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Revealed: Crime Writer Robert Galbraith Is J.K. Rowling

The literary and not-so-literary worlds were rocked this week when the Sunday Times revealed that Robert Galbraith, author of The Cuckoo’s Calling, is none other than Harry Potter mastermind J.K. Rowling. The novel, supposedly based on Galbraith’s “own experiences and those of his military friends,” follows the private investigator and military veteran Cormoran Strike as he […]

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Vince Flynn 1966-2013

We lost a great thriller writer today – the great Vince Flynn has passed from prostate cancer. Here’s how the LA Times reported it: Vince Flynn, 47, a best-selling author who wrote the Mitch Rapp counterterrorism thriller series, died Wednesday at a hospital in St. Paul, Minn., after a more than two-year battle with prostate cancer, […]

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The Best Thrillers of 2012

These books span several subgenres, and represent those that we enjoyed most, in no particular order. SecondWorld, by Jeremy Robinson To be honest, this was a huge surprise. Robinson’s work typically leans more toward the fantasy genre, which isn’t our cup of tea. But once we got past the campy first chapter set in 1940s […]

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24′s Howard Gordon Releases Debut Novel, Gideon’s War

Check out the book trailer for Gideon’s War, the new novel from Howard Gordon, the scribe behind TV’s 24 series.

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Ranking The Best (and Worst of) Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp Books

Vince Flynn ushered in his counter-terrorism hero, Mitch Rapp, in the late 1990s and he’s never looked back. The Rapp political thrillers are a consistent best-seller, and despite the surprising fact that none of the books have made the jump to the big screen yet, even the older books in Flynn’s catalog keep selling. Still, […]

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James Patterson Talks About His New Thriller, Cross Fire

Bestselling crime thriller novelist James Patterson is back with a new Alex Cross book, Cross Fire.  In this short video, he sits down with the cameras to answer questions about the new book, including the fate of his recurring characters. Interestingly, Patterson also chats about the upcoming screen adaptation of an unnamed Alex Cross book.

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Dennis Lehane Discusses His New Thriller, Moonlight Mile

The writer behind Mystic River and Shutter Island is back with another hardboiled crime thriller featuring private detective Patrick Kenzie.

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The Chicago Tribune Weighs in on One-Word Titles

The Chicago Tribute reacts to Inception and SALT by offering a list of all-time best one-word titles as well as a handful that left her cold.

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Five Best Books From ThrillerFest

Had we not had a big family gathering to attend, we certainly would’ve been at ThrillerFest in New York this year. Put on by the International Thriller Writers, the festival is part Emmys and part Comic-Con, giving fans a chance to chat with each other as well as meet the writers they adore. Fortunately Contra […]

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Daniel Silva Comments on Russian Spy Scandal

Daniel Silva, author of Moscow Rules, The Assassin and The Rembrandt Affair, is the latest writer of bestselling spy fiction to catch journalist’s ears. In the midst of the ongoing revelations about the Russian spies caught in the United States, Silva was quoted in an op-ed piece by the Huffington Post’s Keith Thomson: Part of […]

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