An intriguing thriller from a former NPR correspondent about a young reporter who must match wits with spies, assassins and a terrorist sleeper cell targeting the very heart of American power. “NPR and BBC reporter Kelly’s debut thriller about a terrorist sleeper cell with its sights on American annihilation rings eerily prescient in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. Kelly’s years as a political writer and intelligence correspondent covering wars, terrorism and nuclear powers have served her well, and she portrays James with authority in a smart, fun voice that will stir lust and envy among readers.” — Publishers Weekly
20 brand new thrillers from ITW Members to help you kick off the holiday season, plus the 2013 USO Tour by Kathleen Antrim, a Between the Lines Interview with Michael Connelly by Julie Kramer, News from South Africa by Michael Sears and new nonfiction from John Foxjohn. Hot off the press: Click on a book title to read the feature story Special to the Big Thrill: The 2013 USO Tour by Kathleen Antrim Between the Lines Interview with Michael Connelly by Julie Kramer News from South Africa by Michael Sears The Bourne Retribution by Eric Van Lustbader The Price of Innocence by Lisa Black Singularity by Steven James The Tenth Circle by Jon Land Missing by C.T. Jorgensen Until Death by James L. Thane Chilled more »
27 new thrillers this month, including debut novels from Steve Weddle and E.A. Aymar, new nonfiction from James L. Swanson, a Between the Lines Interview with Lisa Scottoline by Brett King and a Special to the Big Thrill: Common Forensic Mistakes Writers Make featuring D.P. Lyle and Jan Burke. The thriller community suffered and huge loss this month with the passing of Michael Palmer: please take a moment to read the Special to the Big Thrill: Tribute to Michael Palmer compiled by just a few of the many authors his life touched.
Read the stories that were featured in the October edition of The Big Thrill.
This year is the 10th Anniversary of ITW, and we are thrilled to be honoring 2014 ThrillerMaster Scott Turow. We’ll also be welcoming back 2013 ThrillerMaster Anne Rice and 2013 Silver Bullet Award recipient Steve Berry. With the upcoming release of ITW’s Thriller 4 Anthology, FACEOFF, we’re pleased to be showcasing the contributing authors, including David Baldacci, Linwood Barclay, Steve Berry, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, Linda Fairstein, Joseph Finder, Lisa Gardner, Heather Graham, Peter James, Raymond Khoury, Dennis Lehane, John Lescroart, Steve Martini, T. Jefferson Parker, Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, Ian Rankin, James Rollins, M.J. Rose, John Sandford, R.L. Stine, and F. Paul Wilson. You won’t want to miss this incredible line-up, so please sign up today! Register Today! At ThrillerFest, we have more »
SIMON & SCHUSTER TO PUBLISH INTERNATIONAL THRILLER WRITERS ANTHOLOGY New York, N.Y., July 9, 2013 – In an unprecedented collaboration, 23 of the world’s bestselling and critically acclaimed thriller writers will pair their series characters in an 11-story anthology curated by the International Thriller Writers (ITW) and to be published in 2014 by Simon & Schuster. The stories in Face Off will feature such pairings as Michael Connelly’s Hieronymous “Harry” Bosch joining forces with Dennis Lehane’s Patrick Kenzie in the story Red Eye and John Sandford’s Lucas Davenport teaming up with Jeffery Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme in Rhymes with Prey. All of the contributors are ITW members and the project will be edited by ITW member and #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci, who more »
38 new thrillers from ITW Members this month including debut novels from Barry Lancet, Carla Norton, Mary Miley, Geoffrey Girard, Misty Dietz and S.L. Menear, plus a Between the Lines interview with William Kent Krueger by Julie Kramer, Special to the Big Thrill: Up Close and Personal with Allison Brennan and Laura Griffin, and News From South Africa by Joanne Hichens!
