Tag Archives | suspense

Diane Capri Reveals Best Selling Author Carla Neggers

One of the most exciting times for a writer is the moment our books reach the bestseller lists. When Don’t Know Jack hit the #1 spot on Amazon’s Bestseller lists, including Best Mystery, Best Legal Thriller, and more, both in the US and the UK, one of the first people I called was my friend […]

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New! Jack and Kill (Hunt for Reacher Short Story #2): Come Celebrate!

We’re celebrating today! Join us, won’t you? You can win some fun prizes and just generally have a good time. Come on over! It seems I’m always thanking you for something, and today is no exception. You folks are amazing and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all of your enthusiasm and support […]

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Tom Cruise as Lee Child’s Jack Reacher?

Because of my Hunt For Reacher series, readers frequently ask me how I feel about Tom Cruise portraying Lee Child’s Jack Reacher in the upcoming film. Every Lee Child fan knows by now that Tom Cruise will star in the first ever Reacher movie. The anticipation is simultaneously exciting and nerve-wracking, isn’t it? We’ve waited a long time […]

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The Ending Debate: Make Mine Open

We’re back with the last post for our story endings debate. We started on Monday with Lisa Hall-Wilson’s Team Realistic. Tuesday was Melinda Van Lone’s Team Happy Ever After. Wednesday, Marcy Kennedy’s Team Hopeful. Today, I’m offering my views on why I say Make Mine Open. First, a short recap. The basic question we began […]

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New Experiences – Thrilling Dance and Human Sculpture

At Licensed to Thrill, we often spotlight vision and perception. Well, I’m off to see an amazing live performance that promises to delight and amaze as well as thrill. Here in Northern Michigan, we’re fortunate to have access to Interlochen Center for the Arts. Tonight, we’re attending a performance by Philobous. No, I’ve never seen […]

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Don’t Know Jack – Now Available in Paperback

We love eBooks and eReading and all things digital here at Licensed to Thrill. But we love paper books, too. We love to hold them in our hands and admire them on our shelves and give them as gifts to readers who don’t have access to eReaders. We love that some readers prefer paper books […]

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Introducing Jess Kimball

The Invisible Gorilla Experiment and You

Four years ago, when I was plotting my new book, Fatal Distraction, the first job was finding the central crime that pits the psychopathic villain against Jess Kimball. Because I write crime fiction with hopeful endings, a compelling central crime must be each story’s focus. The news of the day generally provides more than enough […]

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Diane Capri Reveals Bob Mayer

Sure, I’m Licensed to Thrill, but hanging with thriller writers feels more than a little dangerous. Last week the ThrillerFest schedule was released and I learned I’ll be putting my life on the line again this year. Think I’m exaggerating? Um, not so much. See, I found out who my panel leader is and believe […]

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The Writing Life, Snowbird Style

The Snowbird Life means June in Michigan and continued work on my next book in The Hunt For Reacher Series, Get Jack Back. I began the book here last year when I finished Don’t Know Jack. Over the next few weeks, it’s final chapters will reveal themselves to me. During the summer writing season, my […]

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Beware: Psychopaths Among Us (Part Two)

We’re back today with therapist and writer Louise Behiel, author of the terrific new release Family Ties, discussing the Psychopaths Among Us, and particularly the villain in my latest thriller, Fatal Distraction. This is Part Two of the series. If you missed Part One, you’ll want to read that first. Louise Behiel: Before we start, […]

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