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Video: Joseph on Writing Effective Villains
Joseph was the Guest of Honor at this year's Crime Bake, which is targeted to aspiring writers, and one of the best conferences for anyone interested in writing crime fiction. Watch the video.

Operation Thriller III USO Tour
Joseph, along with other bestselling thriller writers, made a ten day visit to the Middle East. "We suspense novelists write stories about fictional heroes. How great for us to have the chance to meet the real-life heroes, the men and women who help keep us all safe -- America's troops," said Joseph. Read more at and see photos at

Joseph's Library Event writes about Joseph's talk with the Friends of the West Roxbury Branch Library.

Interview with The Book Report
Joseph discusses BURIED SECRETS with host Elaine Charles. Listen to The Book Report radio show.

Joseph talking about how he discovered thrillers and crime fiction, and what he learned from James M. Cain. Joseph's essay on THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE is part of the anthology BOOKS TO DIE FOR. Watch the video.

Best Novel Honors
BURIED SECRETS tied with George Pelecanos' THE CUT for Best Novel at the Strand Magazine Critics Awards.

BURIED SECRETS Is A Summer Thriller
Jeff Ayers names the "Five Thrillers for the Summer" for The Los Angeles Review of Books. BURIED SECRETS is on the list!

PARANOIA Movie Update
Oscar-winner Richard Dreyfus has joined the cast, which includes Liam Hemsworth, Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Amber Heard, Lucas Till and Julian McMahon. The film will be released on Sept. 27, 2013. Read more at Variety.  

Joseph vs. Lee Child
What’s the right way to write a thriller? Should you outline? Joseph and Lee Child each make their case in Booklist's new feature “You’re Doing It Wrong.” Read Part 1 and Part 2.

Interview with La'Isha
Joseph discusses BURIED SECRETS in an interview with Israeli women's magazine La'Isha(Link opens a PDF)

The Cannes Film Festival is abuzz with PARANOIA. Distribution deals have been made in the U.S. and international markets. Production is scheduled to start this summer with a cast that includes Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman and Liam Hemsworth. The movie will hit theaters on September 27, 2013! Read more at Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter.

BURIED SECRETS is a Best Novel Nominee
The Strand Magazine has announced its nominees for the 2011 Strand Magazine Critics Awards. BURIED SECRETS is nominated in the Best Novel category. Read the full list of nominees.

THE MOSCOW CLUB Now Available for Pre-order
Joseph’s first novel, THE MOSCOW CLUB, will be reissued in December. You can pre-order now at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Announcement from Joseph
I’m honored that BURIED SECRETS has been nominated for the 2012 International Thriller Writers award for Best Novel but, regretfully, I’m withdrawing it from consideration. Since ITW’s founding, board members have been ineligible for ITW awards. Even though BURIED SECRETS was technically qualified because it was submitted for an award before I joined the board, I’d rather avoid any impression of undue influence or favoritism. I’m deeply grateful to the judges, though, for this nomination: it means a lot. Best of luck to the other nominees.

BURIED SECRETS is a Thriller Award Nominee
ITW has announced the finalists for the 2012 Thriller Awards. BURIED SECRETS is nominated for Best Hard Cover Novel! Winners will be announced at ThrillerFest in July. See the full list of nominees.