James Hayman
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Hometown:
Portland, ME
About Me:
I'm a writer and former creative director for a couple of major New York ad agencies. Like a lot of former madmen I've recently started writing thrillers and just published my first, THE CUTTING, in a two book deal with St. Martin's Minotaur.

Like my hero, Micahel McCabe, I'm a transplanted New Yorker who now lives in and enjoys enormously the little city of Portlnd, Maine.
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http://jameshaymanthrillers.com
Books And Authors I Like:
Michael Connelly, Ian Rankin, Laura Lippman, Carol O'Conell, Peter Abrahams
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
In Treatment
The Wire
Frontline
The Reader
The Departed
Milk
Anything black and white and noir from the 40's.

James Hayman's Blog

Great news to start the year.

I'm definitely starting 2011 on an up note and I'm unashamedly celebrating.

The Cutting...same book, new cover...comes out in the UK this week. Penguin UK is introducing McCabe to British readers with lots of great display in some of the top stores and supermarket chains.

 

Pat Conroy. Tami Hoag, Alan Furst, C.J. Box and Me! Pretty good company!  The Chill of Night will follow in July.  

A Brit friend found the attached display in WH Smith in…

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Posted on January 5, 2011 at 2:12am

George Clooney in The American: Looks great. Goes nowhere.

In the mood for a good thriller, my wife Jeanne and I went to see George Clooney’s latest star turn, The American. All I can say is don’t bother. While I

don’t normally write movie reviews, I do write thrillers (
The

Cutting, The Chill of Night
) and, as a

thriller-writer, I expect a thriller to have a plot. Not necessarily a great plot. Not even a good plot.…

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Posted on September 4, 2010 at 12:37am

George Clooney in The American: Looks great. Goes nowhere.

In the mood for a good thriller, my wife Jeanne and I went

to see George Clooney’s latest star turn, The American. All I

can say is don’t bother. While I don’t normally write movie reviews, I do write thrillers (
The Cutting, The Chill of Night) and, as a

thriller-writer, I expect a thriller to have a plot. Not necessarily a great plot. Not even a good plot. But at least…
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Posted on September 4, 2010 at 12:00am

Yes, a Thriller Has to Be Thrilling. But It Can Also be Literature





A lot of people, but especially self-proclaimed book snobs,

create a kind of false distinction between thrillers (and other forms of

so-called “genre” fiction such as romance and sci-fi) and what they like to

call “literary fiction.”









Genre fiction, they say, is plot driven. Literary fiction is “character driven.”…



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Posted on August 9, 2010 at 2:43am

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At 12:28am on June 8, 2010, Jerry Peterson said…
I'm currently shaping up a mystery titled "The General's Watch" for publication as a Kindle book.
At 1:27am on July 19, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi James, congratulations on your new book. I want to introduce you to my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a murder, mystery, psychological thriller and a tale of justice and hope. Do visit www.acircleofsouls.com to read more about the book. Make sure you sign up to win an autographed copy of the book. You can also read more reviews by clicking on the More Reviews button at the website. Thanks for your time in advance.

Best regards

Preetham Grandhi

Early Endorsements for “A Circle of Souls”

Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author: "A fascinating debut - this novel takes the reader to the darkest places in the human soul, from a writer with the authenticity to lead us there. A stunning thriller and an important read."

Judge Judy Sheindlin, star of the Judge Judy Show: "The seminal work of this fine author kept me glued to my chair until the adventure was over and the mystery solved. A great read!"

Book Synopsis:

The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.

Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.

The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.
In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.
At 3:12pm on July 17, 2009, B.R.Stateham said…
Welcome to this shindig. . . you'll find opinionated people who don't mind rattling people's cages. In other words. . . some interesting conversations. Join it.
 
 
 

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