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? Monkeys, mostly. We do a bit of an update on our progress with The Familiar vol. 1, talk about the upcoming Mark Z Danielewski live event, celebrate some big new books coming up, and yeah. Monkeys.

Next episode is probably our review of The Familiar vol. 1, Come back VERY soon for that.

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

Play

Booked reviews Disintegration by Richard Thomas – his novel about a drug addicted hitman trying to make sense of his past, and future. Listen up to see what we had to say about it.

Stick around after that madness to hear our thoughts on the Stoker awards, on Paul Tremblay’s upcoming book A Head Full of Ghosts being optioned by Focus Films, and on how Livius and Robb are way more alike than maybe they thought they were.

Next episode is unsure. It all depends on how long it takes us to finish reading Mark Z Danielewski’s new book The Familiar Vol. 1. So, if it’s a long-ass book, next week will be an Interlude. If not, get ready for some Danielewski!

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

Booked. is proud to bring you part two of the recent Noir at the Bar Chicago reading. This episode, you’ll hear from Heath Lowrance and Dan O’Shea. Huge thanks again to Jake Hinkson for organizing the event! After all that, you’ll hear what’s on the horizon for Booked.

Click the author’s picture for their website.
Version 2
Heath Lowrance is the author of: HAWTHORNE: TALES OF A WEIRDER WEST, CITY OF HERETICS, THE BASTARD HAND, FIGHT CARD: “Bluff City Brawler” (as Jack Tunney) and DIG TEN GRAVES. His work has appeared at Crime Factory, Shotgun Honey, Chi-Zine, Pulp Metal, The Nautilus Engine, and others. He has been a movie theater manager, a tour guide at Sun Studio, a singer in a punk band, and a regular donor of blood for money. He lives in Lansing, Michigan.

Version 2
In a little over a year, Exhibit A published three of Dan’s novels: PENANCE, GREEED and ROTTEN AT THE HEART – the last under the pen name Bartholomew Daniels. Exhibit A then promptly went under, making Dan the only writer present to pretty much single handedly put a publisher out of business. He currently working on his next novel and deciding which publisher to trash next.

Next episode, you get to hear what we think about the upcoming Richard Thomas release Disintegration… assuming Robb can get the devil NetGalley to cooperate. And I thought we were friends…

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

Booked. is proud to bring you part one of the recent Noir at the Bar Chicago reading. This episode, you’ll hear from Jedidiah Ayres and Libby Fischer-Hellmann. Also, you get a brand new Booked. News!

Click the author’s picture for their website.
Your Noir at the Bar Chicago mastermind, Mr. Jake Hinkson
Version 2
Jake Hinkson is the author of three novels (HELL ON CHURCH STREET, THE POSTHUMOUS MAN, THE BIG UGLY), a novella (SAINT HOMICIDE), and a short story collection (THE DEEPENING SHADE). In addition, he has written articles and profiles for The Los Angeles Review Of Books, Mental Floss, Mystery Scene, and Noir City. His first collection of essays, THE BLIND ALLEY: EXPLORING FILM NOIR’S FORGOTTEN CORNERS, is forthcoming. His novels HELL ON CHURCH STREET and THE POSTHUMOUS MAN will be released in France in 2015. He lives in Chicago.

Version 2
Jedidiah Ayres was born that way.
From Booked.: Jedidiah is the Stepfather of Noir. Dispensing with the boring publication information first – In addition to his own works: Peckerwood, A Fuckload of Shorts, and Fierce Bitches, he’s edited the fiction anthologies: Dicked, and Noir at the Bar volumes 1 & 2.
Now, Peter Rozovsky is the creator of Noir at the Bar (Jed, anything to say about Peter?) but Jed is arguably the one who got the whole damn global ball rolling. There are regular events in Jed’s own St. Louis, as well as NYC, LA, and Portland, and other events have taken place in more than a dozen other locations.

Version 2
Best-selling crime fiction author Libby Fischer Hellmann claims she’s “writing her way around the genre.” With eleven novels and twenty short stories published, she has written thrillers, suspense mysteries, historicals, PI novels, amateur sleuth, police procedurals, and even a cozy mystery. She has been nominated for: the Anthony (twice), the Agatha, Foreword Reviews “Thriller of the Year” (twice) and has won the Lovey multiple times. She lives in Chicago and claims they’ll take her out of there feet first.

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

Booked reviews At The Waters Edge by Sara Gruen. While some people may tell you it’s about a woman’s discovery of herself and of love, we expose it for what it really is (quoting Livius): “It’s a story of the Loch Ness monster being a couples counselor.”

Stick around after that madness for some talk on the upcoming Noir at the Bar Chicago event, Livius attending old ladies’ book club discussions drunk with a taser, and Booked. attending Mark Z Danielewski reading events. With a taser.

Next episode is our recording of the Noir at the Bar Chicago event. If you attend, it’ll be like the best deja vu ever!

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