Joseph Olshan’s latest literary thriller is Cloudland (St. Martin’s Press, $ 24.99). Catharine is a former reporter for a major newspaper who has retreated to the Upper Valley of Vermont to write a household hints column. She discovers a body she suspects is the latest victim of a serial killer. She also uncovers some unexpected personal connections to the crime. “ . . .a truly involving thriller with the bones and brain of a serious work of literature . . .” Peter Straub. Olshan’s first novel Clara’s Heart was made into a feature film. His other novels include The Conversion, Nightswimmer, and The Sounds of Heaven.