Archive for the ‘thrillers and suspense’ Category

The New York Times Praises WORLD GONE BY

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

WorldGoneByLehaneAs WORLD GONE BY enters its third week on the New York Times bestseller list at #13, we’re so excited to share Janet Maslin’s review. Read on below: (more…)


ARLA clients nab the #3 and #8 spots on the March 29th New York Times bestseller list!

Thursday, March 19th, 2015


Read more after the jump!



More Praise for The Big Finish

Thursday, February 12th, 2015


THE BIG FINISH is on shelves now, and the critics love it!

Publishers Weekly says, “Heart-pounding…Hall keeps the tension mounting as motives and alliances shift with the foul-scented wind. Even as violence looms, Hall’s talent for description adds a balancing, poetical note.” Booklist reports, “As always, Hall combines absurdist mayhem with remarkably subtle character interaction.”


More praise after the jump! (more…)


Library Journal Loves Endangered

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

EndanderedCJBoxWe’re pleased to report Library Journal’s rave review of ENDANGERED. They call it “a breathless, roller-coaster ride of sheer suspense and entertainment.” Praising the novel’s nonstop action and intricately woven plotlines, Library Journal declares, “Series fans will love this thriller.” ENDANGERED hits shelves next month!


Drop It Like It’s Hot!

Monday, September 15th, 2014

drop_lehaneWe’re thrilled to tell you that THE DROP by Dennis Lehane has debuted at #1 on The Boston Globe’s bestseller list

The novel is based upon a screenplay that Lehane wrote, and he recently spoke with the Globe, The Wall Street Journal, and Grantland about the novel’s unusual origin. 

The movie version of THE DROP, starring Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace, and a very cute puppy, is in theaters now!


The Drop Drops Next Month!

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

drop_lehaneDennis Lehane fans are in for a real treat in September! Not only will there be a new novel called THE DROP, there will also be a film of the same name! 

In their starred review, Booklist calls the novel “a tight, gritty little tale of working-class crime in Boston, reminiscent not only of Lehane’s earlier crime fiction, but also of the work of the great George V. Higgins.” 

Publishers Weekly calls it a “gritty gem” and a “stark and moving short novel.” 

The film stars Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, and James Gandolfini in a heartbreaking final performance. Watch the trailer here. 

Normally, we’d recommend reading the book before you see the movie, but because Lehane based the novel on his screenplay, we’ll let you decide on the order! 


James Thompson

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

james_thompsonWe’re very sorry to tell you that acclaimed noir author and ARLA client James Thompson has died. Even though his work was extremely dark, by examining the bleakest aspects of society, he aimed to give a voice to the voiceless and make the world a brighter place. He will be missed. 

The obituary from Putnam, his US publisher, is after the jump.  (more…)


Almost Harvest Day For The Bone Orchard!

Monday, July 14th, 2014

bone_orchard_doironWe’re thrilled to tell you that THE BONE ORCHARD by Paul Doiron comes out tomorrow! The News & Observer has named it one of the best mysteries of the month, saying, “Paul Doiron has created a character I keep coming back to, book after book.”

More praise, interviews, tour news, and an excerpt after the jump! (more…)


The Best Summer Read

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

bone_orchard_doironNeed a good book to take with you on vacation this summer? Well, Down East Magazine has heralded THE BONE ORCHARD by Paul Doiron as “Best Summer Reading” in their annual Best of Maine issue! 

Booklist says of this fifth installment in the Mike Bowditch series: “Massacre Pond is a tough act to follow, but Doiron avoids series stagnancy by placing Bowditch outside of the law enforcement circle he once loved and treating readers to another round of top-notch outdoors-Maine description. Highly recommended for fans of C. J. Box and Craig Johnson.”


Consider This Your Warning Shot!

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Shots_Fired_BoxLook out for SHOTS FIRED, a short story collection from C.J. Box coming later this summer! According to Kirkus, “If you’re looking for rising tension played out against spectacular natural scenery, nobody does it better.” 

Publishers Weekly says, “Bestseller Box proves in his first story collection that he’s also adept at the short form. The 10 selections are filled with Box trademarks: drama, darkness, surprise twists, and a palpable sense of a wild, magnificent, and sometimes cruel Wyoming.”

Booklist calls the stories a “pleasure” and praises Box’s “versatility with a diverse array of ideas,” as well as his “keen eye for mundane historical detail and a wicked sense of humor.” They conclude, “Here’s hoping we won’t have to wait long for more short stuff from Box.”