Black in the Box CoverNew York Times bestselling author Russell Blake joins us in this episode of CrimeFiction.FM to discuss his new book, the fifth in the Artemis Black Mystery series, BLACK IN THE BOX.

Show Notes

Russell shares his idea for the Artemis Black series, and we discuss the unusual set of characters that populate this noirish, funny, PI series.

A first for CrimeFiction.FM – We hear an amusing sound clip from the audio book version of Black is Back, the second in the series.

We discuss Russell’s prodigious writing habits (45 books in roughly four years) and his extremely popular Jet series.  He’s tried to end the series, but the readers have spoken, and they want more.

Russell has co-written two books with Clive Cussler.  He shares the story behind his partnership with Clive.

From the Publisher:

91uNsqtkkGL._UX250_Artemis Black’s world is coming apart in the days leading up to Christmas. His relationship is on the rocks, he’s struggling to make ends meet, he’s gone days without sleep, and when he’s called in to investigate a brutal murder at a big box store in Long Beach, he’s at the end of his rope. Racing the clock to clear a young woman’s name before she’s charged with homicide, Black gets more than he bargained for, and finds himself enmeshed in a web of deceit and betrayal that will require every ounce of his and Roxie’s sleuthing prowess if they’re to survive the night.


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Author’s Website

Russell’s always interesting Facebook page

The audio version of BLACK IS BACK from

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