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  • All fields: mystery
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    • Rupert Holmes interview

    • Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.) - Fiction; Women composers - Fiction; Jazz musicians - Fiction; San Francisco (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Rupert Holmes discusses his book, "Swing: A Mystery." The story takes place in San Francisco circa 1940. All of the locations mentioned in the book were (and are) real locations. The main character is a band leader named Ray. He is involved...
    • Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark interview, 2004 May

    • Women deans (Education) - Fiction; Class reunions - Fiction; Serial murderers - Fiction; Adopted children - Fiction; Cornwall on Hudson (N.Y.) - Fiction; Reilly, Regan (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Women private investigators - California - Los...
    • Mary Higgins Clark discusses her book, “Nighttime Is My Time,” and her daughter Carol Higgins Clark talks about her book, “Popped.” Mary describes how her novel is about a boy who gets bullied in high school and how people start dying before a...
    • 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...
    • Peter Duchin interview, 2002 October 30

    • Musicians - Fiction; Conductors (Music) - Fiction; San Francisco (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Peter Duchin discusses his book, “Blue Moon.” He begins by discussing his interest in mystery books and his job playing the piano and how it sparked the idea for a character that observes a murder while playing in a band at a hotel. Duchin goes...
    • Joyce Harrington interview

    • Murder mystery - Fiction; Loss (Psychology) - Fiction; Psychopaths - Fiction
    • Joyce Harrington discusses her novels, “Family Reunion,” and “No One Knows My Name.” She begins by explaining how she got started writing murder mystery novels. She talks about submitting her short stories to magazines, and winning the Edgar...
    • Linda Palmer interview

    • Television soap operas; Murder mysteries
    • Linda Palmer discusses her book, “Love is Murder.” She begins by explaining how she came up with the idea for the plot, which is a murder mystery set in the world of daytime soap opera television. Palmer explains that prior to writing mystery...
    • Ray Bradbury interview, 2004 May

    • Actresses - Fiction; Older women - Fiction; Motion picture actors and actresses - Fiction; Private investigators - California - Los Angeles - Fiction
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, “Let’s All Kill Constance." He explains that the plot is set in 1960s Los Angeles and follows an unnamed writer who serves as the novel’s narrator. The mystery begins with a visit from an aging Hollywood actress...
    • Charles Higham interview, 2005 February 14

    • Taylor, William Desmond, 1877-1922; Murder - Investigation - California - Los Angeles - Case studies; Motion picture producers and directors - California - Los Angeles -Biography
    • Charles Higham discusses his book, “Murder in Hollywood.” He begins by sharing that the director King Vidor was a friend of his and before he died Vidor asked him to use his papers to write the history of the murder of William Desmond Taylor. He...
    • Juris Jurjevics interview, 2005 September 12

    • Epidemiologists - Fiction; Scientists - Fiction; Epidemics - Fiction; Arctic regions - Fiction
    • Juris Jurjevics discusses his book, “The Trudeau Vector.” He begins by explaining that traditionally the Arctic is a very neutral and utopian place. However, in his book the mystery begins when several Arctic scientists are found dead and missing...
    • Susan Kandel interview

    • Women biographers - Fiction; California - Fiction
    • Susan Kandel discusses her book, “I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a novelist who finds herself wrapped up in a murder mystery. She describes how her main character Cici is writing a biography 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. ...
    • Bertram Fields interview, 1999

    • Richard III, King of England, 1452-1485; Edward V, King of England, 1470-1483 - Death and burial; Richard, Duke of York, 1472-1483 - Death and burial; Political prisoners - Great Britain - Biography; Princes - Great Britain - Biography; Murder -...
    • Bertram Fields discusses his biography, “Royal Blood.” He begins by explaining the kingship of Richard III and the mysterious disappearance of young princes Edward V and Richard, the Duke of York. The princes were the sons of Edward IV and were...
    • Rona Jaffe interview, 1981 July 08

    • Role playing - Fiction; College students - Fiction; Friendship - Fiction; Mystery
    • Rona Jaffe discusses her novel, “Mazes and Monsters.” She begins by explaining that her book is about four college friends who bond over playing a medieval war game. She talks about the individual characteristics of the friends, and how the game...
    • Helen Hayes interview, 1988 February

    • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction
    • Helen Hayes discusses her book, "Where the Truth Lies," written with Thomas Chastain. The book is a murder mystery and the main character is named Arthur Strickland. He is a movie producer who makes an award winning film and is then murdered on...
    • Barbara Hambly interview

    • New Orleans (La.) - Fiction; Free African Americans - Fiction; African American men - Fiction; January, Benjamin (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Barbara Hambly discusses her book, “Graveyard Dust.” She begins by explaining the local history of New Orleans, which serves as the backdrop for her novel. Hambly details the racial and cultural history of the antebellum period and the world in...
    • 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...
    • Diane Rozas interview, 2000

    • Munson, Audrey; Artists’ models - United States - Biography
    • Diane Rozas dsicusses her book, “American Venus.” She begins by explaining that her book is about model Audrey Munson who was a model for many painters and sculptors. She talks about how Munson’s face can be seen in many statues in New York,...
    • 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...
    • Bradford Morrow interview, 1997 March

    • Stalking - Fiction; Inheritance and succession - Fiction
    • Bradford Morrow discusses his novel, “Giovanni’s Gift.” He begins by explaining that the book is based on a real experience of a stalker harassing his aunt and uncle. He came out to visit them and while he was spending some time trying to catch...
    • Patricia Smiley interview

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Women detectives - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; Consulting firms - Fiction; Business consultants - Fiction; Sinclair, Tucker (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Patricia Smiley discusses her book, “Cover Your Assets.” She begins by detailing the plot of the novel, which is the second book in the Tucker Sinclair series. Tucker Sinclair is a Los Angeles business consultant who must solve the mysterious...

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