Posts Tagged ‘Thriller’

Thursday, December 5th, at 8 pm EST, we’ll be chatting with author and associate movie producer. Listen in any time at Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!

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Joshua A.H. Harris is a writer, father, and recovering environmental attorney. He grew up in Laramie, Wyoming, served in the Peace Corps in Mali, West Africa, and currently lives in the Bay Area. Joshua holds degrees from Brown University, UC Davis, and San Francisco State University. His writings have appeared in the East Bay Times, Gravitas (Pub House Books), Berkeley Times, and Ars Poetica. In 2014, he wrote Out of the Fog, a serialized novel released one chapter per week over the course of a calendar year (available at outofthefogjh.blogspot.com). In 2017, Joshua became an associate editor for La Vil: Stories from the Streets of Port-au-Prince, Voice of Witness (San Francisco). More recently, he wrote and published Common Sense 2019: A Bipartisan Call to Take Back Our Government, a political pamphlet that addresses the fundamental problem of money in politics. Joshua is also an associate producer of the following movies: Night Comes On (2018) starring Dominique Fishback and Tatum Marilyn Hall; House of Tomorrow (2017), starring Asa Butterfield; Lucky (2017), starring Harry Dean Stanton; and Columbus (2017), starring John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey.

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An interesting blend of the classic and the contemporary, LOCK EVERY DOOR pretty much has it all – including surprises you won’t see coming. Part Rosemary’s Baby, part The Sentinel (I even detected a hint of The Shining), LOCK EVERY DOOR follows Jules, an unemployed young woman who’s down on her luck. When she answers an ad and lands a job as an apartment sitter at the prestigious “Bartholomew” in New York City, it seems too good to be true. The Bartholomew adds that spooky gothic vibe I love and is supported by an unusual cast of characters that will (for the most part, anyway) keep you guessing.

I say ‘for the most part’ because the truth is, I found the majority of characters to be thin and transparent; I couldn’t help thinking the book could have been a lot stronger with some better character development. Also, things did get a little over the top regarding Jules’ history and personal hardships. Basically, whatever happened to her was always the absolute worst possible thing and after a while, it started to feel a bit contrived and Jules started sounding a little whiny.

My only other complaint would be that LOCK EVERY DOOR tries to be too many things at once. I can’t help thinking the author was working super hard to please every kind of reader out there: we have the strong female lead to satisfy lovers of women’s fiction, a little whodunit for the mystery readers, a dash of romance for those who love love, a whisper of the supernatural for ghost story connoisseurs, criminal behavior for the crime buffs, the spooky old building for the gothic enthusiasts, and much more. I’m all for genre-blending but at times, this one just tried a little too hard.

But at its heart LOCK EVERY DOOR is horror – in my opinion, anyway – and that’s why I liked it. Despite spreading itself a little too thin, I’d recommend it. This won’t be the last Riley Sager book I read.

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I could not put Old Bones down and was sorry to see it end. This is the first book in Preston & Child’s new Nora Kelly series and it absolutely rocks. I love how the authors combine history and fiction as well as their extensive knowledge of archaeology to deliver a page-turning read. This one is about a lost group of people from the Donner Party and combines reality with speculation and mystery in the best way possible. I couldn’t put it down! It will keep you guessing to the very end.

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Dan Howard was born Daniel Earl Javorsky in Berlin and immigrated to the US. He has been, among other things, a delivery boy, musician, product rep in the chemical entertainment industry, university music teacher, software salesman, copy editor, proofreader, and novelist. His novels include Down Solo and Trust Me, and a sequel to Down Solo called Down to No Good.

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Brendan Duffy is the author of THE STORM KING and HOUSE OF ECHOES. In 2015 he was featured in Refinery29’s “21 New Authors You Need to Know”. He lives in New York, where he’s at work on his next novel. Listen in Thursday, May 17th at 8 pm EST at: https://tinyurl.com/y758rrwp

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Vivian Schilling attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and also studied under the legendary Stella Adler before embarking upon a multifaceted career in both literature and film.

Schilling has penned two novels to date, both released to critical acclaim. “Highly respectable writing,” touted the Chicago Sun-Times of Schilling’s first effort, Sacred Prey (St. Martin’s Press). “Schilling shows deft storytelling ability,” said Publisher’s Weekly.

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Schilling’s second effort, the epic novel of suspense, Quietus (Penguin) received praise for its bold foray into controversial themes. “Quietus is a great gothic raven perched somewhere between Anne Rice and Iris Murdoch. Schilling herself—in her deft melding of mythic animus and modern anxiety— seems like the bastard daughter of Carl Jung and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley,” said Time Out New York.

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In Schilling’s early film career, she found success as an actor and screenwriter in a variety of independent films, for which she received a Blockbuster Rising Star Award and Saturn Award. Schilling has had the distinction of speaking at the National Archives as an author and filmmaker in the Discovering the Civil War film and lecture series. Her portrayal of real life author and feminist Gertrude Atherton in the film “Ambrose Bierce: Civil War Stories” set the backdrop for the discussions.

In 2012, Schilling was engaged by Paris-based Eurocine Films as the writer, producer and director of the English adaptation of Toys in the Attic, based on the stop-motion, animated feature Na Pude by revered Czech director Jirí Barta. Schilling also provided the voice of Buttercup alongside co-stars Forest Whitaker, Joan Cusack and Cary Elwes.

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A long-standing advocate of animal welfare and conservation, Schilling recently completed work as writer and producer of the French documentary Bonobos: Back to the Wild. The film, by noted documentarian Alain Tixier, chronicles the important work of naturalist Claudine André in her efforts to rescue and rehabilitate orphaned bonobos and to release them back into the wild. The film’s proceeds benefit the Lola Ya Bonobo Rescue Sanctuary founded by André in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Schilling is currently at work on her third novel. She divides her time between Los Angeles and the Ozark Mountains.

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In case you missed it, here’s our interview with the legendary thriller team, Preston & Child at Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! 

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Douglas Preston has published a number of solo novels, including Tyrannosaur CanyonBlasphemy, and Impact. His recent novel with Lincoln Child, Cold Vengeance, hit #1 on both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.

Lincoln Child is the author of multiple techno-thriller and horror novels, including the Jeremy Logan series. Many of the collaborative novels have become bestsellers, and their first novel together, Relic, was adapted into a film.

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