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Irresistible book recommendations for binge readers

Irresistible book recommendations for binge readers
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Irresistible book recommendations for binge readers

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Episodes

Ashley Weaver – Classic ‘Whodunits’

1/6/2019
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Ashley Weaver is a mild-mannered Louisiana librarian who enjoys creating mayhem in her Amory Ames mystery series, presenting husband and wife amateur sleuths reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s Poirot - complete with country houses, elegant parties and unexpected death. Hi there, I’m your host Jenny Wheeler and today Ashley talks about the tricky relationship between Amory and her playboy husband Milo, and gives her take on why cozy murders are so popular. Six things you’ll learn from this...

Duration:00:22:08

Annie Seaton – Eco-Adventure Romance

12/31/2018
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The inspiration for Annie Seaton’s first fiction was a love letter she received from a teenage boyfriend – written on mauve toilet paper and so long that it took up pretty well the whole roll . . . Fast forward to today and Annie’s a recognised brand in Australian fiction, with nearly 40 romances, time travel and rural fiction titles to her credit. Six things you’ll learn from this Joys of Binge Reading episode: Living the 'perfect life' in the WhitsundaysWhy Aussie rural fiction is so...

Duration:00:43:20

Camille Di Maio – Dual Time Mysteries

12/23/2018
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Camille Di Maio found inspiration for her first best selling historical fiction in a Beatles song - and then had the good fortune to meet the song's composer and tell him about it! Hi there, I'm your host Jenny Wheeler and today Camille talks about how history found her - rather than the other way round - and her latest book, based around the Marilyn Monroe classic Some Like It Hot and with another the ghost in story - the ghost in the Hotel Coronado! Six things you’ll learn from this Joys...

Duration:00:24:25

Robin Oliveira – Historical Bestsellers

12/17/2018
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Robin Oliveira got started writing her first book after she saw a ghost – yes - quite literally! Hi there I’m your host Jenny Wheeler and today Robin talks about the unusual visitation that prompted a lot of questions, and tells what she’d do differently if she was starting out all over again. Six things you’ll learn from this Joys of Binge Reading episode: Why she is obsessed with '19th century glass ceilings'How not listening to the discouragers worked for herThe holy delight of exploring...

Duration:00:23:20

Julie McElwain – Time Travel Mysteries

12/9/2018
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Julie McElwain’s time travel mystery series featuring FBI profiler Kendra Donovan set in 1815 London has been described as ‘Jane Austen meets the Alias TV series.’ She’s made top sci fi and mystery lists every year since the series was launched, with ‘Most addictive mystery” one of the accolades.Hi there, I’m your host Jenny Wheeler and today Julie talks about what working in the world of TV soaps has taught her and why she’s never read Diana Gabaldon. Six things you’ll learn from this Joys...

Duration:00:30:00

Anna Lee Huber – Verity Kent – WWI Spy

12/2/2018
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Anna Lee Huber‘s dark Gothic-themed Lady Darby mysteries have attracted a strong following and won awards, but she’s not one to rest on her laurels. HI there I’m your host Jenny Wheeler, and today Anna talks about her new mystery hero, World War I spy Verity Kent; she explains why she’s also started Gothic Mist, a new romantic suspense series, and tells of the one thing, that more than any other, is the secret to her success. Six things you’ll learn from this Joys of Binge Reading episode:...

Duration:00:23:45

Jessica Fellowes -Mitford Murders

11/25/2018
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Jessica Fellowes’ Mitford Murders mysteries have all it – the famous blue blood sisters, fabulous fashion, murder – and a Downton Abbey style TV series already in the planning. Not surprising when you realize that Jessica is already the author of five best-selling Downton show guides. Hi there I’m your host Jenny Wheeler and today Jessica talks about mixing fact and fiction in her mysteries and how a former deputy editor of Country Life came to write murder mysteries. Six things you’ll learn...

Duration:00:26:27

Tessa Lunney – Kiki in Paris

11/18/2018
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Tessa Lunney’s party girl hero Kiki Button poses for Pablo Picasso in Bohemian Paris in the first book of a mystery series that gently prods at serious questions – like how to be a ‘modern woman.’ Hi there I’m your host Jenny Wheeler and today Tessa talks about why she’s obsessed with 1920s Paris, how her doctorate on war literature helped shape Kiki’s character, and why Harry Potter saved her in the early days of motherhood. But before we talk to Tessa, just a reminder that the show notes...

Duration:00:25:48

Tim Hallinan – Thriller Master

11/11/2018
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Timothy Hallinan’s mysteries and thrillers have made numerous Top Ten Lists for their imaginative verve and humor – and his latest release Nighttown – No 7 in the Junior Bender series, is no exception. Hi there I’m your host Jenny Wheeler and today Tim talks about he’s how an LA burglar came to star in a series which proves bad guys have the most fun, and why writing is better than the best job ever. Six things you’ll learn from this Joys of Binge Reading episode: Why writing is more fun...

Duration:00:27:49

H. Y. Hanna’s Oxford Tearoom Mysteries

11/2/2018
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H.Y. Hanna’s Oxford Tearoom Mysteries starring intrepid graduate Gemma Rose and her cheeky cat, are for fans of TV shows like Inspector Morse and Midsomer Murders, with twisty tales set in classic English villages. Hi there I’m your host Jenny Wheeler and today H.Y. - known to her friends as Hsin Yee - talks about her years as an Oxford student and why food and animals play such a big role in her stories. Six things you’ll learn from this Joys of Binge Reading episode: How HY got started...

