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The Big Thrill team kicks off June with a Between the Lines interview featuring New York Times bestselling author Kate WhiteSusan Goldenberg sat down with Kate to chat about ratcheting up suspense in BETWEEN TWO STRANGERS, Kate’s 17th nail-biter. K.L. Romo talks to New York Times bestselling author Megan Abbott about complicated relationships and how they were a catalyst to writing BEWARE THE WOMAN, and she sat down with international bestselling author Hannah Mary McKinnon on anger management gone wrong. Debut author Katy Brent joined Mindy Carlson to talk about the must-read book that began its life as a “stabby Sex in the City.” Millie Naylor Hast chats with the internationally bestselling, powerhouse duo, Liv Constantine on exactly what it takes to surprise their fans and the themes that drive their work; and she spoke with international bestselling author Robyn Harding to discuss what attracted her to the domestic psychological thriller genre and the message of compassion at the heart of the tale. Michael Sears travels to the Serengeti in the Golden Age of Hollywood with New York Times bestselling author Chris BohjalianRick Pullen joins New York Times bestselling author Richard North Patterson to discuss his return to writing and what inspired TRIAL, the book being touted as a modern-day To Kill a MockingbirdDerek Gunn gets Up Close with M.P. Woodward as they break down the action in the second book in the Handler thrillers with DEAD DROP, K.L. Romo discusses trailblazing for Latinx heroes, logic puzzles, and an escape room gone rogue with Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Isabella Maldonado, debut author, Polly Stewart, stops by with a tribute to Sue Grafton, and Neil Nyren interviews debut author Clémence Michallon in this month’s BookTrib Spotlight.

Look for more on the latest thrillers from S. A. Cosby, Charles Soule, Jo Nesbo, and more in the mid-June issue.


  • Between the Lines: Kate White: Windfall From a One-Night Stand by Susan Goldenberg
  • On the Cover: Megan Abbott: Playing House Might Just Be Deadly by K.L. Romo 
  • Up Close: Hannah Mary McKinnon: I’m Frankie, and I’m a Rage-aholic by K.L. Romo 
  • Spotlight: Katy Brent: Sex and the Serial Killer by Mindy Carlson 
  • On the Cover: Liv Constantine: The Senator, His Wife, and the Caregiver. What Could Go Wrong? by Millie Naylor Hast
  • International Thrills: Chris Bohjalian: Surprise in the Serengeti by Michael Sears
  • Up Close: Robyn Harding: Redemption, Betrayal, and Friendship by Millie Naylor Hast
  • On the Cover: Richard North Patterson’s New Novel, TRIAL, Being Compared With To Kill a Mockingbird by Rick Pullen
  • G is for Grafton by Polly Stewart
  • Up Close: M.P. Woodward: Spy vs. Spy: DEAD DROP Has the Action by Derek Gunn 
  • Up Close: Isabella Maldonado: Trailblazing for Latinx Heroes in an Escape Room Gone Rogue by K.L. Romo
  • BookTrib Spotlight: THE QUIET TENANT by Clémence Michallon
  • AudioFile Spotlight: Mystery & Suspense Audiobooks for June

You can also read all of this month’s new releases, and don’t forget to check out our archive of author interviews.


ThrillerFest XVIII – We Hope to See You There!

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May 30 – June 3, 2022

We have a fabulous line-up of special guests this year, including:
2023 ThrillerMaster: Charlaine Harris
2023 ThrillerMaster: Walter Mosley
2023 Silver Bullet Award Recipient: Michael Connelly
2023 Spotlight Guest: Jack Carr
2023 Thriller Legend: Minotaur Books
2023 Thriller Fan: John Berylson

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