Thriller Writers

Stories about mystery & thriller writers, including both new voices and masters of the genre.

Stephen King

Ranking the Best Stephen King Novels of the 2000s

The reigning master of suspense is the author of more than 50 books, all of which have been international bestsellers. Carrie. It. Pet Cemetery. Misery. Thinner. All instant classics, and yet King’s craft seems to sweeten with age, with King churning out some of his best work in recent years. Although King’s more recent work […]

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Kill Shot book cover by Vince Flynn

Ranking The Best of Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp Books

Vince Flynn ushered in his counter-terrorism hero, Mitch Rapp, in the late 1990s and he never looked back. The Rapp political thrillers are consistent best-sellers, 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. Here’s our […]

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JK Rowling

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

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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Writer Barry Eisler

Barry Eisler Takes Ownership of Book Rights, Renames Books

One of our favorites, Barry Eisler, has managed to own his entire back catalog of John Rain thrillers. We couldn’t be more pleased.  To celebrate the occasion, he’s renamed his books! Marketing-wise, that’s a pretty risky move. It’ll no doubt make it more difficult for people to find his back catalog (since the old titles […]

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SecondWorld by Jeremy Robinson

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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Thriller Novelist James Patterson

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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