An Interview with Brad Meltzer

THE PRESIDENT’S SHADOW powerfully delves into the treatment of those enlisted in the military, the relationship between a father and child, and how ordinary people can make a difference. This complex novel explores the power of government and the military over an individual’s life, the intrigue of having a supposed history nerd, Beecher, able to save the Presidency, and the emotional pull of family relationships. Elise Cooper: You have a dedication quote, “Today I know: I’ll never get over losing my parents. And I don’t want to. They deserve to be remembered. These books-and the characters within-taught me that.” Please explain. Brad...

THE PRESIDENT’S SHADOW by Brad Meltzer revie...

The President’s Shadow Third book in the Culper Ring series Brad Meltzer Grand Central Publishing June 16th, 2015  THE PRESIDENT’S SHADOW by Brad Meltzer is the final book in the Beecher series. As with all his books, he intertwines history with an action packed plot.  In addition, Meltzer puts in some tidbits of information that have become a part of everyone’s daily life. For example, ever wonder why a wedding ring is worn on the ring finger of the left hand, or how a pressed penny becomes a symbol for those in the military. There is not just one theme to this book.  It powerfully delves into the treatment of those enlisted in the...

“JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: TORNADO’S ...

DC Comics 2007   Coming out of their Infinite Crisis event, DC needed a superstar team for the relaunch of the JUSTICE LEAGUE, their flagship book. Brad Meltzer was not only a consistent best-selling thriller writer, but also the man behind the then recent IDENTITY CRISIS, which was a smash hit for DC. Meltzer provided the needed buzz behind the relaunch, and he had the proven chops to pull it off. And with the more than capable Ed Benes providing the artwork, the stage was set for the inaugural storyline. The first installment of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: THE TORNADO’S PATH came out on July 19, 2006. That was seven years ago, almost...

Meltzer, Morrell and Palmer featured in this week’s Giveaway. May03

Meltzer, Morrell and Palmer featured in this week&...

This week , in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, we are giving away copies of THE MYSTERY BOX edited by Brad Meltzer, David Morrell’s MURDER AS A FINE ART and Daniel Palmer’s STOLEN.   THE MYSTERY BOX edited by Brad Meltzer Selected by Brad Meltzer, a collection of mystery/thriller short stories from some of today’s top writers. There’s nothing more mysterious than a locked box. Whether it’s a literal strongbox, an empty coffin, the inner workings of a scientist’s mind, or an underground prison cell, there are those who will use any means necessary to unlock the secrets of…THE...

Mystery Box Authors Q&A

Selected by Brad Meltzer, THE MYSTERY BOX is an exceptional new collection of short stories from some of our favorite writers. We have copies of THE MYSTERY BOX to give away this week with FridayReads, and some of the contributors were good enough to answer a few questions for us… Brad Meltzer What are you reading now? SAGA by Brian K. Vaughan. Which book(s) or author(s) do you recommend most frequently? I shove good crime comics down the throat of anyone who will listen. Try Criminal by Ed Brubaker. Trust me. Why did “the mystery box” make such a great theme? We all have mystery boxes in our lives. And not just ones with severed...