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Between the Lines: John Connolly

Out of the Past By Adam Meyer When he sat down to start THE DIRTY SOUTH, John Connolly decided to build himself a time machine. Not literally, of course. But after more…

Up Close: Allison Brennan

An Affinity for “Bad Guys” By Jaden Terrell With 19 awards and more than 50 novels under her belt, Allison Brennan knows a thing or two about writing thrillers. Reviewers have called…

On the Cover: Wendy Webb

Minnesota in Her Bones By Karen Hugg Wendy Webb has Minnesota in her bones—she was born and raised near Minneapolis in a family whose ancestors had traveled from Finland with a Bible…

Up Close: Nicci French

Purpose, Persistence, and “Pro Se” By K. L. Romo They say the truth will set you free—but it could also keep you in prison. Bestselling writing-duo author Nicci French—husband and wife team…

Up Close: Joe Clifford

On the Job Training By Dawn Ius Ten years ago, you’d have been hard-pressed to find Joe Clifford reading a novel written by a woman. Nothing against female writers, of course. He…

On the Cover: E. M. Powell

Danger Lurking in Medieval Canterbury By Angela Channell It seems an age since any of us felt comfortable on a busy, bustling street. But for the inhabitants of medieval Canterbury in E.…

Up Close: Lee Child and Andrew Child

Handing Over the Torch By Rick Pullen Before the end of chapter two of THE SENTINEL—the latest Jack Reacher novel—our hero has been outnumbered in two fights, and the body count is…

Up Close: Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison

Morrison Carries the Cussler Torch One Final Time By J. H. Bográn In the latest Clive Cussler Oregon Files® novel, MAURAUDER, Juan Cabrillo and the Corporation must stop a terrorist plot to…

On the Cover: Anthony Horowitz

By J. H. Bográn What if you suspected a man has been convicted of a crime he didn’t commit? And what if a popular novelist confirmed your suspicions in a novel based…

Africa Scene: Max Annas

A Thriller Spanning Just Eight Hours By Michael Sears Max Annas used to live in South Africa, where he taught at the University of Fort Hare before he returned to his homeland,…

Winter Thrills! Have YOU Registered?

Winter (Thrills) Are Coming—Are You Registered? By Dawn Ius Let’s face it—2020 hasn’t been the greatest. But the International Thriller Writers organization is poised to kick off 2021 with a thrilling new…

Debut Spotlight: Smith Henderson and Jon Marc Smith

Taking on the Mexican Drug Wars By Dawn Ius To call MAKE THEM CRY, the action-packed crime thriller from new collaborators Smith Henderson and Jon Marc Smith, a debut is probably stretching…

BookTrib Spotlight: Halley Sutton

A Stylish Noir, and a Woman You Do Not Want to Cross By Neil Nyren “Maybe she wasn’t even a she at all. Except too many of the marks, the names funneled…

International Thrills: James Swallow

The Pros and Cons of Writing From Abroad By Dawn Ius There’s a bit of a longstanding stigma among readers—and some authors—that to find commercial success in the thriller genre, you—or your…

Anthology Review: Nothing Good Happens After Midnight

Sinister Suspense at the Witching Hour By K. L. Romo Everyone knows the most sinister things happen after midnight. Jeffery Deaver has curated a volume of “suspense stories describing incidents of the…

Up Close: Daco Auffenorde

Love, Hate, and the Devastating Power of Nature By Robert Rotstein As part of the International Thriller Writers’ debut class of 2013, I met many wonderful writers, including award-winning author Daco S.…

Between the Lines: That Reacher Guy

Between the Lines: Lee Child Interviews Heather Martin About Her Biography on…Him Intro by Dawn Ius With his groundbreaking thriller debut, Killing Floor, back in 1997, New York Times bestselling author Lee…

On the Cover: Tom Ryan

True Crime and the Power of Empathy By April Snellings After publishing a string of well-received young adult and middle grade contemporaries, Canadian author Tom Ryan made a splash last year with…

On the Cover: Andrew Pyper

Digging up the Past By Dawn Ius The White House is haunted. At least, that’s the rumor. And if you’ve never heard that one before, you’re not alone. Just as you may…

On the Cover: Lisa Unger

Shared Secrets and Sinister Acts By K. L. Romo  Could one confession to a stranger change your life forever? What if it was orchestrated? That’s the premise in bestselling author Lisa Unger’s…

Up Close: Vincent Zandri

A Convoluted Conspiracy of “Biblical Proportions” By Millie Naylor Hast For Vincent Zandri, even the smallest incident can spark a grand idea. The author of 45 novels and novellas says a trip…

Up Close: Ian K. Smith

Smooth Sleuth Kicks off New Series By Austin S. Camacho Are you ready for a thriller with a big, entertaining cast, a smooth sleuth, and a story that seems ripped from the…

Up Close: Kyle Mills and Vince Flynn

It’s Lights Out for Rapp in Latest Thriller By J. H. Bográn In TOTAL POWER, Mitch Rapp gets his lights knocked out, quite literally, when a villain whose intelligence is almost as…

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