On today's episode we will interview Hildur Sif Thorarensen from Norway and discuss her book "Loner." We then interview Joanne Sinchuk former owner and current manager of "Murder on the Beach" mystery bookstore in Delray Beach, Florida.
In this, our 8th full episode, we reviewed our G Book - "Hushabye" by Celina Grace. This was the first in her Kate Redman series. The infant son of Nick and Casey Fullman is kidnapped from his nursery and his nanny has been killed. Casey, a former D list reality TV star is prostrate with grief while her husband Nick is consumed by his business and hardly misses a telephone call. He lets his assistant deal with any and all unpleasant issues.
We reviewed the Thomas Fincham book, "The Silent Reporter." This introduces Hyder Ali, a Muslim man who works for the local newspaper. He discovers that his mentor, Professor Eric Freeland has committed suicide. Hyder teams up with Professor Freeland's daughter to prove that it was not a suicide but that the professor was murdered.
On today's episode we interviewed Katia Lief who wrote "A Map of the Dark" under the name Karen Ellis. We then reviewed the book. Then we announced our next book, "The Silent Reporter" by Thomas Fincham to be reviewed in two episodes. We gave a shout out to a crime fiction podcast-Partners in Crime.
On our 4th Bookends episode, we highlighted another book club located in Lisle, IL, Murder Among Friends. We then interviewed Micheal H. Rubin and talked about his books "The Cottoncrest Curse" and "Cashed Out"
We reported on our attendance at the Baltimore Rock Opera Society's production of "Incredibly Dead", we gave an honorable mention review to Helen Cadbury's "To Catch a Rabbit," and we highlighted another book club, Centuries and Sleuths in Forest Park, IL. We then discussed the books we are currently reading.
A lively interview with author Lauren Carr, who wrote "Ice" a Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery. It was a delightful interview with Ms. Carr who told us how she developed her storyline and also her love of animals featured in the books. Our review and announcement of the next book, "Louisiana Longshot" by Jana DeLeon.
Our second bookends mini-episode. We discussed the book, "I'll Be Gone In The Dark," by Michelle McNamara, which precluded the arrest of the Golden State Killer. We highlighted the East Bay Mystery Readers Group in Oakland, California. Finally, we discussed books we are currently reading. We reminded members to read the assigned book, "Ice" by Lauren Carr which will be reviewed in the next episode.
A review of the 2nd book in our series of A-Z author's names. "Dead Dogs and Englishmen" by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli. 4th book in the Emily Kincaid mystery series. We assigned our C book "Ice" by Lauren Carr, 1st book in the Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery Series.