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The Best of the Book Nook: "Flight" by Jan Burke

Before I began interviewing authors on the radio I had always been an avid reader.Since kindergarten really. I read all kinds of stuff but I never read any crime fiction until I began hosting this program. I found out quickly that's there quite a lot of it and some of it is extremely good. One of my favorite discoveries from 25 years ago was the novelist Jan Burke. Her Irene Kelly series is extraordinary, we did several interviews. 20 years ago we talked about "Flight" which was the eighth novel out of the eleven that she has written so far in that series. I'm not sure if she's still actively writing novels. I Googled her and it looks like her most recent book came out ten years ago.

We had a good conversation in 2001 when she visited our studios in Yellow Springs. We got into a lively discussion that afternoon about the craft of writing crime fiction.

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.

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.