Recommended Reading: Tim Johnston’s “Descent”

Lately, nothing makes publishers drool more than the description “literate thriller.”  While I’ve spent many a page-turning night with James Patterson, Michael Connelly, and Jeffrey Deaver, I don’t exactly shout their praises from the rooftops.  Imagine if you could take those page-turning plots and hang some real, believable characters on them, then you’d have a meal instead…

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Stephen King Wrote a Hardboiled Detective Novel

For those of us who are addicted to Stephen King’s fiction, whether we should wait for the paperback is insignificant (I’m sorry, we just can’t).  What is significant is whether his latest is more along the lines of 11/22/63 or kind of From a Buick 8-ish.  His introductions to his early works contain more than a little genre justification but one…