Every few years there comes along a collection of interviews with mystery writers that catches my attention. But there hasn’t been such a collection for quite some time now. Along comes THE STORY TELLERS, edited by Mark Rubenstein (Blackstone, trade paperback, $16.99, published on July 20, 2021. It contains interviews by quite an impressive lineup of writers (see full list below).
Here are the press release talking points about the book:
“Have you ever read a suspense novel so good you had to stop and think to yourself, ”How did the author come up with this idea? Their characters? Is some of this story real?” For over five years, Mark Rubinstein, physician, psychiatrist, and mystery and thriller writer, had the chance to ask the most well-known authors in the field just these kinds of questions in interviews for the Huffington Post.
“Collected here are interviews with forty-seven accomplished authors, including Michael Connelly, Ken Follett, Meg Gardiner, Dennis Lehane, Laura Lippman, and Don Winslow. These are their personal stories in their own words, much of the material never before published. How do these writers’ life experiences color their art? Find out their thoughts, their inspirations, their candid opinions. Learn more about your favorite authors, how they work and who they truly are.”
List of 47 Authors Interviewed:
Jayne Ann Krentz
C. J. Box
Reed Farrel Coleman
J. A. Jance