By Julie Kramer Michael Connelly has a lauded writing career with two gritty series, both NEW YORK TIMES #1 bestsellers and both starring characters conflicted about how to do right by their jobs. His original protagonist, Harry Bosch, is a homicide detective who needs no further introduction, after all, he’s one of the best known heroes in modern police procedurals and will soon come to TV in a streaming video series produced by Amazon Studios. Connelly’s most recent protagonist, Mickey Haller, approaches justice from a different direction – that of a criminal defense attorney. That character made it to Hollywood in the popular film, THE LINCOLN LAWYER. GODS OF GUILT – Connelly’s latest legal thriller – features Haller defending a pimp charged with murdering a more »
By Brett King I met Lisa Scottoline back in 1997 when I was first thinking about writing thrillers. She was signing for LEGAL TENDER and I remember a woman in line telling her, “I’ve never heard of you before, Lisa, but if your books are anything like your personality, I’m going to buy everything you’ve written.” If you’ve had the pleasure of meeting Lisa then you know her books are a true reflection of her personality—candid, witty, intelligent, compassionate, articulate, and charming. I’m pretty sure I’ve left out some character traits, but you get the idea. A former Philadelphia attorney, Lisa has written more than twenty books that have brought her awards and honors and have found secure homes on all major bestseller lists. Her more »
By Paula Tutman Anne Rice is doing it again thirty books later. Thirty-seven years after her first novel (INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE) reinvented vampires, she is reinventing werewolves in her Wolf Gift Chronicles series. The second installment, THE WOLVES OF MIDWINTER, released October 15, 2013 by Knopf, takes readers into the life of Rueben Golding, a young journalist who’s recently received the gift of wolfen or Morphenkind powers and uses them to ferret out true evil. Reuben is a thoroughly modern werewolf—the antithesis of the Lon Chaney Wolf Man most of us have grown up with. Reuben is a Man Wolf, not a Wolf Man. In 1940 the bite of a werewolf was a curse. Rice’s werewolf has received a gift with his infection. The Wolf more »
By Julie Kramer William Kent Krueger’s twelve-year quest to make the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller list is a tale as compelling as the ones he writes featuring Cork O’Connor, a half Ojibwe/half Irish private investigator in Minnesota’s remote north woods. Krueger’s work brought acclaim – plenty of awards and starred reviews – but not widespread sales. He remained determined to hit the list and that magic happened with the tenth book in his series, VERMILLION DRIFT. That success followed with three more NEW YORK TIMES bestsellers – and most recently, TAMARACK COUNTY – which received starred reviews from PUBLISHERS WEEKLY and BOOKLIST, yet faced a special challenge. You’re living every writer’s dream: to break out. How did you grow from mid-list to A-List? I’d love to more »
By Brett King For most people, a cold virus brings misery. For Erica Spindler, it brought serendipity. In June of 1982, she was bed-ridden with illness and found escape in a romance novel. She was immediately hooked, and soon decided to try the challenge of writing one for herself. Despite success writing romance in later years, she found her “true calling” when she took a shot at the suspense genre in 1996. It proved to be a good move. As a NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author, Erica has written thirty novels, including her latest book, JUSTICE FOR SARA, set for an August 2013 release. The book showcases a bright and determined protagonist named Katherine McCall who returns to an unforgiving Louisiana town where her beloved more »
By Anthony J. Franze Just when Sam Capra thought he was out… Jeff Abbott is back with DOWNFALL, another amazing book in the bestselling Sam Capra series. The first Capra novel, ADRENALINE was a breakaway hit and the second, THE LAST MINUTE, won a 2012 Thriller Award. In this third installment, the Austin, Texas writer delivers once again. By the end of the first two books, Sam Capra’s been through a lot. He’s been kicked out of the CIA, wrongfully accused of treason, betrayed by his young wife, and had to rescue his infant son. He’s also been recruited to work for The Round Table, a secret organization that fights evil in the world and that has placed Capra undercover as the owner of several more »
