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Christopher Fowler
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I have to review a lot of thrillers. Many start out with a paragraph describing the weather. They go in the bin. Others starts with a cop pulling on a cigarette and staring at a dead body. Just as predictable as the weather - bin. But it shouldn't be like this, particularly in a thriller. You should be grabbed and dragged into the story from the outset. Here are five good openings, picked at…
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Christopher Fowler
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Ah. There you are. Only I'm not. I'm in Greece, travelling around for a few days, but I have intermittent WiFi on my MacBook Air, which weighs only a fraction more than an iPad and is a proper computer. While I'm here I'll be working on two new projects outside of the Bryant & May canon, both thrillers. As soon as the research is finished all I have to do is write them in tandem, deliver them and…
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Christopher Fowler
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I'm researching for my next novel, which will be a thriller, and it's a very different discipline to writing mysteries...so here's a question - what's the most exciting thriller you've ever read? I'd place Ira Levin and Robert Harris in my top ten, along with the early Michael Crichtons. Few people remember that Levin wrote a sequel to Rosemary's Baby - but it's the weakest of his books, whereas…
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