Latest Fiction News

From 'She-Hulk' to JLo, variety's key for director Kat Coiro

Aug. 18, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

With high expectations and a sprawling scope of storytelling, directing anything in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, would seem daunting. For Kat Coiro, an executive producer and director on the series “ She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, " it was only scary before Tatiana Maslany was cast in the lead...

Fox News gets into movies with story from romance novelist

Aug. 16, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News is getting into the movies by producing its first feature film, an adaptation of “The Shell Collector” from romance novelist Nancy Naigle. The movie, which debuts Sept. 1, is the first of four films planned over the next year on the Fox Nation streaming...

Nicholas Evans, 'The Horse Whisperer' author, dies at 72

Aug. 15, 2022 21:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Nicholas Evans, the British author of the bestselling novel “The Horse Whisperer," has died at 72, his representatives said Monday. United Agents said Evans died “suddenly” on Aug. 9 following a heart attack. Published in 1995, “The Horse...

Review: Detective solves murder of a legendary Chicago cop

Aug. 15, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

“Long Gone,” by Joanna Schaffhausen (Minotaur) Four veteran Chicago police detectives are known as The Fantastic Four for their long history of spectacular gang busts, so when one of them, Leo Hammond, is shot dead in his bed with his own gun, it’s a big case. At...

Novel inspired by Shirley Jackson classic expected in 2023

Aug. 11, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The family of the late Shirley Jackson has authorized a novel inspired by her classic “The Haunting of Hill House.” Elizabeth Hand's "A Haunting on the Hill” is scheduled to come out in fall 2023. It’s the first time Jackson’s estate has approved an...

Review: A hero struggles with a mystery readers can solve

Aug. 08, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

“Do No Harm” by Robert Pobi (Minotaur) Lucas Page retired from the FBI more than a decade ago after losing an eye, an arm, and a leg in an explosion. But Lucas is a man of unique talents, so once again — in “Do No Harm,” the third book in Robert Pobi’s series — the...

Polish Auschwitz survivor, novelist Zofia Posmysz dies at 98

Aug. 08, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Zofia Posmysz, a Polish World War II-era resistance fighter who survived the Auschwitz and Ravensbrück concentration camps and later became a journalist and novelist, has died at 98. The Auschwitz-Birkenau state memorial museum said Posmysz died Monday in a...

Review: Slick crime novel 'Heat 2' revisits a classic movie

Aug. 08, 2022 10:36 AM EDT

“Heat 2: A Novel” by Michael Mann and Meg Gardiner (William Morrow) Hollywood screenwriter and director Michael Mann and veteran thriller writer Meg Gardiner have achieved a rarity with their novel “Heat 2”: a screen-to-page sequel that stands tall on its own. ...

Boulley's 'Warrior Girl Unearthed' to come out in May 2023

Aug. 05, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Children's author Angeline Boulley will soon return her many readers to the world of her prize-winning debut novel “Firekeeper's Daughter.” Henry Holt Books for Young Readers announced Friday that Boulley's “Warrior Girl Unearthed” will come out May 2023....

Stephen King testifies for government in books merger trial

Aug. 02, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen King didn't break any legal ground on the stand Tuesday as he testified against his own publisher's efforts to merge with Penguin Random House. But he did know how to please a crowd and even get the judge to thank him for his time. “It was a real...