Think Tanks and Accidental Sleuths with Cassidy Salem


Podcast episode 17Cozy mystery author Cassidy Salem has set her first book in a Think Tank in Washington, D.C. In this interview I ask Cassidy what a think tank is, why she chose such an unusual setting and what her plans are for future books.

Cassidy is not only an author, she’s an avid fan of mysteries, and a book reviewer. We discuss the different approaches she takes to writing, reading and reviewing.

You can find out more about Cassidy and her books at
She is also on Twitter.

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Transcription of Interview

Alexandra: Hi, mystery readers, I’m Alexandra Amor. This is It’s a Mystery Podcast and I’m here today with Cassidy Salem. Hi, Cassidy.

Cassidy: Hi, how are you today?

Alexandra: I’m good, how are you?

Cassidy: Fine, thank you.

Alexandra: It’s kind of late where you are.

Cassidy: Yeah, pretty much, I say so.

Alexandra: So I’m just going to give our listeners a little bit of an introduction to you.

csalemCassidy Salem has always been an avid reader. She is especially fond of mysteries, both cozy and traditional and police procedurals. When she’s not reading, she enjoys singing, dancing and spending time with family and friends. Her travels have taken her to destinations throughout the United States, Europe and Scandinavia. Cassidy Salem is the author of Think Murder, the first book in the Adina Donati mystery series. The second book, Dying for Data, is slated for release in the summer of 2016, which is this summer. We’re recording this April 2016, so it should be out shortly, the second one.

Cassidy: I hope so.

Alexandra: Do you have a date that you’re aiming for?

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