Tag: thrillers

13 Espionage Titles for Reacher Creatures

13 Espionage Titles for Reacher Creatures

In Lee Child’s latest bestseller, Night School, we see where ex-MP Jack Reacher cut his cloak-and-dagger teeth alongside FBI and CIA agents. Readers interested in intelligence agency thrillers will snap up these other intriguing tales. The Berlin Game, by Len Deighton The Bourne Identity, by Robert Ludlum The Cairo Affair, by Olen Steinhauer The Company, by […]

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Every Suspense Novel is Blue

Every Suspense Novel is Blue

It seems like only yesterday that intrepid trend-spotters realized the majority of films in the past 20 years have used orange and teal as the dominant colors in their palette. The same thing seems to have happened in the world of suspense novel cover design, where blue has become the go-to hue. Exhibit A, The Woman in Cabin 10, is one of the summer’s hottest titles. Exhibits […]

Can’t Break His Stride: An Interview with Brian Freeman

Can’t Break His Stride: An Interview with Brian Freeman

Brian Freeman is an international bestselling author of psychological suspense novels. His books have been sold in 46 countries and 20 languages. His debut thriller, Immoral (2005), won the Macavity Award and was a nominee for the Edgar, Dagger, Anthony, and Barry awards for best first novel, and several of the books in his Jonathan Stride series have received starred […]

2016 Anthony Award Nominees

2016 Anthony Award Nominees

Last Friday, the nominees for the 2016 Anthony Awards were announced. Titles are nominated and voted on by attendees of the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention—which this year will be held September 15–18 in New Orleans. I’ll be there . . . will you? Best Novel The Child Garden, by Catriona McPherson The Killing Kind, by Chris Holm The […]

The Peter Temple Project: Truth

The Peter Temple Project: Truth

I’m sounding off Booklist‘s Mystery Month on a note that is, personally, both triumphant and mournful—imagine a military bugler playing a duet with a clown who only knows how to make the sad-trombone sound. Triumphant because, after a mere 20 months, I’ve completed my project of reading and rereading all 9 of Peter Temple’s novels. (I know that doesn’t sound […]

The Year’s Best Crime Novels, 2016

The Year’s Best Crime Novels, 2016

For the past 20 years Booklist has published a Mystery Showcase issue in spring. For the past seven years, we’ve enhanced that coverage online during May—which we’ve dubbed Mystery Month. As we launch the 2016 edition, we’re reprinting this list from the May 1 issue of Booklist.    Comic caper novels, psychological thrillers, and history-mystery blends dominate the best […]

2016 Edgar Award Winners

2016 Edgar Award Winners

Last night at a swell gala in New York, the Mystery Writers of America announced the winners of the Edgar Awards, considered by many the most prestigious honor in crime fiction. I regret being unable to attend, especially as this year it was my privilege to serve for the first time as an Edgar judge. With Kristi Belcamino, Joelle […]

The Latest Booklist: Mystery Showcase

The Latest Booklist: Mystery Showcase

The May 1 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 365 new reviews and 14 new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t […]

The Peter Temple Project: The Broken Shore

The Peter Temple Project: The Broken Shore

I’ll admit it, it’s taken me a lot longer than I dreamed it would to read the nine novels of Australian crime-fiction great Peter Temple. When I announced the project back in September 2014, I figured a one-per-month pace would have me finishing just in time for Mystery Month 2015. But reviews of forthcoming books, and […]

Wall Street Thrillers: An Interview with Michael Sears

Wall Street Thrillers: An Interview with Michael Sears

Michael Sears discovered there’s more than one way to do well on Wall Street. After more than two decades operating in this killer world of derivatives and $10,000 dinners, he turned to writing. His first novel, Black Fridays (2013), introduced engaging ex-con and former Wall Street insider Jason Stafford, who now works as a “financial […]

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