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 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|
||CleanEpisode 26: Christina Hoag||Night in L.A. can be heavy as a medieval cloak or it can sparkle and crackle. It can burn you with its current, protect you or betray you... - -- Skin of Tattoos, Christina Hoag - Christina Hoag is a journalist, nonfiction author and novelist.||9/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: John Gaspard||"I find it puzzling, don't you? The rabbit, I mean. Very puzzling." - As a magician, I am accustomed to people asking me about rabbits... - As a writer, John Gaspard is accustomed to people asking him about magic.||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: Sasscer Hill||The Nikki Latrelle Mystery Novels are set in the high-stakes world of horse racing -- a world Sasscer Hill knows well and captures in vivid detail. - It's impossible to talk about horse racing mysteries without giving a nod to the master,||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: Jane Kelly||I'm so pleased to chat with Jane Kelly, a wonderful writer and delightful human being -- one who just happens to thrive on mystery. - Jane's Meg Daniels Mysteries have always had a lot of heart, but as they've evolved, the series has grown richer.||8/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: Ellen Byron||Today's guest is the multi-talented Ellen Byron. Her Cajun Country Mysteries are charming, funny and lightly romantic -- the perfect cozy capers to keep you turning the pages. - The series is set in Louisiana, a state Ellen loves.||8/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: Duffy Brown||It is such a delight this week to welcome cozy author Duffy Brown. I have been reading (and loving) Duffy since her first mystery, Iced Chiffon, number one in her Consignment Shop mystery series. Endearing characters,||8/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Gay Toltl Kinman||Author Gay Toltl Kinman is my first children's mystery writer, with ten books so far in that arena. But she is also a playwright, a teacher, and an incredibly prolific writer of both fiction and nonfiction. - We talk about so many interesting things,||8/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Emily Brightwell||Today's interview is with the talented and gracious Emily Brightwell. With her charming Mrs. Jeffries series, Emily is the Queen of historical cozies. Check out her website to learn more. And since I will not attempt to get the order right for all her ..||8/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Denise Swanson||I am thrilled to be talking to New York Times Best-Selling Author Denise Swanson. She has two cozy mystery series -- the Scumble River Mysteries and the Devereaux's Dime Store series -- as well as the Change of Heart Romance Series.||7/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Sheila Lowe||- Claudia Rose, the protagonist of Sheila Lowe's Forensic Handwriting Mystery series, is a handwriting analyst -- as is Sheila herself. The stories are the best of both the mystery and thriller worlds: high stakes and plenty of adrenaline,||7/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Gigi Pandian||- With two delicious series going, each with a new book out over the next six months, author Gigi Pandian still managed to find time to chat with me, and I'm thrilled. Her adventure-filled mysteries are among my favorite series.||7/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Jessie Chandler||I've been a fan of Jessie Chandler's capers since I picked up Pickle in the Middle Murder on a whim. C'mon, murder in the privies at a Renaissance Faire? This wench was all over that! - Her latest retains the fun and furious pace of her earlier novels...||7/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
This podcast has quickly become my go-to destination to hear great mystery writers talk about their work and their process. I'm a fledgling mystery writer myself and Laura Brennan asks the kinds of questions that are also on my mind. No doubt readers will also find the interviews fascinating. This podcast makes me feel like I'm part of a riveting conversation on my favorite topic--mysteries!
Absolutely fascinating insights into the process of writing and the possible layers of reading these mysteries. Laura asks brilliant questions and peels back the curtain on these stories so we see the literary depths that are possible in mystery. It's thrilling!
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!