Behind Closed Doors by Elizabether Haynes

Harper Collins 03/31/2015 Behind Closed Doors by Elizabeth Haynes brings back the Major Crime detective team headed by DCI Louisa Smith. As in all of Haynes’ books she explores hard-hitting themes where the main character tries to gain control over her life. This police procedural deals with the subject of human trafficking, as the author looks at the dark side of humanity. The story starts with the abduction of fifteen-year-old Scarlett Rainsford while she is on vacation with her parents and sister on the Greek island of Rhodes. Unlike Haynes’ previous books Scarlett is not perceived as a sympathetic figure from the very beginning of the...

Finalists for 2015 ITW Thriller Awards Apr01

Finalists for 2015 ITW Thriller Awards

The International Thriller Writers has announced the finalists for the 2015 Thriller Awards. BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL Megan Abbott – THE FEVER (Little, Brown and Company) Lauren Beukes – BROKEN MONSTERS (Mulholland Books) Joseph Finder – SUSPICION (Dutton) Greg Iles – NATCHEZ BURNING (William Morrow) Chevy Stevens – THAT NIGHT (St. Martin’s Press) BEST FIRST NOVEL Ray Celestin – THE AXEMAN’S JAZZ (Mantle) Julia Dahl – INVISIBLE CITY (Minotaur Books) Allen Eskens – THE LIFE WE BURY (Seventh Street Books) Laura McHugh – THE WEIGHT OF BLOOD (Spiegel & Grau) Andy Weir – THE MARTIAN (Crown) BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL NOVEL Shelley Coriell – THE...

Home Entertainment Release Recap for March 31, 2015 Mar31

Home Entertainment Release Recap for March 31, 201...

This week has Acorn Media bringing us the characters of Kate Atkinson (CASE HISTORIES) and Jonathon Gash (LOVEJOY) , as well as Christopher Nolan’s latest fascinating, and sometimes goofy, epic flick. CASE HISTORIES Complete Collection (2011, 2013) Based on the bestselling novels by Kate Atkinson. Jason Isaacs stars as Jackson Brodie, a former Edinburgh cop turned private detective. Tough but good-hearted, Brodie can’t turn a blind eye to injustice and people in need. Although it does little to line his pockets, he finds himself investigating everything from lost cats to missing children and killers on the run. Four-disc set...

An Interview with Tony Schumacher

The Darkest Hour is an alternate history, a psychological study, and a thriller all rolled into one fantastic book. It begins with Germany having defeated Europe and now the occupier of Great Britain in 1946. The protagonist is a London police sergeant, John Henry Rossett, a highly decorated British war veteran, who is assigned to the Office of Jewish Affairs, a branch of the SS. He fools himself into believing the false propaganda that his job is to round Jews up for deportation and send them to France as farm laborers. He is a good man who assists evil until he finds a young Jewish child, Jacob, hiding in an abandoned building. Hoping to...

THE WIRE: President Obama talks to David Simon abo...

Something I never thought I would see: President Barack Obama sits down with THE WIRE creator David Simon and talks about the show.