Friday, October 29, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Free excerpt: John Grisham THE CONFESSION

Read the first two chapters of THE CONFESSION, the new legal thriller from John Grisham:

An innocent man is about to be executed.
Only a guilty man can save him.

For every innocent man sent to prison, there is a guilty one left on the outside. He doesn’t understand how the police and prosecutors got the wrong man, and he certainly doesn’t care. He just can’t believe his good luck. Time passes and he realizes that the mistake will not be corrected: the authorities believe in their case and are determined to get a conviction. He may even watch the trial of the person wrongly accused of his crime. He is relieved when the verdict is guilty. He laughs when the police and prosecutors congratulate themselves. He is content to allow an innocent person to go to prison, to serve hard time, even to be executed.

Travis Boyette is such a man. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, he abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row.

Now nine years have passed. Travis has just been paroled in Kansas for a different crime; Donté is four days away from his execution. Travis suffers from an inoperable brain tumor. For the first time in his miserable life, he decides to do what’s right and confess.

But how can a guilty man convince lawyers, judges, and politicians that they’re about to execute an innocent man?

The Confession by John Grisham

Monday, October 25, 2010

Detectives: ELVIS COLE and JOE PIKE by Robert Crais

Complete list to date of thrillers starring private detective Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. Written by Robert Crais:

The Monkey's Raincoat (1987)
Stalking the Angel (1989)
Lullaby Town (1992)
Free Fall (1993)
Voodoo River (1995)
Sunset Express (1996)
Indigo Slam (1997)
L.A. Requiem (1999)
The Last Detective (2002)
The Forgotten Man (2005)
The Watchman (2007) - Joe Pike novel
Chasing Darkness (2008)
The First Rule (2010)
The Sentry (2011) - Joe Pike novel

Die Laughing: Funny Crime and Mystery Fiction


A woman with a complicated past returns home to become the small town's new sheriff. Best Mann For The Job is by the writer/artist team of Chris and Erica Well. Read it from the beginning at Watch the trailer on YouTube.