I’m an indie crime thriller writer, and I’m not a member of the MWA. I also haven’t read anything by Linda Fairstein, who is up for an Edgar Grand Masters Award, but I have read Martin Cruz Smith, who has also been nominated for the award, and I know Smith’s a good writer.
Certain individuals don’t want Fairstein to receive the award because as a DA in New York she oversaw the prosecution of the Central Park Five in 1989.
Since the MWA is a writer’s organization, it should judge the merits of Linda’s writing skills rather than her DA skills. If people have problems with her DA skills, they should address those skills using a forum other than the MWA.
Whether you love him or hate him because of all his fame and millions, which are unheard-of for most writers, James Patterson is a pro who knows how to tell a story and do it well. His thrillers are consistently entertaining, despite the vast quantity he churns out.
Bryan Cassiday’s collection of horror short stories Blood Moon: Thrillers and Tales of Terror is getting a new cover. Blood Moon is a collection of short stories from the dark side. They include thrillers, mysteries, horror, suspense, and noir tales. Featured is the vampire thriller “I Kill of Your Blood.” Here’s a sneak peek at the new cover. I want to thank Laura Wright Laroche at llpix.com for designing this fine cover. I recommend her work. She does great work at affordable rates. If you’re an indie on a tight budget like I am, I recommend her.