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Aug 23 2012 10:30am

Fresh Meat: Nightwatcher by Wendy Corsi Staub

Nightwatcher by Wendy Corsi StaubNightwatcher by Wendy Corsi Staub is the first book in a new thriller trilogy (available August 28, 2012).

September 10, 2001:  As night falls upon an unsuspecting New York City, Allison Taylor’s most pressing concern is braving the rain—and the notorious cab drivers—to attend a Marc Jacobs fashion show at the Pier. A recent transplant to Manhattan, Allison is just beginning to make a name for herself in the industry. Little does she know that her reality is about to be dramatically altered—or that she will become the target of a sadistic killer.

Flash forward: The very next morning, Allison encounters a world on fire.  The city is paralyzed with fear and uncertainty in the immediate aftermath of a terrorist attack that has claimed countless innocent lives and brought down the Twin Towers in a moment of absolute horror that will live on forever. But another evil has struck even closer to home. Allison later discovers her upstairs neighbor, Kristina, slaughtered in her bed. Her murderer has escaped into darkness, and will take full advantage of the ensuing chaos to carry out a sinister plot—one that will bring vengeance straight to Allison’s door.

[A killer in a wounded city . . .]

Jul 31 2012 10:30am

What’s Your Favorite Scary TV Show?: Scream Franchise to Hit TV

Drew Barrymore in ScreamAfter scaring up a new generation of moviegoers in Wes Craven’s savvy, rule-bending Scream (and its subsequent sequels), the killer(s) best known as Ghostface is now ready to slash his—her? their?—way into your living room.

As Mark Ausiello reported for TVLine, MTV is developing a weekly series based on the feature film franchise. The project is being overseen by former MTV executives Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley under their DiGa production company. If the show comes to fruition, it would mark the second Scream-inspired project in recent years.

Scream 4 (aka SCRE4M) hit the big screen in April of 2011—but it made more of a whimper than anything else.

[“There are certain RULES that one must abide by . . .”]

May 25 2012 2:45pm

The Case for Marcia Clark

O.J. Simpson prosecutor, Marcia Clark, turned crime author (Photo Courtesy of John Valeri)Recently, I had the opportunity to go on book tour with Marcia Clark as she ushered her second crime novel, Guilt by Degrees, into the world. (Translation: Marcia Clark went on book tour and I independently followed her as she traversed the East Coast—three states in four nights!) Seeing as she gamely refrained from taking out a restraining order on me, I can now share some eyewitness testimony from the road.

[Is that an O.J. pun in the making?]