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Taking Violence Seriously in a Comic Novel

Jason Miller sits down with Chapter 16 to talk about Red Dog

Prior to Nashville appearances at Parnassus Books and the Southern Festival of Books, crime novelist Jason Miller sits down with Chapter 16 to discuss his new Slim in Little Egypt mystery, Red Dog. The interview is available in three formats: text, podcast, and streaming audio.

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Not the Most Boring Family Ever, Actually

May 19, 2016 Prior to his appearance at the Arts Building in Chattanooga on May 20, 2016, and at Parnassus Books in Nashville the following day, Harrison Scott Key spoke with Chapter 16 about waking up to the understanding that “everybody has a weird family,” and that his own family was pretty near the top of the weirdness scale.

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CIA Redux

February 12, 2016 Mark Greaney’s assassin, Court Gentry, is unremarkable in his physical appearance, and Gentry uses this natural camouflage to his advantage when he goes to Washington, D.C., to find out why his former bosses at the CIA want him dead. Prior to the book launch for Back Blast at The Booksellers at Laurelwood in Memphis on February 20, 2016, Greaney sat for a studio interview with Chapter 16.

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It’s Good To Be Back Home, Where They Want to Kill You

In Mark Greaney’s fifth Court Gentry novel, Back Blast, the Gray Man is back in the USA to get answers

February 12, 2016 Mark Greaney’s assassin, Court Gentry, is unremarkable in his physical appearance, and he uses this natural camouflage to his advantage in the fifth installment of the Gray Man series. Greaney will launch Back Blast at The Booksellers at Laurelwood in Memphis on February 20, 2016, at 2 p.m.

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Through the Eyes of a Child

Only Love Can Break Your Heart wasn’t the debut novel Ed Tarkington had in mind when he first started writing in earnest. But after turning out a very different novel that never found a publisher, Tarkington found his voice by mining his own family’s experiences. The protagonist of the resulting coming-of-age novel, Rocky Askew, is a boy growing up in a fractured upper-middle-class family in southern Virginia during the late 1970s.

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