Thomas H. Which new writers are you most excited about these days? Michael Kardos, who really knows how to create suspense; Rob W.
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Hart, who has the potential to become an outstanding noir writer full disclosure: He works with me ; Megan Abbott; Michael Koryta. What trends or directions do you find most interesting in contemporary mystery writing? What makes a book of crime fiction work? The same thing that makes any novel work: Interesting, fully developed characters; dialogue that is crisp or enchanting; more than a hint of poetry in the prose; and the basic — a compelling narrative. A psychological thriller?
A noir? A whodunit?
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Ghost story? What other genres do you especially enjoy reading? And which do you avoid?
This is humiliating and pitiful, but between running mystery publishing companies, a mystery bookshop, and editing mystery anthologies, I read nothing else. How do you like to read?
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Paper or electronic? One book at a time or simultaneously? Morning or night? I read on weekends, all day and much of the night. How do you organize your books? Since I have a large library of first editions about 55, volumes of which 98 percent are mysteries, alphabetically by author does the trick. What book might people be surprised to find on your shelves?
I have virtually all the books written by Ayn Rand, several read more than once.
It showed up unexpectedly by messenger on a day when I felt particularly lonely. It takes a while to adjust to the rhythms of his terse, stream-of-consciousness style, which is halfway between the POW! Grady's anti-heroic spy returns in fine form in an up-to-the-minute novel to which the author, a former Washington investigator, brings plenty of insider knowledge.
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