Modern Signed Books



Modern Signed Books is a weekly show featuring discussions with best selling authors and book collectors about reading, collecting and writing great books. From Alan Jacobson to Blake Crouch, MSB has interviewed the best authors, with the best books since 2015.


  • Modern Signed Books - F. Paul Wilson, Author of The God Gene

    09/03/2018 Duración: 37min

    Francis Paul Wilson was born in 1946 in Jersey City, New Jersey. He developed an interest in fiction as a child, growing up reading Lovecraft, Matheson, Bradbury, and Heinlein. He attended Georgetown University in Washington DC and sold his first story to Analog science fiction magazine while still in medical school. In the following years, Wilson moved into writing longer works, with his first novel, Healer, being published in 1976. He is now the author of over 50 books. Among other honors, he has received multiple Prometheus Awards for his novels, a Bram Stoker Award for short fiction, and the Inkpot Award from the San Diego Comic-Con. Signed books by F. Paul Wilson: Read More His Website: Follow him on Facebook Follow him on Twitter More about The God Gene by F. Paul Wilson: Rick's brother, Keith, a prominent zoologist at NYU, walks out of his office one day and disappears. The only clue they have are his brother's book, which mentions "the God Gene." A million or so years ago, a g

  • Modern Signed Books - Max Allan Collins, author of The Bloody Spur

    19/02/2018 Duración: 39min

    Max Allan Collin's creative and writing credits include novels, comics, video games, trading cards, jigsaw puzzles, graphic novels, and non-fiction work. He has written an Edgar-winning one-man show, and written or directed multiple screenplays and documentaries. He has done numerous novelizations of popular films, such as Saving Private Ryan, as well as seen his own work adapted to the screen. The Road to Perdition, based on his book of the same name starred Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, and Paul Newman.  Signed books by Max Allan Collins: Read More His Website: Follow him on Facebook Follow him on Twitter More about The Bloody Spur by Max Allan Collins & Mickey Spillane: Mickey Spillane's larger-than-life lawman Caleb York is back—in the latest tough-as-nails Western novel from New York Times bestselling author Max Allan Collins. This time Caleb may be outnumbered . . . but not outgunned.  With murder in the wind, the whole town’s in danger. Who will be the next target? To brin

  • Modern Signed Books - Karin Slaughter, Author of The Good Daughter

    06/02/2018 Duración: 19min

    Karin Slaughter grew up in a small south Georgia town and has been writing novels and short stories since she was a child. She debuted with her novel Blindsighted in 2001, becoming an international success and making the Dagger Award shortlist for "Best Thriller Debut" of 2001. Published in 36 languages, with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her sixteen novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant New York Times bestselling novel Pretty Girls. Signed books by Karin Slaughter: Read More Her Website: Follow her on Facebook Follow her on Twitter More about The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter: The stunning new novel from the international #1 bestselling author — a searing, spellbinding blend of cold-case thriller and psychological suspense. Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life. One is left behind… Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-tow

  • Modern Signed Books - Nick Petrie, author of Light It Up

    04/02/2018 Duración: 19min

    Nick Petrie received his MFA in fiction from the University of Washington and won a Hopwood Award for short fiction while an undergraduate at the University of Michigan. His story “At the Laundromat” won the 2006 Short Story Contest in The Seattle Review, a national literary journal. Signed books by Nick Petrie: Read More His Website: Follow him on Facebook Follow him on Twitter More about Light It Up by Nick Petrie: In the newest action-packed thriller starring war veteran Peter Ash, a well-planned and flawlessly executed hijacking reveals the hidden dangers of Colorado's mellowest business, but Ash may find there's more to this crime than meets the eye.  Combat veteran Peter Ash leaves a simple life rebuilding hiking trails in Oregon to help his good friend Henry Nygaard, whose daughter runs a Denver security company that protects cash-rich cannabis entrepreneurs from modern-day highwaymen. Henry's son-in-law and the company's operations manager were carrying a large sum of client

  • Modern Signed Books - A.J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window

    29/01/2018 Duración: 17min

    A. J. Finn has written for numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post and the Times Literary Supplement. Finn's debut novel, The Woman in the Window, has been sold in thirty-eight territories worldwide and is in development as a major motion picture from Fox. A native of New York, Finn lived in England for ten years before returning to New York City. Signed books by A.J. Finn: Read More His Website: Follow him on Facebook Follow him on Twitter More about The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn: It isn’t paranoia if it’s really happening . . . Anna Fox lives alone—a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times . . . and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, a mother, their teenage son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t,