By Kathleen Antrim Harlan Coben, Phillip Margolin, F. Paul Wilson, Kathleen Antrim, and Heather Graham, recently returned from the “Operation Thriller IV” USO tour where they shared time and special moments with our troops and their families. The group kicked off the tour with a three-day, morale boosting visit to Washington, D.C. where they met with wounded warriors at Walter Reed Bethesda National Military Medical Center and later aided with the presentation of this year’s Service Member of the Year Awards at the 2013 USO Gala. From there, the authors traveled to Kuwait, Germany, and the UK, bringing a touch of home to our nation’s heroes. We hope you enjoy reading about some of the authors’ experiences. F. Paul Wilson Humbled. That’s the word. I go more »
“We are heartbroken at the loss of one of our most beloved members. Michael Palmer was an amazing writer, a wonderful mentor, a great friend to all of us, and a tireless worker for good causes. No ThrillerFest will ever be the same without his smiling face and the funny, wonderful songs that he and his son Daniel performed. On behalf of the whole organization, our thoughts and hearts are with the Palmer family.”—Co-Presidents Lee Child and M.J. Rose “What a dear hilarious guy! What a joy, so funny and so generous, and so talented…and so enthusiastic, and he just—drew you in, sharing and laughing and singing and looking at the world in the most spectacular of ways!…He did it, though, right? He got it. more »
Special to the Big Thrill: 10 Most Common Mistakes in Fiction Regarding Forensics featuring D.P. Lyle & Jan Burke
By Jeremy Burns Jan Burke and DP Lyle M.D are not your ordinary writers. For one, there’s the literary awards: Burke’s won the Edgar, the Macavity, and the Agatha; Lyle’s won the Macavity and the Benjamin Franklin Silver Award and been nominated for the Edgar, Agatha, Anthony, Scribe, and USA Best Book awards. Then there’s the multiple bestseller lists. And their leadership roles over the years in ITW and MWA. But Burke and Lyle also have been instrumental in helping other authors “get it right”—when it comes to forensics. Before the OJ trial or television’s CSI, Burke and Lyle were at the forefront of forensics in fiction and film. Though neither are forensic scientists, they have become the go-to sources in Hollywood and the fiction more »
ITW’S ORIGINS By David Morrell ITW’s origins date back to the early summer of 2004 when Barbara Peters of Scottsdale’s Poisoned Pen Bookstore hosted a literary event at the famed Arizona Biltmore hotel in Phoenix. Barbara invited (in alphabetical order) Lee Child, Clive Cussler, Vince Flynn, Steve Hamilton, Gayle Lynds, myself, and Kathy Reichs to give presentations throughout that Saturday. As we bonded at an authors’ reception and over late-night drinks at the Biltmore’s bar, many of us felt that it would be fun to get together again. Our fiction tended to be different and yet fit into a general category of thrillers. “Why not have an organization for thriller writers?” someone suggested. Over the summer, Gayle Lynds and I had several telephone conversations about more »
Up Close and Personal NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors Allison Brennan and Laura Griffin discuss how spending time with cops, CSIs, and SWAT jocks helps them write edge-of-your-seat suspense novels. Brennan and Griffin’s newest book, CRASH AND BURN, is a collaboration featuring the Southern California detective duo, Moreno & Hart. Griffin: Some of my favorite writing advice came from my first boss, who was the news editor at the paper where I landed my first job. He told me, “Don’t write from your chair.” Each time I begin a new book, I like to go on field trips. I track down people who have the same jobs as my main characters and then go interview them about what they do. Whether it’s a police sniper more »
By Kimberley Howe Temperatures soared to record heights in New York City during ThrillerFest this year, paralleling our skyrocketing attendance.The atmosphere was positive, alive, adrenalizing—exactly what one would expect with over 900 thriller enthusiasts coming together to celebrate the genre. M.J. Rose, ITW’s VP of Marketing, captures the mood perfectly when she shares, “There was a special energy to ThrillerFest this year, wasn’t there? I’m not sure what exactly it was…but everyone seemed aware of it. From each debut author to every superstar—there was a congeniality and warmth to our 8th ThrillerFest that made it one of the best ever!” Between CraftFest, AgentFest, ThrillerFest, FanFest, and the memorable banquet, we had four incredible days of education, entertainment, and celebration, as we reconnected with old friends and more »
Street smart teenager Angel Saldana, running from a gang who wants her dead because she witnessed a brutal murder, is desperate and alone–until her father, an ex-cop turned bounty hunter, walks into her life for the first time. When Jake Morrison saves her life, Angel has no choice except to trust him–but trust doesn’t come easy when everyone else has let her down. Not only does the gang want her dead, but the cops think she killed one of their own–and Jake may be the only person who can keep her alive long enough to testify.
