The Thriller Zone

The Thriller Zone

Join Podcast Host & Author David Temple as he gives you a front row seat to the best thriller authors from around the world. If you enjoy page-turning thriller fiction in either Books, Movies or Television, you'll love this top-rated show on both and


December 8, 2022 41 min

On today's 110th episode of The Thriller Zone, I'm pleased to welcome W. C. Ryan, to the podcast.

William has written a historically rich mystery/thriller that not only engrosses the reader, but impressed the critics.

In fact, William has recently seen The Winter Guest place in the Top 100 Books of 2022, as voted by The Globe and Mail.

Here are several impressive blurbs I’d like to share:

Jane Casey, Sunday Times bestselling &a...

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On today's 109th episode of The Thriller Zone, my special guest is Tom Colgan, VP and Editorial Director at Penguin USA (Berkley).

In the interest of learning more about the BUSINESS of writing, I wanted to talk with one of the biggest dudes in the game. And having met and hosted MANY of the rock-star authors he works with (there's a list inside the show), I thought it would be super cool to hang out with him, and learn what...

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On today's 108th episode of the world famous Thriller Zone, we welcome horror thriller writer Philip Fracassi, with his new epic-sized thriller called A Child Alone With Strangers.

I say epic because it clocks in just shy of 600 white-knuckler pages. And if you're not familiar with PF, like I wasn't, then you're in for a real treat.

Think: Stephen King, but slightly different. Okay, there are other comparisons, but ...

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On today's 107th* episode of The Thriller Zone, I'm happy to introduce you to Lisa Ballantyne, author of many psychological thrillers.

Today's conversation will be around her latest thriller, The Innocent One, a twisted tale of childhood misery and a murder.

Join me as Lisa and I chat about life in Scotland, our writing processes, and what it's like to dive into the dark side of humanity.

I'm sure there's some...

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November 16, 2022 23 min

On today's Surprise Spontaneous On-Location 106th Episode of The Thriller Zone, my guest is Matt Coyle. Matt's latest Rick Cahill Thriller, Doomed Legacy, is available now.

I spoke with Matt on location at Warwick's Bookstore in La Jolla, CA, just moments before we went on stage to present to the audience his latest masterpiece.

As I said, the moment was spontaneous, the episode is shorter than most, but it was an experim...

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November 10, 2022 30 min

On today's 105th Episode of The Thriller Zone we welcome the legendary author and screenwriter, Robert Crais.

His latest Elvis Cole & Joe Pike thriller is "Racing The Light," and it promises to jump off the shelves, as it packs all the regular punches that fans of Crais have come to admire.

This is my first sit-down with Bob, but it was even more enjoyable than I could have imagined, as he offers so many Hollywood ins...

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On today's 104th Episode of The Thriller Zone, we kick off the month of November with TV Host of Homicide Hunters, and author of Killer Triggers, the world-renowned Joe Kenda.

With 387 murder cases spanning 23 years under his belt, with a success close rate of 92%, it's easy to see why Joe Kenda is more than just an average cop.

As a decorated Lieutenant., Joe has seen it all, as you'll hear in this up close and personal ...

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On today's 103rd Episode of The Thriller Zone, I'm pleased (and laughing already) to have the super talent Samantha "You Can Call Her Sam" Bailey to talk about her thriller Watch Out For Her.

Sam and I have a "hoot'n a half" as we dive into the writing process, crafting "commercial fiction," what it takes and HOW LONG it takes to make a hit, and much more.

Several "special mentions" include...

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On today's 102nd Episode of The Thriller Zone, I'm honored to have the lovely and brilliant author Wanda M. Morris behind our microphones for the second time.

Wanda is one of those people the minute you meet her, you feel as though you've known her all your life. She's kind, gracious, approachable, and a mad talented writer.

Not only that, and besides the fact you'll really learn something listening to this podcas...

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On today's BONUS Episode of The Thriller Zone, I'm happy to welcome Haris Orkin to the podcast.

Haris has written a fun book called You Only Live Once. If you're a fan of the Ian Fleming character, James Bond, but also enjoy parody stories, then you're in for a treat with this fun read.

