And Speaking of Dialogue…
In the mystery/thriller world, I’m becoming convinced that good dialogue is the difference between and OK read and a great great. Even a book with a terrific plot is undercut if I don’t “buy” the dialogue. Do it poorly, and it throws me out of the narrative. Every time.
Bad examples include — (and suddenly there’s mom’s voice in my ear. “If you can’t say something nice…”)
Question: Who writes the best dialogue in the mystery/thriller genre today?