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Features interviews, essays, photographic layouts, and recommended reading lists, with contributions by such notables as Robert Bloch, Dorothy Cannell, and Bill Pronzini.
Speaking of Murder offers a unique look into the minds of these masters of the genre as they candidly disclose their ideas, their characters, their early days as writers, and much more. This collection features more than twenty skillfully conducted interviews—nearly all of which appear for the first time in this volume—by other mystery writers and critics, and promises an unusual and fascinating view of both the people and their craft. Speaking of Murder includes interviews with: * Stephen King * Patricia Cornwell * Mary Higgins Clark * Sue Grafton * Mickey Spillane * Anne Perry * Tony Hillerman * Ruth Rendell * Sharyn McCrumb * Joan Hess * Ed McBain * Simon Brett * Elizabeth George * Peter Lovesey * Marcia Muller * Carolyn Hart * Ian Rankin * Elizabeth Peters * Dominick Abel * Bill Pronzini * Minette Walters * John Harvey
Cages by Ed Gorman is a terrifying look into a possible future that might just be right around the corner. It’s a bleak tale and should not be read by those with sensitive tastes.
As the author notes, “I submitted it to an editor I really admire and she really liked it and battled for months with the publisher to let her run it. But he said, ‘This story will cost us subscribers.’ And you know, I think he was probably right.”
Seventeen stories. Seventeen slices of terror. Seventeen trips into the shadows. Whether it takes place in small-town America, a lonely highway at night, the near future, or the Old West, the real setting of each tale is the realm of nightmare, the place where imagination and fear reign.
No one knows this eerie realm more intimately than Ed Gorman, award-winning author and master of dark suspense. Now, for the first time, his greatest tales of horror and the unknown are collected in one volume, a compendium of the fantastic and the terrifying, the chilling and the grotesque. Brace yourself as you get ready to experience…the dark fantastic.
From the author of Trouble Man and Ride Into Yesterday comes the story of a former celebrity who tries to overcome his past mistakes and stage a comeback. What he gets instead is a trip more terrifying than anything in the movies. Also included in this book is the novella The End of It All, soon to be a TV movie.
First came Speaking of Murder, a compelling collection of interviews where bestselling mystery and suspense authors revealed their lives behind the pages. Now comes Speaking of Murder, Volume II, assembling more of the brightest names in the genre to discuss what inspires them, what scares them, why they write what they do—as well as what subjects they don’t touch upon and why. Dean Koontz talks about the struggle to bring his books to the silver screen…Walter Mosely discusses the impact mystery fan President Clinton has had on the genre…Nancy Pickard comments on the changes that have occurred for women mystery writers in the past two decades…Lawrence Block compares and contrasts himself to his series character Matt Scudder…and much more.