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'I Am No One,' A Conversation with Patrick Flanery

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.11.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Photo: Andrew van der Vlies Patrick Flanery earned a B.F.A. in film at NYU and worked in the film industry before moving to the U.K, where he complet...

'The Purge' Star, Frank Grillo Had A 'Dirty Secret' To Help Him Launch His Career

Steve Schonberg | Posted 07.06.2016 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

Frank Grillo / Publicity Photo; Photo Credit: Maarten de Boer I walk into Gemma at NYC's Bowery Hotel to meet Frank Grillo for lunch and immediately ...

'Since She Went Away,' A Conversation with David Bell

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.27.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Photo: New American Library David Bell, an Associate Professor of English at Western Kentucky University, received an MA in creative writing from Mia...

Genre Snobs Are Everywhere

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.27.2016 | Books
Lev Raphael

The contempt these mystery readers sometimes feel directed at them gets recycled as they express disdain for books they don't like which have been written and enjoyed by people they have to denigrate. That's not an argument or even a defense: it's blatant insecurity.

Brad Meltzer's New Novel: The Thrill of Fatherhood

Tony Buchsbaum | Posted 06.14.2016 | Books
Tony Buchsbaum

Brad Meltzer's new thriller, written with Tod Goldberg, is called The House of Secrets. The title comes from the name of a television program in which...

Book Review: 'The Second Life of Nick Mason'

Thelma Adams | Posted 06.13.2016 | Books
Thelma Adams

You can't judge a book by the superlatives on the cover. The extraordinary praise is, well--sorry Stephen King, Michael Connelly, Don Winslow, and Lee...

Book Review: "The Ice Child"

Thelma Adams | Posted 05.23.2016 | Books
Thelma Adams

The Ice Child by Camilla Läckberg My rating: 5 of 5 stars Wow. This is a gripping Nordic noir in Camilla Lackberg's series that, in part, charts the ...

'The Second Life of Nick Mason,' A Conversation with Steve Hamilton

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.17.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Steve Hamilton has either won or been nominated for virtually every major crime fiction award, including the Edgar, Dagger, Shamus, Anthony, Barry, an...

Mary Kubica on Motherhood, the Midwest, and Naturally Following the Darkness

Mara White | Posted 05.13.2016 | Books
Mara White

Mary Kubica is a Chicago based writer who hit the New York Times best-sellers list with her compelling debut novel, The Good Girl.

'Goodbye to the Dead,' A Conversation with Brian Freeman

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.20.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Photo: Martin Hofsten Brian Freeman is an internationally bestselling author of psychological suspense novels. His books have been sold in 46 countri...

Why Do Smart People Turn Stupid in Thrillers?

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.13.2016 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

I've seen this scene play out over and over in movie thrillers, and read it too: People hear noises in houses where they should be alone and they ask, "Hello? Is anybody there?" What the hell could they be expecting? FedEx?

'Missing Pieces,' A Conversation with Heather Gudenkauf

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.17.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Photo: Morgan Hawthorne Heather Gudenkauf is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of four previous novels. She graduated from the Univ...

'Interior Darkness,' A Conversation with Peter Straub

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.16.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Peter Straub needs no lengthy introduction. As a novelist and poet, he has received many literary honors including the Bram Stoker Award, the World Fantasy Award, and the International Horror Guild Award.

'Find Her,' A Conversation with Lisa Gardner

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.09.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Lisa Gardner is one of the best-known names in all of thrillerdom. She's received praise from Lee Child, Karin Slaughter, Tess Gerritsen, among many others. With more than 22 million books in print, she's written an FBI profiler series; the Detective D.D. Warren series; and a number of standalone novels.

Caroline Kepnes on Suffering, Categories as Comfort, and the Dissonance Between the Said and the Unsaid

Mara White | Posted 01.29.2016 | Books
Mara White

Caroline Kepnes is the author of the breakout hit, You, and the soon to be released follow-up, Hidden Bodies.

'Where It Hurts,' A Conversation With Reed Farrel Coleman

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.26.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Reed Farrel Coleman, known to thriller lovers everywhere, is the author of the New York Times-bestselling Robert B. Parker's The Devil Wins, in addition to having written twenty-two other novels.

'Written in Fire,' A Conversation with Marcus Sakey

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.12.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Written in Fire is the gripping conclusion of The Brilliance Trilogy (following Brilliance and A Better World). In 1986, incredibly gifted people known as brilliants or abnorms were born, and thirty years later, constitute one percent of the U.S. population.

7 White-Hot Suspense Novels To Heat Up Your Holidays

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.24.2015 | Arts

You’re sharing a bedroom with your kid sister. Your uncle won’t stop turning the volume up on his favorite holiday CD (“Christmas With the Chipm...

Book Review: The Promise by Robert Crais

Rob Taub | Posted 11.06.2015 | Books
Rob Taub

In The Promise, Elvis Cole has been hired to find Amy Breslyn, and in the second paragraph, with no preamble whatsoever Robert Crais drops us right into the middle of the action where something clearly unsavory is taking place.

What Makes Academic Crime Fiction Tick?

Lev Raphael | Posted 10.14.2015 | Education
Lev Raphael

I served my time in academia for over a decade. And a few years after I left, I decided to start a mystery series set in that environment.

'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.

Notes From a Dive Bar XXVI

Alan Black | Posted 08.30.2016 | San Francisco
Alan Black

But who can sleep? Not Mac, who helps sweep up at closing. He lives in a hotel with cockroaches and other bugs that go crawly in the night. On to his chest. He sleeps with cotton wool in his ears.

Pretty Baby: An Interview With Mary Kubica

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 08.20.2016 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Mary Kubica, author of The Good Girl and the newly released Pretty Baby, takes readers through suspenseful twists and turns after a chance meeting between two women on a train platform. Fans of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl will appreciate this interesting take on the thin line that separates sanity and darker impulses

Experience THRILLERS' VHS Fantasy

Myrlaun Walker | Posted 08.18.2016 | Entertainment
Myrlaun Walker

THRILLERS modern take on the '80s filmic work continues with "Lipstick on the Mirror," the third video from the sequel after "Body High" and "Can't Get Enough."

Book Review: Uncommon Stock and the Literary Hat Trick

Jeremy Shure | Posted 07.30.2016 | Books
Jeremy Shure

Like many, I was glued to my television a few weeks ago when Carli Lloyd's hat trick lead the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team to their first World C...