Toronto Star‘s Book Editor Deborah Dundas will sit down with two extraordinary crime novelists, Linwood Barclay and Peter Robinson, for an interview about writing stories that keep readers on the edge.
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Linwood Barclay, a New York Times bestselling author and with nearly twenty novels to his credit, spent three decades in newspapers before turning full time to writing thrillers. His books have been translated into more than two dozen languages, sold millions of copies and he counts Stephen King among his fans. Many of his books have been optioned for film and TV, a series has been made in France and he wrote the screenplay for the film based on his novel Never Saw it Coming.
Peter Robinson grew up in the United Kingdom, and now divides his time between Toronto and Richmond, Yorkshire. Sleeping in the Ground is the twenty-fourth book in the bestselling Inspector Banks series and it won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best novel. He has also written two collections of short stories and three stand-alone novels, the most recent of which is #1 bestseller Before the Poison, winner of the Arthur Ellis Award in Canada, Sweden’s Golden Crowbar Award, and the 2013 Dilys Award given by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. The year 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the Inspector Banks series. Several Inspector Banks novels have been adapted for television and have appeared on PBS.