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.

 

Author David Baldacci dedicates book to WDBJ7 shooting victims

Author David Baldacci talks about “The Last Mile” and why he dedicated his new novel to WDBJ7 shooting victims Alison Parker and Adam Ward.

View the interview here.

David Baldacci: Thriller writer is happy with his prolific pace

It’s been 20 years since David Baldacci’s first novel was published. The boy who loved to write, then became a lawyer, had finally realized his dream of being an author. Read more here.

Behind the Bestsellers at an NYU Media Talk

How much talent can you cram into a room? At the latest New York University Media Talk hosted by the NYU SPS Center for Publishing on February 9th, it would have been hard to squeeze in any more. On stage as part of a panel entitled “The Real Story: Four Authors Take You Inside Their Literary Lives,” four authors decided to let the audience gain insights into their writing process, from the original manuscript to the finished print product. Read more here.

Thank you, Ron McLarty

Read David’s note about narrator and actor Ron McLarty here.

A Conversation With Scholastic Authors

At the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., last September, Gabe Ferris interviewed Scholastic authors Sonia Manzano, Peter Sis, David Baldacci and Jennifer Holm. Here are highlights from his conversations with them.

Author David Baldacci talks political thrillers, literacy

Read the interview with David here.

David Baldacci: a master storyteller with 30 novels to date

To celebrate the release of David Baldacci’s latest novel The Guilty, we find out more about the American thriller writer whose 30 adult novels have sold sold more than 110 million copies in more than 80 countries worldwide. Learn which of the author’s books are his personal favourites and find out what it takes to master the depth of research that sets his works apart from the competition.

Novelist David Baldacci on Colbie Caillat

A song moves the novelist to honor his mother on film. Read more here.

The Guilty: Delving Deep Into the Assassin’s Story

International bestselling author of more than thirty novels. An insatiable appetite for storytelling. Advocate for literacy. On all accounts, David Baldacci is guilty as charged. Read Dawn Ius’ full interview here.