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Season 3

15 Jul. 2013
American Voices Standing Up
Book private investigator Frank Debonair discusses his latest investigation featuring new voices in American literature. He manages to discover some of them at the yearly Book Expo America as new voices come from different horizons and work to change the face of the publishing industry. At Book Expo America, Frederic Colier interviews romance writer Bella Andre, author of The Look of Love, as well as newcomer Koethi Zan (The Never List). Frederic also speaks with erotic writer Lisa Renee Jones (Being Me) and the sci-fi sensation Hugh Howey, the writer behind Wool. ...
22 Jul. 2013
Still Young at Heart
Book private investigator Frank Debonair realizes that to become a young adult author all you need is to be young at heart. He talks about his discoveries unveiled at Book Expo America. Host Frederic Colier interviews NERDS series writer Michael Buckley (The Villain Virus), Michelle Tea (Mermaid in Chelsea Creek), and special effects designer Mark White and his charming monster, Gugor, from The Creatures Department, book written by Robert Paul Weston. He also learns everything about the Ice Age with Relic author Heather Terrell. In Book World, Acacia O'Connor from the...
29 Jul. 2013
The Belly of Buddha
Episode #3 "The Belly of a Buddha" (broadcasting July 29, 2013) Book private investigator Frank Debonair shares the ordeals he came across while searching for clues about books dealing with the food industry. In a series of interviews, viewers meet Jayson and Mira Calton, the authors of Rich Food Poor Food as well as Ken Wheaton (Bacon and Egg Man) and Brooke Alpert (The Sugar Detox). In Book World, Jenn Risko from Shelf Awareness, a free e-newsletter about books and the book industry, discusses her website, aimed at providing food for thoughts. In the Pick of the ...
5 Aug. 2013
These Foreign Affairs
Book private investigator Frank Debonair reaches out beyond the borders to authors from other countries and books about foreign affairs, even though he never leaves New York. Interviews include Ann Lee, the author of What the U.S. Can Learn From China, and Lori St John, who talks about how the Vatican helped her save a man's life in Corruption of Innocence. Nancy Kricorian, who was born in the U.S. and is of Armenian descent, narrates the French-Armenian resistance during WWII in All the Light There Was. In the Book World segment, Canadian Marc Lefebvre from Kobo ...
12 Aug. 2013
Men on the Wire
Book private investigator Frank Debonair marvels at stories of courage. But does he have any courage? Does investigating require him to be courageous? He introduces his two guests who do not lack of it. The interview segment includes: Philippe Petit, and his new book on knots, called "Why Not." The book is replete with biographical anecdotes about all his famous climbs: the Eiffel tower, St John the Divine cathedral, The World Trade Center. The second guest is a war correspondent for numerous magazines and a filmmaker: Sebastian Junger, whose book "War" retraces his ...
19 Aug. 2013
Second Thrill Around
Frank Debonair is certain that most people who write and read genre fiction such as crime novels do not know the difference between a mystery and a thriller novel. Frank hopes to clarify this misunderstanding. On a visit to the annual Thriller Fest in NY, host Frederic Colier interviews Michael Connelly, whose new novel The Gods of Guilt will be released in the fall. He also sits down with Joseph Finder, whose novel Paranoia has hit movie screens nationwide. Michael Palmer, author of Political Suicide, takes the hot seat to talk about antibiotics and their increasing ...
14 Oct. 2013
More Thrills Than Frills
In tonight episode, we give the stage to women crime writers. Frank Debonair introduce them as the next best things since Agatha Christie. Recorded at Thriller Fest, 2013, you will meet Gayle Lynds, the co-founder of ITW, Heather Graham, Meg Gardiner, and Laura Caldwell. For the Pick of the Week, we felt obligated to stay on theme with honoring all these hard at work female authors to promote some of the most intriguing releases this Fall. These books are "Troubled Daughters, Twister Wives, edited by Sarah Weinman"; "Seduction," by M.J. Rose; "The Husband's Secret," ...
