Varhaiset kirja-arvostelijatJosh Pachter

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helmikuu 2023 Erä

Giveaway Ended: February 24 at 06:00 pm EST

Cameron Trost (Toimittaja), Josh Pachter (Avustaja), Rebecca A. Demarest (Avustaja), Joseph S. Walker (Avustaja), Paulene Turner (Avustaja), Jason Fischer (Avustaja), Elizabeth Elwood (Avustaja), Cameron Trost (Avustaja), David Carroll (Avustaja), Roger Johns (Avustaja), H.K. Stubbs (Avustaja), Mark Blackham (Avustaja), Andy Rausch (Avustaja)

One name springs to mind when we think of classic suspense films: Alfred Hitchcock.

His silhouette is instantly recognisable as no one else has quite the same pouty lips and round, chubby face. The way he posed for photographs and his penchant for making cameo appearances in his films bear witness to his larger-than-life personality, but it was his ability to tell a spellbinding tale coupled with his technical brilliance that earned him the epithet of "Master of Suspense". His groundbreaking use of camera movement and the way he framed shots to maximise anxiety and fear place films like "Vertigo" among the very finest examples of creative achievement ever produced within the seventh art. In "Rear Window", he builds edge-of-your-seat tension by placing us in James Stewart's wheelchair and making us watch events unroll through his eyes, and the use of cutting-edge special effects in "The Birds" is almost as impressive as the fact that more than three thousand birds were trained for the film. What else do these three films mentioned have in common, along with "Psycho" and "Rebecca" and so many others? That's right...they were based on novels or short stories; the written word.

In A Hint of Hitchcock, we turn our attention back from the screen to the page, and bring you, the avid suspense reader, modern tales that chill and surprise, all inspired by the work of the master of suspense.

Better Not Look Down - Josh Pachter
Golden Curls - Rebecca A. Demarest
More Than Suspicion - Joseph S. Walker
Paranoia - Paulene Turner
The Suitcase - Jason Fischer
Rebecca Redux - Elizabeth Elwood
Highwayman's Hitch - Cameron Trost
Relish - David Carroll
Karma is a Thief in the Night - Roger Johns
Scallion's Head - H.K. Stubbs
Closed Circuit - Mark Blackham
Vault - Andy Rausch

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Suspense & Thriller
Black Beacon Books (Kustantaja)
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November 2018 Erä

Giveaway Ended: November 26 at 06:00 pm EST

René Appel (Editor, Contribution by), Josh Pachter (Editor, Contribution by), Michael Berg (Contribution by), Anneloes Timmerije (Contribution by), Murat Isik (Contribution by), Simon de Waal (Contribution by), Hanna Bervoets (Contribution by), Karin Amatmoekrim (Contribution by), Christine Otten (Contribution by), Mensje van Keulen (Contribution by), Max van Olden (Contribution by), Theo Capel (Contribution by), Loes den Hollander (Contribution by), Herman Koch (Contribution by), Abdelkader Benali (Contribution by), Walter van den Berg (Contribution by)
Sarjat: Akashic Noir
Amsterdam is a very welcome, if long overdue, installment in the Akashic Noir Series. Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city. Brand-new stories by: Michael Berg, Anneloes Timmerije, Murat Isik, René Appel, Josh Pachter, Simon de Waal, Hanna Bervoets, Karin Amatmoekrim, Christine Otten, Mensje van Keulen, Max van Olden, Theo Capel, Loes den Hollander, Herman Koch, Abdelkader Benali, and Walter van den Berg. From the introduction by René Appel & Josh Pachter: Amsterdam has the amenities and, to a certain extent, the feel of a major world city, but one of its most attractive features is its relatively small size. It’s easy to navigate on feet, by bike, and via its excellent public transportation network, especially with the semicircular perimeter of its famous Grachtengordel, or ring of concentric canals. Like any other metropolis, though, Amsterdam also has its dark side, its shadowy corners—in other words, there is also an Amsterdam noir. No matter how beautiful, vital, and cheery a city might be, pure human emotions such as greed, jealousy, and the thirst for revenge will rear their ugly heads . . . with all their negative consequences. Amsterdam is a multidimensional city, populated by a wide assortment of social groups, and not all of those groups agree on what constitutes normal social values and mores. This results in a lively mix . . . and, as you will see, in problems.
Mystery, Fiction and Literature
Akashic Books (Kustantaja)
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