Summer 2019 brings the 100th anniversary of the Red Summer of 1919; numerous media are reporting on this historic event and its relevance today:

—David Krugler, “Remembering The Red Summer 100 Years Later,” History News Network, August 4, 2019

—Christina Maxouris, “Red Summer: 100 Years Ago, White Mobs Attacked Black People. And They Fought Back,”, July 27, 2019

—Jesse J. Holland, “Hundreds of Black Deaths in 1919 Are Being Remembered,” AP News, July 23, 2019

—Chicago’s Red Summer, WBEZ’s Curious City, July 21, 2018

—Rebecca Onion, “Black and Red,” Slate, July 19, 2019

—Ursula Wolfe-Rocca, “Remembering Red Summer—Which Textbooks Seem Eager to Forget,” Zinn Education Project, April 8, 2019

—Gillian Brockell, “The Deadly Race Riot ‘aided and abetted’ by The Washington Post a Century Ago,” Washington Post, July 15, 2019

—Jack Beyrer, “‘Red Summer’ of 1919: America’s Forgotten Racial Stain,”, July 13, 2019

—Patrick Sauer, “One Hundred Years Ago, a Four-Day Race Riot Engulfed Washington, D.C.,” Smithsonian Magazine, July 16, 2019

Praise for Rip the Angels from Heaven: A Novel (released July 3, 2018)

Krugler "is terrific at period details and atmosphere, and makes a complicated plot tick — and go off"--Chicago Tribune

"A superior second thriller . . . Krugler’s further exploration of his lead’s moral ambiguity enhances a captivating story line that will appeal to fans of Joseph Kanon"--starred review, Publishers Weekly

"David Krugler is a strong new voice in historical spy fiction"--Nudge-book

"Rip the Angels from Heaven is a hard-boiled delight, from its chain-smoking hero to its wartime lingo. Author David Krugler . . . has created a rich, sultry world of bureaucratic crime. His protagonist is tough and canny, with a criminal streak that makes his character irresistible"--Foreword Reviews

"Krugler . . . uses his knowledge and his storytelling skills to create a fully plausible, frightening, fast-paced thriller. And in Voigt, he develops a complex character capable of eliciting the reader’s commendation and condemnation. Addictive and affecting, Rip the Angels from Heaven shatters the nerves, engages the mind and satisfies the heart"--Fredericksburg (Va.) Free Lance-Star

"A fast-paced, complex spy thriller"--Historical Novel Society

"Krugler is on the mark in sketching wartime Washington and the look and feel of the Manhattan Project"--Booklist

"The snappy, authentic-sounding 1940s dialogue, an appealing American everyman, and a cast of characters of which none seem trustworthy give Rip the Angels from Heaven a breakneck pace that never lets up. It doesn’t hurt that the plot has a ripped-from-the-headlines effect; there’s a thin line between fact and fiction, and David Krugler straddles it masterfully"--Criminal Element

"The WW2 spy genre is a tough group to muscle into, yet Rip The Angels From Heaven does a praiseworthy job as a unique take on the espionage activities late in the war" -- Paul's Picks

Recent Interviews about Los Alamos, novels, the Cold War, and much more . . .

O Estado de S. Paulo (Sao Paulo, Brazil) interviewed David about Washington, D.C.’s preparations for nuclear war: link

The New York Times interviewed David about Cold War civil defense: link

—David spoke with Washington, D.C., historian Matthew Gilmore about the opportunities and challenges of writing historical fiction set in Washington: link

The New York Post interviewed David for a video story on the 1919 race massacre in Elaine, Arkansas: link

--The Big Thrill interviewed David for its August issue: link

--Read David's guest post, "Publishing Journey," for the International Thriller Writers' blog The Thrill Begins: link

--David spoke with Rochelle Melander of about his new novel Rip the Angels from Heaven: article link 

--David spoke with Lenny Picker of Publishers Weekly about the historical background of his latest novel: article link

--Washington's fallout shelter, revisited: David recently spoke with Agence France-Presse's Elodie Cuzin: article link

--What do a man on the moon and loyalty oaths for teacher have in common with one another?! Listen to David's interview with's We the Teachers podcast to find out--and get David's new book on the Cold War for free! Download

--This Bristol Herald Courier profile of sociologist Charles S. Johnson features commentary from David on the FBI's file on Johnson: article link

--David was interviewed by the Washington Post for a video and print story on a recently rediscovered fallout shelter in a school basement in Washington, D.C.:

"The school fallout shelter was untouched for 55 years" (10/18/2017)

--Need some great summer reading? Check out Rochelle Melander's WriteNow! Coach for the novels that mystery writers (David, Lori Rader-Day, Hallie Ephron, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Jeanette Hurt, and Janet Benton) are reading when we're not writing!

