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Clues to My Crime: Steve Israel’s BIG GUNS

Clues to My Crime: Steve Israel’s BIG GUNS

In “The Clues to My Crime,” authors explain the influences behind their latest works of crime fiction. In this installment, former Congressman Steve Israel tells us about what inspired Big Guns, his latest satirical novel, which targets the firearms industry and the Washington political establishment.   Catch 22, by Joseph Heller (1961) A satirical novel […]

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Clues to My Crime: Martin Walker’s A TASTE FOR VENGEANCE

Clues to My Crime: Martin Walker’s A TASTE FOR VENGEANCE

In “The Clues to My Crime,” authors explain the influences behind their latest works of crime fiction. Here, Martin Walker tells us about what inspired his forthcoming novel, A Taste for Vengeance, the latest installment in his Bruno, Chief of Police series, due in June from Knopf. Walker has ten previous Bruno novels to his name, all international […]

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Clues to My Crime: Owen Laukkanen’s GALE FORCE

Clues to My Crime: Owen Laukkanen’s GALE FORCE

In “The Clues to My Crime,” authors explain the influences behind their latest works of crime fiction. In this installment, Owen Laukkanen tells us about what inspired his latest novel, Gale Force, a high-seas thriller out this week from Putnam Books. Laukkanen has written six Stevens and Windermere FBI thrillers (most recently The Professionals), and two YA novels under the […]

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Clues to My Crime: Rob Hart’s THE WOMAN FROM PRAGUE

Clues to My Crime: Rob Hart’s THE WOMAN FROM PRAGUE

In “The Clues to My Crime,” authors explain the influences behind their latest works of crime fiction. In this installment, Rob Hart tells us about what inspired The Woman from Prague, his latest Ash McKenna spy thriller, due July 11 from Polis Books.      BOOKS Six Days of the Condor, by James Grady (1974) A CIA […]

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Clues to My Crime: Jordan Harper’s SHE RIDES SHOTGUN

Clues to My Crime: Jordan Harper’s SHE RIDES SHOTGUN

In “The Clues to My Crime,” authors explain the influences behind their latest works of crime fiction. In this installment, Jordan Harper tells us about what inspired She Rides Shotgun, named one of Booklist’s best crime fiction debuts of 2017, a book about an ex-con who seeks to punish the gang trying to kill him and takes […]

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Clues to My Crime: Bill Loehfelm, THE DEVIL’S MUSE

Clues to My Crime: Bill Loehfelm, THE DEVIL’S MUSE

In “The Clues to My Crime,” authors explain the influences behind their latest works of crime fiction. In this installment, Bill Loehfelm (Let the Devil Out, Doing the Devil’s Work, The Devil in Her Way, The Devil She Knows) tells us about the New Orleans locales and music that inspired The Devil’s Muse, the latest book […]

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Clues to My Crime: David Swinson’s CRIME SONG

Clues to My Crime: David Swinson’s CRIME SONG

In “The Clues to My Crime,” authors explain the influences behind their latest works of crime fiction. In this installment, David Swinson (The Second Girl) tells us about what inspired Crime Song, his second book about troubled private investigator Frank Marr.  Books and music. The two mainstays of my life. My father was a Foreign Service Officer for […]

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Clues to My Crime: Nancy Werlin’s AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR

Clues to My Crime: Nancy Werlin’s AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR

In “The Clues to My Crime,” authors explain the influences behind their latest works of crime fiction. In this installment, Nancy Werlin (Impossible, Extraordinary) tells us about the things that inspired her latest work of YA fiction, And Then There Were Four, a book about five teenagers who learn that their parents are conspiring to kill them.    MONSTER AND […]

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Clues to My Crime: Kristen Lepionka’s THE LAST PLACE YOU LOOK

Clues to My Crime: Kristen Lepionka’s THE LAST PLACE YOU LOOK

In “The Clues to My Crime,” authors explain the influences behind their latest works of crime fiction. In this installment, debut author Kristen Lepionka explains the things that influenced her novel, The Last Place You Look, the first book in a new series about private investigator Roxane Weary.   I get asked a lot about […]

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Clues to My Crime: A. J. Hartley’s FIREBRAND

Clues to My Crime: A. J. Hartley’s FIREBRAND

In “The Clues to My Crime,” authors explain the influences behind their latest works of crime fiction. In this installment, A. J. Hartley (Steeplejack) tells us about the things that inspired Firebrand, his latest work of YA fiction, from Terry Pratchett to rogue hyenas.      THE BRUCE PARTINGTON PLANS: Since the Steeplejack world has a distinctly […]

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