, life in the gritty California prison system and how sometimes truth is even weirder than fiction.

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    A Few More Words with "Huntress" Author Alexandra Sokoloff

     

    These days, most writers are loathe to take a stand or say anything that might alienate any part of their audience. Not so for Alexandra Sokoloff, the author behind the brilliant Huntress /FBI series, which deals in explicit detail with the horrors of sexual abuse and human trafficking...and the bloody comeuppance for the monsters who commit such heinous acts. Alex is also unafraid to voice her opposition to the current presidential administration and the role she feels it has in perpetuating a culture that tolerates and even celebrates sexual abuse. I sat down again with her recently to talk about the the new book (Hunger Moon), battling with Trump trolls and the realities of writing screenplays for Hollywood.

     

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