Tag: thrillers

2016 Edgar Award Winners
By April 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

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
By February 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

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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2016 Edgar Awards Nominees Announced

2016 Edgar Awards Nominees Announced

Today, on the 207th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s birth (January 19, 1809), Mystery Writers of America announced the nominees for the awards named after him. The Edgar Awards, honoring the best books in mystery fiction, nonfiction, and television, written or produced in 2015, will be presented to the winners at a banquet in New […]

The Peter Temple Project: White Dog
By October 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

The Peter Temple Project: White Dog

It was with a bittersweet feeling that I closed White Dog (2003), the fourth and final (so far as we know) book in Australian crime-fiction great Peter Temple’s series about erstwhile Melbourne lawyer Jack Irish (the other books are Bad Debts, 1996; Black Tide, 1999; and Dead Point, 2000). Anyone with a favorite author or series knows the feeling: […]

Publishing U: Creating Killer Suspense in Psychological Thrillers
By October 6, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Publishing U: Creating Killer Suspense in Psychological Thrillers

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In this latest addition to our Publishing U series, we receive writing advice from internationally best-selling author John Katzenbach. (His latest, The Dead Student, publishes today.) Read on and discover the difference between grossing your readers […]

FBI: Federal Bureau of “I Can’t Put it Down!”

FBI: Federal Bureau of “I Can’t Put it Down!”

The new ABC thriller Quantico takes viewers inside the legendary FBI Academy on the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia. Given the bureau’s jurisdiction over violations in more than 200 categories of federal crimes, agents of all stripes are well represented in the contemporary thriller field. From rookies to retirees, FBI agents are some of the genre’s most popular heroes. The 7th […]

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Dark, Dark Read-alikes for “In a Dark, Dark Wood”

Dark, Dark Read-alikes for “In a Dark, Dark Wood”

I don’t know why we still read books that make us want to leave the lights on at night, lock all our doors, and interrogate our significant others about whether or not they’re really impostors living out a decades-long charade to make us slowly lose our minds—but the best-seller list doesn’t lie. The latest book […]

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The Peter Temple Project: Identity Theory
By August 25, 2015 2 Comments Read More →

The Peter Temple Project: Identity Theory

Those who have seen previous installments of my Peter Temple Project may be forgiven for thinking I’ve abandoned it. When, last September, I announced my intention to read all the books by the Australian crime-fiction great, I had figured I’d wrap it up by May of this year—after all, with only nine novels to his name, Temple […]