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Riordan's Desk

Crime fiction by Mark Coggins featuring private investigator August Riordan. Each season is a one chapter/one episode reading of a Riordan novel by the author. Season 1 is THE DEAD BEAT SCROLL, a book the New York Journal of Books called a “Glorious potpourri of violence, black humor … sex, and a hunt for a lost manuscript.” Note that the podcast is intended for mature audiences and includes curse words, violence and sex.

Tracks

The Dead Beat Scroll, Chapter 1 - Golden Fingers
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, his old office, and even his old apartment, and Riordan suspects Duckworth’s death is linked to the missing-person case he was working when he died.An alluring young woman named Angelina hired Duckworth to look for her half-sister, but what Riordan finds instead is a murderous polyamorous family intent on claiming a previously unknown manuscript from Beat writer Jack Kerouac.Following clues from Duckworth and a trail of mutilated bodies left by the family, Riordan soon realizes that avenging his partner will first involve recovering the manuscript—then saving Angelina and himself from kidnap, torture, and death. As the bodies pile up, Riordan must work with old allies and enemies to untangle Duckworth’s last case before time runs out.In Chapter 1, Riordan makes a late-night visit to a massage parlor.Support the show
15:10 05/07/2020
The Dead Beat Scroll, Chapter 2 - Old Home Week
Riordan goes back to his old San Francisco office to compare notes with his ex, Gretchen Sabatini.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MarkCoggins)
15:39 05/08/2020
The Dead Beat Scroll, Chapter 3 - Sugar Baby
Riordan goes to Berkeley to talk to Ivy, the sugar baby who hired Duckworth.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MarkCoggins)
18:42 05/08/2020
The Dead Beat Scroll, Chapter 4 - Sugar Daddy
Riordan visits Ivy's sugar daddy.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MarkCoggins)
13:39 05/13/2020
The Dead Beat Scroll, Chapter 5 - Angelina
Riordan meets Angelina, Duckworth's actual last client.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MarkCoggins)
16:54 05/16/2020
The Dead Beat Scroll, Chapter 6 - The Late Shift
Riordan makes another late night visit to Golden Fingers.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MarkCoggins)
19:50 05/19/2020
The Dead Beat Scroll, Chapter 7 - Historic Preservation
Riordan makes an unsettling discovery.Support the show
16:41 05/22/2020
The Dead Beat Scroll, Chapter 8 - Prison Couture
Riordan updates Angelina on developments in the case.Support the show
17:41 05/25/2020
The Dead Beat Scroll, Chapter 9 - Carlos G's
Riordan gets his hair cut--and makes an important discovery as a result.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MarkCoggins)
17:56 05/28/2020
The Dead Beat Scroll, Chapter 10 - The Beat Hive
Riordan has a literary experience.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MarkCoggins)
15:16 06/01/2020
The Dead Beat Scroll, Chapter 11 - Smashed Finger
Riordan visits a rare book dealer.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MarkCoggins)
11:38 06/04/2020
The Dead Beat Scroll, Chapter 12 - Beat Epiphany
Riordan gains important insight into the origin of the mysterious scroll thanks to research by GretchenSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MarkCoggins)
14:40 06/08/2020
The Dead Beat Scroll, Chapter 13 - Arnie Jewel
Riordan gets schooled on Beat Generation writers.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MarkCoggins)
23:07 06/11/2020
The Dead Beat Scroll, Chapter 14 - Number One with a Bullet
Riordan meets with Kittredge to compare notes.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MarkCoggins)
13:51 06/15/2020
The Dead Beat Scroll, Chapter 15 - Hand Finish
Riordan meets Kim and learns a thing or two more about the birds and the bees.Support the show
17:59 06/17/2020
The Dead Beat Scroll, Chapter 16 - El Sobrarbe Surprise
Riordan goes to see Kim's friend Tuyen.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MarkCoggins)
12:56 06/22/2020
The Dead Beat Scroll, Chapter 17 - Check Out Time
Riordan learns more about what happened to Tuyen and goes to see Angelina.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MarkCoggins)
17:26 06/25/2020
The Dead Beat Scroll, Chapter 18 - Sing a Tong of Six Gents
Riordan meets the leader of Wo Hop To.Support the show
17:30 07/01/2020
The Dead Beat Scroll, Chapter 19 - The Grey Earl
Riordan receives an unexpected visitor from Palm Springs.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MarkCoggins)
12:33 07/07/2020
The Dead Beat Scroll, Chapter 20 - Chris's Play
Riordan gets an important message from an old friend.Support the show
14:43 07/12/2020
The Dead Beat Scroll, Chapter 21 - Son of a Mama-san
Riordan goes to see the son of Mrs. Kongsangchai.Support the show
17:06 07/16/2020
The Dead Beat Scroll, Chapter 22 - Hive Times
Riordan goes to a special sort of party.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MarkCoggins)
23:16 07/20/2020
The Dead Beat Scroll, Chapter 23 - Family Ties
Riordan has a conversation with Jeff.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MarkCoggins)
14:21 07/24/2020
The Dead Beat Scroll, Chapter 24 - Film at Eleven
Riordan and Kittredge watch a video.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MarkCoggins)
19:10 07/28/2020
The Dead Beat Scroll, Chapter 25 - Text and Subtext
Riordan has a confrontation with number one son.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MarkCoggins)
12:39 08/01/2020
The Dead Beat Scroll, Chapter 26 - Big Daddy
Riordan has a sit down with big daddy. Support the show
17:05 08/06/2020
The Dead Beat Scroll, Chapter 27 - Tag, You're It
Riordan, Gretchen and Ray meet to strategize.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MarkCoggins)
14:37 08/10/2020
The Dead Beat Scroll, Chapter 28 - Gather Round the Campfire
Riordan and Ray spring their trap.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MarkCoggins)
22:52 08/14/2020
The Dead Beat Scroll, Chapter 30 - Once in a While Forever
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 YoutubeSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MarkCoggins)
18:02 08/16/2020
The Dead Beat Scroll, Chapter 29 - Swedish All Along
Riordan reaches out to Wong.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MarkCoggins)
17:52 08/16/2020