Riordan's Desk

Riordan's Desk

Crime fiction by Mark Coggins featuring private investigator August Riordan. Season 1 is THE DEAD BEAT SCROLL, a novel the New York Journal of Books called a “Glorious potpourri of violence, black humor … sex, and a hunt for a lost manuscript.”... Show More

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October 24, 2020 25 min

Winnie and Riordan visit the Bridle Bit Ranch.

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The Winemaker muses on the history of his involvement with NeuroStimix.

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October 12, 2020 17 min

Winnie and Riordan search the motel rooms of The Winemaker's men.

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October 5, 2020 19 min

Winnie and Riordan attempt to ensnare The Winemaker's men.

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The Winemaker reflects on his stay in prison. 

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September 23, 2020 10 min

Ray has a brainwave.

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September 17, 2020 9 min

Winnie, Ray and Riordan share a pancake breakfast.

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September 13, 2020 9 min

Ray thinks fast to deal with a threat from an unexpected source.

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September 9, 2020 17 min

Winnie meets Ray, who lends her a hand.

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September 2, 2020 12 min

Winnie and Riordan get a windfall.

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August 29, 2020 17 min

Riordan and Winnie get reacquainted. 

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August 24, 2020 6 min

Winnie finds Riordan in Palm Springs.

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August 20, 2020 21 min

Meet Winnie, the female protagonist of No Hard Feelings.

Winnie doesn’t remember the last time she felt anything below her neck. Her spine is severed at the seventh vertebrae, but thanks to implants from a sabotaged biomedical start-up, she has regained mobility. She is a prototype: a living, breathing—walking—demonstration of revolutionary technology that never made it to market.

Her disability has become her armor. Because she does...

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Randal Brandt, Curator of the California Detective Fiction Collection at the Bancroft Library, interviews Mark about THE DEAD BEAT SCROLL.

Links mentioned in the episode:

  • Golden Gate Mysteries
  • A David Dodge Companion
  • Joe Gores on The Maltese Falcon
  • First Edition of The Immortal Game
  • Chapter Photographs for The Dead Beat Scroll
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    Riordan reaches out to Wong.

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    Riordan, Gretchen, Ray and Kim attend Chris's wake.

    Links mentioned in the episode: 

  • DBS on GoodReads
  • DBS on Amazon
  • DBS on iTunes
  • Taste of Honey Performance on Youtube

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    Riordan and Ray spring their trap.

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    Riordan, Gretchen and Ray meet to strategize.

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    Riordan has a sit down with big daddy. 

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    Riordan has a confrontation with number one son.

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