There is something about the summer. The trees burst forth in hues of emerald green and glimmer in the sun. It feels a little like everything slows down, but in truth all is still hopping as usual. This month’s issue is a little like summer, shiny with emerging beauty, and hopping as usual.
To begin, Clay Stafford reached across the Atlantic for our cover story interview with French author, Éric Faye. Clay was fascinated with his most recent work, Nagasaki, a compelling story about relationships, solitude, and modern life, and the translation process itself. Clay interviewed Faye, who earned the Academie Francaise Grand Prix for Nagasaki, as well as Emily Boyce, the translator from Gallic Books about what books are chosen for translation, why, how it works, and how one becomes a translator in the first place. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with his story.
In our column “Under the Microscope”, we introduce a new doctor to the magazine, Dr. Mike Tabor, the chief forensic odontologist for the State of Tennessee Office of the Medical Examiner. For folks unfamiliar with odontology, this is what is called forensic dentistry where evidence is derived from teeth to determine a victim’s identity. Dr. Tabor is a regular at the Killer Nashville Writers’ Conference. He shares with us the painful realities of his line of work.
We also have the fascinating history of Prometheus Books, an independent publishing house established by Paul Kurtz in 1969. A professor of philosophy, he turned a small press into a well-known and well-respected literary depot that has withstood the test of time, and earned respect throughout the literary world.
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Editor: Maria Giordano
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Also, this month’s Killer Nashville Original Cocktail is a special one. We thought we would pay homage to Harper Lee, author of the classic, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill A Mockingbird. As you know, the sequel Go Tell a Watchman is about to explode onto the literary scene.
Swirling strawberry flavors and tequila, our favorite drink-slinger, Mark “Spaz” Morris, has concocted the “T’Killer Mockingbird.” The ingredients will make you take pause, but mixed together the literary-themed cocktail makes complete sense. Try this one. You will thank me.
Our magazine is truly a labor of love. And, not to get misty-eyed, it would not be possible without contributing writers like Beth Terrell-Hicks, Tom Wood, and Jake Needham; our publisher and editorial director Clay Stafford, who continues to stun and amaze with his midnight writing; and the Killer Nashville team of Will Chessor and new team member Clay Janeway.
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Remember Me This Way by Sabine Durrant
The Friendship of Criminals by Robert Glinski
Flame Out by M.P. Cooley
The Long High Noon by Loren D. Estleman
Gun Street Girl by Adrian McKinty
Method 15/33 by Shannon Kirk
My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh
Nagasaki by Éric Faye, Translated by Emily Boyce
The Immune System by Nathan Larson
Cat Out of Hell by Lynne Truss
Camille by Pierre Lemaitre
False Tongues by Kate Charles
Shadow Ritual by Éric Giacometti and Jacques Ravenne
The Dragon of Handale by Cassandra Clark
Sherlock Holmes Missing Years by Vasudev Murthy
Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch
Business or Blood by Peter Edwards & Antonio Nicaso
Whisper Hollow by Chris Cander
The Burning Gates by Parker Bilal
After the Ruin by Harriet Goodchild
Icefall by Gillian Flynn
How Hard Do You Try To Sell? by Tom Wood
How to Host a Killer Book Event by Jenny Milchman
Unlocking the Mystery by Blake Fontenay
What Makes a Thriller Paranoid? by Don Winston
A Checklist to Evaluate Your Story After You’ve Written It by Jodie Renner
How to Read a Critique without Crying by Suzanne Webb Brunson