Tag Archives: Thriller

Monday Morning Stuff

As always, the Monday after Mom finds me tired. We had a great time, in spite of the fact that our visit consisted of one doctor’s appointment after another. All good, thank you very much, but still, they made for … Continue reading

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Interview with Suspense Author, Joseph Finder

Joe writes thrillers–the kind that take you beyond gnawing your nails all the way to chompin’ your knuckles. This ability is what makes him a New York Times best selling author and winner of a gazillion awards. A couple of his … Continue reading

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Pen Names

What do you think of “Glenna Galloway”? Good name for an Irish mystery/thriller writer? The consensus is that if an author wants to write in different genres, she should have different names for each genre–unless they’re closely related. As Linda … Continue reading

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Jane Lebak: “‘Scary’ and ‘terrifying’ are subtly different”

It’s easy to come up with the most horrifying passage I’ve ever read, but I had to think a bit before coming up with “terrifying.” I’m not easily scared, but scary and terrifying are subtly different in that the terror … Continue reading

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For Your Listening Pleasure

I admit. I’ve cheated. Not all the books I’ve read have I actually read. Some of them I’ve listened to as I’ve toured the state of Texas, running from one crisis to the next. My most recent audiobook was Debbie … Continue reading

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Expanded Review of Buried Secrets, by Joseph Finder

Buried Secrets by Joseph Finder My rating: 4 of 5 stars Finder took me by surprise. He drove me down a predictable road, even verifying my suspicions so often I wondered what he was up to. Then, without warning, he … Continue reading

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The Survivors Club, by Lisa Gardner

Lisa Gardner wrote the epitome of a thriller. Tense, exciting, edge-of-your-seat suspense and incredible characterization make this book a must-read for lovers of this genre, and a must-study for writers in general. The Survivors Club, one of Donald Maass’s examples … Continue reading

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