David Baldacci talks his flawed detective and his latest yarn, ‘The Fix’

Amos Decker, the former professional football player and ex-cop-turned-private detective in best-selling author David Baldacci’s most popular series, is flawed. “I love Amos Decker,” Baldacci said. “He has so many flaws. He crashes and burns a lot. He’s got this superpower that lifts him above other people in a narrow way.” Read the full interview here.

Baldacci: On Reading, Writing & Literacy

With over 110 million copies of his books in print, chances are you’ve heard the name of author David Baldacci. His first book, Absolute Power, was adapted into a film starring Clint Eastwood. His books have been published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries. But it was because of this literary success that Baldacci wanted to avoid preferential treatment when it came to publishing his Vega Jane series for young readers. Read/listen to the full story here.

David Baldacci to receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Library of Virginia

Best-selling author David Baldacci will receive this year’s Literary Lifetime Achievement Award from the Library of Virginia. The award, which recognizes outstanding and long-lasting contributions to literature by an author with Virginia ties, will be given at the library’s Literary Awards Celebration in October. Read more here.

‘Hot Dudes Reading’: Men of Viral Instagram Account Reveal Summer Book Picks

Hot Dudes Reading, the Instagram account that features photos of attractive men reading in public, is now coming to followers as a book. That’s right. Creators of the account that has nearly 900,000 followers are putting photos of their good-looking subjects reading books into an actual book — aptly titled “Hot Dudes Reading.” Find out what they’re reading here. (Hint: There’s a Baldacci title in the mix.)

 

Book review: Baldacci’s ‘Last Mile,’ Hart’s ‘Redemption Road’ serve up compelling characters

Character development has always been a mainstay of good detective fiction, with the fame of the made-up gumshoes long outliving their authors. Holmes, Poirot, Spade, Hammer, Marlowe, McGee, Spenser, Rawlins, Robicheaux, Milhone, Bosch … the list goes on ad infinitum and continues to grow. Two new characters that could well end up on the all-time list are David Baldacci’s Decker and John Hart’s Black. Read the full review here.