Author Archive: ITW

International Thriller Writers Inc represents professional authors from around the world. Learn more about them, their work, and the sources from which they draw their inspiration at the Official ITW Organization Website.

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River City (A Jason Colefield Mystery) by Doc Macomber

River City (A Jason Colefield Mystery) by Doc Macomber

“Patrolling Portland’s Liquid Streets” As a frozen fog lifts, River Patrol Deputy, Jason Colefield, motors ashore onto an idyllic Island to recover a body. Colefield has a history with the Pacific Northwest isle and any return triggers unpleasant boyhood memories. This visit he comes face-to-face with his childhood nemesis, now a timeworn man, who leads him to the bullet riddled body of a young boy he claims he stumbled upon while hunting. Colefield suspects the man is lying but it will take more than just gut instinct to prove it. Within hours the FBI dispatches Agent Tamara Costa, an old high school sweetheart, to assist in the investigation and its possible connection to a serial killer. With her marriage on the rocks, and only an more »

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Murdered in the Man Cave (A Riley Reed Cozy Mystery) by R. Barri Flowers

Murdered in the Man Cave (A Riley Reed Cozy Mystery) by R. Barri Flowers

Murdered in the Man Cave is a cozy mystery novel by bestselling crime writer R. Barri Flowers. In the first book in an exciting new cozy series, Riley Reed has a popular blog offering advice on home décor and renovation and does part time consulting in Cozy Pines, Oregon. When Riley is asked by an old flame, Brent London, a bestselling mystery writer, to help him spruce up his man cave as a newly single man, she readily accepts the assignment. But when she discovers him bludgeoned to death with a pool stick in his man cave, she finds herself thrust into the investigation to track down the killer. The suspects are many, including three of Brent’s four ex-wives, two girlfriends, his niece, a former more »

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Bone Pit by Bette Golden Lamb & J. J. Lamb

Bone Pit by Bette Golden Lamb & J. J. Lamb

After two attempts on her life, RN Gina Mazzio needs a break, needs to get away from San Francisco’s Ridgewood Hospital and all the depressing and deadly memories associated with it. What better plan than to go with her fiancé, travel nurse Harry Lucke, on one of his assignments … an adventure in Northern Nevada’s gold country! In this third outing for Gina (SIN & BONE and BONE DRY), her ever-present curiosity draws her and Harry into the midst of an illegal scheme to manipulate test results for an experimental drug to cure Alzheimer’s. On the first day, driving up a long, isolated dirt road, they’re surrounded by ominous, identical, sentry-like boulders that cordon off the approach to their new workplace: Comstock Medical Auxiliary Campus. more »

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Murder Chronicles: A Collection of Chilling True Crime Tales by R. Barri Flowers

Murder Chronicles: A Collection of Chilling True Crime Tales by R. Barri Flowers

From award winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of The Sex Slave Murders 1 & 2, Serial Killer Couples, and Murder of the Banker’s Daughter comes Murder Chronicles, a gripping collection of true crime tales. Includes ten compelling stories of murder, madness, and mayhem that span more than a century of American history and homicidal criminality that will keep you reading from beginning to end, while staying with long after. 1. Murder at the Pencil Factory: The Killing of Mary Phagan – 100 Years Later, the brutal murder of a young girl turn locals into vigilantes out for justice. 2. The “Gold Special” Train Robbery: Deadly Crimes of the D’Autremont Brothers, a daring train robbery by a trio of brother bandits goes more »

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Delirium, London Psychic Book 2 by J.F.Penn

Delirium, London Psychic Book 2 by J.F.Penn

“Those who the Gods wish to destroy, they first make mad.” LONDON. When a prominent psychiatrist is found murdered in the old hospital of Bedlam, Detective Sergeant Jamie Brooke finds herself investigating the history of madness to fathom the motive. Blake Daniel, a reluctant psychic, helps her to research the case, only to discover that his own family are entwined with the shadowy forces that seek to control the minds of the mad. As the body count rises, and those she loves are threatened, Jamie discovers that the tendrils of conspiracy wind themselves into the very heart of the British government. Can she stop the killer before madness takes its ultimate revenge? A thriller with an edge of the supernatural, Delirium is a story of more »

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The Assassin Lotus by David Angsten

The Assassin Lotus by David Angsten

When his brother disappears with the seeds of an ancient lotus plant long thought to be extinct, Jack Duran, along with his brother’s archaeologist girlfriend, search for him along central Asia’s fabled Silk Road, a journey that leads them to the secret of soma and the source of the legend of Shangri-La. “Angsten has invented a unique style of thriller writing that focuses on spiritual aspects of various cultures in each book, rather than relying on some sort of historical McGuffin that must be recovered by a fearless hero.” ~marshallarts22 “In David Angsten’s capable hands, his newest thriller, THE ASSASSIN LOTUS, engages us with taut action, vividly detailed exotic locations, and a spiritual awakening for hero, Jack Duran.” ~Debrah N. “Angsten has done it again, more »

