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Beware of What You Wish For

Friday, March 14, 2014

This reading by John Lithgow of the classic horror yarn “The Monkey’s Paw,” by W.W. Jacobs, is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Compulsions and Obsessions,” hosted by John Lithgow.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Compulsions and Obsessions

Friday, March 14, 2014

John Lithgow reads you a scary story, and a few magic words from Isabel Allende.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Compulsions

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Guest host John Lithgow introduces two stories about compulsion. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Lee Child on The Affair

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Bestselling writer Lee Child talks about his latest crime thriller, The Affair. Elite military cop Jack Reacher sets off on an undercover mission to solve the mystery of a murder of a young woman in Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Michael Connelly

Friday, December 09, 2011

Michael Connelly, one of the best known writers of detective and crime fiction in America, talks about his Harry Bosch series. In the latest book, The Drop, Bosch has been given three years before he must retire from the LAPD, and he wants cases more fiercely than ever.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Lee Child on The Affair

Monday, October 17, 2011

Bestselling writer Lee Child talks about his latest crime thriller, The Affair. Elite military cop Jack Reacher sets off on an undercover mission to solve the mystery of a murder of a young woman in Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Jo Nesbø on His Novel The Snowman

Friday, August 26, 2011

Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbø talks about his latest novel, The Snowman. It’s the seventh book in his Harry Hole series, about a Norwegian detective. In this story, he’s investigating crimes that appear to be by Norway’s first serial killer.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Senator Bob Graham on Keys to the Kingdom

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Senator Bob Graham, former two-term Governor of Florida who served eighteen years in the United States Senate, talks about his career in politics and his new novel, Keys to the Kingdom, a political thriller about a former Senator and co-chair of the 9/11 Congressional Inquiry Commission who is murdered near his Florida home. Enter Tony Ramos, ex-Special Forces operative and currently a State Department intelligence analyst, who investigates his murder and uncovers a shocking international conspiracy linking the Saudi Kingdom to Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda.

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