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    • R.J. Smith interview

    • African Americans - California - Los Angeles - Intellectual life - 20th century; African American arts - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century; African American neighborhoods - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century;...
    • R.J. Smith discusses his book, “The Great Black Way.” He begins by discussing some of the historical figures that his book explores, such as, Chester Himes who fathered the black detective novel. He explains how in the 1940s when President Franklin...
    • Stuart Woods interview, 2002

    • Barrington, Stone (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Private investigators - New York (State) - New York - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Stuart Woods discusses his book, “The Short Forever.” He begins by explaining how this is the eighth novel following his character Stone Barrington, a young ex-police detective who has returned to law school and is traveling in London. Woods...
    • Judith Freeman interview, 2008

    • Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959 - Relations with women; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Detective and mystery stories - Authorship
    • Judith Freeman discusses her novel, “The Long Embrace.” She begins by explaining that she read a lot of Raymond Chandler’s work in the 1980s and was fascinated by his life. She talks about Chandler’s move to Los Angeles and how he meets his wife...
    • Richard Lourie interview, 1993 March

    • Chikatilo, Andrei Romanovich, 1936-1994; Serial murders - Russia (Federation) - Rostovskai'a' oblast' - Case studies; Sex crimes - Russia (Federation) - Rostovskai'a' oblast' - Case studies; Serial murderers - Russia (Federation) - Rostovskai'a'...
    • Richard Lourie discusses his book, “Hunting the Devil.” He begins by describing the 55 murders of young women in Russia by a man named Andreĭ Romanovich Chikatilo. Lourie talks about how Chikatilo would lure girls into his home, and after...
    • Robert Crais interview, 2001 July

    • Cole, Elvis (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Private investigators - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Robert Crais discusses his book, “Indigo Slam.” He begins by explaining that this is the 7th book in his series that follows his character Investigator Elvis Cole. He talks about the research he has done, and that he follow police officers and go...
    • Edward Conlon interview, 2004 May

    • Conlon, Edward, 1965-; New York (N.Y.). Police Dept. - Biography; Police - New York (State) - New York - Biography
    • Edward Conlon discusses his autobiography, “Blue Blood.” He begins by explaining that he is a detective for the New York Police Force, and that he is a third generation policeman. He discusses several jobs he has had in law enforcement and how he...
    • Mary Higgins Clark interview, 1994 September

    • Detective and mystery stories, American
    • Mary Higgins Clark discusses her novel, “A Cry in the Night. “ She begins by explaining that her book is about a single mother who starts dating a wealthy and dangerous man. She talks about how she does research and gets ideas by going to legal...
    • Leslie Klinger interview

    • Detective and mystery stories, English; Private investigators - England - Fiction; Watson, John H. (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930
    • Leslie Klinger discusses his work on, “The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes.” He begins by explaining his work on annotating the works of author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. From there he goes on to discuss whether or not Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson...
    • Brad Geagley interview, 2005 February 14

    • Egypt - History - To 332 B.C. - Fiction; Ramses III, King of Egypt - Fiction
    • Brad Geagley discusses his book, “Year of the Hyenas.” He begins by discussing how the book is a murder mystery set in ancient Egypt when the kingdom was at the height of its glory and power. Geagley explains that as a backdrop for his detective...
    • Boris Akunin interview, 2003 May 15

    • Fandorin, Erast (Fictitious character); Detectives
    • Boris Akunin discusses his book, “Winter Queen.” He begins by sharing that this novel is the first from the Erast Fandorin series of historical detective novels that will eventually consist of 16 books. Akunin explains that the book’s protagonist,...
    • Jan Burke interview, 1996

    • Kelly, Irene (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Women journalists - Fiction; California - Fiction
    • Jan Burke discusses her novel, “Remember Me, Irene.” She begins by explaining that this is the fourth book in the series that follows her character Irene Kelly, a detective and writer. Martinson asks Burke to read a passage from the beginning of...
    • Jan Burke interview, 2001 July

    • Kelly, Irene (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Women journalists - Fiction; California - Fiction
    • Jan Burke discusses her novel, “Hocus.” She begins by explaining that this is another book in the series that follows Detective Irene Kelly. She talks about how there was an auction to name one of the characters in her book after a real person. ...
    • Jasper Fforde interview

    • Libraries - Fiction; Time travel - Fiction; Books and reading - Fiction; Women detectives - Great Britain - Fiction; Characters and characteristics in literature - Fiction; Next, Thursday (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Jasper Fforde discusses his book, “The Well of Lost Plots.” He begins by explaining the plot of the novel, which follows the heroine Thursday Next, who is a detective who specializes in cases involving the protection of the plots and characters of...
    • Tom Nolan interview, 1999

    • Macdonald, Ross, 1915-1983; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; Detective and mystery stories - Authorship
    • Tom Nolan discusses his book, “Ross MacDonald: A Biography.” He begins by explaining why he wrote on Ross Macdonald, the pen name of writer Ken Millar. He talks about Macdonald’s early life growing up with an abusive family. He describes how...
    • Reed Farrel Coleman interview, 2005 February 7

    • New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Retirees - Fiction; Legislators - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; Ex-police officers - Fiction; Private investigators - New York (State) - New York - Fiction; Prager, Moe (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Reed Farrel Coleman discusses his book, “The James Deans.” He begins by explaining that this is the third novel in his Moe Prager Detective series and is set in the early 1980s. His protagonist Moe Prager is New York private investigator. In the...
    • Gary Phillips interview, 1998

    • Private investigators - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Gary Phillips discusses his book, “Bad Night is Falling.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a Los Angeles detective, Ivan Monk, who must solve a case involving a fire bombing murder. Phillips discusses how he created Monk from a...
    • Roger Lichtenberg Simon interview

    • Private investigators - California, Southern - Fiction
    • Roger Lichtenberg Simon discusses his novel, “The Straight Man.” He begins by explaining that his book is a murder mystery about comedy and psychoanalysis, which follows his detective Moses Wine. He talks about the connection between therapists...
    • Peter Spiegelman interview, 2005

    • Private investigators - New York (State) - New York - Fiction; Television personalities - Fiction; Investment advisors - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; March, John (Fictitious character) - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Peter Spiegelman discusses his book, “Death’s Little Helpers.” He begins by explaining that this book is a sequel to his first novel, “Black Maps.” He talks about how he was an analyst on Wall Street for 20 years and describes the conflicts with...
    • Stephen J. Cannell interview

    • Scully, Shane (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Police - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; Police corruption - Fiction; Judicial error - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Stephen J. Cannell discusses his novel, “Three Shirt Deal.” He begins by explaining that this is another book in the series that follows his character Shane Scully. He talks about how Shane’s wife Alexa gets shot in the head and her personality...
    • Michael Connelly interview, 1996

    • Serial murders - Fiction; Police murders - Fiction; Journalists - Fiction
    • Michael Connelly discusses his novel, “Poet.” He begins by explaining that this is the fifth book he has written, but the first that follows his character detective Jack McEvoy. Martinson asks Connelly to read the first paragraph of the novel. ...

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