RT BOOK REVIEWS Web Editor Morgan Doremus interviews Shane Gericke about his thriller series, his new release and the fifth annual ThrillerFest convention here in NYC. In the first video, the pair chat about who attends ThrillerFest and the ways the convention caters to both authors and readers.
The FBI estimates that there are between 40 and 50 active serial killers in the United States at any given time. But Mark Safarik, the FBI profiler speaking at a panel today at ThrillerFest, says he places the number closer to 25.
At ThrillerFest this afternoon we got a chance to check in with some of our favorite authors about the projects they are currently working on (and what readers can look forward to seeing in stores next year). They shared their current projects and exclusive details for RT Readers.
Alex Kava is continuing her Maggie O’Dell series with Damaged, which will be released on Tuesday, and next summer readers can follow Maggie to western Nebraska in Hot Wire. Kava says, “Expect barbed wire fences and sand hills.”
John Lescroart, who was sitting right next to Kava, chimed in, “Your title Damaged is extremely close to the title of my next release, Damage, which comes out in January.”
Erica Spindler’s Watch Me Die will be out in May 2011. The story is set in New Orleans when “the ghost of Hurricane Katrina” revisits the city.
Mystery writers gather together each year for ThrillerFest, a four-day conference hosted by the organization of International Thriller Writers. We were psyched to attend their fifth annual conference, which was held at the Grand Hyatt hotel, above the famed Grand Central Station in New York City.
Writers attend panels about the craft of writing, such as “How To Make Your Pulse Race,” as well as discussions about the business of writing, like the Friday-morning panel “How Do you Excite Your Editor and Get More Out of Your Publisher?” There were also workshops for fans of the genre like “Who’s Your Hero? In Fiction and in Real Life” and “What’s Love Got to Do With It.”
“A group of us have gathered together and made a decision. It’s time for Scene Stealer’s secondary characters to offer their point of view about the players in Elise Warner’s cozy mystery.
Shane Gericke hands Emily Clark the mystical royal purple T-shirt of the Mystery Chix and Swinging Dicks author group, which throws Saturday morning readers brunches at RT conventions. Emily won the chance to have a character named after her in his new novel Torn Apart, which will be released this week.
Author Shane Gericke about how a character in his novel Torn Apart came to be named after RT BOOK REVIEWS reader Emily Clark.
What was I thinking???
Well, before I answer that, I owe you a little background.
My debut novel, Blown Away , won RT’s coveted Reviewers Choice Award for Best First Mystery. I was honored, and deeply touched.
Author Lisa Gardner's two most recent mysteries were both awarded RT Top Picks!
The stakes were high for Gardner's follow-up to The Neighbor, a release that prompted the rave review "Master storyteller Gardner really outdoes herself with her latest puzzler." But, Gardner pulls out all the stops for her new summer suspense, Live To Tell. It is an "electrifying tale" as a detective, a nurse, and the mother of a mentally disturbed child race to discover the truth behind a murder/suicide that is more than it appears.
In honor of this week's summer heat, we are giving away some of the hottest books to be released between June 10th and 29th. We are giving away books from aross the genres. So whether you are a fan of historicals, like Courtesan's Kiss by Mary Blayney, or thrillers, like Barry Eisler's Inside Out, we've got a book for you.
All you need to do is pick the genre that you'd like to win, and follow the instructions below!