Lividity, Brian Williams, and Book Picks


Rebecca and the panel talk about the possibilities for Serial seasons two and three. Will Sarah K. and company have the same success without a murder mystery to solve?

Next, with Rebecca lending technical assistance to the "Undisclosed" podcast, Kevin takes over and quizzes Lara and Toby about developments on that show. Forget "tap, tap, tap"...isn't the livdity evidence the biggest reveal?

The crime writers give their summer reading picks in the areas of true crime, mystery, and seasonal must-read. They also talk about journalism, including Brian Williams' dubious comeback.

And our monthly "Crime of the Week" (see what we did there?) tracks down those daring escapees from that NY prison. Note to convicts: don't go to Lara's aunt's house.

Listen to the episode:

Crime Writers On...Summer Reading:


true crime: Lost Girls by Robert Kolker

mystery/thriller: Dare Me and The Fever both by Megan Abbot

other: The Vaults by Toby Ball (who's that?)


true crime: The Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh

Mystery/thriller: Drizzled with Death by Jessie Crockett

Other: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee


true crime: The Corpse Had a Familiar Face by Edna Buchnan

mystery/thriller: The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

other: Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver


true crime: People Who Eat Darkness by Richard Lloyd Parry

mystery/thriller: A Place of Execution by Val McDermid

other: The Financial Lives of Poets by Jess Walter