Great Guest-blog month continues: Charles Finch and Nick Stone

This week’s guest bloggers occupy vastly different places on the crime fiction spectrum. Tomorrow we’ll meet Charles Finch, a young American author clearly comfortable with the Victorian England setting he’s chosen for his new mystery series, which began with A BEAUTIFUL BLUE DEATH. It’s a delightful throwback to more traditionally-bent tales and I can’t wait to see what happens next with nobleman detective Charles Lenox and his lovely sidekick, Lady Jane.

Then on Wednesday, Nick Stone steps up to blog. I read his books in reverse, starting with the Max Mingus prequel KING OF SWORDS that is just out in the UK now, and I knew instantly that this was one of the most vivid, scary thrillers I’ve read in quite a while. His debut MR. CLARINET, set 15 years later, was a big hit in the UK last year and is just out in the US now. In other words, Stone gets to debut twice, which is pretty cool if you think about it.

Enjoy the show and see you Thursday.