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Joseph Finder

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Joseph Finder is the author of the forthcoming novel JUDGMENT and fourteen other novels, many of them New York Times bestsellers, published in 35 countries around the world. His book HIGH CRIMES was adapted into a movie starring Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd; PARANOIA was made into the Harrison Ford/Gary Oldman film.

He was born in Chicago, lived in the Philippines, Afghanistan, Washington State, and upstate New York. His novels have won numerous awards, including the Strand Critics award, the Barry Award, and the International Thriller Writers’ Thriller Award for best novel. His first novel, THE MOSCOW CLUB, was named by Publishers Weekly as one of the 10 best spy novels of all time.

He lives with his wife in Boston and Cape Cod, where he
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Joseph Finder I try hard to be disciplined. I don't necessarily write every day, but it's a job, and I treat it as one. I have an office, and I keep regular hours, …moreI try hard to be disciplined. I don't necessarily write every day, but it's a job, and I treat it as one. I have an office, and I keep regular hours, starting very early in the morning. Some days go better than others, but the routine is important. As I often say, plumbers don't get plumber's block.(less)
Joseph Finder Thank you! I write thrillers because thrillers are what I liked to read, when I first discovered the world of adult books. I read the James Bond books…moreThank you! I write thrillers because thrillers are what I liked to read, when I first discovered the world of adult books. I read the James Bond books early on (and even tried to write my own - teenaged fan fiction! - but when on a college trip, somebody had a Ludlum novel, and I started reading and was completely hooked. It might have been partly a Walter Mitty-type fantasy: I was just a kid from the suburbs, and there was Jason Bourne dashing around the world, dodging bullets and killing bad guys and dealing with something unexpected every minute of the day. (This is also what I love about "24.")

I read a lot more widely — and actually read a lot of literary fiction — but in terms of plotting and the work of writing a book, the thriller frame is the one I like best. Ghost stories fascinate me, but a good ghost story is really, really hard to write: I look at Shirley Jackson and Stephen King, and I'm not sure I could do what they do. (less)
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Meet Juliana Brody . . .

I’m excited for you to read my new book, Judgment: A Novel, for a number of reasons, most of all because of the protagonist, Juliana Brody. She’s a Boston judge who finds herself entrapped in a conspiracy, imperiling not only her career but her own life and the lives of her family.

Of all the characters I’ve written, I have to say Juliana is my favorite. She’s a brilliant judge, a good friend, a d Read more of this blog post »
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“I would argue that coffee has been far more important to literature than alcohol.”
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message 4: by Sean

Sean Peters Hi

I hope Joe that you will in the future do a Q & A for my group " A Good Thriller"

We love thrillers !

regards

Sean


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


message 2: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi Joe

Thanks so much for Friending me here. Great to catch up with you. How's the writing going at your end?

See you at Bouchercon?

Zoë Sharp


message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Joseph,
Thanks for befriending this fellow crime writer on Goodreads!
- Beth


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