1 year ago
Sunday, July 10, 2011
BookTrib | All the News that's Fit to Link!
BookTrib | All the News that's Fit to Link!: "After the market debacles we’ve all suffered over the last several years, average citizens around the globe are following financial news more closely than ever, leading to a resurgence of a particular brand of fiction – the financial thriller. This genre was most successfully introduced by my late father-in-law, Paul Erdman, whose first novel ‘The Billion Dollar Sure Thing’ won the Edgar in 1974. With the release of a slew of other financial thrillers, including his most famous ‘The Crash of ‘79’, Paul held a spot on the New York Times Bestsellers List for more than 100 weeks. Given that I had the privilege of helping research and edit several of Paul’s bestsellers, I’m often asked what goes into writing a financial thriller. Here are my three simple rules."