On any list of under-appreciated crime fiction authors, the name Reed Farrel Coleman is sure to appear. A critical favorite with a very loyal fan base, Coleman has yet to become as popular and name-recognizable as his talent warrants. With the release of Where It Hurts, the first in a new gritty crime fiction series, he just might be making the first step toward rectifying that oversight.
The Thrill Begins, the blog associated with the International Thriller Writers (ITW) society, is devoting this week to an examination of crime fiction critics and the support they provide to authors and readers.
I was honored when Wendy Tyson asked to interview me about my work on BOLO Books and today that interview has gone live. Managing Editor E. A. Aymar has allowed his contributors to compile a virtual who’s who of folks in today’s critique world and I have no doubt that both readers and writers will gain insight into this often over-looked aspect of book promotion. Be sure to stop by – not just today for my interview – but all this week. I know I certainly will.
Typically, when a reader picks up a book, they follow the journey set out for them by the author of that novel. Even when the structure of a novel is complex and labyrinthine, there is a feeling that the author is in control. With his new novel, The Poison Artist, Jonathan Moore allows the reader to have a new experience. It’s hard to explain – and it’s not really as chaotic as it might sound – but The Poison Artist feels more like everyone, including the author, is following the characters around – characters themselves who are confused and disoriented.