HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 29 – Thrillers

Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a roundtable discussion with our guests around an engaging and interesting topic — Thrillers.

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Kathy Jennings

Our guest this episode is librarian Kathy Jennings.

Books mentioned

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  • The Spy who came in from the Cold by John le Carré
  • The Riddle of the Sands by Erksine Childers
  • Ken Follett
  • Steve Berry
  • Brad Metlzer
  • Nelson Demille
  • Daniel Silva
  • David Baldacchi
  • Dale Brown
  • James Grippando
  • Jeffrey Deaver
  • The Eight by Katherine Neville
  • The Prophet by Michael Koryta
  • The Cutting Season by Attica Locke
  • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  • The Lincoln Letter by William Martin
  • John Grisham
  • Steve Martini
  • The Amber Room by Steve Berry
  • Tell No One by Harlan Coben

Plus, be sure to check out the weekly All Booked Up video book discussion with Kathy and Diana!

Your turn to talk

Continue the conversation about Thrillers. Have you read any of the books Kathy recommends? What can you recommend? Talk to us here on the blog, or on the library’s Goodreads group at our Thrillers discussion.

If you have questions, comments or suggestions for future topics please comment on our blog post or send us an email at

Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book discussion leader, NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, and frequent library customer. She loves her kids, being a librarian, living in Topeka, and helping people form connections and community. (She's the Community Connections Librarian!) She reads a new book every few days, but is enjoying the audiobook of "Empress of Forever" by Max Gladstone, the ebook "When We Were Magic" by Sarah Gailey and is eagerly awaiting John Scalzi's "The Last Emperox" in April!