Just wanted to mention first: I’m in the middle of reading Karin Slaughter’s newest novel, UNDONE that’s labeled as being apart of the Grant County series maybe even the last book in that series. The book blends both her Will Trent series and her Dr. Sara Linton series together. My review will be up next Tuesday.
International Thriller Writers, Inc [ITW]
The International Thriller Writers, Inc just wrapped us their @thrillerfest conference last week in New York. It’s the first I’d ever of heard of the organization. Thriller writers, readers and industry people meeting and socializing together. From reading the history, ITW held it’s very first conference back in 2004. Authors like @alafairburke and @joefinder were tweeting about the conference last week and it sounded like a lot of fun. I hope to attend one year. [Gayle Lynds and David Morrell are co-presidents]
ITW awarded Jeffrey Deaver’s book, THE BODIES LEFT BEHIND [Simon & Schuster], the “Thriller of the Year” award [via Galleycat]. That news comes as no surprise because I use to read Deaver but stopped for no apparent reason. The last book I read by him was THE COFFIN DANCER which is apart of his Lincoln Rhyme series. Deaver writes such excellent suspense and the pacing of his novels are very kinetic. His stories are often riddled with plot twists and turns capped off with surprise endings. Anyway, THE BODIES LEFT BEHIND is available in ebook.
What Makes A Thriller?
I remember asking on Twitter: what designates a book as a thriller as opposed to being described as a mystery or suspense novel? Or does it overlap? Also, what authors would you classify as thriller writers? Is Karin Slaughter a thriller writer to you? Who I consider as thriller writers are Chelsea Cain and also, Michael Connelly and James Patterson to name a few. And yes, I got all kinds of answers but what is yours?