More Thrills Than Frills, Ep #307

Episode #307  “More Thrills than Frills” 10-21-13, on NYC LIFE, channel 25, at 9:30 pm.

Dear Audience,

We are back with a new pack of six exciting episodes.  We had to take some time off to work on our new series, the Book Case Literary Salon, which we are currently shooting.


In tonight episode, we give the stage to women crime writers.  Frank Debonair introduce them as the next best things since Agatha Christie.  Recorded at Thriller Fest, 2013, you will meet Gayle Lynds, the co-founder of ITW, Heather Graham, Meg Gardiner, and Laura Caldwell.


For the Pick of the Week, we felt obligated to stay on theme with honoring all these hard at work female authors to promote some of the most intriguing releases this Fall.  These books are “Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives, edited by Sarah Weinman”; “Seduction,” by M.J. Rose; “The Husband’s Secret,” by Liane Moriarty, and “The Thinking Guide to Real Magic,” by Emily Croy Barker.


“Second Thrill Around,” EP #306, Book Case TV

Dear Book Lovers,

You can watch the trailer for the new Book Case TV,  Episode #6 “Second Thrill Around”  tonight on NYC Life 25, broadcasting Aug 19th, 2013, at 9:30 pm
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Screen Shot 2013-08-15 at 2.40.11 PMFrank Debonair is certain that most people who write and read genre fiction such as crime novels do not know the difference between a mystery and a thriller novel.  Frank hopes to clarify this misunderstanding.

On a visit to the annual Thriller Fest in NY, host Frederic Colier interviews Michael Connelly, whose new novel The Gods of Guilt will be released in the fall. He also sits down with Joseph Finder, whose novel Paranoia has hit movie screens nationwide. Michael Palmer, author of Political Suicide, takes the hot seat to talk about antibiotics and their increasing resistance to bacteria.  Finally John Lescroart discusses his novel The Ophelia Cut.Screen Shot 2013-08-15 at 2.43.59 PMThe Pick of the Week include: Sandstorm by Alan L. Lee,  The Silent Wife by  A.S.A Harrison, Seven for a Secret  by Lyndsay Faye, and Crime of Privilege by Walter Walker.
Looking forward

The Book Case Team

Men on the Wire, episode #305

“Men on the Wire”  episode #305

Broadcast 08-12-13 at 9:30 pm on NYC Life channel 25.

Book private investigator Frank Debonair marvels at stories of courage.  But does he himself have any courage? Does investigating require him to be courageous?  He introduces his two guests who do not lack any of it.

The interview segment includes:  Philippe Petit, and his new book on knots, called “Why Knot?”  The book is replete with biographical anecdotes about all his famous climbs: the Eiffel tower, St John the Divine Cathedral, The World Trade Center.

Screen Shot 2013-08-08 at 4.52.31 PMThe second guest is a war correspondent for numerous magazines and a filmmaker:  Sebastian Junger, whose book “War” retraces his year-long rotation with Tim Hetherington in the Korengal valley in Afghanistan.  “Restrepo,” the Sundance Award winner for best documentary, was shot during this year-long experience.

Screen Shot 2013-08-08 at 4.54.32 PMBook World: Hutch Morton (Digital Premiere Publishing) discusses the reason he created a brand new publishing company, just two years ago, when most people can self-publish and bypass publishers.

The Pick of the Week includes:  Daniel James Brown, “The Boys in the Boats.” Darryl Cunningham, “How to Fake A Moon Landing.” Jerry DeWitt, “Hope After Faith,” and  Jim Marrs, “Our Occulted History.”

These Foreign Affairs, episode #304

Episode #4                        “These Foreign Affairs”

Broadcast Aug 5, 2013 at 9:30 pm on NYC Life, channel 25.

Book private investigator Frank Debonair reaches out beyond the borders to authors from other countries and books about foreign affairs, and all this without ever leaving New York.

Interviews include Ann Lee, the author of What the U.S. Can Learn From China, and Lori St John, who talks about how the Vatican helped her save a man’s life in Corruption of Innocence.  Nancy Kricorian, who was born in the U.S. and is of Armenian descent, narrates the French-Armenian resistance during WWII in All the Light There Was.

In the Book World segment, Canadian Marc Lefebvre from Kobo discusses the e-reading services company.


The Pick of the Week selections include: The Rent Collector by Camron Wright, We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo, and Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller.  Matt Gross’s “The Turk Who Loved Apples,” closes the episode.

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“The Belly of a Buddha” #303

Episode #3                        “The Belly of a Buddha”

Tonight July 29, 2013, at 9:30 pm on NYC Life, channel 25

Book private investigator Frank Debonair shares the ordeals he came across while searching for clues about books dealing with the food industry.

In a series of interviews, viewers meet Jayson and Mira Calton, the authors of Rich Food Poor Food as well as Ken Wheaton (Bacon and Egg Man) and Brooke Alpert (The Sugar Detox).

In Book World, Jenn Risko from Shelf Awareness, a free e-newsletter about books and the book industry, discusses her website, aimed at providing food for thoughts.

In the Pick of the Week segment, the selections include: Simply Allergy-Free by Elizabeth Gordon, Easy Sexy Raw by Carol Alt, Betty Goes Vegan by Dan and Annie Shannon, Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet by Jamie Koufman, and Eating on the Wild Side by Jo Robinson.

Looking forward

The Book Case Team