Successful thrillers and adventure stories meet these criteria:
• tight, lean prose
• fast-moving plot
• a dangerous situation with high stakes
Now more than ever the nation needs an alien it can respect. Not the cute ET-type of alien, either. This one should be wearing cargo pants, smoking a cigarette, and cooking hot dogs on a BBQ.
“The first day I ever gave a shit about soccer was September 4, 1979—the day that Mr. McMann showed up at Powell Park High.
“1967 was a vintage year in the history of muses, those extraordinary creatures endowed with an irresistible and mysterious je ne sais quoi that kindles the imagination and inspiration of
“Montclair does a good job of keeping the reader on his or her toes until the very end."
“The Hollow Ones is definitely recommended reading for everyone with a taste for occult detective fiction . . .”
“They Didn’t See Us Coming is a working guide on how to create social change.”
“Mums and Mayhem is light reading as mysteries go and lacks vibrancy in the romantic strand so typical of this subgenre of ‘cozy’ mysteries, but it embraces a char
“Chasing Chopin is well worth reading. It is instructive, engaging, and sincere.”
“This is a perfect mystery for summer beach reading—or for motivating yourself to plan a Key West vacation—as long as you can stay clear of the business end of a chef’s knife or heavy-duty
“Booked for Death is a solid addition to a popular cozy category . . .”
“Kosa blends secrets, lies, revenge, and deceit into a complex stunner of a book.”