An Evening with Stephen Mack Jones

Join Detroit author Stephen Mack Jones, in conversation with James R. Benn, as we celebrate the release of his third August Snow thriller: Dead of Winter

About the Author:

 

Stephen Mack Jones is a published poet, an award-winning playwright, and a recipient of the prestigious Hammett Prize, Nero Award, and the Kresge Arts in Detroit Literary Fellowship. He was born in Lansing, Michigan, and currently lives in the suburbs of Detroit.

About the Interviewer:
James R. Bennis the author of the Billy Boyle World War II mysteries. A former librarian, he splits his time between the Gulf Coast of Florida and Connecticut with his wife, Deborah Mandel.

 

 
An Evening with Stephen Mack Jones

Join Detroit author Stephen Mack Jones, in conversation with James R. Benn, as we celebrate the release of his third August Snow thriller: Dead of Winter

Posted by Brilliant Books on Thursday, June 3, 2021

 

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 7:00pm
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Dead of Winter (An August Snow Novel #3) Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781641291026
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Soho Crime - May 4th, 2021

Lives Laid Away (An August Snow Novel #2) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781641290951
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Published: Soho Crime - October 22nd, 2019

August Snow (An August Snow Novel #1) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616958688
Availability: Backordered
Published: Soho Crime - January 23rd, 2018

The Black Echo (A Harry Bosch Novel #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781538737941
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 9th, 2021

The streaming series Bosch that Stephen and James mention is based on Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch novels.


The Godwulf Manuscript (Spenser #1) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780440129615
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Published: Dell - December 5th, 1992

Robert B. Parker is best known for his hard-boiled PI Spenser, who starred in nearly 50 novels (as well as several television adaptations).  His close friend Hawk, a Black veteran of overseas combat missions and now a gun for hire, also features in many of these books.


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Robert B. Parker's Bye Bye Baby (Spenser #50) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593328514
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - November 23rd, 2021

Since Robert B. Parker's death in 2010, his Spenser series has been continued by Ace Atkins, while Mike Lupica has created continuations for several other Parker series, including the Sunny Randall and Jesse Stone series.


Robert B. Parker's Payback (Sunny Randall #9) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593087855
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 4th, 2021

Billy Boyle (A Billy Boyle WWII Mystery #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781616953553
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Published: Soho Crime - August 13th, 2013

James R. Benn's bestselling Billy Boyle mysteries are also getting a new installment this coming August!  Road of Bones is available for preorder now.


Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume I (Vintage Classics) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781984899538
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Published: Vintage - April 14th, 2020

Regarding his favorite PI fiction, Stephen says, "Sherlock Holmes, of course, but he's aggravating...nobody likes a know-it-all."


The Mysterious Affair at Styles: The First Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062984630
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 14th, 2020

"Somebody else that was annoying, but brilliant was Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot.  Wonderful stories."


The Maltese Falcon Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780679722649
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - July 17th, 1989

"I devoured anything by Dashiell Hammett."


The Eagle and the Viper: A Novel of Historical Suspense Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250258625
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Published: Forge Books - March 2nd, 2021

"Another great Michigan writer...I would suggest EVERYBODY stock up"


City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062191359
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 10th, 2012

"You can't really classify him as PI fiction, but for crime fiction, Elmore Leonard.  In Detroit, Elmore Leonard is the touchstone for great crime fiction."


The Red Horse (A Billy Boyle WWII Mystery #15) Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781641291002
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Published: Soho Crime - September 1st, 2020

James (on which of his books is his favorite): "I once asked Lee Child how to answer this question, and he looked at me like I was an idiot and said, 'Jim, it's the latest hardcover.  You get the biggest royalty on that.'  So that answer would be The Red Horse."


Evil for Evil (A Billy Boyle WWII Mystery #4) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781569478516
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Published: Soho Crime - September 1st, 2010

James: "I do have a personal favorite: Evil for Evil.  That book was really a journey of discovery."


Sarah Jane Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781641292108
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Published: Soho Crime - September 15th, 2020

Stephen: "He [James Sallis] is another touchstone for me.  Just a wonderful writer.  And he's got his own band, called Three Legged Dog!"

 


Blacktop Wasteland: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250252692
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Published: Flatiron Books - June 1st, 2021

One of Stephen's must-read recommendations!


Bluebird, Bluebird (A Highway 59 Novel #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316363273
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Published: Mulholland Books - August 28th, 2018

Stephen also recommends "Anything by Attica Locke."


Les Parisiennes: Resistance, Collaboration, and the Women of Paris Under Nazi Occupation Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250136015
Availability: Special Order - Check for Availability
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 26th, 2017

James recommends this title, which he referred to when researching his own books.  "It was a total eye opener."


Three Hours in Paris Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781641292580
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Published: Soho Crime - March 30th, 2021

Cara Black, mystery author and French history expert—James promised to ask her to settle the question of whether French police officers were involved in creating Paris' image as a city of romance.  No word yet on the response!


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