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Scottoline's Come Home Is a Big Disappointment

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.12.2012 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

There will surely be people who will enjoy this Nancy Drew type of mystery but I am not one of them. I expected more from Lisa Scottoline -- much, much more.

A Chill in the Air

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 04.22.2012 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Even with hot, humid Los Angeles as its setting, No One Knows You're Here gave me the chills.  And I mean that in the best of ways.  

The Genus of a Novel

R.J. Ellory | Posted 03.24.2012 | Books
R.J. Ellory

A classic is a book that presents you with a narrative so compelling you can't read it fast enough, and yet is written so beautifully you can't read it slowly enough. You are caught in limbo.

4 Thriller Scenarios That Should Be Banned

Brad Taylor | Posted 03.19.2012 | Books
Brad Taylor

When I began writing military thrillers I was eager to use my past experiences to breathe some realism into a genre I felt was sorely in need of it. I quickly found out that it was a double-edged sword.

You'll Never Guess What Bill Clinton Likes To Read

Thomas Caplan | Posted 03.11.2012 | Books
Thomas Caplan

By virtue of the alphabet, Bill Clinton and I were assigned rooms a few doors from each other at Georgetown. In the evenings, we began to haunt bookshops together, in search of thrillers.

New Thrillers and James Bond to Watch This Holiday Season

Brad Balfour | Posted 02.24.2012 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Exotic locations, fast cars, beautiful women, and crazy gadgets are the excitements in today's cinematic thrillers -- whether they be spy-oriented, crime adventure, or a suspense mystery.

Bestselling Authors On Their Trip To Afghanistan

Kathy Reichs | Posted 01.09.2012 | Books
Kathy Reichs

I remember clearly the day I was asked if I would even consider "going to Middle East on a USO tour." I said, "Sign me up."

Kage -- A Thriller

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 11.27.2011 | Books
Arthur Rosenfeld

Fans of action fiction, Japanese philosophy, and martial arts, would do well to pick up a copy of this book, and through the safety and insights within its pages, be both challenged and entertained.

Don't Be a Book Snob!

Lev Raphael | Posted 11.07.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

Over the thirty years of my publishing career, I've learned that book snobs come in all shapes and sizes. And their snobbery often seems more about them than the genre they've picked for their disdain.

Which Famous Female Author Loved To Surf?

John Curran | Posted 10.02.2011 | Books
John Curran

'Surfing looks perfectly easy. It isn't. I say no more. I got very angry and fairly hurled my plank from me. Nevertheless, I determined to return on the first possible opportunity and have another go.

Best Thriller Beach Reads

Rob Taub | Posted 09.23.2011 | Books
Rob Taub

Imagine an industry that sells over three billion products a year across the world. This is not an electronic gadget or a knife that can cut through a soda can, but rather a publishing genre known as the thriller. I am a thriller and crime fiction junkie.

Time for a Good Book

Roger Fransecky | Posted 09.04.2011 | Books
Roger Fransecky

I confess to liking, collecting, sharing and savoring both mysteries and thrillers. My favorite sleuths are, like me, flawed and curious in an often dark, confusing and fallen world.

Hitting it Big as an Author

Don McNay | Posted 08.03.2011 | Books
Don McNay

In the way that Rick is capturing commercial and critical success and Keen is impacting the education profession, both have one thing in common: They have "hit it big" as authors.

Amazon Reveals Frontlist Deal For Thriller Writer Barry Eisler At BEA

The Bookseller | Posted 07.26.2011 | Books

Thriller writer Barry Eisler, who turned his back on a two-book deal for half a million dollars from St Martin's Press, has decided to accept six figu...

Five Great Thrillers

Bill Quigley | Posted 06.18.2011 | Books
Bill Quigley

Here are a couple of the best thrillers I have read recently -- some new, some familiar authors. Enjoy!

Natalie Portman's Dad Self-Publishes Pregnancy Thriller

The New York Observer | Daniel D'Addario | Posted 06.06.2011 | Books

Misconception, the self-published debut novel by Long Island fertility specialist Dr. Avner Hershlag, now making the rounds of major houses, is a tale...

Why I Won't Write a Disaster Thriller

Karen Dionne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Karen Dionne

Writers have limits when it comes to the amount of violence they'll tolerate in fiction. This is because in order to write a scene, a writer not only has to put themselves inside the action, they have to go deep inside their characters' heads.

Diamond in the Rough: Review of The Informationist by Taylor Stevens

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

The Informationist is a page-turning thriller that sets up information bounty hunter Vanessa Michael Munroe as a likable, flawed character in what promises to be a strong series.

6 Best Spell-Binding Novels of the Decade: A Magical Literary Tour

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

Books don't have to have wizards to make magic or cast a spell. Over the last decade, these books have haunted and inspired me, made me proud to be a writer, glad to be a reviewer.

Two Amazing Thrillers for Your Holiday Gift List

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

If you're looking to surprise book lovers on your gift list, you can't do better than giving them two paperback thrillers by Jacques Chessex. Never h...

Deaver's Edge Is Sharp

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Jeffery Deaver's novels usually feature as lead characters either the crime fighting team of Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs, or the criminal investiga...

Murder and Mayhem in a Parked Car

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Holly Robinson

What is it about mystery novels? I've never hit, kicked, stabbed, or shot anyone. I want to weep when I hear news stories of real beatings or murders. Yet I can't fit enough killings into my waking hours.

Starz Film Fest Insider's Guide: A Horrible Way to Die

Erin Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Erin Barnes

A Horrible Way to Die follows recovering alcoholic Sarah as she tries to put her life back together. Sarah's ex-boyfriend is an escaped serial killer making his way across the country.

Fictional Politics

Barry Eisler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Barry Eisler

Though it's replete with action, sex, badass characters, and exotic locations, I'm gratified that my latest novel, Inside Out, has also garnered atten...

Age: 66, Jobs: 2, Plan to Quit/Retire? Never

Haggai Carmon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Haggai Carmon

At the age of 66, I now have two jobs. I'm a trial lawyer, mostly for the U.S. government's civil litigation cases in Israel, and a writer of intelligence.