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

30 new thrillers this month, including two Specials to the Big Thrill: FanFest by Kimberley Howe and Jamie Freveletti; and the Thriller Award Nominees by John Raab. Plus, we have true crime from Dianne Fanning, News From South Africa by Michael Sears, 27 new e-releases, and 8 new audio books, all from ITW Members!

Hot off the press:

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Coming Next Month

The latest thrillers from Robert Rotstein, Allen Zadoff, Alan L. Lee, Adrienne Giordano, Mary Louise Kelly, Jeanne Matthews, Toby Tate, Michael Pocalyko, J. Sydney Jones, Jeffrey Wilson, Annamaria Alfieri, Walter Walker, Colby Marshall, Michael Jecks, Joelle Charbonneau, Catriona McPherson, James Phelan, Layton Green and many more!

New E-Releases from ITW Members

New Audio Books from ITW Members


Come meet your 2013 Participating Authors along with ITW Co-Presidents Kathleen Antrim and Lee Child!

When: Friday, July 12, 2013 from 6:00-8:00pm

Where: Ballroom I at the Grand Hyatt in Manhattan

We’re very excited about our first ever FanFest! Certain ITW authors are hosting a special signing and cocktail party for a group of lucky fans. This event is open to all ThrillerFest registrants and the selected fans that each ITW author host invites. Fans will need a special badge to get in, so please check in at registration before heading to the party.

The evening kicks off at 6:00pm with a special signing for all the FanFest authors. Next, everyone will gather in Ballroom I at the Grand Hyatt for a cocktail party from 6:30-8:00pm where they can spend quality time with their favorite author and indulge in the beverage of their choice.

Fans will take home a special swag bag created especially for them by their ITW author host along with lots of good memories! Hope to see you there!

Join ThrillerFest at BEA!

Join us at BEA this year! Stop by our booth to say hello and help promote ITW and ThrillerFest.

We look forward to seeing you there!

May 29 – June 1, 2013
Javits Center, NYC


ThrillerFest VIII – Register Today!

ThrillerFest VIII – July 10th – 13th, Grand Hyatt, NYC.

We have a fabulous line-up of special guests this year, including:

  • 2013 ThrillerMaster: Anne Rice
  • 2011 ThrillerMaster: R. L. Stine
  • Spotlight Guest: Michael Connelly
  • Spotlight Guest: T. Jefferson Parker
  • Spotlight Guest: Michael Palmer
  • 2013 Silver Bullet Award Recipient: Steve Berry

CraftFest New York Times bestselling authors will share their secrets on the craft of writing.

AgentFest — The top agents and editors in the business will be on hand to hear your pitches.

ThrillerFest — Network with other writers and meet industry professionals at the fabulous panels. Special guests will be announced soon.


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

To view some fabulous interviews from last year’s ThrillerFest, please visit NYC Media. Including interviews with David Morrell, Sandra Brown and many more!

Don’t forget to a few minutes and peruse the ThrillerFest VII photo slideshow compliments of Alan Jacobson.

The Thriller Roundtable

Whether you’re a fan or an author, you’ll want to join the Thriller Roundtable discussions at The BigThrill 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.


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 Karen Pasquel, the winner of this month’s BIG THRILL giveaway. Karen will receive an assortment of signed thrillers including Murder as a Fine Art by David Morrell, Game by Barry Lyga, Obsession, Impulse, Power and Rage by Debra Webb, Silent Slaughter by C. E. Lawrence, Dangerous Waters by Toni Anderson, Insidious Deception by Alan L. Moss, Cadaver Blues by J.E. Fishman, The Dark Pool by J.E. Fishman, Lilith by Toby Tate, Chasers by James Phelan (unsigned), Survivor by James Phelan (unsigned), Against the Edge by Kat Martin, The Dark Tower Companion (A Guide to Stephen King’s Epic Fantasy) by Bev Vincent, Night Terrors by Dennis Palumbo, Stress Test by Richard L. Mabry, M.D., Domino 29 by Axel Avian and A Broth of Betrayal by Connie Archer.

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