Joseph Finder will sign and discuss Judgment (Dutton; $28).
Joseph Finder launched a new series in August 2009 with the publication of VANISHED, an immediate bestseller. VANISHED introduced a new continuing character, "private spy" Nick Heller, and was the first in a series published by St. Martin’s Press. BURIED SECRETS, the second Nick Heller novel, was published in June 2011. The book instantly hit the New York Times bestseller list and won the Strand Critics Award for Best Novel.
Finder’s POWER PLAY (2007) debuted at #7 on the New York Times list; before that, the international bestseller KILLER INSTINCT won ITW’s Thriller Award for Best Novel of 2006. Other bestselling titles include COMPANY MAN, PARANOIA, and HIGH CRIMES, which became a hit movie starring Ashley Judd & Morgan Freeman. "Paranoia" is a major motion picture from Relativity Films starring Liam Hemsworth, Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman.
A summa cum laude graduate of Yale, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Finder did graduate work at the Harvard Russian Research Center. He lives in Boston with his wife, their teenage daughter, and a neurotic golden retriever, Mia, a dropout from seeing-eye-dog school.
Ian Rankin will sign and discuss In a House of Lies (Little Brown; $27).
Born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982, and then spent three years writing novels when he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature. His first Rebus novel was published in 1987, and the Rebus books are now translated into twenty-two languages and are bestsellers on several continents.
Ian Rankin has been elected a Hawthornden Fellow, and is also a past winner of the Chandler-Fulbright Award. He is the recipient of four Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards including the prestigious Diamond Dagger in 2005. In 2004, Ian won America's celebrated Edgar Award for 'Resurrection Men'. He has also been shortlisted for the Edgar and Anthony Awards in the USA, and won Denmark's Palle Rosenkrantz Prize, the French Grand Prix du Roman Noir and the Deutscher Krimipreis.
Ian Rankin is also the recipient of honorary degrees from the universities of Abertay, St Andrews and Edinburgh.
A contributor to BBC2's 'Newsnight Review', he also presented his own TV series, 'Ian Rankin's Evil Thoughts'. He recently received the OBE for services to literature, opting to receive the prize in his home city of Edinburgh, where he lives with his partner and two sons.
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