For ten seasons on PBS, the popular series History Detectives solved puzzles behind historic objects and artifacts. This summer, the show took a different twist and renamed History Detectives Special Investigations, explored some of America's most intriguing mysteries, from the disappearance of big bandleader Glenn Miller during WWII, to who killed Jimmy Hoffa and why. One of the series hosts, Wes Cowan, holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology and owns one of the nation's leading auction houses - Cowan's Auctions, based in Cincinnati, specializing in historical Americana. He joins us to discuss his career of delving into the past, at his auction house and for the show.
Pearls and Poison is the third novel in the Consignment Shop Mysteries from Milford-based author Duffy Brown. She’s with our Barbara Gray to share a little about the plot, the fun of writing a continuing series, and her new series coming out this fall.
Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park brings one of Hollywood’s classic Billy Wilder films to the stage. Double Indemnity is a story filled with intrigue, lust and murder and it begins its premiere fun in the Marx Theater on April 25. One of the challenges of this production is the complex set, so Rick Pender talks with the set designer, Paul Shortt, about successfully staging a play with so many set changes while maintaining the dramatic tension.
Bestselling author James Lee Burke is back with another novel in the Dave Robicheaux detective series, Creole Belle, and David Delegator talks with the author about this iconic character and this newest adventure.