crime novels

Speaking of experimentation, parts of Hard Cold Winter are written in the voice of a pre-teen, parts in that of a teenager
Karin Slaughter's first book, Blindsighted, became an international success published in 30 languages, and made the Crime Writer's Association's Dagger Award shortlist for "Best Thriller Debut" of 2001.
Bonnie MacBird 'found' Art in the Blood - A Sherlock Holmes Adventure, as a manuscript hidden in a forgotten tome of Victorian medical lore, and has brought us another adventure of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's great consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, as narrated by his companion, Dr. John Watson.
In the Dark Places is the 22nd Inspector Banks novel. It blends a police procedural with psychological suspense, and begins with a simple matter of a stolen tractor from a Yorkshire farm.
The last time that I saw Frank Hickey, we were both around seven years of age, drawing with crayons on the wall of his bedroom. It was allowed. Had I done that in my brownstone, two houses away, I would have been killed.
The first-person narrator is the imposer of order in a world of chaos--or rather, deceit, lies, hypocrisy, where nothing is as it seems. And yet reading a classic of noir fiction like Dashiell Hammett's The Continental Op is a revelation.
"Dear reader, So, let me get this straight. Slitting someone's throat is perfectly acceptable behavior but saying 'crap' and
I'm often asked why I write crime-thriller novels. Sometimes, I think the answer is easy: I love to read them, so I write them, too.
I know that none of you have time for books that won't hold your attention, so if you're looking for a great book for a weekend escape -- or just an escape from everyday life -- here are my recommendations.
Writing, like so many other things in life, is just not easy. Some days the words flow, other days you can't produce a coherent phrase. It can be maddening.
When I wrote Butterfly Skin (Titan Books, $14.95), a violent novel about a serial killer, his crimes and his love, readers
The reader finds herself plunged first into the dim recesses of a disturbed mind, itself imprisoned in the dark belly of London's underground.
As I left the office, the glare from the sun was sharp on the tombstones, the air still as the dead. I wandered among the
Fortunately, this time around my wife and I did not face this daunting task alone. The first time I heard Dennis Welch speak
As diverse as they are, Cori, Father Collin and Obermann make up MacBridan's team. And each of these three characters contributes
At the age of fifteen on a lovely June afternoon in 1912, Florence, my mother, graduated valedictorian from the Jewish Orphan Home. After the ceremonies, her Hebrew teacher, Mrs. Adler, climbed the stairs to her dorm when she was packing her few belongings. "You're to go to the office," she told her.
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Did this really happen? I believe so. But it really doesn't matter, not to me, because I have absorbed so many reports and whispers and been told so many confessions and recollections for so long that they have become part of me and are fixed as the moon.
Fall is my favorite time of year. The stunning colors displayed by nature, the rich scent of harvest in the air, and the days gradually shortening as the earth prepares to rest.
Since the beginning of time, man has enjoyed stories of adventure and daring and in almost all of these tales there has been, of course, the hero.