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Best of the Book Nook: The Assassin, by Clive Cussler


Clive Cussler, who died last month, was a publishing legend. Over the course of his long career Clive Cussler sold over 100 million books. Not bad, for a guy who had to resort to trickery to obtain his first publishing contract.

Cussler was immensely prolific and would often produce a book every 3 months. They were not meant to be great literature. His intent was clear; he wished to entertain his readers. In 2015 his publicist suggested that I might want to interview him. So I did. He was affable, and pleasant, and very down to earth. Here's a special segment of the program as we remember Clive Cussler.

The Book Nook on WYSO is presented by the Greene County Public Library with additional support from Washington-Centerville Public Library,  Clark County Public LibraryDayton Metro Library, and Wright Memorial Public Library.

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.