By Laura Brennan
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Interviews with authors of mystery novels, from thrillers to cozies and everything in between. Host: Laura Brennan. Show notes and transcripts are available at http://DestinationMystery.com
||CleanEpisode 51: Steve Goble||Spider John Rush resigned himself to the hard truth--he was returning to a world of cut and thrust, hide and pounce, blood and smoke, pitch and tar. - He had been foolish to think of leaving that world; Spider John belonged in no other. -||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 50: Kellye Garrett||The copy was straight to the point. Wanted: Information on the hit-and-run murder of Haley Joseph. Tuesday, August 18th, 11:30 p.m., Vermont Ave near Hillside St. And across the bottom, right over her press-on French manicure, $15,000 reward. -||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 49: Melinda Snodgrass||I looked out the plane’s window at Los Angeles, and it looked like any other airport. No palm trees in evidence. No movie stars strolling across the tarmac toward private jets. No surfboards. The only difference between LAX and LaGuardia was the lack o.||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 48: Frankie Bow||Inside the navy-blue Victorian house two blocks off Main Street, four women sat around a sturdy kitchen table. - As you watched them chatting and sipping sweet tea, you might assume you were observing a church committee or a quilting circle. -||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 47: Leslie Karst||“Papà.” I looked into my father’s eyes, deep blue and set off by leathery skin and rows of wrinkles—the result of age, but also a lifetime of long hours in fishing boats out in the sun. “Oh, Papà,” I said again and then started to cry. -||6/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 46: DV Berkom||Leine checked her watch as she waited for the target to emerge from the concrete block building. Practical as only Soviet-style architecture could be, nevertheless the crumbling façade gave the impression of faded power,||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 45: Nupur Tustin||The faint breeze from the open window carried the sound of the Burgermeister's rich baritone singing the arpeggios Haydn had assigned him: "Do Mi So Mi Do." In the distance, he could hear the soft, melodious strains of the barber-surgeon's violin.||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 44: Anne Louise Bannon||Honoria took the cloche off and shrugged off the coat with the white fox collar, laying them on one of the small tables flanking the door. She sniffed. Thanks to the croup, her sense of smell was still off. Yet something did not smell right.||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 43: Tom Sawyer||Given the stuff on TV at the time, and especially conditioned by the dreck on which I'd been working for the past few years, I really didn't expect much. But, alone in that room, within a few minutes I was convinced that finally,||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 42: Valerie C. Woods||To begin, let me clear up a few things. J. Dyanne does not communicate with little moon aliens or Martians. She does not have a crystal ball, nor was she responsible for the outcome of the last presidential election.||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 41: Holly Tucker||Alone, Pontchartrain inspected the black case. It was secured with not one but two sets of wax seals imprinted with La Reynie's official insignia. Pontchartrain cracked open the brittle seals with a small knife and inserted the key into the lock...||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 40: Jenny Milchman||My husband wasn't in bed with me when I woke up that January morning. The mid-winter sky was bruised purple and yellow outside the window. I shut bleary eyes against light that glared and pounded. A second later I realized my toes weren't burrowing int...||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 39: Virginia Zimmerman||For ten years, my father's furniture and books lurked in the study he abandoned. I don't remember a time when we thought he might come back, but his belongings were like a bookmark, holding a place in our lives... - -- Virginia Zimmerman,||2/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 38: Nancy G. West||Not every city has a river running through it. And not many women plan a rendezvous at a San Antonio River Walk hotel during Fiesta Week after years of self-imposed celibacy. I was about to make history. - -- Nancy G. West, River City Dead - -||2/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 37: Eleanor Kuhns||When Will Rees finally arrived home, much later than he'd expected, he found his sister Caroline in the front parlor. Again. Since Rees and his wife Lydia had returned from Salem several weeks ago, Caroline visited often and always with the same demand...||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 36: Frankie Y. Bailey||Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 5:47 A.M. - After the storm passed, in the chilly hour before dawn, the last of the "space zombies" found their way back to their nest in the derelict house. - From his command post,||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 35: Maggie King||If only I could learn to say no, I wouldn't be perched on a barstool in a redneck bar, breathing secondhand smoke and pretending to flirt with men sporting baseball caps and Confederate bandanas, their eyes riveted on my Victoria's Secret-enhanced clea...||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 34: Sally Wright||When I was lying in the hospital three months or so ago, after the boys and their children had gone home, Alan came back and kissed my forehead and said, "It's time you wrote it down..." - I didn't have to ask what he meant... -- Sally Wright,||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 33: Dennis Palumbo||The last time I saw Lisa Campbell, she was naked. It was almost thirty years ago, when I was in junior high and she was the latest Hot Young Thing, smiling invitingly at me -- and thousands of other lonely guys -- from the pages of Playboy Magazine...||11/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32: Ellen Kirschman||Randy Alderson Spelling looks more like a girl than a woman. So tiny she's nearly lost in the cushions of my office couch. Her legs jut out over the floor until she scoots forward and places her feet squarely on the ground...||11/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31: Leslie Budewitz||The Market is not a quiet place. Thousands of people stroll the streets and sidewalks, chattering and calling to each other... Street musicians sing and play guitars... Vendors proclaim their wares, and customers barter for better prices on beans and b...||11/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30: Vicki Delany||I ran up the steps and opened the door. The delicious scents of freshly baked bread, warm pastry, ginger, and cinnamon washed over me. I took a deep breath. Heaven, I sometimes thought, must smell like Vicky's bakery... - -- Vicki Delany,||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29: Jessica Estevao||It was entirely my own fault, of course. I know better than to ignore the voice. At least I always do in retrospect... - -- Jessica Estevao, Whispers Beyond the Veil - Jessica Estevao has launched a terrific new series with Whispers Beyond the Veil....||10/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28: Alexia Gordon||She grabbed a paperweight and faced the large man, drawing back her arm. "I'm warning you. I was starting pitcher in the Girls' State Fastpitch Softball Championships." - The man laughed, rich and throaty. "Go ahead. Throw it." -||10/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27: Nancy Cole Silverman||My name is Carol Childs. I'm a reporter... And now, right in front of me was exactly what I needed, a damn good story. - -- Shadow of Doubt, Nancy Cole Silverman - Nancy Cole Silverman worked both on the air and behind the scenes in radio,||10/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Laura Brennan is the Bomb! ;-)
Laura is such a fabulous story expert and so able to brilliantly articulate her keen insights! That, and she’s a delightful person - and so easy on the ears! If you’re a mystery fan - or even “just” a writer ;-) you’ll want to subscribe to this great podcast!
The Game Is Afoot!
Great podcast for both mystery readers and writers. What a fantastic way to discover new authors, and hear your favorites share fascinating insights about their grisly trade. Smart interviews by someone who clearly loves the genre. Can't wait for the next episode!
Great for Mystery Readers and Writers Alike
Mystery readers and writers will love this podcast, which deftly explores worlds of the novels and the writerly craft behind them. After listening to the first two episodes, I went out and bought the authors’ books. I can’t wait to read them, and I can’t wait for more episodes!
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