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Aug 13, 2008

Today's show is all about mysteries.

  • First, we solve a common mystery: is that book a mystery, or is it suspense?
  • Next, we talk about three great mysteries that will keep you guessing:
    • Black and White and Dead All Over by John Darnton is set in the newspaper world, and teams up a young cop with a rebellious reporter to find out who killed a high-powered editor.
    • In Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn, a newspaper reporter must return to her hometown to write about the murder of a young girl and the disappearance of another; meanwhile, she must face some demons from her past and dig up some family secrets.
    • Mind's Eye is the first book in Hakan Nesser's series featuring Chief Inspector Van Veeteren. One morning, Janek Mitter wakes up surrounded by empty wine bottles, and finds his wife dead in the bathtub. Did he murder her? Van Veeteren is on the case ...

Lastly, two new books we can't wait for you to read: Tethered by Amy MacKinnon, and Still Waters by Nigel McCrery. Listen in to hear why you should search out these new mysteries.

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