Award-winning author, Michael Lister’s most popular and critically acclaimed thrillers in one volume. Get all 3 novels complete and uncut for one low price. DOUBLE EXPOSURE includes a special introduction by bestselling author Michael Connelly.
Targeted Age Group:: Adults
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Reading great thrillers by talented writers. Living in the vast expanse of the wild, brutal beauty of North Florida.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
They are my dream people, my alter egos, the offspring of research and imagination.
An Introduction To Double Exposure by Michael Connelly
By Michael Connelly
When you read the words of praise that are found on the back covers of every book that is published these days, you often see the promise that you will not be able to stop reading it once you’ve begun. That you will be glued to your seat, that this is a page-turner that cannot be put down or aside.
Well, as I write this, I am fifty-three years old. I have read a lot of books so far, somewhere in the thousands. I have to report that the experience described above so often and on so many books has only happened to me three times. And one of those times was when I sat down to read this book, Double Exposure, by Michael Lister.
That not only makes this book worth reading, in my opinion, but worth studying as well. How does Lister accomplish this? How do you make a reader shut out the TV and the family and the rest of the whole wide world and sit still for 200-plus pages of written story? In this day and age it seems to me to be an impossible accomplishment.
My study and my conclusion is that Lister accomplishes this by adhering faithfully to that adage that less is more. On every page and in every paragraph of Double Exposure, less is always more.
Let’s begin with the story – the framework into which that author puts his words. (And I promise not to give too much away.) A man goes to the woods, makes a terrible and dangerous discovery, and now must find his way out of the woods in order to bring this discovery to the people. That’s it. That is the essence of this book’s story.
It is the words and how they are chosen and how they are delivered that make this book special. Less is more. Always. Lister chooses the road not often traveled. He elects the minimalist approach. He takes a poet’s view to the novel. Short sentences – many times only one word – combine to create a velocity in the story that cannot be denied. The reader is compelled to move with the same speed, to move through these woods like a man running for his life.
It is so easy to do the opposite. To take a moment and lard it with language. To say in ten words what needs only one. It is the writer’s prerogative to create and more words mean more creativity, right? It can, but not always. Not here. Here the words are short and swift. Elegiac, like a two-hundred page poem. They skip on the waters of the imagination like well-polished stones. Together they create the secret ingredient of every good book ever written; momentum. This book flat out moves and it inexorably takes the reader along for its ride. You are glued to your seat. You can’t put this book down until the last page. There is an art in that, no doubt in my mind.
— Michael Connelly
About the Author:
Multi award-winning novelist, Michael Lister, is a native Floridian best known for his literary suspense thrillers DOUBLE EXPOSURE, BURNT OFFERINGS, and SEPARATION ANXITY, as well as his two ongoing mystery series, the prison chaplain John Jordan “Blood” series (BLOOD SACRIFICE) and the hard-boiled, 1940s noir Jimmy “Soldier” Riley Series (THE BIG HELLO).
The Florida Book Review says that “Vintage Michael Lister is poetic prose, exquisitely set scenes, characters who are damaged and faulty” and Michael Koryta says, “If you like crime writing with depth, suspense, and sterling prose, you should be reading Michael Lister,” while Publisher’s Weekly adds, “Lister’s hard-edged prose ranks with the best of contemporary noir fiction.”
Michael grew up in North Florida near the Gulf of Mexico and the Apalachicola River in a small town world famous for tupelo honey.
Truly a regional writer, North Florida is his beat.
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