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Best Books: Top 5 Psychological Thrillers of the 2000s

What makes a great psychological thriller? First and foremost, a confounding mystery that is disturbing and at times nearly hallucinogenic. A compelling protagonist whose life is in constant danger. A juicy assortment of clues, both red herrings and genuine puzzle pieces, that don’t quite fit into place until the very end. And a master craftsman […]

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Green Zone Book Heads to Movie Theaters

The new Matt Damon thriller, Green Zone, takes its inspiration from the nonfiction book Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq’s Green Zone. Early reviews are favorable, and compare Damon’s character to his Jason Bourne counterpart.  Here’s the official film synopsis: Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, United […]

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2009’s Most Satisfying Political Thrillers

With the holiday season upon us, the year’s major political thrillers are now in wide release. The genre’s most prolific authors put out another bumper crop of assassins, rogue intelligence agents, dirty politicians and bleeding edge technology. Relative newcomers stormed the scene, finding more readers than ever thanks to Amazon’s Kindle.  Here’s how our list […]

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Is Glenn Beck Really the Oprah of Thrillers?

A few weeks ago I posted a blog questioning  the business wisdom of Vince Flynn’s association with Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Lielly (whoops – I mean O’Reilly). And while I realize that many of you disagreed with my assertion that Rush Limbaugh is too divisive of a figure for a mass market success like Vince […]

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Thief Steals Proof Copy of Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol

Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol continues to tear up the bestseller lists, ranking #1 again on Publisher’s Weekly list of hardovers. But according to a report by the Associated Press, readers in Iceland will have to wait a little longer. A thief purportedly broke into the publisher’s office and made off with the proof copy […]

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Vampires Attack NYT Top 10 Book List

The most recent list of  NYT Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers features two (count ’em – 2) vampire thrillers. Bolstered by the success of the TV series True Blood, the latest Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse novel “Dead and Gone” is in at #10, and fellow fang writer Christine Feehan’s novel “Dark Slayer” at #6. The Top 10 […]

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