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Crime Fiction Author

During his career in law enforcement, best-selling author David Putnam has done it all: worked in narcotics, violent crimes, criminal intelligence, hostage rescue, SWAT, and internal affairs, to name just a few. He is the recipient of many awards and commendations for heroism. A Fearsome Moonlight Black is the first book in a trilogy. Look for the second book, A Lonesome Blood-Red Sun coming out in 2023. Putnam lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife, Mary. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

Dec 1, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with David Putnum about his new book A Fearsome Moonlight Black: The Bone Detective, A Dave Beckett Novel

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Jess Lourey teaches, travels, and writes about secrets.

She's the Amazon Charts bestselling Edgar, Agatha, and Lefty-nominated, ITW Thriller award and Anthony award-winning author of nonfiction, children's books, YA adventure, magical realism, and crime fiction. She's a retired professor of writing and sociology, a recipient of The Loft's Excellence in Teaching fellowship, a TEDx presenter (check out her TEDx Talk to discover the surprising inspiration behind MAY DAY, her first published novel), and a leader of writing retreats for women and online creative writing classes for all.

She lives in Minneapolis with a rotating batch of foster kittens (and occasional foster puppies, but man are those goobers a lot of work). Drop by to find out more.

(The UNSPEAKABLE THINGS epilogue lives here:

Nov 29 ,2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Jessica Lourey about her book The Quarry Girls: A Thriller

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Crime Fiction Author

Aaron Philip Clark is an ITW Thriller Award-nominated novelist and screenwriter from Los Angeles, CA. His work has been praised by James Sallis, Gar Anthony Haywood, Gary Phillips, Rachel Howzell Hall, Tod Goldberg, Eric Beetner, and Roger Smith. In addition to his writing career, he has worked in the film industry, law enforcement, and education. To learn more about Aaron Philip Clark, please visit

Nov 8,2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Aaron Philip Clark about his latest book Blue Like Me

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Crime Fiction Author

CHUCK MARTEN is a crime novelist currently living outside of Baltimore. He worked his way through college as a hospital orderly and practiced medicine for twenty years in New York City and the Washington DC area, which is to say that he has plenty of experience cleaning up other people's messes. Most of his writing results from sleep deprivation.

Nov 7, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Chuck Marten about his new book Bad Guy Lawyer



Crime Fiction Author

Daniella Bernett is a member of the Mystery Writers of America New York Chapter and the International Thriller Writers. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Journalism from St. John’s University. LEAD ME INTO DANGER, DEADLY LEGACY, FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE, A CHECKERED PAST, WHEN BLOOD RUNS COLD, OLD SINS NEVER DIE and VIPER'S NEST OF LIES are the books in the Emmeline Kirby-Gregory Longdon mystery series. A MIND TO MURDER will be released September 17, 2022. She also is the author of two poetry collections, TIMELESS ALLURE and SILKEN REFLECTIONS. In her professional life, she is the research manager for a nationally prominent engineering, architectural and construction management firm. Daniella is currently working on Emmeline and Gregory’s next adventure. Visit or follow her on Facebook and Goodreads.

Oct 11 ,2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Daniella Bernett about her book A Mind to Murder



Crime Fiction Author

Robert W. Walker is a graduate of Chicago’s Wells High School, Northwestern University, and the NU’s Graduate Masters in English Education program.  Rob has taught writing in all its permutations (“All writing is creative writing but not all writing sings,” he says.) from composition and developmental to a study of the literary masters to creative and advanced creative writing.  His first novel was one only an arrogant youth could have conceived — a sequel to Huckleberry Finn (now published as Daniel & The Wrongway Railway, Royal Fireworks Press, NY), but his first suspense-techno-thriller-sf-mystery came in 1979, after college, a novel that won no awards entitled SUB-ZERO.

Oct 10,2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Robert W Walker about his books and writing 

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Crime Fiction Author

Amina Akhtar is a former fashion writer and editor. She’s worked at Vogue,,,, and where she was the founding editor of The Cut blog. She’s written for numerous publications, including Yahoo Style, Fashionista, xoJane, Refinery29, Billboard, and for brands like Bergdorf Goodman and H&M’s 10 Years of Style tome. After toiling in the fashion ranks for over fifteen years, she now writes full time in the desert mountains, where she’s detoxing from her once glam life. #FashionVictim is Amina’s first novel.

