Shane Kuhn: The ASSET Interview

Jon: Shane, I’m a huge fan of the your John Lago books so I need to know, are we going to see more of him? Shane: Absolutely. I will never abandon my soul brother John and soul sister Alice. And as long as people keep asking this question and wanting to see them again, I will keep writing books in that series. I have a concept for my next Lago novel and I think people are going to love it. It will be more outrageous than the first two books combined and I plan to work on it over the next several months. Jon: Where did Kennedy (THE ASSET) come from? He’s quite different that John Lago… Shane: Like all of the characters I write, Kennedy...

Author Work Spaces: Joseph Finder Jul23

Author Work Spaces: Joseph Finder

  JOSEPH FINDER is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve previous novels, including The Fixer, Suspicion, Vanished, and Buried Secrets. Finder’s international bestseller Killer Instinct won the International Thriller Writers’s Thriller Award for Best Novel of 2006. Other bestselling titles include Paranoia and High Crimes, which both became major motion pictures.  His latest, GUILTY MINDS, came out on July 19th. He i a founding member of the International Thriller Writers Association, is active in the Boston Book Festival, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Association of Former Intelligence Officers and lives in...

Clare Mackintosh wins 2016 Old Peculier Crime Novel Of The Year Jul22

Clare Mackintosh wins 2016 Old Peculier Crime Nove...

Tonight, it was announced that Clare Mackintosh has been awarded the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award for I LET YOU GO.   Clare Mackintosh said: “I first came to Harrogate as an unpublished author so to win this award tonight is a dream come true. I would like to thank my publishers and agent for supporting me, everybody who has read and recommended I Let You Go, and the crime writing community for their endless encouragement.”   The 2016 Award is sponsored by T&R Theakston Ltd and supported by WHSmith and The Radio Times. Clare collected a £3,000 cash prize, as well as a handmade, engraved oak beer cask...

Five Movies That Get Me In The Mood To Write

  I don’t believe in writer’s block, but I do believe in writer’s malaise. Sometimes I just can’t get my ass in gear. When that happens I find that certain movies get the creative juices flowing and I can always rely on these five to get me sprinting to the keyboard. This isn’t a list of my favorite movies. Gun to my head I’d say that honor goes to Miller’s Crossing, but ask me next week and I might say The Great Escape or Chinatown. And this isn’t a list of great movies about writing, of which there are many. This is simply a list of the flicks that get me moving.   Butch Cassidy and the...

The Todd Robinson Interview

Kate and Dan: We are beyond excited for the release of your second novel, ROUGH TRADE! Your debut book, HARD BOUNCE, is one we recommend frequently (and we aren’t just saying that just to be polite). It was that potent blend of best friends/snappy dialog/and raw emotion that keeps HARD BOUNCE so high on our list. What can readers expect this time around for Junior and Boo in ROUGH TRADE? Todd: The second time around, I wanted to mess up the narrative a little bit. I wanted to explore things a bit more about who Boo and Junior are, and the hard-wired prejudices that sometimes go along with those kinds of upbringings. I wanted to challenge...

Review of REVOLVER by Duane Swierczynski Jul18

Review of REVOLVER by Duane Swierczynski

REVOLVER Duane Swierczynski July 19, 2016 Mulholland Books A policeman gunned down in a bar. A homicide detective stalking an ex-con. A forensic scientist who can’t let the murder go. All members of the same family separated by 50 years and compelled by a murder that that has ripped through the generations. In 1965, Stan Walczak is gunned down with his partner in a neighborhood bar in Philadelphia. In 1995, his son is compelled to stalk the man who has long been suspected as the murderer following his release from jail on an unrelated murder. In 2015, his granddaughter returns home from college where she is studying forensic science...