Tag Archives | mystery

Jack Reacher

Friends At SleuthFest 2014

You know about hunting for Jack Reacher, right? Well, I found him in Orlando recently! He didn’t seem particularly happy to see me… but that’s alright. I wasn’t there to hunt him anyway. I was in Orlando for SleuthFest 2014. It’s a writer’s conference where mystery authors come together to share advice about crafting stories. […]

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February Sunset

Saturday Special: What’s Your Score?

So, what’s your score? If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you clearly haven’t taken our fun “Do You Know The Twelve?” QUIZ yet! Taking a look back at the past week, our quiz was  your favorite. For good reason. 1. Our easy new quiz is fun and clever. Test your knowledge of The […]

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The Twelve

We Are The Twelve

I’ve been holding back for a while now. It was too soon to tell you, but I’m finally ready to reveal the answer to the question… Who are The Twelve? Here we are! Eleven of my favorite mystery/thriller writers and I have joined forces to see what happens when 12 award-winning and bestselling authors writing […]

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The Twelve

Saturday Special: Who Are The Twelve? (And Why Should You Care?)

I hope everyone is keeping safe and dry despite this crazy weather that’s hitting many parts of the world. Here’s a quick look to catch you up on what you may have missed at Licensed To Thrill in the past week. 1. We had some fun trying to select Valentine’s-themed quotes from my books. As I […]

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Wedding Rings

Love At First Connection and The Rest of the Story

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. A day to celebrate romance. You’ve read my books. You know I’m not an especially romantic person. One of my writer friends once suggested that I should put more romance in my books. I said, “I’m married. What do I know about romance?” She replied, “Well, you write about murder and […]

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Maura Murray Mugshot

Where Is Maura Murray? Part 2

“Hundreds of people disappear every year. All you do is to cut all your ties to your old self by telling no one about your plans, fabricate a new name and history, and pay for everything with cash. It’s fairly easy if you just take on the identity of a dead person.” -Secret Justice, Chapter […]

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Maura Murray

Where Is Maura Murray?

One reason Lee Child’s Jack Reacher resonates with readers so deeply is because Reacher lives a recurring fantasy of many people to simply walk away from their troubles and start a fresh new life. The fantasy is usually motivated by heartbreak or financial or criminal problems they can’t face. When I read missing persons cases […]

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Hogsmeade

Saturday Special: Harry Potter World Expanding

From the court room to the theme parks, we have a lot to catch up on in this “Saturday Special.” Let’s get right to it. 1. Amanda Knox. You may recall I blogged about her retrial in December. Thursday an Italian appellate court officially decided to uphold her original guilty verdict. (You’ll recall, that’s the […]

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Hogsmeade

How Powerful is Imagination?

Reading is one of the most wonderful things I ever learned to do. I’m guessing it’s one of your pleasures, too. What do you want to get from a good book? Many readers tell me they want to escape into another world and completely forget about their own. Writers who can give us the words […]

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Saturday Special: Amanda Knox and Jack Reacher and Me

It’s been a fun week for me, a suspenseful week for Amanda Knox, a GREAT week for Don’t Know Jack, and a challenging week for the Tampa Police Department. Here’s a few highlights from my world this week. 1. I was featured in a column by Tampa Tribune military reporter Howard Altman. He was interested […]

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