Yes, now there will be five mystery authors featured on the April 12 edition of KAZI Book Review. Interviews with Mystery Writers of America Edgar Awards nominees for Best First Novel, BAD COUNTRY by C.B. McKenzie and DRY BONES IN THE VALLEY by Tom Bouman have been added to the show.
All the interviews with the nominees for the Best First Novel are less than five minutes each. The winner, which will be announced on April 29 at the Egar Banquet in New York city,will be featured in a full length 30 minute interview in June.
Tune in April 12 at 12:30pm CST for my interviews with 2009 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award winner for Best Novel, C.J. Box, author of ENDANGERED, and 2015 Edgar Award nominees for Best First Novel By An American Author Allen Eskens, author of THE LIFE WE BURY, and Ashley Weaver, author of MURDER AT THE BRIGHTWELL. Listen live online through tunein.com on your computer or the app. You can also listen live on KAZI 88.7FM in Austin, Texas or kazifm.org on your computer.
Is the 1997 classic horror movie I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER based on Lois Duncan’s novel? I was delighted to discover that it is. I’m taping an interview with Duncan this Saturday in recognition of her being named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. Duncan, who has written 48 books, is best know for her young adult suspense novels. She made her first sale of a story to the magazine Calling All Girls when she was only thirteen.
I’ve started the morning by reading a novel set in Afghanistan during our war, THE VALLEY by John Renehan. The protagonist, Lt. Black, has been sent to a remote, dangerous combat outpost in the Nuristan mountains to investigate a 15-6, the army regulation for investigating misconduct by a military unit. So far (I’m on page 120), the novel revolves around Black’s less than idealistic view of his place in the Army. He is clearly burnt out and has lost whatever idealism prompted him to go to officer candidate school, but does have a wry sense of humor and a great b.s. detector.
The author, John Renehan left a promising law career in New York to join the army at the age of 34 and served as an artillery officer in Iraq.
Checkout the podcast of the March 29 edition of KAZi Book Review featuring interviews with:
- Harlan Coben, author of the new thriller, THE STRANGER
- Nancy Bilyeau, author of the historical novel THE TAPESTRY
- Julia Dahl, author the Edgar Award nominated best new novel INVISIBLE CITY