Thursday, May 31, 2012

Tackling Crime in Wartime

This week I posted two parts of an interview I conducted recently with 77-year-old Canadian crime novelist J. Robert Janes, author of a long-running, World War II-set series featuring a thoughtful, pipe-smoking chief inspector of the French Sûreté, Jean-Louis St-Cyr, and his more bullish Bavarian partner, Detektiv Inspektor Hermann Kohler of the Nazi Gestapo. That series seemed to end in 2002 with the publication of Flykiller. But early next week, The Mysterious Press and Open Road Media will bring out the 13th St-Cyr/Kohler adventure, Bellringer. (Mysterious Press is also releasing Janes’ full backlist in e-book format.)

Part I of my interview with Janes appeared on Tuesday on the Kirkus Reviews Web site. Part II was posted yesterday in The Rap Sheet. Check them out when you get a chance.

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