Fri, 1 December 2006
This week, listen to Mark Coggins read an excerpt from his new novel Candy from Strangers. Mark writes the August Riordan series, featuring jazz bass-playing PI Riordan. His books have been nominated for the Shamus and Barry awards and selected for four best of the year lists, including those put together by the San Francisco Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. Of his new novel, Michael Connelly has said, "Ive been waiting a long time for someone to take a fresh look at the private eye novel. Mark Coggins has done it in Candy from Strangers." Take a look at Mark's work here. Also featuring the songs Otto's Vacation and In Praise of Mr. Bennett (hint: not William Bennett). For your amusement, I play bass on the former. Finally, some special fireworks that mark anything but a celebration.