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10 Years of ThrillerFest, Part 2: More iconic masters

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Have you seen Part One of our salute to Thrillerfest’s ThrillerMaster Award winners? If not, you can check it out here.   This year marks the tenth anniversary of ThrillerFest—a gala that draws hundreds of thriller enthusiasts from across the globe to New York City to celebrate the genre. The pinnacle of the weeklong gathering, put on by the International Thriller Writers organization, is the presentation of a lifetime achievement accolade, the “ThrillMaster Award.” We recently caught up with the ten iconic authors who have received this honor, and these masters of suspense gave us their views on the genre. In Part One of this article, the first five recipients gave us their observations. Here are the rest of the…

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I’ll have a peanut butter and pickle sandwich, please!

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From a cyanide-laced cocktail to a soothing cup of teeth and a biscuit (the British kind, of course) after a long day at the office, food, drink, and crime fiction are intertwined. Miss Marple, one of the genre’s most recognizable heroines, is estimated to have consumed a whopping 143 cups of tea over the course of 12 Agatha Christie novels and 20 short stories. This is just one of the delicious factoids you can learn in The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook, edited by Kate White, and featuring a selection of dishes—and drinks—from some of the biggest names in the mystery world. And if that doesn’t quell your appetite, be sure to check out Cooking with Crimespree, edited by Jon…

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