Interview with Robert Rosenwald and Barbara Peters...

Who were the very first authors you signed for Poisoned Pen Press? Do any of them still remain with you, nineteen years later? The first original mystery we published was ONE FOR SORROW by Mary Reed and Eric Mayer. We have since published ten more John, the Lord Chamberlin mysteries set in 6th century Byzantium. In January we will be publishing THE GUARDIAN STONES, a new work set in 1941. The first title you published was a collection of essays about mystery writers in Arizona, which was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical. What percentage of nonfiction has comprised the PP Press list over the years? And has that...

This Date In Crime: Karin Slaughter’s BLINDSIGHTED Sep03

This Date In Crime: Karin Slaughter’s BLINDS...

On this date, in 2001, Karin Slaughter went from a promising name to a bonafide force to be reckoned  with in the crime genre. Karin, prior to releasing Blindsighted, was the next big thing, in addition to signing a major deal stateside, but also secured distribution rights in a number of European countries. Fortunately, her novel was no mere flash in the pan and wowed readers around the world. A small Georgia town erupts in panic when a young college professor is found brutally mutilated in the local diner. But it’s only when town pediatrician and coroner Sara Linton does the autopsy that the full extent of the killer’s twisted...

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...

Author Work Spaces: Jonathan Stone Jul09

Author Work Spaces: Jonathan Stone

Here it is. In all its glorious discomfort, annoyance, and frustration, though supreme reliability. My regular seat on the 8:01 from Talmadge Hill to Manhattan. It’s an hour and four minute commute in to New York in the morning, and the same back out at the end of the day. I’ve written seven novels here, and I can hardly believe it myself. In truth, my “regular” seat has moved around a little. When I started writing on the train, in 1998, laptops were comparatively big and clumsy, and I had to sit in the seats that face each other at either end of the train car so my laptop wouldn’t bump against the seat in front of me. (When I started...

OUTLAWS AND BIG BUSINESS, THE ENDURING NATURE OF T...

In early American literature, the frontier assumed a key importance as both a motif of the early pioneering days of a new country and a means of exploring law and morality. From Fenimore Cooper to Melville, with his use of the microcosm of early American society in the Pequod and Ahab’s mad quest on the frontier of the oceans, from Mark Twain to Cormac McCarthy, whose use of the theme shows that America is still anchored to the Wild West, the frontier features again and again in various settings. One thing that is prevalent is the fact that the idea of the frontier and the Virgin Land lingers in the American psyche like a facet of the great...

Author Work Space: John Beyer Jun25

Author Work Space: John Beyer

‘A writer’s workspace must be large enough to accommodate those things which will inspire the writer to write. A room large enough to host guests to discuss world events – room enough for a glass of sherry and perhaps a quartet singing a new song. Stop – okay, a reality check – a desk, a keyboard, a pen and pad of paper, are all a writer needs. Inspiration does not need anything more than imagination – my study is eclectic from the travels my wife and I have done through the years. Sometimes it is messy and sometimes neat – but always – always – I remember the purpose of my study and that is to write.’ John Beyer Former...