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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. 

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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 authors and fans of mystery and crime fiction. I spoke with Dan about the history of the Edgars, what they represent, and what they mean to the winners. I had a great time talking with Dan, and I hope you enjoy the interview. If you receive this by email, the link to listen is at the bottom of the email.

The complete list of Edgar nominees is here: You'll recognize several of the nominees, I think, including Booktopia Vermont 2013 author Chris Pavone's The Expats. It's no secret that Michael and I are rooting for him.

As I mentioned, I will be reading and blogging all five of the Short Story nominees. That blog post will go live on Friday, May 3rd, and you can access it by clicking the "Project Short Story" tab at the top of this page.

Charm School   Watchers

As always, we ask our guests to recommend two books that they can't wait for us to read. Dan's suggestions: The Charm School by Nelson DeMille and Watchers by Dan Koontz. Both great choices, and Watchers is a personal favorite of mine as well.

Michael and I will be back next week with a regular episode. Happy reading!