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Tess Gerritsen is coming to the small screen
by Lynsey on Jan 22, 2010 at 6:37 pm
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Tess Gerritsen Rizzoli IslesHot off the press!

We’re delighted to hear that TNT  have commissioned a new series based on Tess Gerritsen’s bestselling Rizzoli & Isles thrillers! The show will be airing in the US in summer 2010 and we’re hoping it will follow on UK screens shortly after.

With a working title of Rizzoli & Isles, Angie Harmon will be playing Jane Rizzoli, a Boston detective who works closely with medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander).

Also starring in the series are Lorraine Bracco (The Sopranos) playing a recurring role as Jane’s mother, Lee Thompson Young (FlashForward), who plays Jane’s current partner, Barry Frost; Bruce McGill (Law Abiding Citizen) as Det. Vince Korsak, Jane’s seasoned former partner; Jordan Bridges (Dawson’s Creek) as Jane’s brother, Frankie, a patrol cop who hopes to become a detective; and Billy Burke (The Twilight Saga) as FBI agent Gabriel Dean.

Here’s what the show’s producers have to say:

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“TNT is home to some of television’s most powerful female characters, and RIZZOLI & ISLES certainly fits that identity. We’re delighted to be working with Angie, Sasha and the rest of the talented cast of RIZZOLI & ISLES as well as the show’s outstanding production team, as we bring Tess Gerritsen’s vision to television.”

The Rizzoli & Isles thrillers

 The Rizzoli & Isles Thrillers – have you read them all?

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Giles Kristian invites you to…
by Lynsey on Jan 22, 2010 at 4:12 pm
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… help celebrate the launch of his brand new novel Sons of Thunder!! The lovely historical fiction author is launching his new book with the help of Goldsboro books on the 18th February. Never been to a book launch party? Nows your chance…

Your Invitation!

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Blacklands by Belinda BauerAs we approach Belinda Bauer’s TV Book Club appearance on More4 this Sunday evening, it seems that television viewers aren’t the only ones setting their sites on the Transworld crime debut of 2010, BLACKLANDS.

Henry Sutton of the DAILY MIRROR said: 

“Belinda Bauer has shifted the boundaries of what makes a truly gripping, terrifying thriller. Imagine Thomas Harris crossed with Kate Atkinson and you still won’t be close. Aside from a ridiculously assured prose style, and a superbly well-crafted plot, what Bauer does is to combine real and chilling psychological insight with top-notch, absolutely terrifying suspense… Right from the start you know you are reading something both new and with real guts… Bauer brilliantly brings to life both Avery’s deranged and unravelling mind, and Steven’s stoical yet naïve rational. The denouement, on a foggy Exmoor, will leave you breathless.”

 

Laura Wilson of THE GUARDIAN believes: 

“This astonishingly assured debut, from journalist and screenwriter Belinda Bauer, for once lives up to the hype… Told in lucid, uncluttered prose, the description of the effect of this correspondence on both parties is genuinely chilling… With little in the way of graphic detail – Bauer is too good a writer to jerk us into the past with clumsy italicised flashbacks – Blacklands is a world away from the ‘torture porn’ school of crime fiction, and a hundred times more effective in terms of visceral impact….. Steven… is impeccably, even heartbreakingly, well-imagined… As well as detailing the frustrating powerlessness of childhood, Bauer also paints a vivid portrait of the rupturing effect of a child’s murder upon a family, with its aftermath of fractured, stunted people with only one reference point in their lives… a psychological tour-de-force about the cruelty of hope and, ultimately, the triumph of innocence.”

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Fingers Crossed for Awakening!
by Lynsey on Jan 20, 2010 at 12:21 pm
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We are delighted to announce that, for the second year running, S. J. Bolton has been nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark award for her fabulous crime novel Awakening! This is awarded on the 28th April as part of the prestigious Edgar Awards in the United States.

Congratulations to S.J.Bolton and if you haven’t picked up a copy of Awakening yet what are you waiting for!

Awakening by S.J. Bolton

‘S.J. Bolton has elevated herself to the High Priestess of English Rural Gothic. If she carries on like this she will have worshippers in their millions.’ – The Times

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