Enclosed are the upcoming interviews on KAZI Book Review through April 27. Of particular note, beginning March 29, at the end of each Sunday edition of KAZI Book Review we will feature a 2-4 minute interview with each author nominated for the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author. Those interviews will be indicated by Edgar being in parenthesis next to it. The winners of the Edgar Awards will be announced on April 29.
March 29, 12:30-1pm - Harlan Coben, THE STRANGER-Fiction; Nancy Bilyeau, THE TAPESTRY-Fiction; Julia Dahl, INVISIBLE CITY-Fiction (Edgar nominee)
April 5, 12:30-1pm - Adrian McKinty, GUNSTREET GIRL-Fiction, Adam Sternberg, SHOVEL READY-Fiction (Edgar nominee)
April 12, 12:30-1pm – CJ Box, ENDANGERED-Fiction; Ashley Weaver, MURDER AT THE BRIGHTWELL-Fiction (Edgar nominee); Allen Eskins, THE LIFE WE BURY-Fiction (Edgar nominee)
April 13, 8-8:30am – Preston Lauterbach, BEALE STREET DYNASTY-Nonfiction
April 19, 12:30-1pm – Sterling Watson, SUITCASE CITY-Fiction; CB McKenzie, BAD COUNTRY-Fiction (Edgar nominee), Tom Bouman, DRY BONES IN THE VALLEY (Edgar nominee)
April 26 – Lois Duncan- Fiction (Selected as a grandmaster by the Mystery Writers of America)
April 27, 8-8:30am – Roger Kahn, RICKEY AND ROBINSON-Nonfiction
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Two novels I’m reading for upcoming interviews: THE TAPESTRY by Nancy Bilyeau and THE LIFE WE BURY by Allen Eskens. THE TAPESTRY, which hits the bookstores on March 24, is a historical novel set in England in 1540 during the reign of King Henry VIII. There is more information on the book available at http://www.nancybilyeau.com.
THE LIFE WE BURY, published last year, is about a college student who stumbles across the truth about a dying, convicted murderer while working on a class assignment to interview a stranger and write a brief biography. THE LIFE WE BURY has been nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America for Best First Novel By An American Author. The website for the author is http://www.alleneskens.com.
Tune in Sunday, March 15 at 12:30 p.m. CST for my interview with Timothy Kuhner, author of CAPITALISM V. DEMOCRACY. Timothy and I discuss the growing influence of money on political campaigns and the role the U.S. Supreme has played in its growth with its decisions on a number of landmark devisions on political campaign contributions.