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    • Richard Price interview, 1992

    • Police - New Jersey - Fiction; African American teenagers - Fiction; Drug dealers - Fiction; Drug traffic - Fiction; Brothers - Fiction; New Jersey - Fiction
    • Richard Price discusses his novel, “Clockers.” He begins by explaining that his book looks at how children grow up in impoverished neighborhoods. He talks about crime in ghettos and the different techniques police use to catch drug dealers. He...
    • Joseph Wambaugh interview

    • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Police - California - Los Angeles - Fiction
    • Joseph Wambaugh discusses his book, “Hollywood Station.” He begins by explaining that the book takes place in the present day Los Angles Police Department. The book’s plot follows the officers of Hollywood station as they deal with the obstacles of...
    • Edward Conlon interview, 2004 May

    • Conlon, Edward, 1965-; New York (N.Y.). Police Dept. - Biography; Police - New York (State) - New York - Biography
    • Edward Conlon discusses his autobiography, “Blue Blood.” He begins by explaining that he is a detective for the New York Police Force, and that he is a third generation policeman. He discusses several jobs he has had in law enforcement and how he...
    • Lou Cannon interview, 1997

    • King, Rodney; Los Angeles (Calif.). Police Dept; Riots - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century; Racism - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century; African Americans - Civil rights - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th...
    • Lou Cannon discusses his book, “Official Negligence.” He begins the interview by explaining what caused the Watts riots and how the courts ruled against Rodney King. He describes how he was a journalist for the Washington Post and came to Los...
    • Johnnie Cochran interview, 2002

    • Lawyers - United States - Biography; African American lawyers - Biography
    • Johnnie Cochran discusses his book, “A Lawyer’s Life,” coauthored with David Fisher. Martinson begins by sharing that she first met Cochran through the Coro Foundation. She goes on to say that Cochran worked in the district attorney’s office for...
    • 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...
    • Paula L. Woods interview, 2003 August

    • Justice, Charlotte (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Police - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; African American police - Fiction; African American women - Fiction; Policewomen - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Paula L. Woods discusses her novel, “Dirty Laundry.” She begins by explaining this is another book in the series that follows her character Charlotte Justice. She talks about how the city of Los Angeles changes after every political election. ...
    • Robert Crais interview, 2001 July

    • Cole, Elvis (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Private investigators - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Robert Crais discusses his book, “Indigo Slam.” He begins by explaining that this is the 7th book in his series that follows his character Investigator Elvis Cole. He talks about the research he has done, and that he follow police officers and go...
    • Judith Merkle Riley interview, 1994 June

    • Witches - Fiction; Young women - Fiction; Paris (France) - History - Louis XIV, 1643-1715 - Fiction
    • Judith Merkle Riley discusses her novel, “The Oracle Glass.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a network of women in the 17th century who relied on their oracle powers to tell people’s futures. She discusses her job as a professor...
    • 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. ...
    • Richard Lourie interview, 1993 March

    • Chikatilo, Andrei Romanovich, 1936-1994; Serial murders - Russia (Federation) - Rostovskai'a' oblast' - Case studies; Sex crimes - Russia (Federation) - Rostovskai'a' oblast' - Case studies; Serial murderers - Russia (Federation) - Rostovskai'a'...
    • Richard Lourie discusses his book, “Hunting the Devil.” He begins by describing the 55 murders of young women in Russia by a man named Andreĭ Romanovich Chikatilo. Lourie talks about how Chikatilo would lure girls into his home, and after...
    • 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. ...
    • Sonia Nazario interview

    • United States - Emigration and immigration - Case studies; Honduras - Emigration and immigration - Case studies; Illegal aliens - United States - Social conditions - Case studies; Immigrant children - United States - Social conditions - Case...
    • Sonia Nazario discusses her book, “Enrique’s Journey.” She begins by explaining that the book is the true story of a young boy named Enrique who travels from Honduras to the United States to find his mother. Nazario explains that when Enrique was...
    • Mary Morris interview, 1996

    • Detention of persons - Caribbean Area - Fiction; Women - Caribbean Area - Fiction; Caribbean Area - Fiction
    • Mary Morris discusses her novel, “House Arrest.” She begins by describing that her novel is about a woman who gets detained by island police, and the helplessness she feels because she is unable to leave the country. Morris talks about her real...
    • Max Holland interview, 2004

    • Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 - Assassination - Sources; Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 - Archives; United States - Politics and government - 1961-1963 - Sources; United States - Politics and government - 1963-1969 -...
    • Max Holland discusses his book, “The Kennedy Assassination Tapes.” He begins by explaining that his book is a compilation of Lyndon Baines Johnson's telephone call transcripts on the subject of John F. Kennedy’s assassination. He describes the...
    • Joseph Wambaugh interview, 1992 January

    • Fugitives from justice - Fiction; Palm Springs (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Joseph Wambaugh discusses his book, “Fugitive Nights.” Wambaugh describes the characters and the storyline set in Palm Springs, California. He goes on to say that when writing a script, it is character driven, and that the characters are their...
    • Taylor Branch interview

    • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968; African Americans - Civil rights; Civil rights movements - United States - History - 20th century; United States - History - 1961-1969
    • Taylor Branch discusses his book, “Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65.” Branch begins by talking about the assassinations of Medgar Evers and John F. Kennedy in 1963. He talks about J. Edgar Hoover’s tyranny and Lyndon Johnson. ...
    • 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...
    • Thomas Keneally interview, 1995 May

    • City and town life - Fiction; Social classes - Fiction; Irish - Australia - Fiction; Prejudices - Fiction; Immigrants - Fiction; Australia - Fiction
    • Thomas Keneally discusses his novel, “A River Town.” He begins by explaining that his book is about an older man who decides to adopt a troubled young girl. He talks about different methods that police use to solve murders in Australia. He...
    • Azar Nafisi interview, 2003

    • English teachers - Iran - Biography; English literature - Study and teaching - Iran; American literature - Study and teaching - Iran; Women - Books and reading - Iran; Books and reading - Iran; Group reading - Iran
    • Azar Nafisi discusses her book, “Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books.” Nafisi shares what happened in her life when she returned to Iran in 1979 to teach at the University of Tehran. She says she was expelled from the university because...

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