Master of the suburban thriller, Harlan Coben makes readers fall in love with Myron Bolitar, a hapless former basketball star who solves mysteries. His twisty standalones cemented his status in bestsellerdom. With over 70 million books in print worldwide, Harlan is the perennial #1 New York Times author of 30 novels. He’s also shaping the streaming schedules with Netflix’s Safe. His next Netflix collaboration will star Hobbit actor Richard Armitage in The Stranger. Coben’s latest standalone, Run Away, is acclaimed as a ‘bombshell-laden thriller’.
Ian Rankin created the iconic John Rebus, one of the genre’s most enduring detectives, just over 30 years ago. With two series on TV (starring John Hannah and Ken Stott), his latest Rebus novel (the 22nd), In a House of Lies, entered the bestseller charts at #1. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and received an OBE for services to literature.