Thursday, July 5, 2007

We should pay crime writers more respect

(news posted by b2b)
Posted at 6:27PM Wednesday 4th July 2007 by b2b newsdesk

The subject of book awards is a touchy one for crime scribes, many of whom have long nursed grudges against the bigger literary prizes. PD James and Ian Rankin have both complained that crime - not to mention other genre writing - is unfavourably overlooked in these matters. When he picked up his Nibby from Richard and Judy earlier this year, winning in the crime thriller category, Ian Rankin couldn't help but bring the issue up again.

Guardian Blog

Monday, July 2, 2007


July 2, 2007
My friend Andy Rosenbaum told me a while back that if my books were Klingons they wouldn't wait to be released, they would escape.

I think Andy has a point. And certainly, in my humble opinion, THE SERPENT'S KISS, is a Klingon type of book.

Bestselling author Tess Gerritsen said: "I can't remember the last time a thriller made my heart pound and my hands sweat, but The Serpent's Kiss did all that and more. This is a tense, high-octane read!"

The Midwest Review of Books said: "The story is a nail biting thriller that I couldn't stop reading. I loved the character of Derek Stillwater and how he cuts to the chase. I've put Mr. Terry on my list of favorite authors and look forward to reading his next novel in the series, Angels Falling. Other books by the author include The Devil's Pitchfork, Dirty Deeds and Catfish Guru."

Mark Terry says: "I agree. Thanks."
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