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A Case of Love and Squalor by Steve Myers

A Case of Love and Squalor by Steve Myers

Hardboiled detective novel. A Case of Love and Squalor is for readers who love action, sex, and wise-cracking detectives. Joseph Andrews is a descendant of Chandler and Spillane. He’ll casually beat up a thug then easily discuss Anselm’s ontological proof with a sexy woman. But his luck isn’t always the best. Someone is shooting dogs. Private detective Joe Andrews finds himself escaping an angry husband by climbing out a window and running into the police who are after the dog-killer, then undergoes a vicious grilling by two corrupt detectives and is thrown into a foul cell in the city jail. But the next day he is suddenly freed. His benefactor is the rich and powerful Harold Forrest, who hires Andrews to seize some explicit pornographic more »

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Ashfall (The Wasteland Trilogy #1) by Denise A. Agnew

Ashfall (The Wasteland Trilogy #1) by Denise A. Agnew

A strong woman and a former Air Force pararescueman tangle with a new world forged by an apocalypse no one could stop. Mally Andretti survived an apocalypse that has altered the world. Tucked away in a huge compound she should feel safe, but loneliness eats away at her. Until a deep, mysterious voice tantalizes her over the ham radio and invites her into soul deep conversation. Who is the man who claims to be her friend, who awakens mental and physical cravings? Working for a private security company takes all of former Air Force pararescueman Adam Becker’s time, until a sexy voice on the ham radio tempts him to do and say things he’s never done before. Mally calls on every fiercely protective instinctive inside more »

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Forsaken by J.D. Barker

Forsaken by J.D. Barker

When horror author Thad McAlister began his latest novel, a tale rooted in the witch trials of centuries past, the words flowed effortlessly. The story poured forth, filling page after page with the most frightening character ever to crawl from his imagination. It was his greatest work, one that would guarantee him a position among the legends of the craft. But was it really fiction? He inadvertently opened a door, one that would soon jeopardize the lives of his family. She wants to come back. At home, his wife struggles to keep their family alive. Secretly wondering if she inadvertently caused it all…a deal she made long ago. A deal with the Forsaken. “A talented writer with a delightfully devious mind!” – Jeffery Deaver, International more »

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Hollis, P.I. by Gary Phillips

Hollis, P.I. by Gary Phillips

Hollis, P.I. is a collection of six original prose short stories of contemporary Los Angeles private eye Nate Hollis – who first saw life in comics, the mini-series Angeltown. Now New York Times bestseller Juliet Blackwell, rising star Aaron Philip Clark, Pulp Ark award winner Bobby Nash and the always versatile Derrick Ferguson join Hollis’ creator Phillips in bringing out these hard-hitting, hardboiled short stories. “Slick as spit, big-shouldered Hollis walks the walk and talks the talk…” — Kevin Burton Smoith in Mystery Scene magazine “Yes, this is a violent workd that Nate inhabits, but he steers a true and moral course through the layers of decption, skullduggery and sometimes worse that make thse stories such high-density entertainment” — T. Jefferson Parker, author of Full more »

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Midnight Promises by Lisa Marie Rice

Midnight Promises by Lisa Marie Rice

In their race for the truth, love must prove more powerful than America’s worst enemy… When a gorgeous, bleeding woman on the run falls into the arms of Sean “Metal” O’Brien, the former SEAL medic knows just what he can do. Heal her. Tend to her. Keep her safe. What he can’t seem to do is keep his guard up. Something about the haunted, hunted beauty knocks down all his defenses. Felicity Ward is no stranger to secrets. Raised in the Witness Protection Program, her whole childhood was a lie. But she couldn’t have known that her family’s secrets—secrets she didn’t even know she was keeping—could spark a nuclear war. And nothing could have prepared her for the tough, sexy warrior who first saves her more »

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The German Club by Patrick Oster

The German Club by Patrick Oster

If you ask people why the Berlin Wall came down so unexpectedly, those who remember those days might tell you it was because of President Ronald Reagan’s famous “tear down this wall” speech. Many forget that address took place more than two years before Germans put sledgehammers and pick axes to the cement barrier as the beginning act of their reunification. Now, after a quarter of a century has passed, a story has begun to circulate about what really happened. It’s a tale of a mysterious group with ties in many countries, a billionaire industrialist, the CIA, Stasi thugs, goosestepping East German soldiers, a Nazi general, massive disinformation — and murder. In the middle of the story is a Chicago homicide detective who gets tossed more »

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The Cotten Stone Omnibus by Lynn Sholes & Joe Moore

