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Book Nook: Dead Girl Blues, by Lawrence Block


Will anybody ever know us completely? Is it possible to admit everything about oneself? Aren't there always things one feels are impossible to reveal? Embarrassing things? Weird thoughts? Scary desires?

In his new novel "Dead Girl Blues" Lawrence Block takes readers inside the mind of a sociopath. Our narrator is recording his personal history and his secrets on his computer. He doesn't know what he'll be doing with this material but he feels compelled to spill out some very dark thoughts. This man is living a quiet life now in Lima, Ohio. He's a family man, a well-respected member of a conservative community. He's also a murderer and a fugitive from justice.

Lawrence Block has written hundreds of books over a career that has spanned six decades. "Dead Girl Blues" might be his most astounding and memorable work yet.

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.