This month we go Between the Lines with #1 New York Times bestselling author, David Baldacci, who talks about his life, his career, and his highly anticipated thriller, THE ESCAPE. Baldacci also weighs in on the ongoing Amazon/Hachette dispute, talks about his work on ITW’s bestselling anthology, FaceOff, and reveals a hidden talent…
November also brings interviews from Robert Dugoni, on the heels of his #1 Amazon smash, MY SISTER’S GRAVE, as well as talks with bestsellers Lisa Scottoline, Hank Phillippi Ryan and F. Paul Wilson about their amazing new releases. And let’s not forget the 35 new releases from more of the best thriller writers around.
Our Specials to The Big Thrill this month include firearms expert Chris Grall’s entertaining piece, TV Action Scenes: How Hollywood Gets it Wrong as well as The 1000 Thriller Giveaway: The Biggest & Best Book Contest Ever, ITW’s most ambitious contest yet—a year’s supply of free books to 20 lucky winners. Read about it here or just click here to enter to win.
Were that not enough, there’s an International Thrills interview with #1 bestselling UK thriller writer Simon Kernick, and interviews with no less than 8 debut authors.
Click on the book title below to read the feature story or click here to scroll through all of this month’s articles.
- A Between the Lines Interview with David Baldacci by Julie Kramer
- SPECIAL TO THE BIG THRILL: Movie and T.V. Action Scenes by Chris Grall
- SPECIAL TO THE BIG THRILL: The 1000 Thriller Giveaway by Jenny Milchman
- International Thrills: An Interview with Simon Kernick by J. F. Penn
- Betrayed by Lisa Scottoline
- Forbidden Ground by Karen Harper
- Color Blind by Colby Marshall
- My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni
- Last Words by Rich Zahradnik
- Night of the Jaguar by Joe Gannon
- Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan
- Five Days Left by Julie Lawson Timmer
- Deadly Odds by Allen Wyler
- A Midwinter’s Tail by Sofie Kelly
- Burned by Valerie Plame and Sarah Lovett
- The Foundation by Steve P. Vincent
- Turnaround / Shallow Secrets by Rick Ollerman
- Fear City by F. Paul Wilson
- Death in Nostalgia City by Mark S. Bacon
- Prodigious Savant by J. J. White
- A Message in the Roses by Sandy Semerad
- Dangerous Deception by Peg Kehret
- Valhalla by Robert J. Mrazek
- Ignota by Tom Calen
- Dead World Resurrection: The Complete Zombie Short Fiction of Joe McKinney by Joe McKinney
- The Carnage Account by Ben Lieberman
- Deadline For Murder by Linda Y. Atkins
- Black Karma: A White Ginger Novel by Thatcher Robinson
- Deadly Ruse by E. Michael Helms
- Scandal in the Secret City by Diane Fanning
- Her Lone Wolf (X-OPS 2) by Paige Tyler
- For the Dead by Timothy Hallinan
- Hard Return by J. Carson Black
- Moonlight Weeps by Vincent Zandri
- Liebe – Sünde – Tod (Love – Sin – Death) by Monika Mansour
- The Genuine, Imitation, Plastic Kidnapping by Les Edgerton
- The Black Stilletto: Endings & Beginnings by Raymond Benson
- Godwin’s Law by Bernard Maestas
- Death Sentences by Michael Zimecki
Coming Next Month
The latest thrillers from Suzanne Chazin, Laura Joh Rowland, Stephen James, Tiffany Snow, Jeff Markowitz, Jack Soren, Patricia Stoltey, John R. Little, Derek J. Goodman, Toni Anderson, William Nikkel, C. Hope Clark, Christopher Fulbright & Angeline Hawkes, Nick Pengelley, James Ryan Daley, Jean Harrington, Anonymous-9, Jack Getze, Harry Hunsicker, Susan Santangelo, Jaden Terrell, Kate Brauning, Charles Alvarez, Sherry Knowlton, Ellie Ashe, Arlene Kay, Jay Brandon, Reece Hirsch and many more!
