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Suspense Novels

'The Last September': A Conversation with Nina de Gramont

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 11.12.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

The Last September by Nina de Gramont traces the aftermath of a murder in Cape Cod through the point of view of the recent widow, Brett.

The Demonologist and the Damned: What Keeps Andrew Pyper Up at Night?

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.13.2015 | Books
Van Winkle's

There's a reason suspense novels rule the best-seller list and are the subject of studio bidding wars: Done well, the genre burrows into the collective psyche, keeping us up at night with well-paced plot twists and perfectly wrought villains.

Claire Fallon

Why Everyone's Talking About 'The Girl On The Train'

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Fallon | Posted 02.04.2015 | Books

When Gone Girl burst onto the scene in 2012, with its intoxicating tale of marriage gone wrong and its fist-pump-inducing rant on the Cool Girl, the s...

'For I Have Sinned' Delivers a Memorable Pageturner

Greg Archer | Posted 01.18.2015 | Books
Greg Archer

It's refreshing to discover a noteworthy female protagonist in Cate Harlow. She's the fiery private investigator in author Kristen Houghton's latest endeavor, For I Have Sinned.

Why Do Women Read More Novels Than Men?

Warren Adler | Posted 11.16.2014 | Books
Warren Adler

There is statistical evidence showing that adult women read more novels than men, attend more book clubs than men, use libraries more than men, buy more books than men, take more creative writing courses than men, and probably write more works of fiction than men. If women suddenly stopped reading, the novel would nearly disappear.

The Bad Review (Of My Own Book) That Made Me Laugh

Lev Raphael | Posted 11.10.2014 | Books
Lev Raphael

This nimrod didn't compare my adult thriller to any other book in my Nick Hoffman mystery series, but wholly inappropriately compared it to a children's self-help book. And reached a conclusion 100% at odds with what actually happens in the novel and what it means.

What? Spoilers Enhance a Mystery or Thriller?

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.14.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

For mystery, suspense and thriller novels, viewing the plot as "(almost) irrelevant" seems an extraordinary stretch. Frankly, I find that conclusion preposterous.

Magic, Mystery and Suspense -- Highlights of 2014

M.J. Rose | Posted 03.21.2014 | Books
M.J. Rose

I love reading... especially suspenseful fiction that touches on magic, myth and mystery. Here's my list of what I think is going to be stellar this y...

Writer to Writer: A Conversation with M.J. Rose

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.27.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

M.J. Rose is the international best-selling author of 13 novels and three non-fiction books. Her most recent novel, Seduction, has received rave reviews from USA Today, Publisher's Weekly and many others.

Suspense, Perspective, and Writing Advice

Georgia Soares | Posted 05.14.2012 | Teen
Georgia Soares

Readers are always seeking unique stories and writing styles. If your story starts with a first page that leaves the reader wondering what's going to happen next, you mastered the challenge!

Mystery, Clues, Suspense -- Just Another Day on the Job

Dennis Palumbo | Posted 01.11.2012 | Books
Dennis Palumbo

As a mystery writer, I believe that crime stems from strong emotions, and strong emotions stem from conflict.

John Grisham On Writing Suspense For Kids

NPR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Grisham has 24 books under his belt, many of which were turned into movies, including The Pelican Brief and A Time To Kill. But he says writing for a ...