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Read the stories that were featured in the January edition of The Big Thrill.

28 new thrillers this month from ITW members, including debut novels from Nancy Bilyeau and Cathy Perkins, new nonfiction, BETRAYAL, from Jon Land, plus Between The Lines: An Operation Thriller USO Tour Recap by Andrew Peterson with Clive Cussler, Sandra Brown, Kathy Reichs and Mark Bowden.

Print the Big Thrill list and head on down to your favorite bookstore, or download your selections to your electronic e-reader, and enjoy a month’s worth of great reading from your friends at the International Thriller Writers.

Hot off the press:

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Coming Next Month

If You See Her and If You Know Her by Shiloh Walker, Two Seconds Late by Eric Wilson, Last Man Standing by Cindy Gerard, Kill Shot by Vince Flynn, The Next One to Fall by Hilary Davidson, Treacherous: Grifters, Ruffians and Killers by Gary Phillips, The Last Justice by Anthony J. Franze, From the Ashes by Jeremy Burns, The Leviticus Mission by L.D. Knorr and many more! It doesn’t get more thrilling than that!

New E-Releases from ITW Members

ThrillerFest VII Registration Is Now Open!

ThrillerFest VII Early Bird registration is now available, but these rates are only for short time, so please sign up soon for another unforgettable conference. We have a fabulous line-up of special guests this year, including:

  • 2012 ThrillerMaster Jack Higgins
  • 2011 ThrillerMaster R.L. Stine
  • Spotlight Guest Lee Child
  • Spotlight Guest John Sandford
  • Spotlight Guest Catherine Coulter
  • 2012 True Crime Award Recipient Ann Rule
  • 2012 Silver Bullet Award Recipient Richard North Patterson
  • 2011 Silver Bullet Award Recipient Karin Slaughter

We have something for everyone, whether you’re an aspiring author, a fan, an industry professional, or an ITW author. Some of the highlights include:

CraftFest: This section of the conference is ideal if you’re looking to hone your writing skills. Every year, CraftFest is growing in numbers and spaces are limited. If you are keen on hearing the writing secrets of NYT bestsellers, please sign up soon so you don’t miss out.

AgentFest: If you’d like to pitch your novel to the best literary agents in the business, this is the event for you. Last year, we had over 60 agents attending AgentFest. So far, we have had five people sign with top agencies. Their success stories will be posted on the website shortly.

ThrillerFest: This year, we’ll have counterterrorism expert David Major joining us to share his experiences of working at The White House and the FBI. For more information on David, please visit

Banquet: Please join us at the annual Saturday night banquet for the presentation of the Thriller Awards and other entertainment.

Volunteers are an integral part of the ThrillerFest experience. We couldn’t do it without you. If you would like to assist us, please send an email to Volunteering is a great way to meet people and get involved in ITW.

Please drop by the new ThrillerFest Facebook page and say hello! Then “like” us, and help spread the word!

Your ThrillerFest team is looking forward to a fun and memorable year. If we can answer any questions or help out in any way, please touch base anytime. We look forward to seeing you next July 11-14 in NYC!

If you prefer to mail your registration, you can download and print the appropriate registrations forms here:

ITW Author-Member Registration

ITW Associate-Member and Thriller Fan Registration

The Neverending Book Giveaway

The Neverending Book GiveawayIf 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!

Monthly Giveaway

Congratulations to Carol Romansky, the winner of this month’s BIG THRILL giveaway. Carol will receive an assortment of signed thrillers including The Crown by Nancy Bilyeau, Beyond the Darkness by Jaime Rush, The Hunter by John Lescroart, Storm Damage by Ed Kovacs, The Devil’s Elixir by Raymond Khoury, All Necessary Force by Brad Taylor, The Immortalists by Kyle Mills, Troubles in Paradise by Yigal Zur, Kill Switch by Neal Baer and Jonathan Greene, The Arrival by Stephanie Osborn and The Jaguar by T. Jefferson Parker.

All subscribers to THE BIG THRILL webzine are automatically eligible for the monthly drawing. CLICK HERE to subscribe to the BIG THRILL email.