On August 31st we had a fun panel on BookPeople’s third floor, “Tough Guys & Dangerous Dames: A Discussion Of Hard Boiled Fiction” to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Stark House Press and the recent release of their collection The Best Of Manhunt.
Participants were the anthology’s editor, John Vorzimmer, author and crime fiction historian Rick Ollerman, author and owner of the Boss Light bookstore, Tim Bryant, and authors Josh Stallings and Joe R. Lansdale. We may have confused as much as enlightened, but some knowledge was dropped and it was very entertaining. You can replay this fantastic discussion here now!
A few weeks ago David C. Taylor author of the Michael Cassidy series and Joan Moran, who made a crime fiction debut with The Accidental Cuban, came to BookPeople and talked with crime fiction coordinator Scott Montgomery about their books and use of settings. Taylor’s latest, Night Watch, takes place in fifties New York like his other two, and Joan’s starts in Obama ere Cuba. For those who missed it, here is the discussion—
Scott and Chris are back with another episode of Partners in Crime, our monthly crime fiction podcast! This month we discuss Todd Robinson’s hard-hitting debut novel, The Hard Bounce, as well as discussing some of our favorite new releases. Listen and learn, but don’t call us if you need to be bailed out of jail.
In the latest Partners In Crime Fiction podcast, Scott and Chris discuss Books To Die For, a collection of essays from over a hundred crime writers about their favorite books edited by John Connolly and Declan Burke. Our BookPeople mystery experts also discuss the books they would most passionately advocate as well as their latest favorite reads.
Our new podcast, MysteryPeople’s Partners in Crime Fiction, is officially released! The monthly podcast, featuring BookPeople’s own crack booksellers Scott Montgomery and Chris Mattix, is for what we do best: talking about books we love. We’ll discuss trends, upcoming releases, our all-time favorites – all things crime fiction are fair game. For our launch, we’ll be looking at the George V. Higgins classic The Friends of Eddie Coyle, favorite firsts in the genre, and books to look out for this month.