mystery http://wamc.org en NYPD Red 2 http://wamc.org/post/nypd-red-2 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>When NYPD Red arrives at a crime scene, everyone takes notice. Known as the protectors of the rich, famous, and connected, NYPD Red is the elite task force called in only for New York City's most high-profile crimes. And Detective Zach Jordan is the best of the best, a brilliant and relentless pursuer of justice. He puts professionalism above all, ignoring his feelings for his partner, Detective Kylie MacDonald, the woman who broke his heart when they first met in the academy.</p><p>We welcome <a href="http://www.karpkills.com/">Marshall Karp</a> back to the show to talk about <em>NYPD Red 2</em>, which he co-authored with James Patterson.</p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87722 at http://wamc.org NYPD Red 2 "I've Got You Under My Skin" By Mary Higgins Clark http://wamc.org/post/ive-got-you-under-my-skin-mary-higgins-clark <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Mary Higgins Clark, #1 international and <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author, has written thirty-three suspense novels; three collections of short stories; a historical novel, Mount Vernon Love Story; two children’s books, including The Magical Christmas Horse; and a memoir, Kitchen Privileges.</p><p>In her latest novel, <em>I've Got You Under My Skin</em>, Laurie Moran’s husband was brutally murdered and only three-year-old Timmy saw the face of his father’s killer. Five years later his piercing blue eyes still haunt Timmy’s dreams. Laurie is haunted by more—the killer’s threat to her son as he fled the scene: “Tell your mother she’s next, then it’s your turn . . .”</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:50:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87601 at http://wamc.org "I've Got You Under My Skin" By Mary Higgins Clark The Book Show #1337 - Isabel Allende http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1337-isabel-allende <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Chilean writer, <a href="http://www.isabelallende.com/">Isabel Allende</a>, has written her first murder-mystery.</p><p><em>Ripper</em> takes place in San Francisco and centers on Amanda, a teen sleuth hooked on crime novels and online games. When a rash of killings strikes the city and her mother disappears, she takes it upon herself to investigate.</p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84863 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1337 - Isabel Allende The Book Show #1329 - Scott Turow http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1329-scott-turow <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.scottturow.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Scott Turow</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> knows how to write legal thrillers. The lawyer-novelist has penned bestsellers like </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Presumed Innocent</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Burden of Proof</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>He latest novel is <em>Identical </em>- and while there are lawyers and an unsolved murder, it is a story about the almost mystical connection that binds together identical twins.</p><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 81132 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1329 - Scott Turow "Innocence" By Dean Koontz http://wamc.org/post/innocence-dean-koontz <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In <em>Innocence</em>, Dean Koontz blends mystery, suspense, and acute insight into the human soul in a masterfully told tale that will resonate with readers forever.</p><p>He lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society, which will destroy him if he is ever seen.She dwells in seclusion, a fugitive from enemies who will do her harm if she is ever found. But the bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives. Something more than chance—and nothing less than destiny—has brought them together in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching.</p><p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 81045 at http://wamc.org "Innocence" By Dean Koontz The Ghost of Christmas Longmire http://wamc.org/post/ghost-christmas-longmire <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Spirit of Steamboat</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a holiday tale from the New York Times bestselling author of the Walt </span>Longmire<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> mystery series, the inspiration for A&amp;E’s hit show </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Longmire</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Sheriff Walt Longmire is reading A Christmas Carol in his office on December 24th when he’s interrupted by the ghost of Christmas past: a young woman with a hairline scar across her forehead and more than a few questions about Walt’s predecessor, Lucian Connally. Walt doesn’t recognize the mystery woman, but she seems to know him and claims to have something she must return to Connally. With his daughter, Cady, and his undersheriff Vic Moretti in Philadelphia for the holidays, Walt is at loose ends, and despite the woman’s reticence to reveal her identity, he agrees to help her.