  • Modern Signed Books - Interview with Nelson DeMille, author of The Cuban Affair

    24/01/2018 Duración: 15min

    DeMille's first major novel was By the Rivers of Babylon, published in 1978, and is still in print as are all his succeeding novels. He is a member of American Mensa, The Authors Guild, and is past president of the Mystery Writers of America. He is also a member of International Thriller Writers and was chosen as ThrillerMaster of the Year 2015. Signed books by Nelson DeMille: Read More His Website: Follow him on Facebook Follow him on Twitter More about The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille: Daniel Graham MacCormick—Mac for short—seems to have a pretty good life. At age thirty-five he’s living in Key West, owner of a forty-two-foot charter fishing boat, The Maine. Mac served five years in the Army as an infantry officer with two tours in Afghanistan. He returned with the Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, scars that don’t tan, and a boat with a big bank loan. Truth be told, Mac’s finances are more than a little shaky. After taking a suspicious fishing tournament job for two million dollars

  • Modern Signed Books - James Rollins, author of The Demon Crown

    20/12/2017 Duración: 29min

    James Rollins is the New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers that have been translated into more than forty languages. Known for unveiling unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets, Rollins' knack for breakneck pacing and stunning originality has been hailed by critics and embraced by scores of millions of readers around the world.  Signed books by James Rollins: Read More His Website: Follow him on Facebook Follow him on Twitter More about The Demon Crown by James Rollins: To save mankind’s future, the members of Sigma Force must make a devil’s bargain as they join forces with their most hated enemy to stop an ancient threat in this gripping adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins.  Off the coast of Brazil, a team of scientists discovers a horror like no other, an island where all life has been eradicated, consumed, and possessed by a species beyond imagination. Before they can report their discovery, a mysterious ag

  • Modern Signed Books - Matt Coyle, author of Blood Truth

    20/12/2017 Duración: 26min

    Signed books by Matt Coyle: Read More His Website: Follow him on Facebook Follow him on Twitter More about Blood Truth by Matt Coyle: A hard-boiled PI novel for fans of Raymond Chandler, Ross MacDonald and Dashiell Hammett. Rick Cahill has long feared the truth about his own blood?the blood of his father coursing through his veins. When a long-hidden safe unlocks clues about why his father was kicked off the police force twenty-seven years ago and then spiraled into an early drunken death, Rick determines to find the truth even if it proves the one thing he's always feared.

  • Book Collecting 101: Collecting VS Hoarding

    18/12/2017 Duración: 05min

    Welcome to the first entry of a new segment of Modern Signed Books: Book Collecting 101! Our team at VJ Books will help teach and explain different aspects of book collecting, what to look for, and tips for spotting the rare treasure. In today's episode, John discusses the question that faces every collector: Where is the line drawn between "collecting" and "hoarding"? For more Book Collecting 101 information, visite our collection of articles here. Sign up for our continuing Book Collecting 101 newsletter series here. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

  • Author Boyd Morrison talks about his latest book, Typhoon Fury - MSB

    04/12/2017 Duración: 26min

    Not only a best-selling author of several solo novels, Boyd co-authors with Clive Cussler on the Oregon Files series. Signed Books by the Author: Link His Website: Link His Facebook: Link His Twitter: Link More about "Typhoon Fury" by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison: Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon sail into a perfect storm of danger to try to stop a new world war, in a thrilling suspense novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling grand master of adventure.  Hired to search for a collection of paintings worth half a billion dollars, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon soon find themselves in much deeper waters. The vicious leader of a Filipino insurgency is not only using them to finance his attacks, he has stumbled upon one of the most lethal secrets of World War II: a Japanese-developed drug, designed, but never used, to turn soldiers into super-warriors. To stop him, the Oregon must not only take on the rebel commander, but a South African mercenary intent on getting his own hands o

