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    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • Sonya Sones interview, 2006

    • Dating (Social customs) - Fiction; Love - Fiction; Novels in verse
    • Sonya Sones discusses her book, "What My Mother Doesn't Know." The story is about a Jewish teenage girl, Sophie, who is 14.5 years old. Sophie has two friends named Rachel and Grace and have been friends with them since the third grade. Sophie...
    • 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...
    • 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. ...
    • Sidney Sheldon interview, 1980 June 06

    • Women lawyers - Fiction; Public prosecutors - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Sidney Sheldon discusses his book, “Rage of Angels.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a young woman who is a criminal lawyer for the mafia. He talks about the thorough research that he did for the book and how he got to interview...
    • Kate Phillips interview, 1996

    • Older people - Fiction; Older women - Fiction
    • Kate Phillips discusses her novel, “White Rabbit.” She begins by explaining that the book is told from the point of view of an 88-year-old woman Ruth. The book takes place in the span of 24 hours, but shows many flashbacks from Ruth’s younger...
    • Persia Woolley interview, 1990

    • Guenevere, Queen (Legendary character) - Fiction; Arthurian romances - Adaptations; Queens - Great Britain - Fiction
    • Persia Woolley discusses her novel, “Queen of the Summer Stars.” She begins by explaining that this book is the second installment of her trilogy about Queen Guenevere. She talks about how she tried to write the book as historical fiction, not...
    • Jacqueline Winspear interview

    • London (England) - Fiction; Dobbs, Maisie (Fictitious character) - Fiction; World War, 1914-1918 - Veterans - Fiction; Women private investigators - England - London - Fiction
    • Jacqueline Winspear discusses her book, “Maisie Dobbs.” She begins by discussing the book’s plot. She explains that the protagonist, Maisie Dobbs began her working life at the age of thirteen as a servant in a mansion, only to be discovered reading...
    • Mary Rourke interview, 2006

    • Jesus Christ. - Miracles - Fiction; Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint. - Fiction; Herod Antipas, Tetrarch of Galilee - Fiction; Women in the Bible - Fiction; Galilee (Israel) - History - Fiction
    • Mary Rourke discusses her novel, “Two Women of Galilee.” She begins by explaining how she decided to write Biblical fiction after reading about women who were hardly mentioned in the New Testament. She introduces her main character Joanna, who...
    • John Connolly interview, 2004 May

    • Islands - Fiction; Violence - Fiction; Maine - Fiction
    • John Connolly discusses his novel, “Bad Men.” He begins by explaining how he was inspired by folktales and legends that he learned growing up in Ireland. He talks about how he read an article about fortified islands off the coast of Maine and...
    • T.C. Boyle interview, 1998

    • United States - Social life and customs - 20th century - Fiction
    • T.C. Boyle discusses his book, “T.C. Boyle Stories: The Collected Stories of T. Coraghessan Boyle.” The book contains over seventy short stories that cover love, death, and everything in between. Boyle says that his early stories were wild and...
    • 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...
    • Paul Mandelbaum interview, 2005

    • Monk, Thelonious - Influence - Fiction; Single women - Fiction; Conduct of life - Fiction
    • Paul Mandelbaum discusses his book, “Adriane on the Edge.” He begins by explaining that this book is a sequel to his 2004 novel, “Garrett in Wedlock.” He talks about how he draws heavily on stories that his friends have told him, and gives...
    • Peter Shaw interview, 1994 September

    • American literature - 19th century - History and criticism - Theory, etc.; Criticism - United States - History - 20th century; Literature and history - United States
    • Peter Shaw discusses his book, “Recovering American Literature.” He begins by explaining the different ways in which readers and critics interpret literature. He talks about several works from important American authors such as, “The Scarlet...
    • Paul Boor interview, 2008

    • Disease Outbreaks - Popular Works; Bioterrorism - Fiction
    • Paul Boor discusses his novel, “The Blood Notes of Peter Mallow.” He begins by explaining that he works in a toxic biochemical lab and decided to give his main character the same career. He talks about the decrease in funding for biochemists. He...
    • Catherine Coulter interview, 2003

    • United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation - Fiction; Sherlock, Lacey (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Savich, Dillon (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Government investigators - Fiction
    • Catherine Coulter discusses her novel, “Blindside.” She begins by explaining that the book is about a young boy who is kidnapped and how he escapes. She talks about how this is the eighth novel in the series that involves the Federal Bureau of...
    • John Clute interview, 1996

    • Science fiction - Dictionaries
    • John Clute discusses his book, “The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction: An Illustrated A to Z.” He begins by explaining the differences between the genres of science fiction and fantasy. He describes that many writers look backwards to ancient...
    • Lionel Rolfe interview, 1998

    • Rolfe, Lionel, 1942-; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Journalists - California - Biography
    • Lionel Rolfe discusses his autobiography, “Fat Man on the Left: Four Decades in the Underground.” He begins by explaining that he spent his early years growing up in California. He talks about how a PBS television movie was done on his family,...

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