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About Nancy Werlin

Nancy Werlin is the author of six novels for teenagers, including the Edgar–award winning The Killer’s Cousin and her most recent book, The Rules of Survival. She lives near Boston, Massachusetts.

Working with Fear: What Makes a Good Thriller?

For years, while my publisher tried to call my books mysteries, I’ve insisted that no, they’re thrillers. It’s a lowbrow term, connoting blood, guns, and nefarious activities. Basically, thrillers tend to be about nasty people doing bad, illegal, and/or unethical things, although usually there’s also a blameless individual around as protagonist who is endangered body […]