If you’ve ever visited carp(e) libris reviews before, then you know I usually review books from the indie publishers: literary fiction and nonfiction, memoirs, works recently translated to English, even art books. But did you know I’m a sucker for thrillers and mysteries too? My shelves are not only lined with the books you’ve read about here, but I also have quite a collection of everything from Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie to Dean Kootz and Stephen King. So when indie bookseller Schuler Books & Music welcomed Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen into their store for a book signing, I took over my podcasting equipment and sat down with the Johansen’s for an interview.

Podcast, did you say? Yes, this is the latest addition to carp(e) libris reviews, a longtime goal I’ve had. In fact, I’ve wanted to podcast ever since iTunes first introduced me to the addiction. So I was thrilled when I had the opportunity to speak to Iris and Roy about their first book together, Silent Thunder.

A special thanks must go out to the Johansen’s for answering my questions and giving me my first shot at a live interview. I’d also like to thank Schuler Books & Music for their high level of professionalism. What an amazing and friendly staff! No wonder I shop there all the time…



  1. You did a wonderful job on your first podcast! I’m sure the Johansen’s are pleased with it.
    It was nice to hear your voice after all of this time.
    I look forward to reading the new book!

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  3. Love the author – good job