Masterful Bangkok Thrillers & More: Timothy Hallinan and The Hot Countries

If Timothy Hallinan wrote only his masterful Bankok thrillers, he would still be one of the top crime fiction writers working today. Add to that his laugh-out-loud Junior Bender mysteries and his traditional PI novels, and you have a guy who can write pretty much anything and knock it out of the park. I discovered … More Masterful Bangkok Thrillers & More: Timothy Hallinan and The Hot Countries

William Kent Krueger: A Writer of Extraordinary Grace

I don’t remember when I first read William Kent Krueger‘s debut mystery, Iron Lake, (published in 1999 and followed by an Edgar award for Best First Novel), but I do remember being captivated from the first page. The language is beautiful, even poetic, but it never pulls the reader out of the story. The descriptions of … More William Kent Krueger: A Writer of Extraordinary Grace

Welcome

Welcome to A Killer Conversation. I hope you’ll find some new books (and authors) in the mystery/thriller/suspense genre to love. Please feel free to comment and engage in respectful discussions of the authors, books, and issues posted. (No spoilers, please.) You can expect posts about authors who write in a variety of subgenres–private detective, police procedural, … More Welcome