Phillip Thompson

Crime Fiction writer

Otto Penzler: By the BookThe mystery fiction editor and founder of the Mysterious Press says the last book that surprised him was “Gone Girl,” by Gillian Flynn: “I never saw it coming.”

Author Dennis Lehane on crime novels, race in America and researching history“Mystic River,” “Shutter Island,” and coming in December, “Live By Night” are just some of the major Hollywood films based on bulletstories by Dennis Lehane.

A Forensic Thousand-and-One Nights: Tana French’s sixth Dublin Murder Squad novel, The Trespasser, features the same two detectives as her previous book, The Secret Place, but with a reversal: this time Stephen Moran, one of two central characters and the narrator of half of the earlier book, steps off center stage, which is now occupied by Antoinette Conway, the irascible leader of the investigation in both books.

Jess Kidd: ‘You make a deal with the universe and keep writing’Her debut novel opens with the shocking scene of a teenage mother battered to death in front of her infant son, but Jess Kidd makes no apology for the seam of darkness running through her black comedy Himself.

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