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    • Laura Van Wormer interview, 1996 January

    • Trials (Murder) – Fiction; New York (N.Y.) – Fiction;
    • Laura begins the interview talking about her personal experience with the jury selection process and serving as a juror for a murder trial that backgrounds her novel. For the majority of the interview, Laura and Connie discuss the characters and...
    • Tina McElroy Ansa interview, 1993 October

    • African American women - Fiction; Sisters - Fiction; Georgia - Fiction;
    • Tina begins the interview talking about some of the main themes in her novel like sisterhood and love, and freedom and motherhood. For the major of the interview, Tina discusses the characters and their relationships in the novel’s past and...
    • Nicholas Evans interview, 1995 September

    • Man-woman relationships - Fiction; Healers - Fiction; Horses - Montana - Fiction; Montana - Fiction;
    • For the majority of the interview, Connie and Nicholas discuss the main characters and themes in his novel. In particular, Nicholas talks about how the story of the of a real-life horse whisper who “healed” Queen Victoria’s favorite horse prompted...
    • Caleb Carr interview, 1995

    • Serial murders - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Caleb Carr discusses his novel, “The Alienist.” He begins by defining the word ‘alienist’ as a pre-20th century name for a psychiatrist. The novel is set in 1896 New York City, where young men are being forced into mafia-controlled prostitution. ...
    • Nina Vida interview, 1985 April 11

    • Families - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Greed - Fiction
    • Nina Vida discusses her novel, “Scam.” She begins by explaining that her book is about people who are involved in an equity funding scam. She talks the importance of mother-daughter relationships to her novel. She describes rare book thieves and...
    • 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...
    • Nina Revoyr interview

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - History - 20th century - Fiction; Murder - Fiction; Silent films - Fiction; Motion picture industry - History - Fiction; Motion picture actors and actresses - Fiction; Japanese Americans - Fiction
    • Nina Revoyr discusses her book, “The Age of Dreaming.” She begins by sharing the plot of her novel, which follows the character Jun Nakayama. Jun was a silent film star during the early days of Hollywood. Yet by 1964 he is living in total...
    • 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...
    • Hari Kunzru interview

    • Computer programmers - Fiction; Computer viruses - Fiction; Layoff systems - Fiction; Sabotage - Fiction
    • Hari Kunzru discusses his novel, “Transmission.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a man from India who moves to the United States to work for an anti-virus computer company. He talks about the amount of out-sourced jobs in the...
    • Donald Passman interview

    • Government investigators - Fiction; Cryptographers - Fiction; Terrorism - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Don Passman discusses his novel “Mirage.” He begins by explaining that his book is about the United States government experimenting on the public with drugs and hypnosis. The project is called The Mirage, and innocent people are subconsciously...
    • Brad Geagley interview

    • Government investigators - Egypt - Fiction; Egyptians - Iraq - Fiction; Iraq - History - To 634 - Fiction; Babylon (Extinct city) - Fiction
    • Brad Geagley discusses his novel, “Day of the False King.” He begins by talking about the history of ancient Egypt and Ramses IV’s health conditions and concerns. He gives background information about how Babylonian people preserved their dead in...
    • Jacqueline Winspear interview

    • London (England) - Fiction; Arts, English - England - London - Fiction; World War, 1914-1918 - Veterans - Fiction; Women private investigators - England - London - Fiction; Dobbs, Maisie (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Jacqueline Winspear discusses her novel, “Messenger of Truth.” She begins by explaining that this is the third book in the Maisie Dobbs series. Winspear shares the plot of the novel, which is set in London, 1931 and revolves around the sudden death...
    • Matthew Pearl interview, 2003 May

    • Dante Alighieri, 1265 – 1321 – Appreciation – Fiction; Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809 – 1894 – Fiction; Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803 – 1882 – Fiction; Authors – Fiction; Insects – Fiction; Boston (Mass.) – Fiction;
    • For the majority of the interview, Matthew discusses the historical events that background his novel about a series of murders that parallel the punishments and obscene deaths detailed in Dante’s Inferno. Matthew also discusses why he wrote the...
    • Laurie King interview

    • San Francisco (Calif.) - Fiction; Married women - Fiction; Murder victims' families - Fiction; San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906 - Fiction; British - California - San Francisco - Fiction; Women private investigators - California -...
    • Laurie King discusses her book, “Locked Rooms.” She begins by explaining that the book follows the character of Mary Russell who is married to Sherlock Holmes. In the book, Mary and her husband travel to San Francisco where Mary must claim her...
    • Peter Lefcourt interview, 2005 February

    • Reality television programs – Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) – Fiction; Humorous fiction; Reality television programs; California – Los Angeles – Hollywood;
    • Peter begins the interview talking about the impetus behind his latest book that utilizes the main character, Charlie Burns, from his first novel. For the majority of the interview, Peter discusses the main characters and plot points in the novel...
    • Norman Spinrad interview

    • Fantasy fiction, American; Science fiction, American
    • Norman Spinrad discusses his science fiction novel, “Child of Fortune.” He begins by talking about his main character: a young woman who must travel from planet to planet working as a prostitute. Spinrad describes that he decided to write a novel...
    • Denise Hamilton interview, 2003 March 24

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Women journalists - Fiction; Diamond, Eve (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Denise Hamilton discusses her book, “Sugar Skull.” She begins by explaining that this book is part of her Eve Diamond crime novel series. The book’s plot follows “Los Angeles Times” reporter Eve Diamond as she investigates the murder of...
    • Kirk Russell interview, 2005 February 14

    • California - Fiction; Marquez, John (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Poachers - Fiction; Poaching - Fiction; Bear hunting - Fiction; Government investigators - Fiction; California. Dept. of Fish and Game - Fiction
    • Kirk Russell discusses his book, “Night Game.” He begins by explaining that this is the second book in his John Marquez Crime Novel series. Russell shares that in this book the main character, John Marquez, works for a Special Operations Unit for...
    • Erica Jong interview, 1997

    • Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Jewish women - Fiction
    • Erica Jong discusses her book, “Inventing Memory: A Novel of Mothers and Daughters.” Jong tells the stories of four generations of Jewish women in America. Sarah, the matriarch, is born in Russia and comes to the United States and works as a...

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