Now in paperback! A combination of Le Carré spycraft with Stephenson techno-philosophy, Charlie Huston delivers a new kind of thriller for a new kind of world.
It just smacked me in the face. At that time, every script, every book, everything that I was reading was—and still is—just there to be one thing. Every script, no matter how good it was, always felt like it was declaring what it was in the first five pages and just spending the next 85 or 115 fulfilling its own promise without ever really trying to do anything else. I was so struck by this story that seemed to do that but then would jerk into something else—and then into something else.
Director-writer Jim Mickle on what it was like to read Joe Lansdale’s novel Cold In July, which Mickle has adapted into a movie.
Mickle’s put his finger on one of the things we love, love, love about Joe Lansdale: his virtuosic range, often within a single page.
Killer Summer: Peeps on the Beach.
We hope they don’t melt out there!
If you want to read like a Peep, check out:
The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones
The Three by Sarah Lotz
Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta
The Directive by Matthew Quirk
These peeps have excellent taste.
If I wanted to tell this story as a movie, there are much, much, much easier ways of me getting the project going than sitting down to write a novel over the course of several years.
Go back to the novel that started it all… We’ve just reissued the first Joseph O’Loughlin novel in paperback!
Happy publication day to Marc Guggenheim! The co-creator of Arrow delivers a propulsive hit in this novel about a CIA lawyer who uncovers a worldwide conspiracy…one that appears to originate from within the US intelligence community.
Congratulations to our LA Times Book Prize winners!
Countdown by Alan Weisman
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
See the full list here.
Three cheers for THE CUCKOO’S CALLING! For those of you who haven’t read Galbraith’s debut, the mystery will be available in paperback on April 29th.
We don’t want to be hit men. We don’t find them glamorous; we’re repulsed by them. But we want to understand. As soon as we recognize something as being beyond our sensibilities, we have a need to learn why this isn’t the case for others. It isn’t a desire to see them succeed that leads us to crime fiction but rather the chance to stand close and watch how they fail.