Haris and I have less than 6 degrees of separation, as I used to follow his dad, Dick Orkin, "back in the day" when I was on ...

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Today, we celebrate an epic milestone, as we launch our 100th Episode of The Thriller Zone. Woo-Hoo! Yeah, we're stoked!

Who better to help celebrate the "Mighty 100" but the co-author of one of the most iconic thriller franchises in the world: Jack Reacher. Yes, Andrew Child and brother Lee Child have penned yet another page-turning thriller in NO PLAN B.

On today's show, we dig deep on what makes this franchise the ...

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We are "this close" to hitting 100 episodes. But until we do, we have the super-talented thriller writer, Simon Gervais on Today's 99th episode of The Thriller Zone.

Simon is just one of the latest writers in the Robert Ludlum thriller franchise, and he shows his stuff in this white-knuckle thriller that will keep you turning pages until deep into the night. Or nights.

The Blackbriar Genesis is part of the Jason Bourne wo...

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On today's 98th episode of The Thriller Zone, we welcome New York Times Bestselling Author, Riley Sager.

Riley is the mastermind behind The House Across The Lake, a thriller with "A Hitchcockian premise that is given an exciting new spin," according to NYT Bestselling author, Alex Michaelides, author of The Silent Patient.

On today's show, Riley and I dig deep into what makes a thriller such a page-turner, and--withou...

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September 28, 2022 54 min

On today's 97th Episode of The Thriller Zone, we welcome a return guest: J Todd Scott, author of The Flock.

Todd returns with an off-the-beaten path departure from his ordinary fare, but trust us folks, he has a hit on his hands!

If you enjoy wildly-engaging thrillers with multiple viewpoints, simultaneous timelines, and topics ripped from today's headlines, you'll devour Todd's newest thriller, The Flock.

Inside the ...

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On today's 96th Episode of The Thriller Zone, I'm 101% jazzed to welcome THE Adam Hamdy, author of many epic thrillers, and the very latest The Other Side of Night.

In this show, Adam and I of course chat about the book, we refer to some of his other books, much different than this one, but we also veer off the beaten path. Several times.

And for me? Those "off the beaten path" moments are among my very favorite. Why?...

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September 18, 2022 79 min

On today's 95th Episode of The Thriller Zone, we welcome debut author Connor Sullivan.

His first thriller, Sleeping Bear, has taken the world by storm. And after nearly 5+ years in the making, the public will soon learn the vast amount of talent this guy from Montana has up his sleeve.

We talk about Connor's book, what it was like growing up in beautiful Montana, and what it's like having a famous and bestselling auth...

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September 14, 2022 60 min

On today's 94th episode of The Thriller Zone, stellar author and political specialist David Pepper joins the show to talk about his latest thriller A Simple Choice.

Hillary Rodham Clinton says, "David Pepper has written another thriller ripped from the headlines."

Her husband, former President Bill Clinton, says, "Pepper comes through again with this clever tale of how cyber sabotage of elections, coupled with highl...

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Today's 93rd episode of The Thriller Zone is special and slightly off the beaten path. I say this because today we will meet a total of not one, but EIGHT of the world's best mystery & thriller writers.

Visiting us today is Andrew Child, Don Bruns, John Gilstrap, Reed Farrel Coleman, Heather Graham, Amanda Flower, Rick Bleiweiss, and Jennifer Graeser Dornbush.

Their mystery-thriller short story compilation is themed aroun...

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On today's 92nd Episode of The Thriller Zone, we not only celebrate Labor Day Weekend here in the US, but we're providing a Bonus Episode of this podcast. Today, we meet Super Agent Gina Panettieri.

It's been fun to branch out in the world of Thriller Fiction, and today we have a special treat as we get the inside scoop on the world of Agenting.

Gina is the President of Talcott-Notch Literary, in Milford, CT. I have seve...

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Today's special guest on the 91st Episode of The Thriller Zone is none other than New York Times Bestselling Author Faye Kellerman, the mastermind behind nearly three dozen bestselling thriller novels.

With oodles of hits, over a span of several decades, Faye Kellerman has become synonymous with page-turning, character-driven, plot-twisting novels that keep avid fans reading deep into the night.

On today's show, we discuss: h...

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