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What’s a Mystery Writer to Do When His Hero Loses His Crime-Fighting Job?

A lot of mystery story heroes used to do something else for a living.

For example, Robert B. Parker’s series character, Jesse Stone, was a professional baseball player before he became a police chief. 1,173 more words

Multi-Million Dollar Heist*

Have you ever seen George Roy Hill’s Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)? If you have, then you know its focus is an outlaw gang called the Hole in the Wall Gang. 1,054 more words


Lawrence Block: Die Sünden der Väter

Der 77-jährige US-Amerikaner Lawrence Block ist ein ausgesprochener Vielschreiber, der gleichzeitig zu den am häufigsten ausgezeichneten Autoren des Krimigenres zählt. Vier Mal konnte er den begehrten Edgar Allan Poe Award gewinnen, zudem wurde er wiederholt für sein Lebenswerk ausgezeichnet. 252 more words


Review: The Perfect Murder

Having murdered my mother under circumstances of singular atrocity, I was arrested and put upon trial, which lasted seven years. In summing up, the judge of the Court of Acquittal remarked that it was one of the most ghastly crimes that he had ever been called upon to explain away.

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Donald Westlake Novels

One Sentence Book Review: "Hit Man" by Lawrence Block

Hit Man by Lawrence Block


Grand Master Mystery Writer Lawrence Block delivered a slow-to-start, wry, intensely introspective novel about murder-for-hire.


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Thrilled in Manhattan

Last week was Thrillerfest, a conference for thriller writers and fans that featured Craftfest, a series of talks on the craft of writing thrillers, and Pitchfest, a speed-dating event for writers in search of an agent, as well as a number of thrilling panels. 471 more words

Writing Fiction

Thrilled to be going to Thrillerfest (July 5-9, 2016)

For fans, writers, and industry folks in the mystery/thriller business, this is a huge week in NYC: Thrillerfest comes to town July 5-9 at the Grand Hyatt.   120 more words