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Nancy Pearl is a regular commentator about books on NPR'sMorning Edition and NPR affiliate stations KUOW in Seattle and KWGS in Tulsa.

Nancy Pearl: Mystery And Science Fiction

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Steve Scher and librarian Nancy Pearl get reacquainted with old authors and also discover new names on the mystery and science fiction shelves at Seattle Public Library's Northeast Branch.

Here's a list of books and authors mentioned in the segment.


  • "Murder in the Marais (Aimee Leduc Investigations, No. 1)" by Cara Black
  • Margery Allingham
  • "Gator A-Go-Go" by Tim Dorsey
  • "Raymond Chandler: Collected Stories (Everyman's Library)" by Raymond Chandler

Science Fiction

  • Stanisław Lem
  • "Beggars in Spain" by Nancy Kress
  • Andre Norton
  • “Old Man’s War” and “Agent to the Stars” by John Scalzi
  • Harry Turtledove
  • Neal Stephenson
  • The Honor Harrington series by David Weber
  • Terry Pratchett