If you’re looking for an international flavor to your mystery novel reading, here is a list from the mysterypeople blog of Austin’s independent bookstore, BookPeople: http://mysterypeople.wordpress.com/2014/12/04/mollys-top-ten-international-crime-novels-of-2014/
Fans of Texas mystery novels, Ben Rehder has just published his 8th Blanco County mystery novel, STAG PARTY. It appears it’s only available electronically. His Westlake classmate wrote a nice note about it on her blog: http://linda50for50.tumblr.com/.
I recently interviewed Evelyn Martin Anderson, an Austin writer, and Peggy Terry, a member of the Folktales Black Women’s Literary Society, about the recently published autobiography of Essence Magazine written by one of it’s cofounders, Edward Lewis, THE MAN FROM ESSENCE:CREATING A MAGAZINE FOR BLACK WOMEN. To listen to the interview click here:
International best selling author Jeff Abbott came on KAZI Book Review for a live interview on July 6 to discuss his new Sam Capra thriller Inside Man. Inside Man is the fourth Sam Capra Thriller from Abbott, a native of the Austin area and graduate of Westlake High School and Rice University.
Annamaria Alfieri’s novel set in British East Africa in 1911, Strange Gods, has been described as Out of Africa meets Agatha Christie. Learn more about this mystery novel by listening to my interview with Alfieri.
Several authors have discussed the founding fathers and the events leading up to our Declaration of Independence on KAZI Book Review. John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison are among those featured in these interviews. Take a walk through the history of our nation’s founding by listening to these interviews:
Danielle Allen, Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality
Jeff Broadwater, James Madison: A Son of Virginia and a Founder of the Nation
John Ferling, Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry that Forged a Nation
William Hogeland, Founding Finance: How Debt, Speculation, Foreclosures, Protests, and Crackdowns Made Us a Nation
Kevin Phillips, 1775: A Good Year for Revolution
Austin based thriller author Meg Gardiner was interviewed live on June 29 on KAZI Book Review by host Hopeton Hay, Sisters In Crime Heart of Texas chapter board member and writer Gale Albright, KAZI Book Review contributor Tim Chamberlain, and KAZI Book Review intern Zoe Young. To listen to the podcast of the interview click here: