A Conversation With Felix Francis On New Thriller “Pulse”

The British crime writer Felix Francis, Dick Francis’s younger son, studied Physics and Electronics at London University and then embarked upon a 17-year career teaching Advanced Level physics at three schools. Over the past 40 years Felix assisted Dick with both the research and the writing of many of his novels. His first novel written without his father was Gamble, published in September 2011, although…

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A Conversation with Geoffrey Girard, Author of “Mary Rose”

Mary Rose by Geoffrey Girard recently came on the Mystery Tribune radar and and we were impressed with its great plot: The book is a contemporary gothic ghost story complete with an unexplained disappearance, a haunted island, and a family that’s not what they seem.  At the center of the novel is protagonist Mary Rose, whose mysterious…

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J.J. Hensley: Want to Do Something Different? Play God for a While

Note: J.J. Hensley is a former police officer and former Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service.  He is the author of the novels Resolve, Measure Twice, and Chalk’s Outline.  J.J. graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Administration of Justice and has a M.S. degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University.…

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Rich Zahradnik Reflects on Lights Out Summer

Note: Rich Zahradnik has been a journalist for more than thirty years, working as a reporter and editor in all major news media, including online, newspaper, broadcast, magazine, and wire services. He lives with his wife and son in Pelham, New York, where he teaches elementary school kids how to publish online and print newspapers. In…

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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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Sarah E. Glenn: “The Character I Never Met”

Sarah E. Glenn, co-author of Murder on the Mullet Express, reflects on her latest historical crime fiction. Many fiction writers base their characters on people they know in real life—relatives, friends, or perhaps a personal hero. Sometimes it’s done unconsciously during the process of writing, blessing the heroes with a history, desires, and personal quirks.…

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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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