IN THE GAME OF ESPIONAGE, SPY TAKES TRAITOR. J.J. MCCALL TAKES OVER. On the lam from the FBI, the ICE PHANTOM continues with plans to defect to Moscow but not before seeking revenge on J.J. McCall. Meanwhile, the FBI commences Task Force PHANTOM HUNTER, a team ordered by Director Freeman to track down suspected Russian illegals within the U.S. Intelligence Community—and not a moment too soon. An agent of the Russian Intelligence Services is targeting the nerve center of U.S. national security, taking the lie-detecting FBI Agent and her cohorts’ next mole hunt to the highest echelons of the U.S. government. J.J. and her co-case agent lead the motley crew of spy catchers while she struggles to deal with sobriety, conflicting feelings for Tony and more »
Zoltan Szábo and his wife Hilka, the first couple of the Romanian theatre, are forced to flee the fascists in the mid-1930s and wind up in Hollywood. Big stars in Europe, Zoltan is relegated to playing a two-bit Poverty Row vampire again and again, while his incredibly beautiful wife, Hilka, gets a handful of small pointless roles. Zoltan resents the overwhelming success of Britisher, Ivan Chernov, former truck driver turned actor, whose deforming facial war wounds (not any notable talent) make him the perfect horror movie star. Everyone knows about Zoltan’s resentment, and when Chernov is killed by someone who seems to think he’s a vampire, guilt by public acclimation is Zoltan’s fate…and now he can’t find work (even his own bloodsucker, i.e. his agent, more »
What could spike gasoline prices even further? What would the world look like if nothing worked? Energy executive Lynn Dayton thinks her challenge is fixing the troubled refinery her company has just acquired on the Houston Ship Channel. But soon she must save it, and other oil refineries, from the industrial havoc and deaths directed by a French saboteur, simultaneously fighting off threats to her own life. As Lynn deals with chemical leaks, disloyal employees, a new season of hurricanes, and mounting casualties, Robert Guillard, a corrupted idealist, plans to manipulate her through her vulnerable sister. But Robert underestimates his prey.
In this prequel to the novel MALEDICTION, folklore professor Sam West and his young assistant Gillian Keffler discover that there may be more truth than fiction to the urban legend of a race of lizard people living beneath the streets of Los Angeles. “The Lower Animals” originally appeared in the Bram Stoker Award-nominated collection MONSTERS OF L.A. under the title “The Urban Legend”. “…’The Urban Legend’ was simply brilliant. It took the legend of a race of lizard people living beneath the city and brought it to life through character and story. It was a brilliant example of this author’s work, work that I would love to read more of at some point in time.” – Wordsmithonia
Death isn’t always the end. LONDON. When the body of a young heiress is found within the Royal College of Surgeons, Detective Sergeant Jamie Brooke is assigned to the case. An antique ivory figurine found beside the body is the only lead and she enlists Blake Daniel, a reluctant clairvoyant, to help her discover the message it holds. When personal tragedy strikes, Jamie finds her own life entwining with the morbid fascinations of the anatomists, and she must race against time to stop them claiming another victim. As Jamie and Blake delve into a macabre world of grave robbery, body modification, and the genetic engineering of monsters, they must fight to keep their sanity, and their lives.
By Stacy Mantle Co-Authoring: A KILLER’S INSTINCT with Dawn Dalton & Judith Graves When you’re collaborating on a novel about the paranormal, you have to retain an open-minded approach both to writing and to the world – something that authors Dawn Dalton and Judith Graves do well together. KILLER’S INSTINCT is their first co-authored monster-hunting tale that appeals to both teens and adults. In KILLER’S INSTINCT, young Hope is shocked to learn that her dead mother’s corpse is wreaking havoc amongst the living, so Hope does the only thing she knows to do – enroll in a militaristic “monster-hunting” school to learn how to lay her mother’s soul to rest. We had the opportunity to interview Dawn Dalton, one-half of the Dalton-Graves team that created more »
By John Raab Fans of Jordan Dane have been eagerly awaiting the release of CRYSTAL FIRE, the latest book in her “The Hunted” series. CRYSTAL FIRE is a young adult novel, but it’s also a book adults will enjoy. Jordan had a lot to live up to after the successful release of the first book in the series, INDIGO AWAKENING, and she did not disappoint. Here’s a summary: A storm is brewing on the streets of LA, one that has intensified since a tragic and deadly confrontation claimed an innocent life. While Gabriel Stewart trains his army of teen psychics to stop Alexander Reese—the obsessed leader of the Believers—the fanatical church becomes more bent on the annihilation of all Indigo and Crystal children. They’re silencing the more »
By Ethan Cross WOULD YOU PUT YOUR LIFE ON THE LINE TO BE NORMAL? Diagnosed with a rare and untreatable heart condition, Scarlet has come to terms with the fact that she’s going to die. Literally of a broken heart. It could be tomorrow, or it could be next year. But the clock is ticking… All Scarlet asks is for a chance to attend high school—even if just for a week—a chance to be just like everyone else. But Scarlet can feel her heart beating out of control with each slammed locker and vicious taunt. Is this normal? Really? Yet there’s more going on than she knows. And finding out the truth might just kill Scarlet before her heart does… Tell us about BROKEN. BROKEN more »