</p><p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 80274 at http://wamc.org The Ghost of Christmas Longmire "Through the Evil Days" By Julia Spencer-Fleming http://wamc.org/post/through-evil-days-julia-spencer-fleming <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.juliaspencerfleming.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Julia Spencer-Fleming</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;discusses her long-awaited next book, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Through the Evil Days – a Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mystery</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> — the mystery series set in Washington County!</span></p><p>On a frigid January night, Chief of Police Russ Van Alstyne and Reverend Clare Fergusson are called to the scene of a raging fire that quickly becomes a double homicide and kidnapping. Which is the very last thing Russ needs. Currently he’s struggling with the prospect of impending fatherhood. And his new wife is not at all happy with his proposal for their long-delayed honeymoon: a week in an ice-fishing cabin. The vestry of St. Alban’s Church has called for the bishop to investigate Clare’s “unpriestly” pregnancy. She has one week to find out if she will be scolded, censured, or suspended from her duties.</p><p>Officer Hadley Knox is having a miserable January as well. Her on-again-off-again lover, Kevin Flynn, has seven days to weigh an offer from the Syracuse Police Department that might take him half a state away. As the days and hours tick by, Russ and Clare fight personal and professional battles they’ve never encountered. In the course of this one tumultuous week the lives of the Millers-Kill residents readers have come to love and cherish change forever.</p><p><a href="http://www.battenkillbooks.com/"><em>Julia Spencer-Fleming be at Battenkill Books tonight.</em></a></p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78147 at http://wamc.org "Through the Evil Days" By Julia Spencer-Fleming The Book Show #1321 - Anne Perry http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1321-anne-perry <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Anne Perry’s novels are thought-provoking, atmospheric thrillers which include plotlines that ask soul-searching questions about the moral and ethical values of society both yesterday and today.</p><p>In her latest, <em>Blind Justice</em>, she exposes the vulnerabilities of organized religion, the precarious boundaries of justice and the flaws within the legal system.</p><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 76756 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1321 - Anne Perry Sara Paretsky  http://wamc.org/post/sara-paretsky <p>In&nbsp;<em>Critical Mass</em>, private investigator V.I. Warshawski is asked by her closest friend Lotty for urgent help. Lotty lost most of her family in the Holocaust, and escaped to London in 1939 on the Kindertransport with a childhood playmate.</p><p>When Kitty’s daughter finds her life to be suddenly in danger, she calls Lotty, who, in turn, summons V.I. to aid them.</p><p><a href="http://www.saraparetsky.com">Sara Paretsky</a>&nbsp;is the author of nineteen books, the most recent of which was&nbsp;<em>Critical Mass</em>. Paretsky was named 2011 Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America and she joins us this morning.</p><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 76167 at http://wamc.org Sara Paretsky  “Let It Burn” By Steve Hamilton http://wamc.org/post/let-it-burn-steve-hamilton <p><em>&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Let it&nbsp;Burn </em>is the&nbsp;newest novel in the acclaimed Alex McKnight series by&nbsp;two-time Edgar award-winner and&nbsp;New York Times&nbsp;bestselling author <a href="http://www.authorstevehamilton.com">Steve Hamilton</a>.</p><p>Even though Alex McKnight swore to serve and protect Detroit as a police officer, a trip to Motown these days is a trip to a past he’d just as soon forget. The city will forever remind him of his partner’s death and of the bullet still lodged in his own chest. So he’s more than happy to stay in the little town of Paradise, three hundred miles and half a lifetime away.</p><p>When the sergeant invites Alex downstate to have a drink for old times’ sake, it’s an offer he would normally refuse. However, there’s a certain female FBI agent he can’t stop thinking about, so he gets in his truck and he goes back to Detroit. While there, he’s reminded of something about that last case, a seemingly small piece of the puzzle that he never got to share. It’s not something anyone wants to hear, but Alex can’t let go of this gut feeling that they arrested the wrong man.</p><p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 75982 at http://wamc.org “Let It Burn” By Steve Hamilton