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Author News & Interviews

Interview: Martha Grimes, author of Cold Flat Junction

Apr 20, 2001

April 20, 2001

Fans of Martha Grimes have long been familiar with her Richard Jury series, mysteries that often evolve in the quaint villages and colorful pubs of England. Her remarkable characterizations and intuitive sense of human nature raise her novels far above the level of the genre they've been assigned. Her departures from that series have been acclaimed, as well, for their rich prose and literary essence. In this interview with Bookreporter.com's Ann Bruns, Martha Grimes reveals her frustrations with being labeled a mystery writer, her curiosity with her character "the Girl", and much more!

Interview: Jan Karon, author of A Common Life: The Wedding Story

Apr 13, 2001

April 13, 2001

Millions of readers have discovered Jan Karon's fictional town nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. With the publication of A COMMON LIFE, the sixth volume in the series, they have good reason to be joyous. This much-anticipated book goes back in time to recount the wedding and courtship of the beloved characters Father Tim and Cynthia Coppersmith. Join Bookreporter.com's Shannon McKenna as she chats with Karon about the year's biggest wedding, the great citizens of Mitford, and her writing life.

Interview: Donald E. Westlake, author of Bad News

Apr 6, 2001

April 6, 2001

Hands down the laugh-out-loud funniest crime fiction writer out there today, yesterday, and most likely tomorrow, Donald E. Westlake is back with a new Dortmunder novel, BAD NEWS. Join Bookreporter.com's Senior Writer, Joe Hartlaub --- who, by the way, puts Westlake right up there with Hemingway on his list of great American writers --- as he chats with Westlake about the evolution of John Dortmunder, his short lived foray into the world of westerns, the interplay between his multiple personalities and much more.

Interview: Michael Connelly, author of A Darkness More Than Night

Feb 2, 2001

February 2, 2001

Michael Connelly is back with his latest thriller, A DARKNESS MORE THAN NIGHT, which is already making a big buzz in the publishing world. With DARKNESS returns Connelly's well known recurring characters --- Terry McCaleb and Harry Bosch, who is not only a major character but a suspect in this novel. Bookreporter.com's Senior Writer Joe Hartlaub dove headfirst into Connelly's most recent creation and came up with a series of indepth questions for the author. Enjoy our interview with Connelly where we find out about Harry Bosch's namesake, what's in store next for the detective, the free story available on Connelly's website, and much more.

Interview: Brad Meltzer, author of The First Counsel

Jan 26, 2001

January 26, 2001

Brad Meltzer is an author extraordinare --- not only can he write hair raising legal thrillers full of complex characters and enticing plot lines, but he can also conduct interviews in cars on his cell phone during a hectic author tour. Bookreporter.com's Senior Writer Joe Hartlaub wrote the in-depth questions and managed to impress the author in the midst of traffic. Find out the details about Meltzer's new book, THE FIRST COUNSEL, how he dug up so much dirt on the White House, where you can find his cleverly inserted references that our eagle-eye reader Joe already discovered, what he has planned next, and much more.