Tag: thrillers

A Debut Novel from a Storied Screenwriter: Talking with David Koepp about COLD STORAGE

A Debut Novel from a Storied Screenwriter: Talking with David Koepp about COLD STORAGE

One day last summer, I was working studiously (read: scrolling social media feeds, maybe looking for cover trends, maybe just procrastinating) at my home office desk beneath a framed 1993 movie poster for Jurassic Park—which I have argued and will never not argue is the best movie ever made—when Twitter gave me some of the […]

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Mike Hammer Lives

Mike Hammer Lives

Author Max Allan Collins remembers that when he was a teenager back in the early sixties, he was drawn to the work of the notorious mega best-seller Mickey Spillane. While the literary establishment was blowing gaskets over sadism and masochism—not to mention sex and ultraviolence—in the work of this hardest of hard-boiled authors, Collins was […]

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2018 Anthony, Barry, and Macavity Awards Announced at Bouchercon
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2018 Anthony, Barry, and Macavity Awards Announced at Bouchercon

Last weekend mystery and crime writers from all over gathered at Boucheron, the World Mystery Convention in St. Petersburg, Florida for four days of panels, interviews, signings—and, of course, awards. Winners of the Anthony Awards, the Barry Awards (voted on by readers of the crime magazine Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine), and the Macavity Awards (voted on […]

Book Trailer Thursday: BELIEVE ME

From the J.P. Delaney, bestselling author of The Girl Before (2013), comes Believe Me, a twisty psychological thriller about a woman playing both sides of a murder investigation. The trailer features a changing checkerboard overlay as the novel is introduced: Claire Wright likes to play other people… to trap them in her web. Her rules are clear: Don’t get […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: THE PERFECT STRANGER

Following her debut novel, psychological thriller All the Missing Girls, author Megan Miranda brings yet another disturbing novel about old friendships and hidden histories, this time set in rural Pennsylvania. Leah Stevens hasn’t had the best time since losing her job, but when she meets up with her old pal Emmy, it seems lile a […]

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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 […]