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Harlan Coben

A Talk With Peter James and Ian Rankin

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.14.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Internationally acclaimed, their books have been translated into dozens of languages, and are regularly on best-seller lists. Peter and Ian are being interviewed together since they collaborated on a story in Face Off, a collection of short stories by some of the world's greatest thriller writers.

"Identity": A Talk With Ingrid Thoft

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.30.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Ingrid Thoft's just-released novel, Identity, involves thorny legal and psychological issues raised by a single mother, Renata Sanchez, who was impregnated by artificial insemination.

Terminal City: A Talk with Linda Fairstein

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.17.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Linda Fairstein needs no introduction. For more than two decades, this former prosecutor was Chief of the Sex Crimes Unit of the Manhattan District Attorney's office.

When the Eye Is Better Than the Ear

Tom Alderman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Books
Tom Alderman

Voice casting for audiobooks is particularly tricky with fiction. In addition to the many different characters a reader has to deliver, the most important voice to capture is the writer's literary voice -- assuming there is one.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of April 12

Digital Book World | Posted 06.16.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

It comes as little shock that Veronica Roth's Divergent is back in the No. 1 spot of this week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List after cedi...

So You Want to Be a (Successful) Writer?

Carrie La Seur | Posted 06.10.2014 | Books
Carrie La Seur

Aren't there authors who stay outside the mainstream and are better for it? To satisfy myself, I concocted a version of objective analysis sufficiently rigorous to help a fiction writer relax. Scientists, shut your eyes.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of March 29

Digital Book World | Posted 06.02.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

The top ten best-selling ebooks for the week of March 29.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of March 22

Digital Book World | Posted 05.26.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

The film based on the first book in Veronica Roth's Divergent series just raked in $56 million at the box office in its opening weekend. Meanwhile, that trilogy occupies the top three spots in this week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List for the second week running.

Graveyard of Memories: A Talk With Barry Eisler

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.11.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Barry Eisler's John Rain novels are the "Tiffany" of assassin-oriented, suspense thrillers. The recently released Graveyard of Memories is a preque...

A Good Story Is Disturbing

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 04.06.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

No matter how beautifully written or "literary," a novel resonates deeply because the storyline tugs powerfully at us. It upsets, confounds and presents chaos, conflict, imbalance and upheaval -- either within its character's mind or circumstances.

Fear Is the Common Denominator

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.30.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

When it comes to fiction, the most frightening depictions are those describing events that could really happen. Those situations resonate deeply because, unlike paranormal experiences, they fall within the realm of possibility.

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.

Writer to Writer: A Conversation with Andrew Gross

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.01.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Andrew Gross is the best-selling author of many thrillers including The Blue Zone, Eyes Wide Open, Don't Look Twice, 15 Seconds, and his latest novel, No Way Back.

52 Books, 52 Weeks, Week 14: Six Long Years

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 06.06.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

I had never read, or even heard of, Harlan Coben before, and this despite the fact that he's sold more than 50 million books worldwide. My bad.

52 Books, 52 Weeks, Week 13: A New Life for Pi

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 06.01.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

The book won me over from the first chapter and I was lost in Martel's imagination in a way I rarely am. I found it just as enjoyable on the re-read; not a perfect book, but one whose popularity, both critical and sales-wise, I perfectly understand.

Some Writers Should Be Seen and Not Heard

Tom Alderman | Posted 09.01.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

Authors often like to talk about finding their literary voices, which generally means they haven't sold anything yet. This post, however is about writers who actually have sold a book, want to voice the audiobook edition -- and shouldn't.

Harlan Coben Turns the Spotlight on Atlantic City in Stay Close

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.28.2012 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Harlan Coben's writing brings a unique voice to stories that entertain and enthrall the reader. This is certainly true of his latest novel Stay Close.

Crime Authors Competing For UK Morgue Honor

AP | Posted 12.31.2011 | Weird News

LONDON -- It will be the world's most literary mortuary. Ten leading crime writers are competing for the honor of having a morgue named after them....

2 Hot Authors Reveal Their Summer Beach Reads

msn.com | Jennifer Weiner and Harlan Coben | Posted 09.06.2011 | Books

Now that summer's in full swing, it's the perfect time to hit the beach and crack the binding on a brand new book. We asked "Live Wire" author Harlan ...

Ben Affleck's Latest Big Move Revealed

ew.com | Posted 08.16.2011 | Entertainment

EW has confirmed that Ben Affleck has been attached to direct a big-screen adaptation of Harlan Coben's mystery novel Tell No One. The rights to the ...

The Week's Hottest Reads: Who Topped The List This Week?

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 06.01.2011 | Books

-- HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Live Wire" by Harlan Coben (Dutton)...

A Well-Written Story Poorly Told

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

The Bolitar audiobooks are Twitter-talking, cheeky-sleuth mysteries at their best and require an often light, irreverent touch in narration.

Writer Harlan Coben Fights Procrastination

Jeff Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeff Rivera

In this brief interview, Harlan Coben lets us in on his writing patters, and has some words of encouragement for aspiring novelists. Tell us about yo...

Harlan Coben To Write Young Adult Series

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Bestselling author Harlan Coben inked a three-book deal for a young adult series with the Penguin Young Readers Group, telling the story of a teenager...

Harlan Coben's CAUGHT Tackles the Meaning of Forgiving

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

Harlan Coben is an author famed for his interesting plots. If a story has a twist or turn that it can take, Harlan can find it. That is true in his new novel Caught.