5 New Books You Don’t Want to Miss This Week

USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. This week, THE FALLEN makes the list.

Crime pays: thrillers and detective novels now outsell all other fiction

Crime novels and psychological thrillers are outselling other types of fiction for the first time, after a glut of television dramas boosted interest in the genre. Read more (including David’s theory on why this is so) here.

David Baldacci is coming to Bradenton, Florida

International best-selling author David Baldacci is headed to Bradenton on March 13 to talk about his experience in law, publishing, philanthropy, fatherhood and more, all to support the Manatee County Library System’s literacy program. Read more here.

Q&A: David Baldacci dishes on Virginia roots, new Will Robie book ‘End Game’

He’s renowned as one of the top thriller writers of the past 20 years. Now, David Baldacci is out with “End Game,” the fifth entry in his Will Robie series after “The Innocent” (2012), “The Hit” (2013), the short story “Bullseye” (2014), “The Target” (2014) and “The Guilty” (2015). Read or listen to the full interview here.

David Baldacci’s “End Game” Continues Adventures of Will Robie

A once practicing lawyer in Washington D.C. for nine years, David Baldacci found fame with the publication of his first novel, “Absolute Power” in 1996—a story that would gain further prominence as a Clint Eastwood movie.

Once his book became a success, he set aside his law career and over the next 21 years would write 34 best-selling novels, translated into more than 45 languages and sold in more than 80 countries.

However, Baldacci wasn’t a lawyer who turned to writing; he was a writer who happened to be a lawyer. Read the full article here.

Mark Your Calendars for the Biggest Hallmark Christmas Movie of the Year

“David Baldacci’s beloved, bestselling holiday novel novel gets the TV-movie treatment this season,” says Southern Living about “The Christmas Train.” Read more here.

Morning chat with Bestselling Author David Baldacci

David met book fans, talked with hosts Markette Sheppard and Kristen Berset, and answered questions live on Great Day Washington. Missed it? See the clip here.

“The Christmas Train” Is Going to Be Hallmark’s Best Holiday Movie Ever

If you’ve been spending your weekends watching Hallmark Christmas movies, then you know the highly-anticipated Hallmark Hall of Fame movie is The Christmas Train.

And you’ve probably been seriously antsy waiting to see an actual clip of the movie instead of those one-minute commercials that have been teasing us. Well, the wait is finally over! The first clip of The Christmas Train is here. Read more and view the clip here.

See the first clip and trailer for Hallmark’s The Christmas Train!

Hallmark Channel will debut the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, The Christmas Train, on November 25. Based on the best-selling novel by David Baldacci, the film stars Dermot Mulroney as Tom Langdon, a jaded journalist who must travel from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles by rail in time for Christmas. Along the way, Tom meets all sorts of characters, including Agnes (Joan Cusack), who “seems to know his business better than he does,” and a big-shot movie producer Max (Danny Glover), who is working on the train with a script doctor, Eleanor (Kimberly Williams-Paisley), who was once romantically linked to Tom. View the first-clip and the trailer here. And then board The Christmas Train on Saturday, November 25 at 8PM ET!

Dove, Shetterly, Brown, and Baldacci Receive Literary Awards

The Library of Virginia’s Literary Awards honor Virginia writers and celebrate their contributions to the vitality of Virginia and the nation. The 20th annual Virginia Literary Awards celebration was held in Richmond on October 14; David received the Literary Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more about the finalists and winners here.