Author and newspaper publisher Rick Outzen explores journalism and crime in fiction with some of today’s most topical mystery and crime authors. A podcast for fans of ripped from the headlines crime stories, political thrillers and tales from the world of journalism.
And the Murders Began: Bruce Robert Coffin
Rick Outzen talks with Bruce Robert Coffin about his police procedural crime novels and his protagonist John Byron.
And the Murders Began: Jim Nesbitt
Rick Outzen talks with Jim Nesbitt about his award-winning, hard-boiled Texas crime thrillers that feature battered but relentless Dallas PI Ed Earl Burch. This is a chance to listen to a great storyteller.
And the Murders Began: Carmen Amato
Rick Outzen takes with Carmen Amato, author of the award-winning Emilia Cruz series, about her writing and her new series that will debut in 2021.
And the Murders Began: Mike Faricy
Rick Outzen gets the scoop from award-winning author Mike Faricy about Dev Haskill and St. Paul, Minn.
And the Murder Begins: R.G. Belsky
Rick Outzen talks with R.G. Belsky about his popular Clare Carlson series, writing and his career in news. They discuss covering serial killers like Son of Sam, the back story of the famous headline "Headless Body in Topless Bar," and the works of Michael Connelly, Sue Grafton and other crime and mystery authors.
And the Murders Began: Julie Smith
Rick Outzen visits with fellow Ole Miss grad and award-winning author Julie Smith, creator of the popular Skip Langdon series.