Life Without Pain: Stephanie Gayle Reflects On Her New Novel

Note: In the following piece by Stephanie Gayle, the author reflects on her inspirations for Idyll Fears, the newest book in the Thomas Lynch mystery series (out September 5th).  What inspired the latest book, Idyll Fears? A boy who can’t feel pain. That’s what I took away from a newspaper article I read over twenty…

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Author Conversations: Charlie Raven and Rohase Piercy Talk Mystery

The conversation between Charlie Raven and Rohase Piercy is part of a series of discussions by mystery and thriller writers on Mystery Tribune where they discuss their work, inspirations and state of mystery literature in general. The following is a conversation between Charlie (Jayne) Raven of Publishing Push and author Rohase Piercy.  Charlie Raven: So, Rohase, you…

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Jeffrey B. Burton: “Third Time’s a Charm”

Jeffrey B. Burton received his BA in Journalism at the University of Minnesota and is the author of Agent Drew Cady mystery series including The Chessman and The Lynchpin. He is a member of the Mystery Writers of America (MWA), International Thriller Writers (ITW), and the International Association of Crime Writers. His latest novel The…

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A Conversation with Haylen Beck, Author of “Here and Gone”

In his captivating new novel Here and Gone, Haylen Beck who also writes as Stuart Neville, invites readers to imagine a truly terrifying scenario and the lengths parents will go to protect their children. We were certainly excited by this work (see our review here) and wanted to learn more about the book from its…

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A Conversation with Candace Robb, Author of “A Twisted Vengeance”

A Twisted Vengeance is the latest novel of London Sunday Times bestselling author Candace Robb featuring indomitable Kate Clifford. The novel is a medieval mystery which will satisfy “lovers of Shakespeare’s Richard II” as one critic puts it. The book is the second in series with The Service of the Dead being the book that kicked the…

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A Conversation with Allan Topol, Author of “Washington Power Play”

Allan Topol Washington Power Play his 13th novel of international intrigue. Two of Topol’s novels, Spy Dance and Enemy My Enemy, were national best sellers. Characterized by critics as fast-paced thrillers, one of his novels was recently optioned and three are in development for movies. A graduate of Yale University Law School, he is a…

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A Conversation with Lee Irby, Author of “Unreliable”

The new thriller by Lee Irby titled “Unreliable“, which Doubleday is publishing on April 18th, is the story of a charming college professor who most definitely did not—but maybe did—kill his ex-wife. Or someone else. Or no one. Edwin Stith, a failed novelist and college writing instructor in upstate New York, is returning home for…

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An Interview with Martin Roy Hill, Author of NCIS Thriller The Butcher’s Bill

Martin Roy Hill is a former award-winning investigative journalist and the author of the military mystery thriller The Killing Depths and the new NCIS thriller The Butcher’s Bill which is the second installment in Hill’s Linus Schag series. As The Butcher’s Bill is scheduled for publication this summer, the following is an interview with the author on the book and…

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Michael Cannell: My Account of New York’s Longest, Costliest Manhunt

Michael Cannell, author of historical thriller Incendiary, reflects on his inspirations behind writing the book.  Five years ago I heard the former Washington Post feature writer Paul Hendrickson speak at a writer’s conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. I’m not the writer’s conference type; I believe in writing, not talking. But I happened to be in…

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Kent Lester on Writing the Scientific Thriller “The Seventh Sun”

The Seventh Sun is a science-based thriller about Black Swans: not the bird, but the event.  Black swan events are those sudden and unpredictable disasters that tend to turn our world upside down. The idiom originated in the sixteenth century among scientists to represent an idea or theory that didn’t exist, because at the time,…

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A Conversation with Melissa Scrivner Love, author of Lola

Lola by Melissa Scrivner Love marks the debut of an exciting new thriller voice. The author combines the genius and ferocity of Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander with the ruthless ambition of Walter White in Breaking Bad. When reviewing this title, it was impressive to see how Melissa’s thriller grips the reader till the very last page (Read…

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