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'Strong Light of Day,' A Conversation With Jon Land

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.13.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Jon Land is the prolific author of more than thirty-six books. His thriller novels include the Caitlin Strong series about a fifth-generation Texas Ranger, and the Ben Kamal and Danielle Barnea books about a Palestinian detective and an Israeli chief inspector of police.

My Real Job

William Kenower | Posted 09.29.2015 | Books
William Kenower

Every time I think I know what kind of a story an idea will turn into before I write it, I am wrong. I never really know what a story will be until I meet it on the blank page.

MAKE ME Works Better As Part of a Series Than As a Stand Alone Book

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 09.18.2015 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

For those of us who come to the series at this late date it appears a lot of information about Mr. Reacher has already been disclosed and the reader is supposed to know it. With this limitation a new reader will find this book thin on characterization but heavy on plot.

Book Review: Make Me by Lee Child

Rob Taub | Posted 09.05.2015 | Books
Rob Taub

Child has a successful formula, which usually introduces the reader to the villain from the start. Make Me is a total mystery, and by page 200 I had no idea what was happening, but I was unable to put the book down or shake a terrible sense of foreboding.

The Thrill and DeMille

Rob Taub | Posted 07.13.2015 | Books
Rob Taub

Thrillerfest honored Nelson DeMille with its Grandmaster award this year and I sat down with him to discuss his new book, Radiant Angel.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks--Week of March 28

Digital Book World | Posted 06.08.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

Titles by veteran authors like Harlan Coben and John Green populate this week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List, while one first-time author's hit title hangs on at No. 1.

'Crash and Burn': A Talk With Lisa Gardner

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.26.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Lisa Gardner is the New York Times bestselling author of crime thrillers with more than 22 million books in print. As Lisa Gardner, she's written an FBI Profiler series, as well as the Detective D.D. Warren series, and standalone novels. As Alicia Scott, she's written romance novels.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of October 4

Digital Book World | Posted 12.08.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

Even though Donna Tartt's novel drops off the list this week, Hachette makes a somewhat stronger showing than they have in some time, with two titles of its titles landing within the top ten.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of September 27

Digital Book World | Posted 12.01.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl extends its tenure atop the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List for a second week running, as a film adaptation makes its way to theaters this Friday.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of September 20

Digital Book World | Posted 11.24.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

The impact of media tie-ins on best-selling ebooks makes its presence felt even more strongly this week.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of September 13

Digital Book World | Posted 11.17.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

17 of the titles on this week's list belong to the world's largest trade publisher. A winning combination of factors, from movie tie-ins and big-name authors to popular reissues, is helping push Penguin Random House's titles into readers' hands and up the rankings.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of September 9

Digital Book World | Posted 11.10.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

The title that jumped six spots this week to unseat Gayle Forman's novel is Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child, and it, too, is published by Penguin Random House.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of August 30

Digital Book World | Posted 11.03.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

Gayle Forman's If I Stay rounds out its fifth week in the No. 1 spot, after ending The Fault in Our Stars's twelve-week run. In other words, it's been some time since other publishers significantly edged out Penguin Random House titles on the best-seller list.

Book Review: Personal by Lee Child

Rob Taub | Posted 11.02.2014 | Books
Rob Taub

Jack Reacher can opine on any subject, and in the hands of a lesser writer he could be a blowhard, but Child continues to make him interesting, informative and truly compelling.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of August 23

Digital Book World | Posted 10.27.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

Penguin Random House has had a very good summer (as well as a very good year--so far, anyway) when it comes to best-selling ebooks.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of August 16

Digital Book World | Posted 10.21.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

All it takes is a quick glance at the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List on any given week to see how a TV or movie adaptation boosts best-selling ebook sales. But once in a while the effect is especially pronounced.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of August 9

Digital Book World | Posted 10.13.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

Both Gayle Forman's novel and John Green's are published by Penguin Random House, the world's largest trade publisher. This week, half of the top 25 titles belong to Penguin Random House, many of them in the list's upper reaches.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of August 2

Digital Book World | Posted 10.06.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

Pushing John Green's The Fault in Our Stars aside in order to assume the No. 1 rank Green's novel held for twelve straight weeks, If I Stay is also a title buoyed up by aggressive promotional efforts ahead of the August 22 release of a film adaptation based on the novel.

Innovate Never Imitate

Rob Taub | Posted 09.16.2014 | Books
Rob Taub

The International Thriller Writers motto is "Innovate Never Imitate," and part of the organization's mission statement "is to provide a way for successful, bestselling authors to help debut and midlist authors advance their careers."

Suspicion: A Talk with Joseph Finder

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.28.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Joseph Finder has a background every thriller novelist would love to have. He spent his early childhood living around the world.

Here Are 2013's 10 Best E-Book Singles

Howard Polskin | Posted 02.18.2014 | Books
Howard Polskin

In 2013, more than 400 e-book singles were published. So what were the best of the bunch that hit digital retail shelves over the past 12 months?

The Violent Life of a Crime-thriller Writer

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.14.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

The potential for violence lives within all of us, and I'm no exception. Violence in my novels is contrived--it's pure fiction--but reflects a core truth about human nature. It's never meant to be gratuitous, but rather serves the story.

Writer to Writer: A Conversation With Raymond Khoury

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Raymond Khoury is the bestselling author of several novels, including The Last Templar. Born in Lebanon, Raymond and his family were evacuated from Beirut's civil war, and fled to New York when he was 14.

Why Crime-Thriller Fiction

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.12.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

They always say write what you know, but I prefer to write what I love. And they always say, write the kind of book you would love to read. So, I write crime fiction.

The Immigrant's Paradox

Daniel Maidman | Posted 10.15.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Some of the most quintessential depictions of the American land and people arise from a particular eye: the eye of the outsider, who can see the boundaries of Americanness invisible to the native-born.