The Cotten Stone Omnibus by Lynn Sholes & Joe Moore

The COTTEN STONE OMNIBUS contains four international bestselling thrillers, THE GRAIL CONSPIRACY, THE LAST SECRET, THE HADES PROJECT, and THE 731 LEGACY. The Grail Conspiracy A dying archeologist gives the world’s most-sought-after religious relic to journalist Cotten Stone, uttering “You are the only one” in a language she’s heard from only one other person–her deceased twin sister. What begins as a hot news story for the ambitious young reporter soon turns into a nightmare when the Holy Grail is stolen and an abominable experiment promises to unleash an ancient evil upon the Earth. The Last Secret In this riveting follow-up to The Grail Conspiracy, famed journalist Cotten Stone has lost her job and her self-respect. But when she unearths a crystal tablet that predicts the more »

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December 15 – 21: “Did your editor insist on a title change?”

December 15 – 21: “Did your editor insist on a title change?”

This week ITW Members Jaden Terrel, Tiffany Snow, Suzanne Chazin, William Nikkel, C. Hope Clark, Jerry Amernic, Susan Santangelo, Cynthia Lott and J. H. Bográn discuss whether their editors ever insisted on a title change. Why are some titles magic and what are some of your favorites?

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Guns of Brixton by Paul D. Brazill

Guns of Brixton by Paul D. Brazill

When London gangster Mad Tony Cook gives aging thugs Big Jim and Kenny Rogan the simple task of collecting a briefcase from northern courier Half- Pint Harry he doesn’t suspect that the courier will end up dead in his lock-up or that Kenny and Big Jim will then dress up in drag to rob a jeweler’s shop and lose the coveted briefcase. A fast-moving, wild and hilarious search for the missing briefcase quickly ensues, with fatal consequences. Guns Of Brixton is a foul-mouthed and violently comic crime caper that is choc-full of gaudy characters and dialogue sharp enough to shave with. ‘Brit Grit with a double shot of humor ‘ ‘ A great read ‘ ‘Grab it and read it. I loved it.’ GUNS OF more »

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A No Good Itch (A J.J. McCall Novel) Book 3 by S.D. Skye

A No Good Itch (A J.J. McCall Novel) Book 3 by S.D. Skye

IN THE GAME OF ESPIONAGE, SPY TAKES TRAITOR. J.J. MCCALL TAKES OVER. The FBI and Italian Mafia make strange bedfellows when a vicious Russian Organized crime figure, operating at the behest of Russian Intelligence, lands in The Big Apple. The Russian intelligence hench-man, infamously known as Mashkov, avenges the death of slain a Russian sleeper agent and accidentally hits the son of an Italian crime boss, sending J.J. and Task Force Phantom Hunter to the streets of New York. They are stepping into a possible war between Russian and Italian organized crime factions, while trying to dismantle the financial hub of the most insidious Russian illegals network in U.S. History. Meanwhile, CIA Case Officer Grayson “Six” Chance is in Moscow trying to capture a fugitive more »

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Terror in East Lansing: The Tale of MSU Serial Killer Donald Miller (A True Crime Short) by R. Barri Flowers

Terror in East Lansing: The Tale of MSU Serial Killer Donald Miller (A True Crime Short) by R. Barri Flowers

From R. Barri Flowers, award winning criminologist and internationally bestselling author of the true crime classic, The Sex Slave Murders, comes a gripping new true crime short, Terror in East Lansing: The Tale of MSU Serial Killer Donald Miller. In the late 1970s, a serial killer prowled the campus of Michigan State University, terrorizing students and faculty alike. Donald Miller was a graduate of MSU’s renowned School of Criminal Justice, but somehow went awry and turned into a monster, targeting pretty coeds for sex assault and murder. Miller’s victims included his ex-fiancée. Only after the killer was brought to justice could the campus return to normal as a place for education and enjoyment. Donald Miller’s path from promising Criminal Justice grad to deadly criminal is more »

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The Sex Slave Murders 3: The Horrific Tale of Serial Killers Leonard Lake & Charles Ng by R. Barri Flowers

The Sex Slave Murders 3: The Horrific Tale of Serial Killers Leonard Lake & Charles Ng by R. Barri Flowers

From R. Barri Flowers, award winning criminologist and internationally bestselling author of the true crime classic, The Sex Slave Murders, comes a gripping new true crime short, The Sex Slave Murders 3: The Horrific Tale of Serial Killers Leonard Lake and Charles Ng. Leonard Lake and Charles Ng left their dark mark on society as two of America’s worst and most appalling serial killers. Between 1984 and 1985, the unlikely homicidal pair perpetrated their sex-motivated crimes at a secluded cabin and adjacent custom-made bunker of horrors in an unincorporated area in Calaveras County, California, where they brought abducted victims, sexually assaulted, tortured, and murdered, often videotaping their heinous crimes for their sick pleasure. In all, the two serial slayers are thought to have killed between more »