By Thomas Pluck What if Secretariat was cloned? A young man rents out small boats on Sarasota Bay, but his easy-going life ends when he accepts a colt from his dying father. He enters the underbelly horseracing with crooked trainers, loan sharks, and a wealthy sheik. But his biggest problem might be the illegal colt. That’s the premise of SECRETARIAT REBORN by Susan Klaus, which questions our loyalties to family, our duty to the rules, and our responsibility to achieve greatness. Susan, tell us a bit about your background and how it inspired the book. I’ve always been an animal fanatic, showing cats, grooming dogs, and working for a veterinarian for a decade, but for the last 13 years, I’ve bred and raced Thoroughbreds. Every more »
Linc Baker may be a regular kid, but he’s called in for another top-secret Pandora mission. This time he has to go to Washington, D.C., to foil a plot against the president. With the help of first daughter Amy, Linc has to uncover Culper Ring spy history dating back to the Revolutionary War and George Washington, to recover a coat with mysterious powers. Before it’s too late…
Debut author to publish two novels (one for adults, one for teens) on the same day. Debut ITW author Geoffrey Girard will have his first two novels published on the same dayas Simon and Schuster gets a little extra creative and releases both CAIN’S BLOOD (a dark techno thriller) and PROJECT CAIN (a Young Adult companion novel) simultaneously on September 3rd. Both novels center around a secret Defense project to develop bioweapons built from the genetics of violence, a program which includes dozens of young men who are the clones of infamous serial killers. When the most dangerous teens are set free by their creator, former black ops soldier Shawn Castillo is hot on their trail and enlists the help of a boy who has more »
By Robert Rotstein The 14th-century poet Dante depicted Hell as nine circles of suffering. In Jon Land’s THE TENTH CIRCLE, Jeremiah Rule, a charismatic, bigoted preacher with a dark past, threatens to open up Hell’s tenth circle in America. Rule has inflamed half the world with his hateful rhetoric. The United States has been hit with a series of unprecedented terrorist attacks, resulting in the nation’s virtual shutdown. Worse, Rule isn’t acting alone, but rather has the support of a powerful, violent cabal. Only Blaine McCracken can stop Rule and his supporters from unleashing a weapon as devastating as any known to man. Over the course of the novel, McCracken faces danger not only from Rule, but also from a malevolent foreign power bent on more »
By Christine Goff C.T. Jorgensen (aka Christine Jorgensen) is a multi-published crime fiction writer. Her first six novels were humorous amateur sleuth mysteries—five in the Stella the Stargazer series and one standalone. MISSING is Jorgensen’s debut thriller, the first in a series featuring Detective Casey Jansen. In MISSING, a young single mother, Karen Preston arrives to pick up her daughter from her first sleepover to discover her daughter missing. When she returns home to get a picture of her child for Detective Jansen, she finds her apartment stripped of all evidence of a child. It’s not a spousal kidnapping, the child’s father left the country before knowing of the pregnancy. Then secrets about Karen’s past begin to surface. Jansen is skeptical of her story, and she more »
By Christina Ironstone I got to connect with Karen Robards to discuss her upcoming Christmas Thriller, THE HUNTED. A few quick facts about Robards: Karen Robards resides in Louisville, Kentucky in a big old fashioned home. She has three sets of three. Kids, Cats and Dogs! For being a regular on the NEW YORK TIMES, PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY and USA TODAY bestseller lists, she’s wonderfully down to earth. Robards was truly touched by my complimenting her books. Her books are known for being exciting, steamy, and real page turners! She’ll have you staying up hours past your bed time just to find out what happens next. Below you’ll find my interview with her to talk about a variety of topics ranging from her newest book to more »
By Nate Kenyon Gregg Loomis has been publishing for more than twenty years, with over half a million copies of his books in print. He is the author of VOODOO FURY, THE JULIAN SECRET, THE PEGASUS SECRET, and THE GATES OF HADES, among others. NEW MYSTERY READER called THE PEGASUS SECRET“highly entertaining,” while PUBLISHERS WEEKLY said “The international setting and fast-paced action grip.” Loomis has also published articles in FLYING and SCUBA DIVING magazines. He was a nominee for Writer of the Year by the Georgia Writers Association. Loomis is a former race car driver both in and out of the United States and a licensed commercial pilot. He has traveled extensively in Europe and the Caribbean. Loomis is also a lawyer specializing in commercial more »
By E. A. Aymar Weekends in Baltimore The first time I went to Baltimore was on a date, so that’s probably why my view of the city is tinged with romance…even though that date ended with a handshake. But, as a hopeful writer in my twenties, Baltimore was an endless book of stories, and I kept going back. And I did my homework. I read histories, guidebooks, walking tours; for a few years, I spent every weekend in the city, walking around neighborhoods with a pen and a notebook, learning about locations that my characters would later visit. I remembered Flannery O’Connor’s dictum, that the best American fiction is regional, and it seemed like this region had been given to me. I wanted to see more »
In October 1943, a U.S. destroyer sailed out of Philadelphia and supposedly vanished, the result of a Navy experiment with electromagnetic radiation. The story was considered a hoax—but now Juan Cabrillo and his Oregon colleagues aren’t so sure. There is talk of a new weapon soon to be auctioned, something very dangerous to America’s interests, and the rumors link it to the great inventor Nikola Tesla, who was working with the Navy when he died in 1943. Was he responsible for the experiment? Are his notes in the hands of enemies? As Cabrillo races to find the truth, he discovers there is even more at stake than he could have imagined—but by the time he realizes it, he may already be too late.
