"No Game for a Dame" is the first book in new series of detective novels that feature Maggie Sullivan, a hard boiled private eye. This book is set in Dayton, Ohio in the late 1930's. The author has had a long career as a novelist. In this interview we talked about the creation of this tough talking gumshoe with "great gams" as well as the rapidly changing world of book publishing.
Christopher Buckley has established himself as one of our leading American humorists, a genuine force for farce. In his latest book, "They Eat Puppies, Don't They?," Buckley has penned another mischievous political satire. He imagines a world where a lobbyist for a defense contractor is working on a project that is so secret he doesn't have a clue what the project is actually about. So he guesses. And he is right!
Mitchell Zuckoff was conducting research for a book project when he stumbled upon a compelling headline from a Chicago newspaper. The dateline was 1945. Zuckoff was so astonished by this newspaper story that he read that day that he dropped everything and began working on what became another book instead; "Lost in Shangri-La: a True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II."
Tom Gallant was inspired to write his novel "The Lord God Bird" after he heard about the reported sighting of an Ivory Billed Woodpecker several years ago in an Arkansas forest. Since this majestic species of woodpecker has been presumed to be extinct this news thrilled many bird lovers. Unfortunately, it probably wasn't an Ivory Bill and the birds are likely to be gone forever now.