Crime Fiction, Mystery, Thrillers, and Suspense Blog
Monday, 01 April 2013 10:01
The 2013 Thriller Awards nominees have just been released and it is a list filled with terrific books.
BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL
BEST FIRST NOVEL
BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL NOVEL
BEST SHORT STORY
BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL
BEST E-BOOK ORIGINAL NOVEL
Sunday, 31 March 2013 10:08
The series of TV movies from authors such as Lisa Gardener, Richard North Patterson, April Smith, and Mary Higgins Clark that aired during 2011 showed that TNT can successfully capture the spirit of the novels.The latest TNT project may be a drama based on Sara Gran’s new series about private detective Claire DeWitt.
Claire, a tough, sarcastic detective, made her debut in Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead, which took place in post-Katrina New Orleans.
Sunday, 24 March 2013 05:41
When it comes to involving crime fiction with realistic characters, believable plots and non-stop action, several Canadian authors stand out. But there are at least three Canadian authors who bring all that and add in a United States setting.
In Criminal Enterprise, Laukkanen again looks at an everyman-turned-criminal. This time accountant Carter Tomlin loses his high-paying job and is in danger of losing his fancy house, expensive cars and his family. So he finds a more lucrative job that he likes better—robbing banks. As I said in a recent review of Criminal Enterprise: “While Laukkanen makes us care about his finely drawn characters, he never makes the criminals in his story totally sympathetic. The reader’s allegiance always is firmly on the side of the real heroes of Criminal Enterprise – FBI agent Carla Windermere and Minnesota state cop Kirk Stevens whose insight serves them well.” And, I don't know how to pronounce his name either.
Tuesday, 19 March 2013 23:19
Six years later, Jake reads the obit of Natalie’s husband and makes plans to attend the funeral. But the grieving widow isn’t Natalie.
When he tries to find Natalie, he is caught up in an explosive situation beyond his control.
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