On-Air Highlights

Crime in the City returns

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | May 29, 2013 8:44 AM

Morning Edition and NPR Books partner on the series on crime novelists and the cities from around the globe that inspire them. For the first time in the series' seven-year run, cities in Africa, South America and South Asia are featured. The action begins the week of June 17th on witf with Noah Adams' piece on Belfast, and runs through Labor Day with occasional segments.

Domestic Cities

Crime in the City: Watts/Los Angeles
Karen Grigsby Bates profiles mystery author Walter Mosley, whose character detective Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins lives in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Crime in the City: Kansas City
Kathy Lohr profiles author Joel Goldman, whose thrillers featuring defense attorney Lou Mason, FBI special agent Jack Davis and public defender Alex Stone are set in Kansas City, Missouri.

Crime in the City: Concord, New Hampshire
Neda Ulaby talks with Ben Winters, whose "The Last Policeman" series follows detective Hank Palace in Concord, New Hampshire.

Crime in the City: The Jersey Shore
Robert Smith profiles writer Chris Grabenstein and the detective John Ceepak mysteries set on the Jersey Shore.

Crime in the City: Santa Barbara, California
Mandalit del Barco talks with novelist Sue Grafton, whose series with private investigator Kinsey Millhone takes place in 1980s Santa Teresa, a fictionalized town based on Santa Barbara, California.

International Cities

Crime in the City: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Noah Adams profiles Stuart Neville, whose character detective Jack Lennon works the streets of Belfast in Northern Island.

Crime in the City: Johannesburg, South Africa
Ofeibea Quist-Arcton talks with Jassy MacKenzie, whose private investigator Jade de Jong series offers a glimpse at life in South Africa after apartheid.

Crime in the City: Toronto, Canada
Linda Wertheimer profiles Robert Rotenberg, whose suspenseful thrillers featuring detective Ari Greene talk place in Toronto, Canada.

Crime in the City: Delhi, India
Julie McCarthy talks with Tarquin Hall, author of the Vish Puri mysteries set in contemporary Delhi, India.

Crime in the City: Nairobi, Kenya
Gregory Warner profiles Richard Crompton, whose character detective Mollel is a former Maasai warrior working in Kenya's sprawling megacity Nairobi.

Crime in the City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks with Brazilian author Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza, whose character Inspector Espinosa works in the Rio de Janeiro police department.

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