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Book Nook: Dance With Death by Will Thomas

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Vick Mickunas' 2021 interview with Will Thomas

Will Thomas made his first appearance on the show to talk about his latest novel in a long running series set in Victorian England. "Dance with Death" is the 12th book to feature his pair of private enquiry agents, Barker & Llewelyn. Don't think for a moment that we are looking at stories that were inspired by those Victorian detectives Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson, These two characters bear little resemblance to those legendary investigators.

This novel is populated with royalty, there are British royals as well as a slew of Russian nobles who are the driving force in the plot. One of the fascinating aspects of this history is that these royal families were so closely related through intermarriage that an English prince could practically be mistaken for his cousin, the future czar of Russia, they could have almost been identical twins.

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