Anthony Franze, author and lawyer who’s represented clients in nearly 40 cases before the Supreme Court, shares his five favorite Supreme Court mysteries.
"Writers read differently than most people....learning our trade and modifying our techniques by intuitively studying the work of others. In this sense, reading is not a luxury but a critical tool of our profession."
"Books were never embarrassed by my questions, never condescending or superior as they informed me of the workings of the world."
In her Detective Esa Khattak novels—set in Toronto—Khan shows the struggles of a devout Muslim living and working in a secular world.
Acclaimed thriller writers Heather Graham and Jon Land team up for a promising new NASA-inspired YA series.
"A recent study in Scientific American showed that reading fiction is shown to improve empathy in readers, and that was certainly true for me upon reading Watership Down, by Robert Adams..."
Imagining history to create the fictional 19th-century Endurance, Illinois, a town of 15,000, and the setting of Marry in Haste.
In 1962, as Richard Stark, a pen name he’d employed in several previous short stories, Donald Westlake created arguably his most popular character, the mononymous Parker, a hardened, yet somehow honorable, professional thief with the worst luck in fictional heist history.
Now it can be told. Now that time has passed, it is safe to reveal the secrets of my reading life. Say no more? Well, no. I’ll confess. Here are the pivotal moments, the surreptitious activities, the Cold War fears, the binges, and two outright deceptions.
"When I moved into the house I live in now, it was the first time I ever had room to unpack all of my books. Only then did I realize that the majority of what I had collected and kept were mysteries, and more important, traditional mysteries, including all writers from the Golden Age of detective fiction."