Flashback: WHAT IS A THRILLER? Aug03

Flashback: WHAT IS A THRILLER?

This originally appeared in issue ten (Jan/Feb 2006) WHAT IS A THRILLER? In October, 2004, at the Bouchercon suspense conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, a group of writers celebrated their common interest by creating the International Thriller Writers organization. In fact, before I realized what was happening, I found myself elected (along with Gayle Lynds) as the co-president. A lot happened since then. Our membership grew from around 80 to 350, with combined international book sales of over one billion. We organized strands of thriller panels at the 2005 Left Coast of Crime and Bouchercon events (this had never been done before). We...

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...

ROUTE 66: MY ROAD TO DAMASCUS  by David Morrell Feb15

ROUTE 66: MY ROAD TO DAMASCUS by David Morrell

This first appeared in issue 8 of Crimespree. Sept/Oct 2005 ROUTE 66: MY ROAD TO DAMASCUS by David Morrell In ROUTE 66: MY ROAD TO DAMASCUS, best-selling author David Morrell reflects upon the hit 1960’s classic television show Route 66. The show and its writer,award-winning screenwriter Stirling Silliphant, inspired the imagination of the then-troubled seventeen-year-old Morrell and led him to pursue a career in fiction writing, and sparked a strong friendship between the two. Sadly, Stirling Silliphant – Morrell’s mentor, close friend and father-figure – succumbed to prostate cancer in 1996… Morrell has collected every episode...