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Joseph Kanon discusses his novel, “Alibi.” He begins by explaining his own travels to Venice and how he knew he wanted to write a story about the city. He talks about Venice’s role in the Holocaust and how he incorporated that into his book. Kanon describes why he wanted to write a murder mystery where the reader already knows who the killer is. He talks about the differences between an individual crime and a large social crime. He ends the interview by discussing how Venice is a secretive and hidden place, which makes a great setting for a murder novel.
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Betacam tape: Excerpt of show with Martinson interviewing Joseph Kanon before the break and Flora Fraser after the break. Date on case front cover: 4/22/05. Date and time on case spine: Sat 12:30, July 9. Date on tape: 4/22/05.