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thriller book character names graphicA thriller book – in fact any fiction – author usually has to devise names for the characters in the story. There are many mechanisms for doing this and telephone directories are a good source. Even then, how are the names selected? I believe that some authors use a pin although I’ve never tried that myself. Anyway, telephone directories are an increasingly rare item as the world goes mobile. F...

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An entertaining read about a serial killer in Southampton. Arlidge has many screenplay credits and writes for 'Silent Witness' (a UK TV series centred around a pathology lab).

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A top notch thriller written with the insight of a political insider. If you loved House of Cards *same author) then you will love this although it is more action-orientated.

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This is a fascinating look at risk and fear with a wide look at the psychological research which informs our understanding. It was very useful as I write thrillers which often involve terrorism themes - something that Gardner examines in depth. There ...more
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