Dean Koontz has sold over 400-Million copies of his books, fourteen of which have been number one on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list. Koontz is one of a 12 writers ever to have achieved that milestone, and 14 of his books have been number one in paperback. Rolling Stone has called him America’s most popular suspense novelist.
Koontz won ever more fans with his popular Odd Thomas series. Now, Koontz brings the series to a close with the final book, Saint Odd. He returns to our program for the 20th time!
A former MD-turned-internationally-bestselling author, Tess Gerritsen’s popularity skyrocketed when TNT launched the television series Rizzoli & Isles starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander, based on her bestselling novels featuring the fan-favorite characters of medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles and Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli, which is enjoying its fifth season and heading into national syndication.
Now, Gerritsen returns with her new novel, Die Again, for a case that takes Jane and Maura out of their Boston beats and abroad for a killer whose victims have spanned the globe.
Louise Penny's The Long Way Home, book 10 in the Chief Inspector Gamache series, debuted at #1 on bestseller lists all over North America, including both the New York Times and the Globe and Mail, making it the #1 book on the continent. Minotaur Books has also released a Louise Penny/Gamache Boxed Set featuring the first three books in the series.
Here we speak with her about writing, success in writing, fear and jealousy.
Following The Forgotten and Zero Day, New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci returns with a new thriller featuring military investigator John Puller, The Escape.
As the novel opens, John Puller's older brother, Robert, was convicted of treason and national security crimes. His inexplicable escape from prison makes him the most wanted criminal in the country. Some in the government believe that John Puller represents their best chance at capturing Robert alive, and so Puller takes on the burden of bringing his brother in to face justice.
But Puller quickly discovers that there are others pursuing his brother, who only see Robert as a traitor and are unconcerned if he survives. As the nation-wide manhunt for Robert grows more urgent, Puller's skills as an investigator and a fighter may not be enough to save his brother—or himself.
Patricia Cornwell is the former Director of Applied Forensic Science at the National Forensic Academy; a member of the Advisory Board for the Forensic Sciences Training Program at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, NYC; and a member of the Harvard affiliated McLean Hospital’s National Council, where she is an advocated for psychiatric research.
In 1990, Patricia sold her first novel, Postmortem, while working at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond, Virginia.
In her 22nd Kay Scarpetta novel, Flesh and Blood, the master forensic sleuth finds herself in the pursuit of a serial sniper who leaves no incriminating evidence except fragments of copper. The shots seem impossible, yet they are so perfect they cause instant death.
Archer Mayor, author of the New York Times bestselling, Vermont-based mystery series featuring detective Joe Gunther, is appearing around our region this month reading from and autographing his new novel, Proof Positive.
The Washington Post calls our next guest “one of the most talented crime writers alive.” Tana French is the author of four bestselling, critically acclaimed, and award-winning novels in which she has mastered the psychology of the criminal mind.