Duration:00:32:41

Rennie Airth – War Weary Gentleman Detective

10/25/2018
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Rennie Airth’s gentleman detective John Madden investigates serial killer cases long before the phrase ‘serial killer’ was ever coined, in a police procedural series that paints a riveting picture of a post war Britain in turmoil. Hi there I’m your host Jenny Wheeler and today Rennie talks about having lunch with his hero Graham Greene and why he learnt more from writing a bad book than a good one. Six things you’ll learn from this Joys of Binge Reading episode: How First World War family...

Duration:00:28:24

Helen Brown’s Feline Adventures

10/17/2018
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Helen Brown’s captivating story telling has created an international phenomenon, a family life narrative on the healing power of cats which leavens grief with comedy. Hi there, I’m your host Jenny Wheeler and today Helen talks about the journey which has seen her books published in 18 countries, and explains how a cat became a metaphor for life. Six things you’ll learn from this Joys of Binge Reading episode: How Helen migrated from journalism to fiction The tragedy that brought her close to...

Duration:00:25:38

Sherry Thomas Lady Sherlock Mysteries

10/11/2018
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Sherry Thomas has won accolades for giving Sherlock Holmes a fresh look by taking the famous detective and turning him into Charlotte – a disgraced woman who stays in the shadows and can’t reveal herself. Hi there I’m your host Jenny Wheeler and today Sherry talks about the day she got so mad with an author of a romance she was reading, she decided to write one herself, and about being a best selling USA today romance author. Six things you’ll learn from this Joys of Binge Reading episode:...

Duration:00:28:38

Sarah Barrie – Rural Aussie Mysteries

10/2/2018
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Sarah Barrie’s rural mysteries feature strong women who don’t need rescuing – women very much after Sarah’s own heart. Hi there! I’m your host Jenny Wheeler and today Sarah talks about why city women love reading romantic suspense set in rural Australia, and running a farm while also writing best sellers. Six things you’ll learn from this Joys of Binge Reading episode: Why 'finding your man' isn't the whole answer How 'writing what you know' worked for her The place that most closely...

Duration:00:20:27

Brynn Kelly – Right Woman – Wrong Time

9/26/2018
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Romantic suspense writer Brynn Kelly has reaped high praise with her Legionnaire’s adventure series featuring broken brothers-in-arms who meet the right woman at the worst possible time. Sounds irresistible, doesn’t it? Hi there I’m your host Jenny Wheeler and today Brynn talks about her hot series, the importance of not quitting, and why she thinks she’s got the ideal life. Six things you’ll learn from this Joys of Binge Reading episode: The fun of being allowed to 'make things up.' How...

Duration:00:28:02

Nell Goddin – Mysteries To Die For

9/19/2018
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Nell Goddin’s mystery series set in a small French village reflects her dream life. If she can't inhabit it in the real world, like her readers, she can live in it through her books. Hi there I'm your host Jenny Wheeler and today Nell talks about what's so special about French village life and why indie publishing is the only way to go as far as she's concerned. Six things you’ll learn from this Joys of Binge Reading episode: What Nell loves about writing a series How a childhood holiday...

Duration:00:22:09

Mark Pryor – Hugo Marston Paris Mysteries

9/2/2018
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Mark Pryor’s sharply plotted Hugo Marston mysteries combine the gritty reality of underworld crime with gorgeous Paris settings that revel in French life old and new. Hi there, I’m your host Jenny Wheeler and today Mark talks about reader expectations, the importance of craft, and his recent addition to Hugo’s American embassy network, a transgender security agent. Six things you’ll learn from this Joys of Binge Reading episode: Why adding an alligator made for a more interesting story How...

Duration:00:33:01

Jonathan Putnam – Abe Lincoln Coming Of Age Mysteries

8/25/2018
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Jonathan Putnam’s Lincoln and Speed series brings to life the young Abe Lincoln, as a freshly minted lawyer in Springfield, Illinois, solving murder and mayhem with the help of his own Dr Watson in the form of his true life best friend Joshua Speed. Hi there, I’m your host Jenny Wheeler and today Jonathan talks about re-creating the coming of age years of one of America’s most revered presidents and why he gave up partnership in a prestigious New York law firm to pursue his writing. Six...

Duration:00:31:53

Christine Carbo – Intense Montana Suspense

8/18/2018
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Christine Carbo’s Montana mysteries combine nerve-ending suspense with serious questions of the human heart - like whether frayed lives ever mend, or loneliness ever ends. Hi there, I’m your host Jenny Wheeler and today Christine talks about why the West is seen as a place of personal reinvention in the American psyche, and why she – like Steinbeck – “loves Montana. Six things you’ll learn from this Joys of Binge Reading episode: • How third grade shyness nearly sabotaged her dreams . . . •...

Duration:00:32:47

Grace Burrowes – Best Selling Regency Romance

8/8/2018
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Grace Burrowes is a New York Times best-selling romance author who started out writing for the sheer fun of amusing herself. She’d written close to two dozen books and two million words before she ever thought of publishing anything. Hi there, I’m your host Jenny Wheeler and today Grace talks about why ”the joy of the pen” is its own reward, and being a multiple RITA finalist and author of more than 70 Regency and Scottish romances. Six things you’ll learn from this Joys of Binge Reading...

Duration:00:24:30