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Marley Clark, a retired military intelligence officer, works security for a Sea Island community simply to keep busy. A single night patrol transforms the feisty widow’s yawner of a job into a deadly battle of wits when she finds an islander drowned and bobbing naked amid a potpourri of veggies in a Jacuzzi. Asked to serve as the lead investigator’s liaison, the 52-year-old heroine is startled to discover she’s become Deputy Braden Mann’s target as well—for romance. Yet their steamy attraction doesn’t deter the pair from sorting through a viper’s nest of suspects as the body count grows and the pun-loving killer plans a grizzly epitaph for Marley. DEAR KILLER is the first in a series of Marley Clark adventures that dish up heart-pounding suspense more »
It started with a glance. And ended with a nightmare. Small-town girl Haley Montgomery meets two men who will change her life forever—the handsome Marc Vincetti, whom she falls head over heels for, and big-time Hollywood producer Allen Michaels, who has the power to turn her screenplay into a movie and hand her a ticket to a better future. It seems as though life couldn’t get any better—until things take a decidedly dark turn when Haley spots Marc with his former high school sweetheart and Allen develops a consuming obsession with her… a fixation fueled by his disturbing past. As Haley faces a choice between love and fame, Marc becomes the target of a homicidal stalker and Haley’s life is thrown into a tailspin. Suddenly more »
Insatiable: A Roman Dalton Yarn is a noir/ horror short story based on characters created by Paul D. Brazill. In B R Stateham’s Insatiable, PI Roman Dalton gets a request from an old friend to help him solve a murder. A murder so horrible, so brutal, it had to be caused by a werewolf! Dalton is approaching his ‘change’ and at the same time trying to solve a vicious crime. How does he stop himself from leaping onto his friend, when the time comes, and making his old buddy an evening snack? How does he find and remove from the city a werewolf who happens to be much older, and far stronger, than he is–and not create a panic among all the potential meal tickets more »
It’s A Curse: A Roman Dalton Yarn is a noir/ horror short story based an characters created by Paul D. Brazill. Roman Dalton’s woken up in the wrong place again, but this time he can’t blame it on the moon. Never mind the bikers, gamblers and gangsters, this time he’s got real trouble. Finding himself in a tug-of-war between two lovely women might sound like he’s landed in clover, but one wants to ‘save’ him and the other—well, he’s got a feeling she’s a whole lot of trouble wrapped up in that slinky designer gown. As far as our favourite werewolf PI’s concerned, IT’S A CURSE.
Paul Turner was the greatest mathematician of his generation. But he was also severely autistic. For 20 years, he hardly left his basement flat in Cambridge. So why has he left £20 million pounds in his will to Luke Turner, a much younger half-brother he never even met? Luke Turner is determined to search for the answer.
“There is poison in the fang of the serpent, in the mouth of the fly, and in the sting of a scorpion; but the wicked man is saturated with it.” — Chanakya Avaricious, cruel, depraved, envious, mean-spirited, vengeful—the wicked have been with us since the beginnings of humankind. You might recognize them and you might not. But make no mistake. When the wicked cross your path, your life will never be the same. Do you know someone wicked? You will. The 21 stories in the Someone Wicked anthology were written by the members of the Written Remains Writers Guild and its friends, and was edited by JM Reinbold and Weldon Burge.