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Joe’s Hot List – Publishers, Agents, Publicists and More
- Answer Girl (www.answergirl.net) – Clair Lamb, who edits both the monthly and writing tips newsletters.
- Authors on the Web (www.authorsontheweb.com) – Carol Fitzgerald & company, who produced this website.
- Dutton – U.S. publisher.
- United Talent Agency (www.unitedtalent.com) – Film & television rights.
- Winterhouse Studio, Institute and Editions, which designed this website, is a design studio and editorial consultancy in the Berkshires.
Fellow Authors and Friends
- Peter Abrahams (www.peterabrahams.com) – the Edgar-nominated author of DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE, OBLIVION and other titles.
- Lee Child (www.leechild.com) – author of the bestselling Jack Reacher series.
- Harlan Coben (www.harlancoben.com) – taller than Joe, but a great writer; author of the bestselling TELL NO ONE and the Myron Bolitar series.
- Nelson DeMille (www.nelsondemille.net) – one of Joe’s favorite writers and a great guy who’s been enormously helpful, beginning with Joe’s first book (THE MOSCOW CLUB).
- Tess Gerritsen (www.tessgerritsen.com) – author of the Edgar-nominated VANISH, among many terrific medical thrillers.
- Malcolm Gladwell (www.gladwell.com) – author of BLINK and THE TIPPING POINT, and one of the most imaginative thinkers about modern life.
- Gregg Hurwitz (www.gregghurwitz.net) – author of TRUST NO ONE and other thrillers.
- Joseph Kanon (www.josephkanon.com) – author of four wonderful political thrillers, set during and after the Second World War.
- Andrew Klavan (www.andrewklavan.com) – another master of the modern thriller.
- Dennis Lehane (www.dennislehanebooks.com) – the author of MYSTIC RIVER takes the crime novel to new levels.
- David Liss (www.davidliss.com) – shorter than Joe and even more sardonic; the only author Joe knows who is equally at home with 17th-century finance and the politics of modern Florida.
- Chris Mooney (www.chrismooneybooks.com) – Boston-based author of REMEMBERING SARAH, another Edgar nominee.
- David Morrell (www.davidmorrell.net) – godfather of the modern thriller and an unequalled writer of action scenes.
- Douglas Preston (www.prestonchild.com) – another founder of the International Thriller Writers, and the author of some wonderful nonfiction as well as the thrillers he writes with Lincoln Child.
- Lisa Scottoline (www.scottoline.com) – creator of a wonderful series of linked novels about tough female attorneys in Philadelphia.
Organizations Joe Supports
- International Thriller Writers (www.thrillerwriters.org) – Joe was a founding member of ITW, created in 2004 to celebrate and recognize excellence among writers of thrillers. KILLER INSTINCT won the 2007 Thriller Award for Best Novel.
- Association of Former Intelligence Officers (www.afio.org) – A nationwide organization dedicated to providing the American public with a better knowledge and understanding of intelligence operations and the need for them.
- International Association of Crime Writers (www.crimewritersna.org) – An organization that promotes the translation of crime writing into other languages, and works to defend authors against censorship and tyranny.
- Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival (www.harrogate-festival.org.uk/crime) – Europe’s biggest crime writing event. The Festival, held in Harrogate, is an annual four-day event which brings together the very best in crime fiction in a series of events, interviews, and panel sessions.
- Kelly Packowski Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis (www.kpmsfoundation.com) – Joe is a big supporter of this Boston-based organization, founded by his friends John and Kelly Packowski after Kelly was diagnosed with MS. Its mission is “Changing one life at a time” by providing services and counseling for individuals and families coping with MS.
- Mystery Writers of America (www.mysterywriters.org) – the premier organization for authors of crime fiction, and the group that awards the Edgars each year.
- PEN New England (www.pen-ne.org) – Joe was on the board and still supports this organization, which seeks to advance the cause of literature and reading in New England and defend free expression everywhere.
- ReadBoston (www.readboston.org) – An early literacy program founded by Mayor Tom Merino, dedicated to making sure that all Boston children can read at grade level by the time they finish third grade. Joe is a supporter and has given readings, in conjunction with Boston Private Bank, to help raise money for this organization.
- The Yale Whiffenpoofs (www.yale.edu/whiffenpoofs) – Joe sang with this world-famous a cappella group while a senior at Yale.
The Business World
- OldPhones.com (www.oldphones.com) – Joe’s brother found a way to turn his passion for collecting vintage telephones into a business.
- Freakonomics blog (www.freakonomics.com/blog) – The authors of one of the most entertaining business books in years keep the conversation going.
- Steelcase (www.steelcase.com) – Steelcase provided much of the real-life background for COMPANY MAN.
- Arsenal Consulting (www.arsenalexperts.com) – A Boston company that provides computer forensics services.
More Sites for Readers
- Lovereading (www.lovereading.co.uk) – a British site for readers to share their opinions and recommendations and find authors who may be new to them.
- BookBitch (www.bookbitch.com) – reviews and more from the legendary Stacy Alessi, who is not a bitch at all.
- The Book Reporter (www.bookreporter.com) – Author interviews, book news and reviews from the folks who bring you AuthorsOnTheWeb.com.
- Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind (www.sarahweinman.com) – An online literary salon for and about the crime fiction community, run by the extremely well-read Sarah Weinman.
- Crime Fiction Dossier (www.crimefictionblog.com) – Reviewer David Montgomery comments on the crime fiction scene.
- CrimeSpree magazine (www.crimespreemag.com) – A journal of crime fiction, author interviews, news and reviews.
- Deadly Pleasures magazine (www.deadlypleasures.com) – “America’s premier fan-oriented mystery magazine.”
- January Magazine (www.janmag.com) – An online literary magazine that reports on all types of books, but has a particularly good crime fiction section.
- Levenger (www.levenger.com) – “Tools for Serious Readers,” and the store most likely to benefit if Joe ever wins the lottery.
- Mystery Ink (www.mysteryinkonline.com) – A journal of crime fiction reviews and author interviews, and the home of the Gumshoe Awards.
- Mystery Scene magazine (www.mysteryscenemag.com) – “Your guide to the best in mystery, crime and suspense.”
- Off the Page (http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com/features/arts/offthepage/blog/) – A blog for readers brought to you by the Sun-Sentinel‘s Oline Cogdill and Chauncey Mabe, two of the most thoughtful reviewers in the business.
- Shots (www.shotsmag.co.uk) – A U.K.-based online crime and mystery magazine.
- The Well-Read Life – The online literary community of Levenger, led by Joe’s friend Steve Leveen.
- BookDaily.com – Book samples for book lovers.
The Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale
Book Passage, Corte Madera
www.bookpassage.comM is for Mystery, San Mateo
Mysteries to Die For, Thousand Oaks
Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego
Warwick’s, La Jolla
Books & Books, Coral Gables
Brookline Booksmith, Brookline
Once Upon a Crime, Minneapolis
- New York
Book House, Albany
www.bhny.comThe Mysterious Bookshop, Manhattan
Partners and Crime, Manhattan
Joseph Beth, Cincinnati
www.josephbeth.comBooks & Company, Dayton
Powell’s City of Books, Portland
Murder by the Book, Houston
Seattle Mystery Bookshop, Seattle
www.seattlemystery.comThird Place Books, Lake Forest Park
Mystery One Books, Milwaukee