Category: Author Essay

May Cobb’s Summer Thriller Reading Round-Up

Here's a list of four thrillers that either take place over the summer or conjure up sun-drenched locales and make for perfect poolside reading.

Robin Peguero Recommends Crime Stories for the Ages

Crime in Multimedia Twelve Angry Men–the play, audiobook, and movie–is a cultural touchstone. I read, heard, and watched all three, and ever since I was first exposed to it as…

Trailed Author Kathryn Miles' True Crime Favorites

Trailed Author Kathryn Miles’ True Crime Favorites

Kathryn Miles, author of Trailed: One Woman’s Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders from Workman Publishing, shares some of her top true crime books.

Biological Thrillers_A Proposed Canon from Author Chris Holm

Biological Thrillers: A Proposed Canon from Author Chris Holm

As a former scientist, a lifelong thriller fan, and the author of Child Zero—which takes place in a world reeling from the collapse of the antibiotic era—I’ve spent more time…

Magicians in Mystery Fiction

The Role of Magicians in Mystery Fiction

Gigi Pandian, author of the mystery book Under Lock and Skeleton Key, discusses the role of magicians in crime fiction.

Wilson Carter on the Art of the Standalone Story

Carter Wilson on the Art of Standalone Storytelling

Wilson Carter, author of The New Neighbor from Sourcebooks and several other thrillers, explains the art of writing standalone thrillers.

Why Are We So Fascinated By Serial Killers?

Why are we so fascinated by serial killers? The men that inspired the book The Echo Man – and some facts you might not know.

What is 'Wahala' anyways?

Nikki May Shares the Cultural Significance of Her Book Title ‘Wahala’

Nikki May, the author of the crime fiction book Wahala published by Harper Collins, gives us an insider's look at the significance of her book's title and its cultural origins.

Breaking Crime Fiction Stereotypes With Veronica Gutierrez

Breaking Crime Fiction Stereotypes With Veronica Gutierrez

Mainstream fiction does not often represent communities like mine from within, but we definitely exist.

Janet Evanovich on Her Newest Novel 'The Recovery Agent'

Janet Evanovich on Her Newest Novel ‘The Recovery Agent’

We sat down with NYT Bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series to discuss her newest thriller novel set in Peru and filled with adventure and mayhem.

The Lying Game Author Annie Ward on Dreaming Big and Writing With Passion

‘The Lying Club’ Author Annie Ward on Dreaming Big and Writing With Passion

My childhood was peaceful. I was the youngest of four, living on a thirty-acre farm in the Midwest. I spent most of my free afternoons alone, lying in our hammock…

Writing Multiple POVs With Michael Landweber

One Story, Many Voices: Writing Multiple POVs With Michael Landweber

Author of the new futuristic, sci-fi thriller, The Damage Done, Michael Landweber discussing writing crime fiction books using multiple POVs.

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