Month: January 2017

January 29, 2017

Q&A: Ryley Reads interviews Ruth Ware

As part of the Woman in Cabin 10 blog tour, Ryley Reads had the opportunity to interview New York Times bestselling author Ruth Ware. Below is the end result of their interview, and gives you an in-depth "behind the book" read of her latest thriller novel. The original post can be found here on Ryley's blog, along with her great review! A luxury boat is such a unique and interesting setting for a story, especially one where a mysterious crime takes place. Why did you choose to write the story in this setting and what does it lend to the story that a typical 'land' setting doesn't?

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January 27, 2017

5 Things We Learned From Ruth Ware’s Twitter Chat

Author Ruth Ware took to twitter to for an engaging discussion about The Woman in Cabin 10 as part of #IndigoBookClub. Here are a few highlights:

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January 25, 2017

Introducing a New and Exciting Voice

“A crime story told the way Picasso painted pictures. Highly recommended.” - Lee Child, #1 bestselling author

Maybe we’re a bit biased, but we find it hard to resist books about books. E.O. Chirovici’s debut novel, The Book of Mirrors opens with a mysterious manuscript about a cold-case murder, and then uses a host of characters (including writers, agents, and journalists) to make you look in every direction in search of the truth. But how reliable are our memories? Can they be trusted to piece together a murder? Stylishly plotted, elegantly written, and packed with thrilling suspense until the final page, The Book of Mirrors is a book within a book like you’ve never read before. We’re not the only ones loving The Book of Mirrors: librarians chose it as a February Loan Star Top 10 pick! To celebrate we’re giving away 3 advance copies. To enter, leave a comment on this post. Winners will be chosen at random on Monday, January 30. The Book of Mirrors is available in stores February 21. Learn more here.

January 24, 2017

Book Club: Little Heaven Discussion Questions

We’ve prepared a few discussion starters for your next Dark Side Reads Book Club meeting.

Comment below and on Twitter with #DarkSideReadsChat to join in the conversation. Tomorrow Andrew Pyper, author of The Demonologist and The Damned, interviews Nick Cutter at 7PM on twitter!

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January 23, 2017

Q&A: The House of Crime and Mystery interviews Nick Cutter

Prolific horror, thriller, mystery and suspense blogger Jacques at The House of Crime and Mystery had the opportunity to interview author Nick Cutter and discuss Little Heaven, his latest horror novel. The original post can be found here on his blog, but here is the end result of their Q&A! In The Troop, the story is set on an isolated island; in The Deep, the story takes place in a workstation at the bottom of the ocean; and now, in Little Heaven, danger is in a small settlement in the middle of nowhere. What makes evil scarier in smaller, more isolated or contained spaces?

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January 19, 2017

Read an Excerpt: Little Heaven by Nick Cutter

There is an old saying that goes: Evil never dies; it merely sleeps. And when that evil awakes, it does so soundlessly—or almost so. Even insects can scream. The little aphid did, though at a register too high for any human ear to perceive. The aphid toiled in the root system of a cactus plant growing on the edge of the New Mexico desert. An insect so small that it was practically invisible to the naked eye. This was how it began. How it began again.

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January 17, 2017

Andrew Pyper reviews Little Heaven by Nick Cutter

Nick Cutter is my friend. I mention this not as a “full disclosure” forewarning of potential bias, nor as a promise of gossipy tidbits to come (I’ve got dirt on Nick, sure, but he’s got some filth on me too, so we’re caught in that perfect balance of discretion that goes by the name of friendship). I’m saying I know Nick Cutter because I’m proud of the work he does, and because I’m cheering him on for the right reasons – talent, hard work, rolling with all the punches and laurels the writing racket doles out – and because Little Heaven is a book not only worth reading, but a book that is so distinctly the product of Nick Cutter’s dark mind and (somehow simultaneously) tender heart.

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January 11, 2017

Meet the Author: Nick Cutter

I can't really say much about myself seeing as Nick Cutter doesn't exactly exist—he's a pen name. A cool, tough pen name! Your mileage will vary on whether you agree, but that was the thinking. Horror writers should have crisp, punchy names. Stephen King. Clive Barker. Nick Cutter. Not that I'm putting myself in their league, no way no how, but I'm just saying that was the idea behind the name. Personally, I wanted to be known as Lemondrop Pennyfeather, but that suggested nom de plume was cruelly stricken down.

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January 9, 2017

Little Heaven Book Trailer

An all-new epic tale of terror and redemption set in the hinterlands of mid-century New Mexico from the acclaimed author of The Troop—which Stephen King raved “scared the hell out of me and I couldn’t put it down...old-school horror at its best.”

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