Chris Schluep
Chris Schluep
Chris spent more than a dozen years editing books in New York before moving west. He reads all the time, but there are certainly worse ways to make a living. Chris lives in Seattle with his wife, his two sons, and a cat named Little. Aside from reading, he enjoys fishing, writing, and cooking.

Recent posts by Chris


The Best Mysteries and Thrillers of 2017 So Far

It's a lot of fun picking the Best Mysteries & Thrillers of the Year So Far, but it's not easy.

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"What's More Brave than Throwing Yourself into the Unknown?" - A Conversation with Author Jamie Harrison

Jamie Harrison's novel The Widow Nash is a sweeping story about a woman named Dulcy Remfrey. After her father's death, Dulcy escapes her ex-fiance and her complicated past to start a new life in Montana as "Mrs. Nash." While reading the book, I found myself asking the same question over and over - Can she pull it off?

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Photo Essay - "Salmon: The Last Great Wild Food" by Langdon Cook

Take a trip through rivers and fisheries in this photo essay from the author's research for Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table.

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Michael Connelly Talks about his New Series (and his Brand New Character)

With The Late Show, Michael Connelly introduces a new series featuring detective Renée Ballard of the LAPD.

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Here are the Winners of the 2017 ITW Thriller Awards

The winners of the 2017 ITW Thriller Awards were announced this weekend at Thrillerfest by the International Thriller Writers. Here are the finalists in several categories, with winners listed at the top of each list. (Special callout to Anne Frasier, who is published by the Amazon Publishing imprint Thomas &...

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Not Much Just Chillin' - 10 Summer Thrillers to Help You Escape

'Tis the season for chilling thrillers.

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Here's Looking at You, Thomas Jefferson (and Others)

Here's a Fourth of July book list in the form of a brief history.

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The Best History Books of July

It's a real grab bag in the Best History Books of July. There's a sports book, a book on Isis, a book on historical dates, a book on the War of 1812, an oral history in translation from a Nobel Prize winner... you get my drift.

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John Grisham Takes Us to Camino Island

John Grisham has a new novel out that's been selling and selling. It's called Camino Island, and it's a little different from what we normally see from him. We caught up with Grisham a few weeks ago at Book Expo America to talk about the book (and a little about...

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A Conversation Between BA Paris and Mary Kubica

One of the fun things about this job is getting to spend time around authors. What always strikes me is that--no matter how much you've built them up in your head--they remain human beings. They walk, they talk, and they discuss writing with each other. We thought it would be...

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