Thriller author J.P. Choquette writes atmospheric suspense novels with themes of nature, art, and folklore. She started writing “books” when she was old enough to hold a crayon. These were held together with staples and left some painful scratches. When she’s not working, you’ll find her sipping a hot beverage, reading, or in the woods with her family.
Today J.P. joined me to talk about the modern gothic thriller, “Stranger Diaries,” a book that hit every one of my literary sweet spots. We talked Anglophilia, gothic literature, books that are thrilling but not scary, and the joys of letter writing.
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Discussed in this episode:
The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths
Agatha Christie Inspector Poirot novels
Monsters in the Green Mountains books by J.P. Choquette
Every reference to Castle Rock in Stephen King books
Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths (Book 1 in the Ruth Galloway Series)
The Postscript Murders by Elly Griffiths (featuring DS Harbinder Kaur from The Stranger Diaries)
The Yellow Room by Mary Roberts Rinehart
(Interesting side note: when I researched Rinehart’s books, I came across The Bat, a three act-play of hers that is the original inspiration for Bob Kane’s Batman. Reading is AWESOME.)
I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark
Let the Dead Rest by J.P. Choquette
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