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Joseph Finder on the Element of Surprise

Joseph Finder on the Element of Surprise Suspense writer Joseph Finder examines the art of twists and shocking endings as he discusses the element of surprise in five novels with endings he never saw coming.   There’s a paradox to being a suspense writer. We writers get into this business because we love reading—but the […]

The Ten Best Movie Thrillers

The Ten Best Movie Thrillers

The Ten Best Movie Thrillers   It seems to be a universal truth that thriller lovers will take their thrills in any medium available, whether it’s books, television, or movies. When you don’t have a week to spend on a book or a few months to spend on a television series, a two-hour movie can […]

Top Ten Heist Novels

Top Ten Heist Novels

Top Ten Heist Novels…Joseph Finder has THE LIST… When The Strand asked me to put together this list, I realized that my definition of “heist” was both more and less flexible than the dictionary’s. The dictionary says a heist is a robbery from an institution such as a bank or a museum with the objective […]

Top Ten Heist Novels

Joseph Finder on Suspicion

Joseph Finder on Suspicion (Joseph Finder’s latest novel  Suspicion has received rave reviews from some of the toughest book critics in the business. Last week  I had a chance to interview Joe, we spoke about his latest novel, the craft of writing and of course the Boston Red Sox.)    TSM:  Good to speak with […]