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  • All fields: mystery
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    • 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...
    • Barbara Neely interview, 2001

    • White, Blanche (Fictitious character) - Fiction; African American women - Fiction; Women detectives - Fiction; Caterers and catering - Fiction; Cooking - Fiction; Detective and mystery stories; North Carolina - Fiction
    • Barbara Neely discusses her novel, “Blanche Passes Go.” She begins by explaining that this is the fourth book in the series that follows her character Blanche White. She talks about how Blanche decides to move back to North Carolina from New York...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Deborah Turrell Atkinson interview, 2003

    • Women lawyers - Fiction; Honolulu (Hawaii) - Fiction
    • Deborah Turrell Atkinson discusses her book, “Primitive Secrets.” She explains the opening scene of the book where her heroine Storm Kayama works at a law firm and finds her uncle dead in his office. She then explains how she allows the readers...
    • 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,...
    • Dr. Stephen Kritsick interview

    • Kritsick, Stephen; Veterinarians - New York (State) - New York - Biography
    • Dr. Stephen Kritsick discusses his book, “Creature Comforts,” which talks about issues of pets. He speaks about the differences between purebred versus mixed-breed pets. He states that mixed-breed pets tend to be more tame and healthier in...
    • 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...
    • 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. ...
    • 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...
    • Joseph Kanon interview, 2005

    • Americans - Italy - Fiction; Mothers and sons - Fiction; Jewish women - Fiction; War crimes - Fiction; Revenge - Fiction; Venice (Italy) - Fiction
    • Joseph Kanon discusses his novel, “Alibi.” He begins by explaining his own travels to Venice and how he knew he wanted to write a story about the city. He talks about Venice’s role in the Holocaust and how he incorporated that into his book....
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Les Roberts interview, 1987

    • Saxon (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Private investigators - California - Los Angeles - Fiction
    • Les Roberts discusses his book, “An Infinite Number of Monkeys.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a private investigator Saxon who helps out his secretary. He talks about Saxon’s loyalty and vulnerability, which make his character...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Lisa See interview, 2003 July

    • San Xia Dam (China) - Fiction; Antiquities - Collection and preservation - Fiction; Dams - Design and construction - Fiction; Americans - China - Fiction; Police - China - Fiction; Married people - Fiction; Policewomen - Fiction; Yangtze River...
    • Lisa See discusses her novel, “Dragon Bones.” She begins by explaining that it is the third book in a series that follows the same characters. She talks about her decision to place the story in China near the Three Gorges and the San Xia Dam. ...

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