Friday, June 29, 2007

Thomas Perry's list

This week at The Week magazine, Thomas Perry, one of my favorite thriller writers, named "The List."

One of his picks:
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Marlow recounts his arrival in the hell of the Belgian Congo to run a riverboat. He goes up the river into the interior, becoming more and more convinced that finding the legendary trader Kurtz will somehow help him understand the evil and cruelty he sees around him.
Read more about Perry's list.

, Perry's new novel, is due out in July.

About the novel, from the publisher:
Six years ago, Jack Till helped Wendy Harper disappear. But now her ex-boyfriend and former business partner, Eric Fuller, is being framed for her presumed murder in an effort to smoke her out, and Till must find her before tango-dancing assassins Paul and Sylvie Turner do.

The Turners are merely hired to do a job, though, and prefer to remain anonymous. When they find that a middleman has let the true employer know their identities, finishing the job is no longer enough. Their fee just went up. And now they must double-cross the man who wants Wendy dead before he can double-cross them — if their jealousy and cold-blooded calculations don’t result in a fatal lovers’ quarrel first.
Read an excerpt from Silence.

The Page 99 Test: Thomas Perry's Nightlife.

--Marshal Zeringue