Monday, 30 April 2012

Reporting on Books

On our US trips to Bouchercon and Thrillerfest, it is always a pleasure to hook up with Carol Fitzgerald of Book Reporter, as her weekly newsletter is full of information and insights on what’s hot. Carol has a leaning towards crime and thrillers, as well as other genres, though her Thriller Guru is the writer Joe Hartlaub, a man well versed in the thriller genre. I first met Carol and Joe at the inaugural ITW Thrillerfest in Phoenix 2006, where we were involved in the Jack Reacher ‘trial’.

Carol has some new features that she has put online for readers, the first new site is launched on February 29th 2012 with a goal to reach college students and twenty-somethings with a site all their own.

“20 Over 30,” their newest feature on features 20 mystery authors over the age of 30 suggesting books for twenty-somethings. Quite a lineup of talent participating in this feature, which is something we look forward to making an annual Edgars Week tradition (it went live last week)

Joe Hartlaub,’s Mystery/Thriller guru created a Mystery Bookshelf for 20SomethingReads.coms with 20 titles published over the last two years that he thinks would be of interest to twenty-somethings. You can see his selections here:

If you are not part of the Book Reporter Network, then click here and keep informed by signing up for her weekly newsletter, out each Saturday Morning!

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