  • Author Dan Millman Discusses his latest book: The Hidden School - MSB

    19/07/2017 Duración: 27min

    Signed Books by the Author: Link His Website: Link His Facebook: Link His Twitter: Link More about "The Hidden School" by Dan Millman: In the long-awaited conclusion to the international bestselling Peaceful Warrior saga, Dan Millman takes readers on an epic spiritual quest across the world as he searches for the link between everyday life and transcendent possibility. Continuing his journey from Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Dan moves from Honolulu to the Mojave Desert, and from a bustling Asian city to a secluded forest, until he uncovers the mystery of The Hidden School. While traversing continents, he uncovers lessons of life hidden in plain sight—insights pointing the way to an inspired life in the eternal present. Along the way, you’ll encounter remarkable characters and brushes with mortality as you explore the nature of reality, the self, death, and finally, a secret as ancient as the roots of this world. Awaken to the hidden powers of paradox, humor, and change. Discover a vision that may for

  • MSB - Sara Paretsky, Fallout

    17/05/2017 Duración: 12min

    Signed books by this author: link Similar authors: Linda Barnes, Edna Buchanan, Sue Grafton, Jamie Freveletti Her website: link Her Facebook: link Her Twitter: link More about Fallout by Sara Paretsky: Before there was Lisbeth Salander, before there was Stephanie Plum, there was V.I. WARSHAWSKI. To her parents, she's Victoria Iphigenia. To her friends, she's Vic. But to clients seeking her talents as a detective, she's V.I. And her new case will lead her from her native Chicago... and into Kansas, on the trail of a vanished film student and a faded Hollywood star. Continue Reading

  • MSB - Karin Slaughter, The Kept Woman

    17/05/2017 Duración: 16min

    Signed books by this author: link Similar authors: Lisa Gardner, Tess Gerritsen, Alex Kava, Val McDermid Her website: link Her Facebook: link Her Twitter: link More about The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter: With the discovery of a murder at an abandoned construction site, Will Trent and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are brought in on a case that becomes much more dangerous when the dead man is identified as an ex-cop. Studying the body, Sara Linton—the GBI’s newest medical examiner and Will’s lover—realizes that the extensive blood loss didn't belong to the corpse. Sure enough, bloody footprints leading away from the scene indicate there is another victim—a woman—who has vanished . . . and who will die soon if she isn’t found . . . Continue Reading

  • MSB - Carl Hiaasen, Razor Girl

    16/05/2017 Duración: 20min

    Signed books by this author: link Similar authors: Tim Dorsey, Bill Fitzhugh, Elmore Leonard, Randy Wayne White His website: link His Facebook: link His Twitter: link More about Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen: When Lane Coolman's car is bashed from behind on the road to the Florida Keys, what appears to be an ordinary accident is anything but (this is Hiaasen!). Behind the wheel of the other car is Merry Mansfield—the eponymous Razor Girl—and the crash scam is only the beginning of events that spiral crazily out of control while unleashing some of the wildest characters Hiaasen has ever set loose on the page.  Continue Reading

  • MSB - Karen Dionne, The Marsh King's Daughter

    17/04/2017 Duración: 27min

    Signed books by this author: link Similar authors: Paula Hawkins Her website: link Her Facebook: link Her Twitter: link More about The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne: At last, Helena Pelletier has the life she deserves. A loving husband, two beautiful daughters, a business that fills her days. Then she catches an emergency news announcement and realizes she was a fool to think she could ever leave her worst days behind her. Helena has a secret: she is the product of an abduction. Her mother was kidnapped as a teenager by her father and kept in a remote cabin in the marshlands of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. No electricity, no heat, no running water, not a single human beyond the three of them. Helena, born two years after the abduction, loved her home in nature—fishing, tracking, hunting. And despite her father’s odd temperament and sometimes brutal behavior, she loved him, too . . . until she learned precisely how savage a person he could be. More than twenty years later, she has buried her pas

  • MSB - Jeffery Deaver, The Burial Hour

    13/04/2017 Duración: 34min

    Signed Books by Jeffery Deaver: Link Similar Authors: John Sandford, John Connolly, Greg Illes His website: Link His Facebook: Link His Twitter: Link More about "The Burial Hour" by Jeffery Deaver: #1 internationally bestselling thriller writer Jeffery Deaver returns to the Lincoln Rhyme series, as Rhyme hunts a dangerous killer whose crimes span the Atlantic.  A traveling businessman is snatched off of an Upper East Side street in broad daylight--or so it appears to the eight year old girl who is the crime's only witness. The perp leaves a token at the site of the kidnapping--a miniature noose. A crime scene this puzzling demands forensic expertise of the highest order. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are called in to investigate.  Rhyme and Sachs' investigation takes an unexpected turn when a similar kidnapping occurs across the Atlantic in a small town outside of Naples, Italy. The killer's M.O. is bizarre and frightening. Obsessed with music, the man records the final breaths of his victims, then