28 Oct. 2013
French Flair
In this episode, Frank Debonair gets trapped in a nasty French business. He receives a phone call from the French President who laments the fact that he has lost his hat . . . Frank promises to retrieve it. Who could have the audacity to commit such a heinous act? To help him with this task, Frank sends a private book investigator to question the following French related suspects: The PBI interviews: Antoine Laurain, "The President's Hat," a book about the ordeal of the president's hat who happens to lose his hat; James MacNamus, "Black Venus," a fictional rendition ...
4 Nov. 2013
Self Mirroring a Self-Image
Frank Debonair talks about folks that self-publish their life story. Because Frank receives so many cases, he has to be finicky about what cases he finds the most compelling. Below is the list of the best samples he has come across over the last month. The Private Book Investigator, Frederic Colier interviews, Grant Halper Reid, "Rhythm for Sale" about his grandfather Leonard Halper. Missy B. Salick "Claiming Jeremiah," who talks about Donna Mae Depola, "Twelve Tins," a moving account of her life as a victim of incest. The Book World segment will take us to Detroit ...
11 Nov. 2013
Brooklyn World of Books
Frank Debonair talks about the Brooklyn Book Fest. He Interviews: Anabel Hernandez, "Narcotic," a controversial and direct investigation the drug problem in Mexico; Andre Aciman, "Harvard Square," looks into the problem of identity and the becoming of being an American; Ayana Mathis, "The Twelve Tribes of Hattie," tells the story of the Great Migration through the eyes of an unforgettable family. Book World is comprised of Jill Schoolman from Archipelago Books talks about non-profit publishing company. POTW: "BiblioDeath" by Andrei Codrescu. Mircea Cartarescu, "...
18 Nov. 2013
To Be, Not Be, or Be Be?
Frank Debonair addresses the current state of the nation regarding the invasion of computers, and most precisely of the digital technology in our lives. Being himself a man of the Sixties, he has a hard time fathoming what a computer is or even what it is for. Nonetheless, he understands that it is a hot topic giving a wide range of social and research writers new insights and opinions about the becoming of our society. To appease his concerns, you could say to gain clarity, Frank sends the PBI to interview Douglas Rushkoff, "Present Shock;" Patricia Churchland, "...
2 Dec. 2013
Tougher Than Mothers
Frank Debonair talks about alternative voices. What are they in an age when the Civil Rights movement no longer occupies the headlines of news? What are the new trends? What does "coming out" mean? Is it still relevant in those days of gay rights? Can a male writer truly impersonate a female character? What about women who meddle in men's territories, such as war? What kind of writers are they? To find out our Private Book Investigator interviews: Christopher Shinn, about his new play "Teddy Ferrara;" Deborah Copaken Kogan, about her modern version of Harvard "The Red...
27 Jan. 2014
In the Dustbin of History
Frank Debonair talks about History, its weight, how it narration shapes consciousness and society, and above all the stories of many thriller writers. Can history teach us something? Interviews with Steve Berry, Alan Topol, Greg Dinalo, and Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal, and Andrew Kaplan. Pick of the Week is an Anthology Special. Ed. Elena Shubina, "Read Russia;" Ed. Otto Penzler, "Kwik Krimes." Ed. Gardner Dozois, "The Year's Best Science Fiction." Edited David Henry Sterry & R.J. Martin Jr., "Johns, Marks, Tricks, and Chickenhawks."
10 Feb. 2014
People in Strange Lands
This week Frank Debonair investigates the fascination that some crime writers have with dark psychological and existential characters. What does it mean to write about the dark corners of the human mind? Are these new grounds to gain a better insight into our psyche? Do they say something about our nature? Or are they a reflection of society at large? Crime authors Andrew Gross, Mark Rubenstein, T. Jefferson Parker, Linwood Barclay, and Jon Land undergo extensive cross-analysis under Frederic Colier Colier's razor-sharp curiosity. The last Pick Of The Week of the ...

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