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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
M 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
The Mysterious Bookshop, Manhattan
Partners and Crime, Manhattan
Joseph Beth, Cincinnati
Books & Company, Dayton
Powell’s City of Books, Portland
Murder by the Book, Houston
Seattle Mystery Bookshop, Seattle
Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park
Mystery One Books, Milwaukee