New E-Releases from ITW Members
- Rules of the Kill by Lawrence Kelter
- The Kingdom – A Val Bosanquet Mystery (5) by A. J. Davidson
- One Shade of Black by L.E. Gent
- One Shade Darker by L.E. Gent
- Shade Tolerance by L.E. Gent
- Gilt Trip by Arlene Kay
- Wraith by James R. Hannibal
- Brain Matters by J.R. Scott
- The Best Corpse for the Job by Charlie Cochrane
- With Intent To Deceive by David DeLee
- Beyond All Limits by J.T. Brannan
- Wild Nights by Tina Wainscott
- Dirty Deeds by Jenna Bennett
- Blamed by Edie Harris
- The Silent Hills by Derek Thompson
- Josh Rosen and Bubbe by L. A. Starks
- Woman in the Dark by Tom Savage
- Jumbie Tea and Other Things by Tom Savage
- Dance of the Mongoose by Tom Savage
- A Penny for the Hangman by Tom Savage
- Successio by Alison Morton
- Meaningful Conversations by Richard Godwin
- The Murder of Adam and Eve by William Dietrich
- Night Watch by Linda Hall
- Crude Carrier by Rex Burns
- Late Bite by John Matsui
- Avita Doesn’t Love You by Thomas Hauck
- The Road and Beyond by Marilyn Brant
- Torrance by Tom Calen
- Night Drop by Michael W. Sherer
- Jurassic Dead by Rick Chesler
- Kings Of Delusion by E.J. Findorff
New Audio Books from ITW Members
- Price of Justice by Alan Brenham
- The Amityville Massacre: The DeFeo Family’s Nightmare by R. Barri Flowers
- The Undying by Ethan Reid
- The “Gold Special” Train Robbery: Deadly Crimes of the D’Autremont Brothers by R. Barri Flowers
- To Find That Love Again by Devon Vaughn Archer
- In The Bleak Midwinter: A Special Agent Constance Mandalay Novel by M. R. Sellars
- Lethal Code by Thomas Waite
ThrillerFest X – Early Registration Now Available!
Check out the Thrillerfest website, advance registration now available!
In 2015 we’ll be honoring:
- 2015 ThrillerMaster Nelson DeMille
- 2014 ThrillerMaster Scott Turow
- 2015 Silver Bullet Recipient Kathy Reichs
- 2014 Silver Bullet Recipient Brenda Novak
- 2015 Spotlight guest Mark Billingham
- 2015 Spotlight guest Charlaine Harris
- 2015 Spotlight guest Greg Iles
Some of the highlights of this year’s event include:
- Master CraftFest
- Thriller Awards Banquet
Want to learn more about ThrillerFest? Read a recap of the last ThrillerFest, ThrillerFest IX: Celebrating Ten Years of Innovation by Kimberley Howe and Anthony J. Franze
The 1,000 Thriller Giveaway!
Sign up for the 1000 Thriller Giveaway and be entered to win a new book every week for a year!
1,000 International Thriller Writers authors will donate a book so that you can read a thrilling new title once a week for a year.
Winners drawn November 30, 2014 and prizes mailed in time for holiday gift giving!
The Thriller Roundtable
Whether you’re a fan or an author, you’ll want to join the Thriller Roundtable discussions at TheBigThrill website, where each week a new group of authors discuss everything from what they love about writing thrillers, to what they’ve learned, and more.
Here’s what’s in store for November!
October 27 – November 2: Are you a writer who loves or loathes revisions?
November 3 – 9: The Sisters in Crime Monitoring Project points out gender representation in awards. Is this bias or are men’s plots more thrilling? Do the reviews pass over thrillers with an ethnic theme, too?
November 10 – 16: With the Summer blockbuster season over, what lessons can thriller writers get from the movies?
November 17 – 23: Does the upcoming holiday season disturb the writing process, or on the contrary, it becomes a great a catalyst for the next story?
November 23 – 30: THANKSGIVING WEEK. NO ROUNDTABLE
Authors, don’t miss this promotional opportunity! Participate in the Thriller Roundtable by contacting
The Neverending Book Giveaway
If you’re a thriller fan who likes to win free books, be sure to check out the Neverending Book Giveaway on The Big Thrill website. Sign up for as many of the contests as you like! Just post a reply, and you’re entered!
Don’t forget to scroll down the list of contests or CLICK HERE for more contests and giveaways so you don’t miss any. (Tip: to shorten the display, click “Toggle Comment Threads.”) And because this book giveaway is “neverending,” be sure to check back often to enter the latest drawings!
Congratulations to Cherei McCarter, the winner of this month’s BIG THRILL giveaway. Cherei will receive an assortment of signed thrillers including Funerals Can Be Murder: Every Wife Has a Story by Susan Santangelo, Sweeter Than Sin by Shiloh Walker, Last Words by Rich Zahradnik, Bite Harder by Anonymous-9, Prodigious Savant by J.J. White, Dead of Autumn by Sherry Knowlton, Turnabout/Shallow Secrets by Rick Ollerman, Stinking Rich by Rob Brunet, Nun Too Soon by Alice Loweecey, A Midwinter’s Tail by Sofie Kelly, Night of the Jaguar by Joe Gannon, The Advocate’s Betrayal by Teresa Burrell, The Retreat by Anne Morgellyn, The Black Stiletto: Endings & Beginnings by Raymond Benson, Frenzy by John Lutz, A Message in the Roses by Sandy Semerad and Under Cover of the Night by Diane Fanning.
Interested in becoming a member of the International Thriller Writers? ITW offers Active and Associate memberships.
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