Sunday, July 11, 2021

Seven top thrillers about thrillers (and thriller writers)

David Bell is a USA Today bestselling, award-winning author whose work has been translated into multiple foreign languages. He’s currently a professor of English at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where he directs the MFA program. He received an MA in creative writing from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a PhD in American literature and creative writing from the University of Cincinnati. His novels include The Request, Layover, Somebody’s Daughter, Bring Her Home, Since She Went Away, Somebody I Used to Know, The Forgotten Girl, Never Come Back, The Hiding Place, and Cemetery Girl.

His new novel is Kill All Your Darlings.

At CrimeReads Bell tagged seven thrillers about writing a thriller, including:
Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen

We all know Edgar Allen Poe helped create the modern detective story, but what about the women around him? Based on real events in the life of the famous writer, this book has something for everyone. It’s a unique combination of historical mystery, Gothic thriller, and bizarre love triangle with two writers and an ailing wife at the center.
Read about another entry on the list.

My Book, The Movie: Mrs. Poe.

The Page 69 Test: Mrs. Poe.

--Marshal Zeringue