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crimereads.com - Tim MaleenyTim Maleeny is the multiple award-winning author of the Cape Weathers mysteries and the bestselling comedic thriller Jump, which The Boston Globe called “hilarious” and Publishers Weekly described as “a perfectly blended cocktail of escapism.” His latest caper is Boxing the Octopus, which Kirkus Reviews calls “a Hiaasen-esque delight.” Publishers Weekly says, “Maleeny provides some fast-paced, cheeky fun, along with a splash of social consciousness.” Time Maleeny lives and writes in New York City.
crimereads.com - Lynne TrussLynne Truss is a writer and journalist who started out as a literary editor with a blue pencil and then got sidetracked. Her latest novel, The Man That Got Away, is now available from Bloomsbury. She is the author of the bestselling book, Eats, Shoots & Leaves, and previously won Columnist of the Year for her work for Women's Journal. Lynne Truss also hosted Cutting a Dash, a popular BBC Radio 4 series about punctuation. She now reviews books for the Sunday Times of London and is a familiar voice on BBC Radio 4. She lives in Brighton, England.
crimereads.com - Thomas PluckThomas Pluck has slung hash, worked on the docks, trained in martial arts in Japan, and even swept the Guggenheim museum (but not as part of a clever heist). He is the author of the Jay Desmarteaux crime thriller Bad Boy Boogie, which was nominated for an Anthony award, and its sequel Riff Raff, to be released in 2020 from Down & Out Books. His latest book is the story collection Life During Wartime, which includes "Deadbeat," chosen for a Distinguished Mystery Story of 2017 by Louise Penny, and "The Big Snip," chosen for inclusion in The Year's Best Crime & Mystery Stories 2016, edited by Kristine Kathryn Rusch. He posts adorable cat photos and aphorisms of extraordinary wit on Twitter as @thomaspluck
Elizabeth Strout didn't really plan to return to the world of Olive Kitteridge, but her character had other ideas. Strout won a Pulitzer Prize for her 2008 novel that spun together 13 connected stories
In the second episode of 1619, journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones' New York Times-produced podcast, she interviews sociologist Matthew Desmond about the ways in which the institution of slavery in the United
crimereads.com - Kim LiggettAt sixteen, Kim Liggett left her rural midwestern town for New York City, where she pursued a career in music and acting. While attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Kim sang backup for some of the biggest rock bands of the 80s. After settling down to have a family, she became an entrepreneur, creating a children’s art education program and a travel company specializing in tours for musicians. She is the author of five books, and lives with her family in Manhattan.
The books that get published often reveal a certain flavor of the age. Before he hit the big time, horror writer Stephen King was rejected from a publisher on the grounds that “negative utopias” do not
Harold Bloom, the prodigious literary critic who championed and defended the Western canon in an outpouring of influential books that appeared not only on college syllabuses but also — unusual for an —
When the headline on the front page of the Financial Times declares capitalism needs a “reset”, there must be something wrong. But why has our economy become so rapacious and unsustainable? Economist Epstein
When you read non-fiction penned by smart people who've learned important lessons you can accelerate your own path to wisdom and success. The habit of reading books is like a workout for the mind. Researchers