The Mirror Man is now available on Amazon.com in ebook and paperback!
In this stylish, twisty thriller, a reclusive writer with the power to read memories is forced by a mysterious stranger to steal government secrets.
Interviews and Media
The Mirror Man Wins BestThrillers.com Book Award – The book was named Best Sci-Fi Thriller of 2022 by the judges as BestThrillers.com!
The Mirror Man named a Quarter Finalist in Publisher’s Weekly’s Booklife Prize – The judges scored the book a perfect 10 in all categories, including Plot/Idea, Originality, Prose, Character/Execution, and Overall. Booklife says of the book, “Brace yourself for a riveting ride that will keep you the edge of your seat.”
Kirkus Reviews Calls The Mirror Man a “Stylish and Engaging Crime Tale” – Click the link to read the full review.
J.B. Manas Interviewed in The Big Thrill – J.B. Manas was interviewed about The Mirror Man in the September 2022 issue of The Big Thrill, the official magazine of the International Thriller Writers association.
BestThrillers.com Reviews The Mirror Man – “An epic supernatural spy thriller that may be the first entry in a blockbuster franchise. Highly recommended.”
Agent Palmer Reviews The Mirror Man – “The Mirror Man marries spy thrills, strange chills, and more…”
Agent Palmer Interviews J.B. Manas – A “thorough interrogation” by noted pop culture blogger Agent Palmer results in a fun, detailed, and informative interview (as J.B. jokes, “perhaps the longest interview in recorded history, but great fun.”).
Atticus covered in The Big Thrill – J.B. Manas was interviewed in The Big Thrill, the magazine of the International Thriller Writers (ITW).
Finding the Magic: Three Ingredients for a Memorable Thriller – J.B. Manas guest blogs on Killer Nashville about employing irony, humor, and catharsis to take thrillers from “excellent” to “unforgettable.”
(Special Note from J.B. Manas: “This was a fun article to write. In line with the article’s subject matter, I ended up using those very principles to tighten my work-in-progress novel at the time, Atticus, even further. Among other things, this required changing the protagonist Rachel’s career from a comic book store clerk to a rookie cop (and renaming her to a more iconic sounding Marti Coldwater), removing one main character entirely, and tightening Rachel’s/Marti’s character relationship to Frank, another main character (a gruff, veteran cop). Thus, some of the references to Atticus in the article are out of date. However, for the purpose of the article, the points still hold true and illustrate the concepts correctly. Hope you enjoy it! — JBM”)
J.B. frequently speaks at pop culture conventions on writing sci-fi, thrillers, and fantasy, often with his Kronos Interference co-author, Edward Miller.
Stay tuned for more interviews, news and other press announcements.