LitStack Review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

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The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins Riverhead Books Release Date:  January 13, 2015 ISBN 978-1-59463-366-9 Rachel Watson may not have hit rock bottom yet, but she’s pretty darned close.  Her husband Tom divorced her after having an affair and then marrying “the other woman”.  She had started drinking back when she and Tom had [….]

A Farewell to Elmore Leonard

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Leonard Elmore died on August 20, 2013 at his home in Bloomfield Township, Michigan, after suffering a stroke on July 29.  He was 87. Even if you hadn’t read any of his early pulp Western stories or his later crime thrillers, there’s a good chance that you are still familiar with his works.  The 1995 [….]

Author Vince Flynn Dies at 47

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The literary community lost a great talent when Vince Flynn died on Wednesday after a 2-1/2 year battle with prostate cancer.  But for those of us who live in the Twin Cities, the loss of the man is every bit as hard as the loss of the author.  Not only was Flynn – or “just [….]

The Cloud by Matt Richtel

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The Cloud Matt Richtel First Edition: January 29, 2013 HarperCollins Publishers ISBN 978-0-06-225668-3 —♦— In Matt Richtel’s new novel, The Cloud, Nathaniel Idle is not your typical hardass investigative reporter with a steely jaw and even flintier eye.  Yes, he is an investigative reporter and has won some accolades exposing the dangers of unbridled technology, [….]

Don Winslow's Favorite Crime Novels

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June Featured Author, Don Winslow, is at the top of his game. He knows thrillers. He knows crime and he shared his top five crime novels with Publisher’s Weekly. Winslow’s prequel to Savages, The Kings of Cool, published last month, and the Oliver Stone-directed film based on Savages just hit theaters. (And it’s fantastic. Go [….]

Featured Author Interview: Don Winslow

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This month, we’ve had the pleasure of hosting the criminally talented Don Winslow as our Featured Author. We hope you’ll check out the reviews of his previous and new titles we’ve featured. We’d like to thank Mr. Winslow and his publicity team at Simon and Schuster for their encouragement and support of LitStack. Remember that [….]

LitStack Review: The Gentlemen's Hour by Don Winslow

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    The Gentlemen’s Hour Don Winslow Simon & Schuster ISBN-10: 0434019259 — ♦ — Let’s play “True Confessions.” I’ve never read a detective novel before. I’ve seen quite a few detective films, though I suspect that if I listed them, you’d tell me that they weren’t the good ones. I read comics without regard [….]

Stephen King's New Novel 'Joyland' Revealed

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From The Huffington Post: Stephen King’s publishers have released details of his next book. Case Crime, the award-winning line of pulp-styled crime novels published by Titan Books, has said it will publish Joyland in June 2013. Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which [….]