Riordan's Desk

"    Riordan's Desk " Podcast
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.”

© 2021 Mark Coggins

Season: 1 Episode: 1
In this audio fiction presentation of the novel The Dead Beat Scroll, private investigator August Riordan returns to San Francisco to avenge the death of his friend and one-time partner, Chris Duckworth. Duckworth has taken over Riordan’s old business,...

Season: 1 Episode: 2
Riordan goes back to his old San Francisco office to compare notes with his ex, Gretchen Sabatini.

Season: 1 Episode: 3
Riordan goes to Berkeley to talk to Ivy, the sugar baby who hired Duckworth.

Season: 1 Episode: 4
Riordan visits Ivy's sugar daddy.

Season: 1 Episode: 5
Riordan meets Angelina, Duckworth's actual last client.

Season: 1 Episode: 6
Riordan makes another late night visit to Golden Fingers.

Season: 1 Episode: 7
Riordan makes an unsettling discovery.

Season: 1 Episode: 8
Riordan updates Angelina on developments in the case.

Season: 1 Episode: 9
Riordan gets his hair cut--and makes an important discovery as a result.

Season: 1 Episode: 10
Riordan has a literary experience.

Season: 1 Episode: 11
Riordan visits a rare book dealer.

Season: 1 Episode: 12
Riordan gains important insight into the origin of the mysterious scroll thanks to research by Gretchen

Season: 1 Episode: 13
Riordan gets schooled on Beat Generation writers.

Season: 1 Episode: 14
Riordan meets with Kittredge to compare notes.

Season: 1 Episode: 15
Riordan meets Kim and learns a thing or two more about the birds and the bees.

Season: 1 Episode: 16
Riordan goes to see Kim's friend Tuyen.

Season: 1 Episode: 17
Riordan learns more about what happened to Tuyen and goes to see Angelina.

Season: 1 Episode: 18
Riordan meets the leader of Wo Hop To.

Season: 1 Episode: 19
Riordan receives an unexpected visitor from Palm Springs.

Season: 1 Episode: 20
Riordan gets an important message from an old friend.

Season: 1 Episode: 21
Riordan goes to see the son of Mrs. Kongsangchai.

Season: 1 Episode: 22
Riordan goes to a special sort of party.

Season: 1 Episode: 23
Riordan has a conversation with Jeff.

Season: 1 Episode: 24
Riordan and Kittredge watch a video.

Season: 1 Episode: 25
Riordan has a confrontation with number one son.

Season: 1 Episode: 26
Riordan has a sit down with big daddy. 

Season: 1 Episode: 27
Riordan, Gretchen and Ray meet to strategize.

Season: 1 Episode: 28
Riordan and Ray spring their trap.

Season: 1 Episode: 29
Riordan reaches out to Wong.

Season: 1 Episode: 30
Riordan, Gretchen, Ray and Kim attend Chris's wake.Links mentioned in the episode: DBS on GoodReadsDBS on AmazonDBS on iTunesTaste of Honey Performance on Youtube

Season: 1 Episode: 31
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 MysteriesA David Dodge CompanionJoe Gores on The Maltese FalconFirst...

Season: 2 Episode: 1
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...

Season: 2 Episode: 2
Winnie finds Riordan in Palm Springs.

Season: 2 Episode: 3
Riordan and Winnie get reacquainted. 

Season: 2 Episode: 4
Winnie and Riordan get a windfall.

Season: 2 Episode: 5
Winnie meets Ray, who lends her a hand.

Season: 2 Episode: 6
Ray thinks fast to deal with a threat from an unexpected source.

Season: 2 Episode: 7
Winnie, Ray and Riordan share a pancake breakfast.

Season: 2 Episode: 8
Ray has a brainwave.

Season: 2 Episode: 9
The Winemaker reflects on his stay in prison. 

Season: 2 Episode: 10
Winnie and Riordan attempt to ensnare The Winemaker's men.

Season: 2 Episode: 11
Winnie and Riordan search the motel rooms of The Winemaker's men.

Season: 2 Episode: 12
The Winemaker muses on the history of his involvement with NeuroStimix.

Season: 2 Episode: 13
Winnie and Riordan visit the Bridle Bit Ranch.

Season: 2 Episode: 14
Winnie has a chat with a techie named Oz.

Season: 2 Episode: 15
Winnie makes a Skype call.

Season: 2 Episode: 16
Winnie and Riordan question Starlet.And, by the way, Riordan's Desk was selected for the list of Top 30 Thriller Book Podcasts by Feedspot. See the full list here:

Season: 2 Episode: 17
Riordan does a little doctoring on Winnie.

Season: 2 Episode: 18
Winnie and Riordan share a moment.

Season: 2 Episode: 19
Winnie and Riordan face off with the men who set Destiny and Jasmine in motion.

Season: 2 Episode: 20
Riordan and Winnie make a getaway in a new vehicle.

Season: 2 Episode: 21
The Winemaker reacts to receipt of a package from Winnie.

Season: 2 Episode: 22
Winne and Riordan go wine tasting.

Season: 2 Episode: 23
Winnie and Riordan go on a reconnaissance mission.

Season: 2 Episode: 24
Winnie and Riordan reunite with Ray.

Season: 2 Episode: 25
Ray, Winnie and Riordan attempt to recover some of The Winemaker's equipment.

Season: 2 Episode: 26
Ray does a fly-over of The Winemaker's property.

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