  • Mark Greaney, Gun Metal Gray - MSB

    17/03/2017 Duración: 26min

    Signed Books by the Author: Link Similar Authors: Ben Coes, Alex Berenson, Brett Battles. His Website: Link Follow him on Twitter: Link Like his Facebook: Link More About "Gun Metal Gray" by Mark Greaney: After five years on the run Court Gentry is back on the inside at the CIA. But his first mission makes him wish he had stayed on the outs when a pair of Chinese agents try to take him down in Hong Kong. Normally the Chinese prefer to stay eyes-only on foreign agents. So why are they on such high alert? Court’s high stakes hunt for answers takes him across Southeast Asia and leads to his old friend, Donald Fitzroy, who is being held hostage by the Chinese. Fitzroy was contracted to find Fan Jiang, a former member of an ultra-secret computer warfare unit responsible for testing China’s own security systems. And it seems Fan may have been too good at his job—because China wants him dead.

  • Alan Jacobson: The Darkness of Evil - MSB

    04/03/2017 Duración: 47min

    Signed Books by the Author: Link Similar Authors: Max Allan Collins, Jeffery Deaver, Richard Doetsch, John Gilstrap. His Website: Follow him on Twitter: Link Like his Facebook: Link More about "The Darkness of Evil" by Alan Jacobson: THE DARKNESS OF EVIL, the upcoming Karen Vail novel by Alan Jacobson, tells the story of Roscoe Lee Marcks, one of the history’s most notorious serial killers, who sits in a maximum security prison serving a life sentence—until he stages a brutal and well-executed escape. Although the US Marshals Service’s fugitive task force enlists the help of FBI profiler Karen Vail to launch a no-holds-barred manhunt, the savvy and elusive Marcks has other plans—which include killing his own daughter. As the pressure builds to catch Marcks, Vail turns to the retired profiling legend responsible for Marcks’s original capture, who may just hold the key to stopping him.

  • William R. Forstchen discusses his new book THE FINAL DAY - MSB

    17/02/2017 Duración: 27min

    Signed books by this author LINK Similar authors: Taylor Anderson, William C. Dietz, Newt Gingrich, Hugh Howey His website LINK Follow him on Twitter Find him on Facebook More about THE FINAL DAY by William R. Forstchen: After defeating the designs of the alleged federal government, John Matherson and his community have returned their attention to restoring the technologies and social order that existed prior to the EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse) attack. Then the government announces that it’s ceding large portions of the country to China and Mexico. The Constitution is no longer in effect, and what’s left of the U.S. Army has been deployed to suppress the rebellion in the remaining states. The man sent to confront John is General Bob Scales, John’s old commanding officer and closest friend from prewar days. Will General Scales follow orders, or might he be the crucial turning point in the quest for an America that is again united? As the dubious Federal government increasingly curtails liberty and trade

  • Andrew Peterson Discusses his latest book: Right to Kill - MSB

    23/12/2016 Duración: 33min

    Signed Books by the Author: Link Similar Authors: Brad Thor, Scott McEwen, Jack Coughlin, Ben Coes. His Website: Link Follow Him on Twitter: Link Like his Facebook: Link More about "Right to Kill" by Andrew Peterson: When a team of commandos—highly skilled and armed to the teeth—tries to kidnap retired CIA station chief Linda Genneken from her home, trained Marine Nathan McBride and his partner, Harvey Fontana, arrive just in time to join the fight. But their well-honed CIA instincts tell them this is only the beginning.   McBride and Fontana set out to learn who ordered the midnight raid, and why. Is it connected to a rescue mission they conducted with Genneken in South America—a mission that nearly killed McBride? Is it related to the string of assassinations happening simultaneously in that area of the world? Or both?   With the help of their CIA contacts and aided by Genneken, the two men unravel a criminal plot with global implications. And as their race to find answers unspools in six supercha

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