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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Stephen Hunter interview

    • Castro, Fidel, 1926- - Fiction; Americans - Cuba - Fiction; Organized crime - Fiction; Casinos - Fiction; Cuba - History - 1933-1959 - Fiction; Havana (Cuba) - Fiction
    • Stephen Hunter discusses his novel, “Havana.” He begins by explaining that this is another book in the series that follows his main character Earl Swagger. He talks about how he wanted to explore the relationship between two men who admire...
    • Nichelle D. Tramble interview

    • African American men - Fiction; Basketball players - Fiction; Male friendship - Fiction; Rape - Fiction; Oakland (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Nichelle D. Tramble discusses her novel, “The Last King.” She begins by explaining that her book is a sequel to “The Dying Ground.” She talks about her main character Maceo who returns home to help a childhood friend. She describes the...
    • 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...
    • Eric Garcia interview, 2004

    • Dating (Social customs) - Fiction; Single women - Fiction
    • Eric Garcia discusses his book, “Cassandra French’s Finishing School for Boys.” He begins by saying how he wanted to write a novel from the point of view of a young woman although he initially had some challenges with getting into...
    • Gigi Levangie Grazer interview, 2003 July

    • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Motion picture industry - Fiction
    • Gigi Levangie Grazer discusses her novel, “Maneater.” She begins by talking about the inspiration for her book and how she takes notes while having lunch with her friends in Hollywood. Martinson asks Grazer to read a passage from the...
    • Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana interview

    • Ozark Mountains - Fiction; Cherokee Indians - Fiction; Frontier and pioneer life - Fiction; Christie, Ned, 1852-1892 - Fiction; Proctor, Ezekial, 1831-1907 - Fiction
    • Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana discuss their novel, “Zeke and Ned.” Ossana and McMurtry begin the interview by explaining how the novel is a dramatization of the Cherokee struggle for independence following the conclusion of the Civil War. The...
    • James Swain interview, 2004

    • Valentine, Tony (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Private investigators - New Jersey - Atlantic City - Fiction; Swindlers and swindling - Fiction; Gambling and crime - Nevada - Las Vegas - Fiction; Card dealers - Nevada - Las Vegas - Fiction;...
    • James Swain discusses his novel, “Loaded Dice.” He begins by explaining that this is the 5th book in the series that follows his character Tony Valentine, who catches people cheating at casinos. Swain says that after September 11, 2001, the...
    • Edna O’Brien interview

    • Ireland - Fiction; Psychopaths - Fiction; Murder victims - Fiction; Serial murderers - Fiction
    • Edna O’Brien discusses her book, “In the Forest.” She begins by explaining that the novel is based on the real events of the triple homicide that shocked Ireland in 1994. She explains how a man abducted a young woman, her son, and a priest...
    • Steven Barnes interview

    • Europeans - Africa - Fiction; Imperialism - Fiction; Colonies - Fiction; Slaves - Fiction; Africa - Colonies - Europe - Fiction; Africa - Fiction
    • Steven Barnes discusses his novel, “Lion’s Blood.” He begins by explaining how he wanted to create an alternative history and switch ethnic roles throughout time. He talks about how he uses the Irish people as a good example of a group to...

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