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Three award-winning suspense writers reveal their techniques for capturing their unique writing styles. Perry, Parker and Baker are exceptional at creating thrillers characterized by moods that elicit heightened feelings of suspense, excitement, surprise, anticipation and anxiety. We'll see why this genre is often well-suited to film and television.


Panelists
Shannon Baker

Shannon Baker writes mysteries set in the iconic landscapes of the American West: from the Colorado Rockies to the Nebraska prairies, to the deserts of southern Arizona, where she’s roamed in rafts and kayaks, backpacked, hiked, cycled and skied....

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T. Jefferson Parker

T. Jefferson Parker is the author of 26 novels including "Silent Joe" and "California Girl," both of which won the Edgar Award for best mystery. When not writing, Parker likes to fish in Baja California, hike in San Diego and settle in for the evening with a good book....

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Thomas Perry

Thomas Perry is one of America's premier thriller writers and the Mysterious Press's best-selling author. Stephen King has said, "There are probably only half a dozen suspense writers alive who can be depended upon to deliver high-voltage shocks; vivid, sympathetic characters; and compelling narratives each time they publish....

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Books:
The Way of the Bear
A Novel
Anne Hillerman
Mystery / Thrillers
HarperCollins Publishers
January 2024
ISBN 9780063313972
288 pages
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The Rescue
T. Jefferson Parker
Mystery / Thrillers
Tor Publishing Group
April 2023
ISBN 9781250793560
352 pages
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Hero
Thomas Perry
Mystery / Thrillers
Penzler Publishers
January 2024
ISBN 9781613164778
336 pages
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