Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Mystery Writers Talk Crime in the City

The past few summers, NPR's Morning Edition has broadcast the series "Crime in the City," featuring interviews where crime writers talk about the locale of their mysteries. Here are just a few from the complete list to date, which you can still listen to online:

Taking On Crime In A Racially Divided D.C. - George Pelecanos (08/02/2011)
Sun Valley Sheriff Finds Murder On The Mountain - Ridley Pearson (08/10/2010)
Stephanie Plum: Trenton's Scrappy Bounty Hunter - Janet Evanovich (08/09/2010)
Hunting 'Prey' On The Streets Of The Twin Cities - John Sandford (07/31/09)
A Conspiracy Around Every Corner In Baldacci's D.C. - David Baldacci (07/27/09)
Probing The Psyche Of Glasgow's Mean Streets - Denise Mina (08/11/08)
Joe Wambaugh: The Writer Who Redefined LAPD - Joseph Wambaugh (07/18/08)
Parker Explores The Shadows Of Boston's Back Bay - Robert B. Parker (07/11/08)
Real People Inhabit Connelly's Fictional L.A. - Michael Connelly (08/24/07)
Laura Lippman's Baltimore: Loving a Flawed Place - Laura Lippman (08/23/07) 

Related links:
Complete SPENSER by Robert B. Parker
Complete LUCAS DAVENPORT by John Sandford
Complete HARRY BOSCH by Michael Connelly
Complete STEPHANIE PLUM by Janet Evanovich
150+ Mystery Series: 1841-2010

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Die Laughing: Funny Crime and Mystery Fiction


A woman with a complicated past returns home to become the small town's new sheriff. Best Mann For The Job is by the writer/artist team of Chris and Erica Well. Read it from the beginning at Watch the trailer on YouTube.