Tana French and Heather Young win Strand Critics Awards for Best Novel and Best Debut Novel and the Legendary Clive Cussler Accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award

Tana French and Heather Young win Strand Critics Awards for Best Novel and Best Debut Novel and the Legendary Clive Cussler Accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award On Wednesday, July 12, at an invitation-only cocktail party in Manhattan, Tana French won the Strand Critics Award for Best Novel for The Trespasser (Viking Penguin). Heather Young won […]

The Best Novel Nominees React and Appreciation of Cussler

The Best Novel Nominees React and An Appreciation of Cussler

The Best Novel Nominees React and An Appreciation of Cussler Reviewers from some of the nation’s top newspapers and magazines—including the  NPR, TIME magazine, Boston Globe and the Washington Post—chose this year’s lineup of nominees for The Strand Critics Awards. Congratulations to all the nominees and to Clive Cussler for receiving The Strand Magazine’s Lifetime […]

The Best Debut Novelists on The Strand Critics Awards...

The Best Debut Novelists on The Strand Critics Awards…

The Best Debut Novelists on The Strand Critics Awards… (The nominees for Best Debut Novel shared their reactions after receiving news of their nominations.)   A Deadly Affection By Cuyler Overholt  (Sourcebooks Landmark) “Launching your first book into the world is a little like putting your baby in a basket and sending it downstream. You […]

Top 10 Mysteries Set in the British Countryside

Top 10 Mysteries Set in the British Countryside   The British countryside is such a peaceful, bucolic place. Who on earth would want to kill anyone there? Yet we’ve been doing it for years. From Wuthering Heights onward, the landscape has become one of the biggest, baddest characters in British fiction, and crime fiction especially. […]

In Conversation: Olen Steinhauer and Mark Mills

In Conversation: Olen Steinhauer and Mark Mills

In Conversation: Olen Steinhauer and Mark Mills   OS: Where Dead Men Meet is a thrilling ride through Europe on the cusp of World War Two, and as I was reading, it struck me that you’ve regularly returned to the first half of the twentieth century in your books, portraying it always in a wonderfully authentic way. […]

Nominees For 2016 Strand Critics Awards and Clive Cussler Receives The Lifetime Achievement Award

Michael Connelly, Tana French, and Fiona Barton headline the nominees for the Strand Critics Awards and Clive Cussler receives the Lifetime Achievement Award Recognizing excellence in the field of mystery fiction, the Critics Awards were judged by a select group of book critics and journalists from news venues such as The Associated Press, NPR, TIME, […]

Ten Funny Moments from Mysteries, Novels, and Much More

Ten Funny Moments from Mysteries, Novels, and Much More

Ten Funny Moments from Mysteries, Novels, and Much More On paper, the idea of a brutal murder or two doesn’t exactly sound like a laugh riot. But there’s a Joss Whedon quote that gets thrown around the Internet a lot these days: “Make it dark, make it grim, make it tough, but then, for the […]

Interview with Donald Sturrock: The Authorized Roald Dahl Biographer

Interview with Donald Sturrock: The Authorized Roald Dahl Biographer

Interview with Donald Sturrock: The Authorized Roald Dahl Biographer Part I (I spoke to Donald Sturrock, who penned Storyteller, which has been lauded by critics as the definitive biography of Roald Dahl. Though Dahl is most famous for his books for children, he wrote several short stories which have earned comparisons to Maugham, Saki, O’Henry […]

Interview with Catherine Coulter

Interview with Catherine Coulter

Interview with Catherine Coulter (Catherine Coulter stands out as one of the most talented thriller authors of this generation. Her fast paced novels have consistently hit the bestseller lists and have earned her legions of fans eager to read her series books as well as stand-alone crime novels. Last month Gallery Books published her latest […]

Ten Writing Tips from Peter Robinson

Ten Writing Tips from Peter Robinson

Ten Writing Tips from Peter Robinson Remember that it’s writing you want to do. I’ve met many students who want to be writers, no doubt attracted by the glamour of being mentioned in blogs and tweets, darlings of the social media, full page reviews in the New York Times, the adulation of fans, hanging around […]