Aug 17, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Amina Akhtar about her book Kismet



Crime Fiction Author

Lee Murray writes fiction for adults and children, for which she has been lucky enough to win some literary prizes. Her novels include A Dash of Reality, Battle of the Birds, and Misplaced. Lee lives with her family in New Zealand.

Aug 1,2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Lee Murray about her book Blood of the Sun 



Mortician/ Author

I'm a qualified Anatomical Pathology Technologist (Mortuary Technician or ‘Mortician’) holding both the Certificate and Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technology. I'm also curator of Barts Pathology Museum and author of 'Past Mortems' and 'Murder Isn't Easy. Professionally I'm passionate about the history of forensic science, Agatha Christie and vintage murders. 

​Throughout my eight-year career in the post-mortem room, I carried out autopsies on Coronial, hospital and forensic cases, including pediatric and adult. This work also involved CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) and other high-risk cases such as SARS, Swine Flu and CJD. In my spare time I studied Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology, which led me to excavate plague graves in Venice and WWI graves in Belgium, as well as medieval burials in Chester. I also assist in the dissection of donated cadavers for medical students and was a consultant for the Bodyworlds plastinate exhibit in London. I've therefore dealt with the dead in all their forms

Aug 23, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Carla Valentine about her book Science of Murder 



Crime Fiction Author

A cross between Dr. Dolittle, Nanny McPhee, and a type-A Buddhist, Laurie Buchanan is an active listener, observer of details, payer of attention, reader and writer of books, kindness enthusiast, and red licorice aficionado. Her books have won multiple awards, including a Silver Nautilus, the International Book Award Gold Winner, and the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Gold. She and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest, where she enjoys long walks, bicycling, camping, and photography—because sometimes the best word choice is a picture. To learn more, please visit Laurie’s website at --This text refers to the paperback edition.

May 5 , 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Laurie Buchanan about her book Iconoclast: A Sean McPherson Novel



Crime Fiction Author

Alex Segura is an acclaimed, award-winning writer of novels, comic books, short stories, and podcasts. He is the author of Star Wars Poe Dameron: Free Fall, the Pete Fernandez Mystery series (including the Anthony Award-nominated crime novels Dangerous Ends, Blackout. and Miami Midnight), and the upcoming Secret Identity (Flatiron Books). His short story “Red Zone” won the 2020 Anthony Award for Best Short Story, and his border noir short story, “90 Miles” will be included in THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE STORIES of 2020. He has also written a number of comic books, most notably the superhero noir The Black Ghost, the YA music series The Archies, and the “Archie Meets” collection of crossovers, featuring real-life cameos from the Ramones, B-52s, and more. He is also the co-creator/co-writer of the Lethal Lit crime/YA podcast from iHeart Radio, which was named one of the best podcasts of 2018 by The New York Times. By day he is the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Oni Press, with previous stints at Archie Comics and DC Comics. A Miami native, he lives in New York with his wife and children

April 18, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Alex Segura  about his book Secret Identity: A Novel

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Crime Fiction Author

Jody Hadlock’s love of history goes all the way back to junior high, when she was a member of the Junior Historians of Texas, so it’s no surprise her first novel is historical. She studied journalism at Texas A&M University and worked as a broadcast journalist and then in nonprofit public relations before turning her focus to fiction. She also writes screenplays and won the 2020 Dallas International Film Festival’s screenplay contest.

Feb 15,2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Jody Hadlock   about her book The Lives of Diamon Bessie 

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Crime Fiction Author

The bestselling DI Simon Fenchurch series is set on the gritty streets of East London, with seven books in the series.

The Scott Cullen series of Scottish police procedurals features a young Edinburgh Detective Constable investigating crimes from the bottom rung of the career ladder he's desperate to climb. The first book, "Ghost in the Machine", has been downloaded over 400,000 times, hitting both the Amazon UK & US top five.

Spinning off the Cullen books, the Craig Hunter books star a PTSD-suffering ex-squaddie now working as a cop investigating sexual abuse cases, with lots of slapstick and office banter. The first three books are out now.