Praise for The Dead Don't Bleed: A Novel

A "mesmerizing historical thriller"--Stop, You're Killing Me!, November 1, 2016

"An intriguing, highly atmospheric debut novel . . . a highly talented crime novelist"--Ray Walsh, Lansing State Journal, September 23, 2016

"With an unexpected twist at the end, The Dead Don't Bleed is a satisfying thriller I can easily imagine on the big screen"--Kristina Blank Makansi, Historical Novel Review, Issue 77, August 2016

Featured as a Fresh Pick on Fresh Fiction's Suspense Monday, August 1, 2016 

"Not only does Krugler handle the historical aspects of the story with ease and grace, but his characters resonate well . . . Fast paced but not hurried, the story will draw the reader along, making it hard to stop once you've started"--Katherine Petersen, Fresh Fiction, June 30, 2016

"Voigt--a man with secrets of his own--stands out as one of the most intriguing characters in espionage fiction . . . expect the unexpected in this thumping good read"--Jay Strafford, Richmond Times-Dispatch, June 25, 2016

"A thrill-packed ride with a truly stunning ending"--Vick Mickunas, "A Good Old-Fashioned Spy Novel," Dayton Daily News, June 11, 2016

"Krugler’s portrait of wartime Washington, particularly the rivalries within ONI and the enmity between the FBI and ONI, is thoroughly absorbing"--Booklist, May 15, 2016

Starred review, Publishers Weekly, April 11, 2016

"These Lovely Books Will Be Out Very Soon," Dayton Daily News, March 26, 2016

Interviews for The Dead Don't Bleed: A Novel

Interview with Cindy Kohlmann of KDTH AM1370, Dubuque, for "Voices of the Tri-States," February 1, 2017

Conversation with WGN's Andrea Darlas for WYCC Chicago's Fall Mystery Marathon: watch here

Interview with Vick Mickunas on WYSO, The Book Nook, July 1, 2016

Interview with Adam Schrager and Dannika Kolker of WISC-TV, Madison, June 28, 2016, on YouTube

Interview with Jeanne Kolker, Wisconsin State Journal, June 26, 2016

Past Interviews for 1919, The Year of Racial Violence

Interview with Norman Gilliland for Wisconsin Public Radio's University of the Air, September 11, 2016

Interview with Robin Lindley, History News Network, August 27, 2015

Interview with Jim Peck on Milwaukee Public Television's I Remember, June 1, 2015

Interview on the Chauncey DeVega Show, May 21, 2015

Interview on the Karen Hunter Show, Sirius XM Channel 126 (Urban View), Tues., March 17, 2015

Interview on The Nighthawk, CJOB Talk Radio, Winnipeg, Canada, February 18, 2015 

New Books in African American Studies: Interview with Mireille Djenno, February 13, 2015

Articles, Blog Posts & Features

Rebecca Onion, "Red Summer,", March 4, 2015

"The Red Summer of 1919," Cambridge University Press 1584 blog, Feb. 24, 2015 

"America's Forgotten Mass Lynching,, February 16, 2015

Campaign for the American Reader: The "Page 99" Test, January 4, 2015

Campaign for the American Reader: Writers Read, December 30, 2014

"U.S. Police & Courts during the Year of Racial Violence": Cambridge University Press 1584 blog

Quoted in the press

Noa Rosinplotz, "D.C.'s Nuclear Fallout Shelters Have Faded from MemoryWashington City Paper, November 9, 2016

Darwin Bond Graham, "Propagandabook,San Francisco Weekly, January 29, 2014

Conelrad, "A Resort of Their Own," April 24, 2013

BBC Mundo, "En la Crisis de los Misiles," October 22, 2012