Author James Patterson Starts a New True-Crime Series With ID

Murder Interrupted James Patterson

The bestselling thriller author James Patterson has teamed up with Investigation Discovery to start a new true-crime series titled Murder is Forever, to start which will air on ID in January 2018. While James Patterson has teamed up with Albert Einstein activists to create a new book series recently, the joint venture with ID is a new venue for the author in the murky waters of true crime. The ID series will be based on the new book by the author titled Murder: Interrupted. When it comes to reading the James Patterson book in order, the focus is mostly on the […] Read more »

James Patterson and Albert Einstein’s Archivists Create New Book Series

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James Patterson, the author of the popular Alex Cross books and numerous other thriller series and standalone novels, has been quite busy recently. Not only is he writing a new thriller novel with the ex-president Bill Clinton, titled The President is Missing, a book which will be turned into a TV series by Showtime and is starting a new true-crime book and TV series teaming up with Investigation Discovery, but he has also teamed up with the managers of Albert Einstein’s archives, located at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, to develop a series for kids, middle schoolers to be exact, one that […] Read more »

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan Amazon TV Series Coming in 2018

John Krasinski as Jack Ryan

I’m so excited! I love the Tom Clancy Jack Ryan books. I have been reading the series from the very first one, Patriot Games, many years ago, and still love it even after several other authors like Marc Cameron, Grant Blackwood, and Mark Greaney took over the series after Tom Clancy passed away. So I’ve been following the news since 2015 about a new TV series which was in production to be released sometime in the future. And finally, the production has concluded and now the first teasers of the series are out. The actor to play Jack Ryan is John […] Read more »

The Title of the New Jack Reacher Novel in 2018

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We all love Jack Reacher and we all love Lee Child. We wouldn’t be here if we didn’t. We are now at #22 of the Jack Reacher novels with The Midnight Line published in 2017. As usual, we will have one more year to wait until the next book, #23. In an interview with the BBC, he casually dropped the name of the book he is in the process of writing. The book will have the title Yesterday. While there is not much information about the book yet (Lee Child only started writing the book on September 1, which is the date […] Read more »

MWA Announces the 2018 Grand Masters

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Mystery Writers of America (MWA) has released the Grandmaster Award list for 2018. The Grandmaster Award is given to authors recognized for their invaluable contribution to the crime, mystery genre, who have a constant high-quality writing. The three Grandmasters chosen for 2018 are Jane Langton, William Link, and Peter Lovesey. They will receive their awards on April 26, 2018, at the  72nd Annual Edgar Awards Banquet held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. Jane Langton is a popular mystery writer and illustrator, with a career of over 40 years. Several of her books have been nominated for various awards. Her book […] Read more »

Amazon’s Best Mystery and Thrillers of 2017

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Here we are, once again, at the end of a year that brought us many joyful moments of reading. Amazon is the first to come out with their best mystery and thriller books for 2017. Some of my favorite authors are included in this list, such as Greg Illes, Daniel Suarez, John Grisham, Michael Connelly, John Le Carre and Nelson De Mille. So this is what Amazon’s editors have to say about who and what is the best this year. 1.  The Dry by Jane Harper (January 2017) 2. Mississippi Blood by Greg Illes (Pen Cage series #6) (March 2017) 3. […] Read more »

Winners of the 2017 Davitt Awards

Davitt Awards 2017

The Davitt Awards are presented each year to women crime writers in Australia. This year the judges had their hands full reading nearly 100 novels, some of which have been written by debut authors. That’s quite a huge number for a monumental task! The 2017 awards have been presented by Hilary Bonney, a  true crime writer, barrister, and television producer, at Melbourne’s Thornbury Theatre on Saturday 26 August, 7 pm during a gala’s dinner. While there are no monetary prizes offered for this award, what the winners get are some beautifully carved polished wooded trophies. The Davitts Award has been named after Ellen Davitt, […] Read more »

Dead Good Reader Awards 2017 Winners

Dead Good Awards Winners 2017

Here are the winners of the Dead Good Reader Awards 2017 announced this July. The event took place at the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate. The ceremony was presented by Mark Lawson and Kathy Reichs, who put in a guest appearance. Six lucky authors were named best in class based on votes given by mystery book readers. The winners in their respective categories are listed below, with the shortlist mentioned just under each category winner. The Kathy Reichs Award for Fearless Female Character: Category Winner: Helen Grace, M J Arlidge Shortlist: Lori Anderson, Steph Broadribb Erika Foster, Robert Bryndza […] Read more »

Happy Birthday Dashiell Hammett

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The father of hard-boiled detective stories in America, Dashiell Hammett is celebrating today his 123rd birthday. The author was born on May 27, 1894 in Maryland. Dashiell Hammett is best known for his Sam Spade series, which includes the immensely popular book The Maltese Falcon, in 1930. The book was so popular that it was made into three movies thereafter, in 1931, 1936 and the best-known movie with Humphrey Bogart in 1941. I have watched the third movie many years ago and I liked it so much that once I’ve learned it was made based on a book, I hunted it […] Read more »

MWA Edgar Award Winners 2017

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This year the  Edgar® Awards were presented to the winners at the 71st Gala Banquet, April 27, 2017 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. Here are the winners in each category: Best Novel Before the Fall by Noah Hawley (Hachette Book Group – Grand Central Publishing) Best First Novel by an American Author Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry (Penguin Random House – Penguin Books) Best Paperback Original Rain Dogs by Adrian McKinty (Prometheus Books – Seventh Street Books) Best Fact Crime The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer by Kate Summerscale (Penguin Random House […] Read more »