It’s Thriller Month! (Maand van het Spannende Boek). Last night I was wondering: what do crime authors do when they aren’t writing about death and destruction? Do they have hobbies? Do they go fishing in the weekend, knit a scarf, bake a pie?
The only thing to do was look them up online and find out. To my surprise a lot of authors have amazing websites with great extras. On these websites you can of course read the usual bios, bibliographies and character lists etc. But some authors have some fun extras! Personally, I’m a bit disappointed that I’ve not yet found out if my favourite crime writer does macrame on his days off, but who knows what you’ll find out about yours!
Michael Connelly has a really good looking website with a fab photo gallery showing that actual locations used in his books. Under the photos are excerpts from his books so you can place it in a literary context. It is a wonderful way to visualize Harry Bosch’s life!
I just love Lee Child’s main character Jack Reacher. And besides a bio on Lee Child you’ll also learning everything you ever wanted to know about his 6-foot-5 hero with the dirty blond hair and the ice blue eyes! For instance did you know Jack is a Scorpio and he was born in Berlin?
Harlan Coben uses Twitter! A great way to see what he is up to in the world: Signing books and enjoying his Foi Gras in France! The thing I love about Twitter is that everything is super up to date and regularly updated. (more…)