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Book Nook: The Trespasser, by Tana French and Catwise, by Pam Johnson-Bennett


In this Book Nook edition we present two different authors presenting two very different books. Call it a Book Nook double header.

Tana French returned to the program to discuss her latest psychological thriller featuring the Dublin Murder Squad. French is considered to be the First Lady of Irish Crime and this series has become immensely popular. Each book features different investigators and in "The Trespasser" we find a pair of detectives who have been called in to examine what seems to be a fairly open and shut case. The homicide scene indicates that a beautiful young woman has been murdered in her home. The table was set for a romantic dinner. The food was being cooked and then someone had turned off the stove. It must have been a lovers' quarrel, right? They question the boyfriend.

Then things start getting a little bit strange. This case becomes far more complicated than anyone might have thought. We don't find out how this case will be resolved until the very end of this exquisite novel.

In the second portion of the program I spoke to Pam Johnson Bennett about cats and their behavior. If you are a cat person you won't want to miss this one. The author has some wise and insightful things to say about our feline companions. I waited until the interview had ended to reveal to her that I'm a cat man myself. I have eleven cats. Each one of them is unique and truly wonderful.

The Book Nook on WYSO is made possible by six local library systems in southwest Ohio:  the Greene County Public LibraryWashington-Centerville Public Library, MidPointe Library SystemClark County Public Library, Dayton Metro Library, and Wright Memorial Public Library.

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Vick Mickunas introduced the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO in 1994. Over the years he has produced more than 1500 interviews with writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities. Listen to the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas for intimate conversations about books with the writers who create them.  Vick Mickunas reviews books for the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News Sun.