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Tall Poppy Review: Morphing Truth And Appearances

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Trust Me (Forge Books) by Hank Phillippi Ryan has already garnered so much praise (i.e. Booklist starred review, Book Bub Top Summer Thriller, Popsugar Top Summer Thriller, CrimeReads Most Anticipated Thriller, New York Post Best Thriller of the Summer) that any further accolades seem almost superfluous. But, please indulge me, as I add my voice to the growing chorus of enthusiastic “bravas!”

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The Return of Bailey Weggins: Author Kate White Talks About Her Latest Book, ‘Even If It Kills Her’

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Bailey Weggins is not your typical heroine. She started out as a writer for a major women’s magazine, before becoming an amateur sleuth with a brief moment of work for a celebrity gossip publication, and then turned true crime journalist. But rather than being the tortured lead character who often thinks that the people she loves would be better off without her in their lives, Bailey is actually relatable: sometimes she makes mistakes, but she tries to put them right; she has good relationships, and people she loves. She’s smart, bold, and pretty gutsy – a character that we can not only relate to, but want to read about. Similarly, the author of the Bailey Weggins Mystery Series, Kate White,…

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Writer’s Bone Podcast: Vanessa Grigoriadis Explores the Sexual Revolution in Newest Novel

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BookTrib.com recently added Writer’s Bone as a new feature. Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy have been bringing us podcasts of discussions they have with writers about the craft of writing and what motivates them to tell a good story.  We hope you enjoy this series as much as we do. In Episode 227 of Writer’s Bone, Daniel Ford sits down with Vanessa Grigoriadis to talk about her newest novel, Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus. Vanessa shares insight on what she discovered when she investigated the sexual revolution on college campuses across the United States. She also discusses the current state of journalism we face, as she is a contributing editor at The New York Times Magazine and Vanity Fair.  Blurred Lines is Vanessa’s first novel…

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Michael Connelly on His Journey to Novel and Television Fame

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Michael Connelly is best known for his Harry Bosh detective novels and his Lincoln Lawyer series. He has also written several stand alone novels, produced television shows based on his work, appeared as himself in television dramas and Clint Eastwood even turned one of his novels into a movie! “I took a long way through college,” says Connelly. Had he not, the world may have never discovered one of the best detective novelists of our time. He took an 18-month hiatus from his college studies at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he struggled with the construction engineering curriculum. “It was the family line. I like that work.” During his hiatus he wrestled with what he wanted to do.…

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Author R.G. Belsky Explores the Female Serial Killer in ‘Blonde Ice’

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Author R.G. Belsky is no stranger to thrillers and we have to be honest, some of our favorite crime novels are the Gil Malloy books. Lucky for us, Belsky has returned with the fourth book in the series, Blonde Ice: A Gil Malloy Novel (Atria Books, October 18, 2016) and we are hooked! It’s full of desire, revenge and drama and we couldn’t wait to chat with Belsky about the blonde femme fatale he puts at the center of this exciting book. Belsky was happy to answer some of our burning questions about his latest addition to the Gil Malloy series, Blonde Ice. See what he had to say below! BookTrib: What does the title Blonde Ice refer to? R.G. Belsky: That’s…

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Exclusive! Real Life ‘Spotlight’ Journalist Sacha Pfeiffer Answers One Important Question

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It’s the movie that everyone’s talking about. Spotlight, which just won Best Picture at the 2016 Oscars, is the true story following The Boston Globe‘s investigative journalist unit that uncovered a sexual abuse scandal within the Archdiocese of Boston. After running a series of stories in 2002, the team was honored with a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2003. Notoriety quickly followed and on November 6, 2015, Spotlight, the movie chronicling the events leading up to the publication of the stories, hit theaters. Sacha Pfeiffer (portrayed by Rachel McAdams in Spotlight) was one of the four investigative journalists determined to get to the bottom of this unbelievable story. Following the movie’s incredible (and deserved) 2016 Oscars Best Picture win, Pfeiffer took part in…

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Video: Missed It? Interview with Robert Cunningham and Afghanistan: On the Bounce

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What was it like to serve in Afghanistan? That is the question civilians often ask returning servicemembers of the armed forces. Afghanistan: On the Bounce brilliantly conveys the full range of the troops’ experiences—on patrol, in combat, in the chow line, and in religious services—through photographs, stories, diagrams, and removable ephemera. As a documentation/production specialist in Afghanistan, photographer Robert L. Cunningham accompanied soldiers of 40 different units on 132 combat missions, following them during their typical on-base routines as well as into hazardous situations. Here are detailed examinations of the service members’ weapons, uniforms, vehicles, and gear, along with reflections on duty, insights into valor and heroism, and clear-eyed humor about life on deployment. Meet the Author Robert L. Cunningham is…

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