27. Thrillers: Secrets of the Craft

Saturday, June 3 | 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
  • International
  • Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
  • Writing & Publishing

John Lescroart, Thomas Rydahl, and Bradley Spinelli, moderated by Keith Raffel

What are the essential ingredients in a captivating thriller? What kinds of characters do you need, and how do you build suspense, anticipation, and dread? Four bestselling thriller authors will reveal the trade secrets of the craft. Lescroart’s newest book, ‘Fatal,’ is “a psychological thriller in bed with a homicide investigation.” Danish writer Rydahl’s hero is “one of the most distinctive detectives you will meet this year.” Spinelli is not only a writer but film director. Moderator Keith Raffel, a mystery and thriller writer himself, formerly served as counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee overseeing the CIA, NSA, and other clandestine three-lettered agencies.

David Brower Center - Tamalpais Room

Book signing information: David Brower Center Gallery

the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, the Danish Arts Foundation, the Royal Danish Embassy, and Mystery Writers of America, Northern California Chapter