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Posts Tagged ‘Dennis Lehane’

New Trailer Revealed For ‘The Drop’

Fox Searchlight has unveiled a new trailer for The Drop. The screenplay for this film adaptation is based on Dennis Lehane’s short story “Animal Rescue.”

According to Deadline, the cast includes actors Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and the late James Gandolfini. A release date has been scheduled for September 12, 2014.

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23 Thriller Writers ‘Face Off’ in Upcoming Anthology

International Thriller Writers (ITW) curated an 11-story anthology that pits 23 different thriller authors in a historic Face Off. Here’s more about the collection:

The stories in Face Off will feature such pairings as Michael Connelly’s Hieronymous “Harry” Bosch joining forces with Dennis Lehane’s Patrick Kenzie in the story “Red Eye” and John Sandford’s Lucas Davenport teaming up with Jeffery Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme in “Rhymes with Prey.”

Simon & Schuster will publish the story anthology in June 2014. Senior editor Sarah Knight negotiated the deal with Dan Conaway of Writers House. Novelist and collection editor David Baldacci called it a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

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Dennis Lehane Wins Edgar Award for Best Novel

Author Dennis Lehane has won the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award for Best Novel with Live by Night.

You can read free samples of all the Edgar Award nominees below, highlighting the winning books in bold.

Among the winners, Ben Winters won best paperback original with The Last Policeman and Chris Pavone won the best first novel by an american author with The Expats.

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BookExpo America Galley Guides

What book are you most excited about this year? Over at Library Journal, Barbara Hoffert has published her annual “BEA Galley & Signing Guide.” The handy resource will help you make sure you can find all the galley copies and authors you need at BookExpo America.

Check it out: “Because hunting through the aisles for the book or author you love can be a challenge, I’ve been tracking some of the show’s top titles, from large publishers and small, focusing on tote-away galleys from adult authors and key in-booth signings, always harder to pin down than signings in the Autographing Area. Plus, for the digitally inclined, I’ve embedded icons that will guide you straight to NetGalley—just another sign that those titles are hot.”

If you want to sample the books, Publishers Marketplace and NetGalley teamed up to create BEA Buzz Books, a digital collection of more than 30 samples of highly anticipated books–including excerpts from books by Junot Diaz, Barbara Kingsolver, Dennis Lehane and Neil Young. Follow this link to download the free consumer edition.

Mystery Lovers Bookshop Up For Sale

Mary Alice Gorman and Richard Gorman, the current owners of the Mystery Lovers Bookshop, hope to sell the Oakmont, Pennsylvania store after 21 years.

Interested parties should visit this webpage about the store and the potential sale. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the shop has hosted events headlined by bestselling mystery authors including Jo Nesbo, Michael Connelly and Dennis Lehane.

Here’s more from the Gormans’ email announcement: “There are wonderful opportunities for our store that include eBooks, revitalizing the cafe business, expansion of genres, consideration of new sidelines and dozens of others. However, taking advantage of these opportunities requires a new set of younger eyes, hands and backs.”

Denis Leary to Host Literary Journal Gala

On November 14th, actor and comedian Denis Leary will host the 40th anniversary gala for the literary journal Ploughshares.

Several celebrity guests  and authors will read ” their favorite selections from the Ploughshares vault.” The event will take place at the Paramount Theater on Emerson College’s campus. Follow this link to purchase tickets for the event or to make a donation.

Here’s more from the press release: “Some of the notable readers include: Alice Hoffman (author of Practical Magic, Oprah Book Selection Here on Earth); Dennis Lehane (author of Mystic RiverGone Baby GoneShutter Island); Cam Neely (Hockey Hall of Famer and current president of the Boston Bruins); Andre Dubus III (author of National Book Award finalist, House of Sand and Fog and Townie, a Salon.com “Mandatory Read”); Sue Miller (bestselling author of The Good MotherInventing the Abbotts, and Oprah Book Club selection While I was Gone); Wally Lamb (author of She’s Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True, both Oprah Book Club selections); and Ming Tsai (James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef, Emmy Award-winning host of ‘East Meets West,’ and restaurateur).”

5 Tips on How To Write Smart Thrillers

A ThrillerFest panel last week tackled this question: “Can a thriller be both exciting and smart?” Participants included authors Linwood Barclay, Joseph Finder, Kathleen George, Andrew Gross, Andrew Pyper and Matt Richtel. David Liss moderated the panel.

During the discussion, the participants picked Dennis LeHane‘s Shutter Island, Joseph Conrad‘s Heart of Darkness, and William Landay‘s upcoming Defending Jacob as their favorite smart thrillers.

Below, we’ve included five tips for writing smart thrillers from the discussion.

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‘The Silence of the Lambs’ Leads NPR List of Top 100 Thrillers

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Counting more than 100,000 votes, NPR Books has assembled a list of Killer Thrillers, readers’ picks for the top 100 thrillers of all time.

Surprisingly, recent bestsellers like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson and The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown were topped by a serial killer classic. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris took first place on the thriller list.

Here’s more from the site: “Who is the NPR audience’s favorite thriller writer? It’s the King, of course — Stephen King, who landed six titles in the top 100. Lee Child comes next, with four winning books. And, at three titles each, Michael Crichton, Dennis Lehane and Stieg Larsson tie for third.”