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Booked. is proud to bring you part two of the recent Noir at the Bar Chicago reading. This episode, you’ll hear from Lori Rader-Day and Eric Beetner

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Lori Rader-Day’s debut mystery, The Black Hour (Seventh Street Books, 2014), received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal and was a finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award. Her second mystery, Little Pretty Things, was released this July. Her short stories have appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Time Out Chicago, Good Housekeeping, and others. She lives in Chicago with her husband and spoiled dog and is active in the Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter and a member of Sisters in Crime and International Thriller Writers.

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Eric Beetner is the author of over a dozen novels, three already this year including The Year I Died Seven Times, Over Their Heads and Rumrunners with three more books due out this year. His work has been praised by Megan Abbott, John Rector, Scott Phillips, Hilary Davidson and many more. Joe Lansdale once tweeted “Good Stuff” after reading one of Eric’s books. Both his wife and his mother refuse to read his work because it’s too dark. He lives in Los Angeles where he contributes to the death of reading by working in the TV industry. He’s been the host of Noir at the Bar L.A. for past four years.

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Next episode: we’re not sure. But there will be one next week, so keep coming back. It works if you work it, girl.

Until then, check out us talking on these other fine podcasts:
CrimeWAV: Nick Mamatas reads Thy Shiny Car in the Night
This Is Horror: Episode 19 – Hannibal Season Two Recap
Books Beer and Bullshit – On Podcasting

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Booked. is proud to bring you part one of the recent Noir at the Bar Chicago reading. This episode, you’ll hear from John Weagley, Carmen Jaramillo and Josh K Stevens

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John Weagly’s short crime fiction has been nominated for the Derringer Award 5 times, winning one in 2008, and has been nominated for a Spinetingler Award. As a playwright, his short plays have received over 100 productions by theaters around the world.

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Carmen Jaramillo is a Minnesota born-and-raised amateur writer. Her short fiction has appeared at Flash Fiction Offensive, Crime Factory Magazine, Shotgun Honey, and forthcoming in Akashic Books’ “Mondays are Murder web series.” She is slashing-and-burning her way through a novel.

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Growing up on the mean streets of suburban Illinois prepared Josh K Stevens for the pulp genre. While he has been published in several zines, websites, and has a non-fiction piece in an anthology, His premiere work, Bullets are my Business, was published as an e-reader exclusive in 2012 and his sophomore work, Scratch the Surface is available now. The final two books from the Deuce Walsh Trilogy, will be available on July 28 and October 28.

Next episode, the second half of Noir at the Bar Chicago.

Until then, check out us talking on these other fine podcasts:
CrimeWAV: Nick Mamatas reads Thy Shiny Car in the Night
This Is Horror: Episode 19 – Hannibal Season Two Recap
Books Beer and Bullshit – On Podcasting

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Booked. interviews Rob Hart! Rob is the author of New Yorked, the class director at LitReactor, a publisher at Mysteriouspress.com, and that guy who makes us all look bad because he keeps achieving so hard.

Rob came on to talk about his book, New York, publishing, and surprisingly not whiskey, though it is for sure a shared passion of his and Robb’s.

Be sure to check out our review of New Yorked, and Robb’s appearance on Unprintable!
Booked. reviews New Yorked!
Robb vs LitReactor!

Next episode we bring you our recording of Noir at the Bar Chicago 3! We’ll be at Silvie’s Lounge with a pile of Chicago badassery, bringing you the down and dirty stories you love. Come back for that, and more of our Lazy Summer of Podcasting!

Until then, check out us talking on these other fine podcasts:
CrimeWAV: Nick Mamatas reads Thy Shiny Car in the Night
This Is Horror: Episode 19 – Hannibal Season Two Recap
Books Beer and Bullshit – On Podcasting

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Booked. interviews Paul Tremblay: author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Swallowing a Donkey’s Eye, and of the story Scenes from the City of Garbage and the City of Clay in the Booked. Anthology!

Paul came on to talk about the Ghosts book, horror, and really anything else we subjected him to, because he’s that fucking nice!

Paul has been making the rounds lately, you can find him tearing it up over at This Is Horror, and be sure to head back to our earlier episodes with Paul as well:
This Is Horror #47 interview Part One
This Is Horror #49 interview Part Two
Booked. #101 Swallowing A Donkey’s Eye review August 2012
Booked. #103 Paul Tremblay Interview August 2012
Booked. #125 Gun Machine review January 2013
Booked. #258 A Head Full of Ghosts review June 2015

Next episode is our interview with New Yorked author Rob Hart! Finally we’ll find out if he named the book in honor of our humble podcast. We’re guessing so. Right?

Until then, check out us talking on these other fine podcasts:
CrimeWAV: Nick Mamatas reads Thy Shiny Car in the Night
This Is Horror: Episode 19 – Hannibal Season Two Recap
Books Beer and Bullshit – On Podcasting

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Booked. brings you an Interlude episode! What’s that? We didn’t read and aren’t reviewing a book for you this time around. Instead, we have a list of topics that we’re going to inundate you with instead.

What kinds of topics? EL James, mostly. Cyberbullying. Brandon Tietz. Noir at the Bar. Hannibal. The usual melange of randomness that comes from an interlude. And guess what: You’re gonna love it!

Next episode is an interview. Probably with rising star, and super tall man Paul Tremblay. Don’t miss that shit.

Until then, check out us talking on these other fine podcasts:
CrimeWAV: Nick Mamatas reads Thy Shiny Car in the Night
This Is Horror: Episode 19 – Hannibal Season Two Recap
Books Beer and Bullshit – On Podcasting