Crime Fiction

The Leonard Lopate Show

Using Raymond Chandler’s Own Words, Barry Day Constructs an Autobiography

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Raymond Chandler never wrote a memoir or autobiography, but revealed his personal life in and around his novels, shorts stories, and letters.


The Leonard Lopate Show

Tribute: P.D. James

Thursday, December 04, 2014

P.D. James was known as “the Queen of Crime” for her amazing detective mysteries. She died at the age of 94. You can hear several of her interviews with Leonard here. 


The Takeaway

Here's the Crime-Drama Recipe that Makes 'Serial' So Successful

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Serial podcast combines the juicy details of crime reporting with This American Life-style narration, hooking scores of listeners who don't buy their crime stories at the drug store.

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Dark Materials: Mystery and Noir Writers Confess at Barnes & Noble

Friday, October 29, 2010

When it comes to things that go bump in the night, or things that bump each other off in the night, Otto Penzler is the man. The proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop purveys classic and contemporary crime novels, chillers, and thrillers, but in recent years has also become a kind of anthology Master of Ceremonies, rounding up choice selections in such genres as pulp and vampire fiction. Most recently, he has curated two volumes in Houghton Mifflin’s “Best American” series—“The Best American Mystery Stories 2010” (with Lee Child) and “The Best American Noir of the Century” (with James Ellroy).