The Behind the Black Mask Lineup (2006-2008)

Between 2006 and 2008, Clute and Edwards had the privilege of interviewing the best contemporary hard-boiled and mystery authors. Each episode of Behind the Black Mask focuses on a single recent novel written by the guest author within a larger discussion of craft and the writing life.

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Here is an alphabetical list of authors we interviewed:

Megan Abbott 
Charles Ardai (aka Richard Aleas)
Ken Bruen 
Chelsea Cain 
Carol Higgins Clark 
Jane K. Cleland
Reed Farrel Coleman 
Mark Coggins
Max Allan Collins 
Michael Connelly
David Corbett 
Christa Faust 
David Fulmer 
Allan Guthrie 
Seth Harwood
Harry Hunsicker 
Rian Johnson
Laurie King 
Tim Maleeny 
Paul Malmont
Tee Morris 
PJ Parrish 
Scott Phillips
George Pelecanos
Danuta Reah 
Jonathan Santlofer
Theresa Schwegel
Kevin Burton Smith
Jason Starr 
Stolen Chair Theatre Group
Duane Swierczynski

Clute and Edwards,  2005-2012