March 1, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Ed James   about his book A Hill to Die On

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Crime Fiction Author

Molly MacRae writes the Highland Bookshop Mysteries, about four women who reinvent their lives when they buy a bookshop in Inversgail on the west coast of Scotland, and the award-winning Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries, about a textile preservation specialist in Blue Plum, Tennessee, who ends up with a depressed ghost on her hands.

Molly spent twenty years in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in northeast Tennessee, where she managed the Book Place, an independent bookstore; may it rest in peace. Before the lure of books hooked her, she was the curator of the history museum in Jonesborough, Tennessee's oldest town. Her short stories have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine for more than twenty years, and she won the Sherwood Anderson Award for Short Fiction. Molly lives with her family in Champaign, Illinois, where she connects children with books at the public library.

March 22,2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Molly MacRae about her book Argyles and Arsenic 



Crime Fiction Author

After a short career in law, Leanne Kale Sparks is returning to her first love—writing about murder, mayhem, and crime. Currently, she is an author with Crooked Lane Books and is working on a new series featuring an FBI agent hunting down her best friend’s murderer. The backdrop is the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the playground of her youth, and the place that will always be home. She currently resides in Texas with her husband and German Shepherd, Zoe.

Feb 16, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Leanne Kale Sparks  about her book The Wrong Woman: A Novel



Crime Fiction Author

Across a 30-year career in medicine, I accumulated plenty of wild stories and met more than my share of interesting characters. I always thought they might one day make for a good book. Then in 1995, when large insurance companies started muscling their way into the healthcare industry, providing a natural antagonist, I decided to put pen to paper. Or in this case, fingers to a little bitty vintage Dell laptop.

After a year of early-morning writing sessions, and two unsuccessful years of mailing manuscripts to dozens of publishing houses, the book sat on the digital back-burner for almost two decades. Inspiration struck again in the summer of 2019, and I set about revising and re-promoting the work. Through determination, persistence, and the help of my partners at White Bird Publications, I'm proud to be able to present to you Cut to the Chase, a Dr. Kyle Chandler Thriller.

Feb 15,2022

About the Interview:

Interview with D. Marshall Craig  about his book Hidden Agendas



Crime Fiction Author

Terry Persun's books have taken readers to the uncharted worlds near the edge of the galaxy ("Hear No Evil"), to lands where shape shifters battle humans (the "Doublesight" series), to the near future in both technology ("The Killing Machine" and "Revision 7:DNA") and shamanism ("The NSA Files" and "The Voodoo Case"), all while keeping the pace with thriller/suspense novels. He's also ventured into history ("Sweet Song" and "Ten Months in Wonderland"), contemporary crime ("Man by the Door" and "Mistake In Identity"), and mainstream novels ("The Perceived Darkness", "Wolf's Rite", and "Deception Creek")

Feb 8, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Terry Persun  about his book The Right Thing



Crime Fiction Author

William Shaw has been shortlisted for the CWA Historical Dagger, longlisted once for the CWA Gold Dagger and twice for the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year, and nominated for a Barry Award.

His DS Alexandra Cupidi series - and the standalone bestseller The Birdwatcher - are set in Dungeness Kent. He also writes the acclaimed Breen & Tozer crime series set in sixties London. He worked as a journalist for over twenty years and lives in Brighton.

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Feb 3, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with William Shaw  about his book The Trawlerman: a Dungeness mystery starring DS Alexandra Cupidi

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Crime Fiction Author

A former journalist and magazine editor, Judy Penz Sheluk is the author of two mystery series: the Glass Dolphin Mysteries and the Marketville Mysteries. Her short crime fiction appears in several collections, including The Best Laid Plans, Heartbreaks & Half-truths, and Moonlight & Misadventure, which she also edited. Judy is a member of Sisters in Crime InternationalSisters in Crime – GuppiesSisters in Crime – TorontoInternational Thriller Writers, Inc., the South Simcoe Arts Council, the Short Mystery Fiction Society, and Crime Writers of Canada, where she serves as Chair on the Board of Directors.

Jan 17, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Judy Penz Sheluk about her book seiresThe Marketville Mysteries

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