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Books on the Nightstand published our final episode in July 2016. This is a place for listeners to find old episodes. 

I'm sorry that we don't have show notes for all of the episodes, and that the episodes do not have consistent filenames. Still, we hope you find that the content is valuable enough to overlook those annoyances.

Thank you to all who have listened to BOTNS over the years and for those who are just discovering the podcast. 

Apr 30, 2013

It's Edgar Week! The 2013 Edgar Awards will be presented on May 2nd at the Edgars Banquet. In celebration, I speak this week with Daniel J. Hale, Executive Vice President of the Mystery Writers of America.


Daniel J. Hale is the Executive Vice President of the Mystery Writers of America, the premier organization for...

Apr 19, 2013

We review the stacks of books we wish we could read right now.

Ann and I are always bemoaning all of the books we want to read, books that are piled on our nightstands or bookshelves. If we had unlimited reading time, these are the books we would pick up right now. We thought it would be fun to give you a quick overview...

Apr 16, 2013

This week, we present the Booktopia Santa Cruz talks from Cara Black and Matthew Dicks.

montparnasse    mem imag

It's our final two author talks from Booktopia Santa Cruz, finishing up with Cara Black, author of Murder Below Montparnasse, the latest Aimee Leduc mystery, and Matthew Dicks, the author of Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend,...

Apr 8, 2013

A cool idea for a literary event; keeping up with your favorite author; Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn and Ben Okri's The Famished Road

Short Story Salon

I recently attended a Short Story Salon hosted by Vanessa, one of our BOTNS listeners in Boston. Seven of us got together and each person brought a short story to read...

Apr 3, 2013

Fun bookish events to attend; looking back at The Tournament of Books; and our recommendations for The Rime of the Modern Mariner and Wave.

First the Fun

Square Books in Oxford, MS (which was just named 2013 Publishers' Weekly Bookseller of the Year!! YAAAYYY!!) is hosting Camp Square Books, May 21-24, with four authors,...