Tag Archives: The Chill of Night

A Few of My Favorite Witticisms

James Hayman: One of my great pleasures is chuckling over the wit of others. In this blog I’d like to share a few of the great one (and two and three) liners from some of my favorite writers, performers, actors, … Continue reading

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A Grim Furry Tail

James Hayman: Once upon a time, not very long ago, in a kingdom by the sea known as Maine, there lived a beautiful artist and her slightly corpulent (but nonetheless swell-looking) husband, who was a writer. Together the two made … Continue reading

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My Left Foot

James Hayman: Two and a half weeks ago I was carrying a moderately heavy wooden table down the basement steps of our new house, missed the last step and fell over on my left foot. Happily I didn’t break my … Continue reading

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The Chill of Night Redux

James Hayman: Recently my second thriller The Chill of Night was re-released by Harper Collins. Unlike it’s original release in which it sank unnoticed like a stone, the second incarnation of Chill is doing very well. Yesterday it hit #19 … Continue reading

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Alan Glynn’s Bloodland

A Beautifully-Plotted Thriller Full of Unexpected Twists and Turns. James Hayman:  About an hour into Alan Glynn’s political thriller Bloodland, I turned to my wife and said, “I can’t follow what the heck is going on in this book.  The … Continue reading

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Guns Everywhere?

James Hayman: Yesterday, July 1st, Georgia’s controversial “guns everywhere” law went into effect. That’s a fact. The rest of what I’m writing today is fiction. And I sincerely hope it will remain so. Had Pleasant Hills Elementary School been set … Continue reading

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Mystery or thriller? What’s the difference?

James Hayman: These days, like most of the other writers who contribute to this blog, I’m frequently invited by bookstores, book discussion groups and public libraries to discuss the art and the craft of writing crime fiction. In fact, I’ll … Continue reading

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