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THE CRIME SCENE: “Rural Noir in Crime Fiction,” with Steve Weddle, Greg Barth, and Shawn A. Cosby

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This month, THE CRIME SCENE talks “Rural Noir” with authors S.A. Cosby (Brotherhood of the Blade, THUGLIT #10, #14, and #23) and Greg Barth (Selena, Diesel Therapy, Suicide Lounge).


We talk about things we love, things we hate, and black snakes. We talk about Shawn’s trips to the outhouse. Of course, meth gets mentioned somewhere. We namedrop Jed Ayres for the tenth consecutive episode. Also mentioned are Bonnie Jo Campbell’s American Salvage, Marietta Miles (Route 12), and Nicky Turner. Jamie Mason (Monday’s Lie) and Katie Estill (Dahlia’s Gone, if you can find it), and the TV shows Fargo and Justified. 


The Future of Books

Here’s a fun article from McSweeney’s Internet Tendency  about the future of books.

The Latest from Carrboro Book Beat

Landscapes of Longing, Embrace by Bruce Lader (broadcast 7-5-2010)  In these two volumes of poetry Bruce Lader demonstrates his wonderful ability to bring to life the people, situations and emotions that are the subjects of his work.  With a fine lyrical sensibility and a clean use of language he carries the reader into the heart of his perceiving, from the halls of inner city schools to the myth of Sisyphus and then to the fine sense of a lover’s touch.  Find out more at http://www.brucelader.com/