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Suspense Radio is quite simply the best radio coverage in the suspense / thriller / mystery / horror genre.

With four shows on the Suspense Radio Network, there is something for everyone. CLICK HERE FOR THE SHOW PAGE  Subscribe to us via Itunes or Spotify so you never miss an episode.

     Suspense Radio Inside Edition is the flagship show. Hosted by Editor in Chief / Publisher of Suspense Magazine John Raab. Over 200 episodes and still going strong. Here you will hear your favorite authors talk about their work and much more. From bestselling authors to debut authors, we bring you the inside look into each author in their own words. You won’t find a better array of authors then right here on Suspense Radio Inside Edition.


     Crime and Science Radio is hosted by experts D.P. Lyle and Jan Burke.

D.P. Lyle:  Is the Macavity and Benjamin Franklin Silver Award winning and Edgar, Agatha, Anthony, Scribe, Silver Falchion, and Best Book Award nominated author of many non-fiction books as well as numerous works of fiction, including the SAMANTHA CODY, DUB WALKER, and JAKE LONGLY thriller series and the ROYAL PAINS media tie-in novels. His essay on Jules Verne’s THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND appears in THRILLERS: 100 MUST READS and his short story “Even Steven” in ITW’s anthology THRILLER 3: LOVE IS MURDER.

He has worked with many novelists and with the writers of popular television shows such as Law & Order, CSI: Miami, Diagnosis Murder, Monk, Judging Amy, Peacemakers, Cold Case, House, Medium, Women’s Murder Club, 1-800-Missing, The Glades, and Pretty Little Liars.

Jan Burke:  Is a critically acclaimed and national bestselling author of fourteen books—twelve of crime fiction, a supernatural thriller, and a collection of short stories. She won one of crime fiction’s top honors, the Edgar® Award for Best Novel, for Bones. 

Her short stories have appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, and numerous anthologies and other magazines. Her books and stories have garnered Edgar, Agatha, Macavity, EQMM Readers and RT Booklovers awards, and nominations for the Anthony, Barry, Nero, and others.

Her books and stories have been published in many languages and have been optioned for film and television. Her novels have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists.

Jan is an advocate for better funding of crime labs and the improvement of forensic science. She founded the non-profit Crime Lab Project.


     The Story Blender is hosted by author Steven James. This is where you will hear storytellers telling you the secrets of great storytelling. Steven brings on guests from different media’s to teach you on how to tell a great story.

Steven James: Is a national bestselling novelist whose award-winning, pulse-pounding thrillers continue to gain wide critical acclaim and a growing fan base.

Suspense Magazine, who named Steven’s book THE BISHOP their Book of the Year, says that he “sets the new standard in suspense writing.” Publishers Weekly calls him a “master storyteller at the peak of his game.” And RT Book Reviews promises, “the nail-biting suspense will rivet you.”

Equipped with a unique Master’s Degree in Storytelling, Steven has taught writing and storytelling on four continents over the past two decades, speaking more than two thousand times at events spanning the globe.

Steven’s groundbreaking book on the art of fiction writing, STORY TRUMPS STRUCTURE, won a Storytelling World award. Widely-recognized for his story crafting expertise, he has twice served as a Master CraftFest instructor at ThrillerFest, North America’s premier training event for suspense writers.

Respected by some of the top thriller writers in the world, Steven deftly weaves intense stories of psychological suspense with deep philosophical insights. As critically-acclaimed novelist Ann Tatlock put it, “Steven James gives us a captivating look at the fine line between good and evil in the human heart.”


     Beyond The Cover is a show hosted by John Raab and master reviewer Jeff Ayers. Jeff reviews for Booklist and the Associated Press. Jeff probably reads over 150 books a year. He has been a reviewer for the better part of twenty years. John and Jeff bring on authors to talk about their work, but also let’s the listener get a little more insight into the author personally. You will also hear book reviews, movie reviews, industry news and much more.