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A Rant of Ravens by Christine Goff

A Rant of Ravens by Christine Goff

In an attempt to escape hellish matrimony, Rachel Stanhope sojourns to her Aunt Miriam’s ranch in Colorado in search of some peace and comfort. As a favor to her aunt, a bird enthusiast, Rachel agrees to host meetings of the local birdwatching society. On her first expedition, however, instead of finding a LeConte’s sparrow, she makes a much more disturbing discovery: a dead body. Identified as a reporter for Birds of a Feather magazine, this man was trying to dig up troubling information on Miriam’s deceased husband and a bird trafficking scheme…and now sweet Aunt Miriam is the prime suspect in this fowl play. “Everything you expect from a good mystery–a smart detective and a plot that takes some surprising twists…a terrific debut!” –Margaret Coel, more »

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Her Secret Agent (a Free X-OPS Novella) by Paige Tyler

Her Secret Agent (a Free X-OPS Novella) by Paige Tyler

See How the Department of Covert Operations Got Started! John Loughlin, Director of the Department of Covert Ops, is in New York City on a recruiting mission. Cree Forest is a clever fox shifter-and very foxy. John is keen to hire her brilliant mind onto his team. But Cree isn’t what she seems. Just as John has been watching her, Cree has been spying on him. Now John is getting too close-both professionally and personally. On opposite sides of a lethal game, can they trust each other with their hearts? HER SECRET AGENT is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.  ***** Paige Tyler is a USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy, romantic fiction. She and her very own military hero (also known as more »

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The Phone Company by David Jacob Knight

The Phone Company by David Jacob Knight

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY IS INDISTINGUISHABLE FROM MAGIC Imagine a cell phone that grants you control over cars or commercial airliners. Imagine an app that can reveal the secret lives of your neighbors. In his upcoming supernatural thriller, THE PHONE COMPANY, bestselling author David Jacob Knight explores the chilling implications of a technological age where information and connectivity are limitless. THE TETHER: I’M NOT TECHNOLOGY “David Jacob Knight has written a book that begins right with the cell phone near your hand, then magically builds a novel you never expected to read. Before you know it, you’ve turned every page, the dawn is breaking, and you’ve never been so glad to see the daylight…”–Amazon review THE PHONE COMPANY is available from Amazon. Buy links: http://www.amazon.com/Phone-Company-David-Jacob-Knight-ebook/dp/B00Q30WZJK  ***** THE more »

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Project 731 by Jeremy Robinson

Project 731 by Jeremy Robinson

WASHINGTON D.C. HAS BEEN DESTROYED In the wake of a Kaiju assault that left the nation’s capital in ruins, Jon Hudson, director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Fusion Center – Paranormal, is preparing his team for an uncertain future. While hiding Lilly, a chimera cat-girl rescued from Island 731, from GOD—the Genetic Offense Directive, a black ops organization within DARPA—Hudson attempts to raise Maigo, the teenage girl who once was part of Nemesis, the now deceased goddess of vengeance. But the two strange girls can’t be protected from what comes next. NEMESIS LIVES Kept in a massive warehouse operated by GOD, Nemesis’s body is violated by the Tsuchi, spider-like chimera also developed on Island 731. It spawns Kaiju-sized variations of the deadly creatures and more »

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Palmdale by Charles L. Carson

Palmdale by Charles L. Carson

Frank McManus was a burned-out lawyer in Palmdale when two new clients walked into his office on the same day. And they would change his life forever. Their cases would intertwine with a human trafficking scheme devised by an activist Bolivian university professor, and McManus and his girlfriend would be sucked into a world of drugs, deception, murder and an unusual funeral business. As McManus peeled back the veneer of corruption, an old friend was slaughtered and his life became at risk. But, on a one-way flight across the Pacific in a derelict airliner to his death, he wrote the final chapter. Frank McManus is an Everyman, a lucky few of whom may have a chance at redemption. He had lost much but now strives more »

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RVR by Charles L. Carson

RVR by Charles L. Carson

Hundreds are killed in a string of unexplainable airline crashes, bringing the US to the brink of paralysis. And widowed Harvard lawyer and disgraced Department of Justice prosecutor Jack McManus is thrust into the most difficult case of his career. With help from old friends and the CIA, he uncovers the vicious alliance of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Oligarch, and their Internet mastermind. After a worldwide hunt, he brings them to justice just as his children are placed in mortal danger aboard an airliner destined to be the next-to-last to crash. Jack McManus was devastated by the death of his wife Mary in an Oakland drive-by shooting. But he had two children to raise and summoned strength he didn’t know he possessed. Then the families more »

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