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november_cover2Read the stories that were featured in the November edition of The Big Thrill.

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.

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Coming Next Month

The latest thrillers from Jon Land, Don Mann, Ralph Pezzullo, Sandra Balzo, Maggi Andersen, Jaime Rush, Lisa Black and many more!

New E-Releases from ITW Members

New Audio Books from ITW Members

ThrillerFest IX – Advance Registration Now Available!

ThrillerFest IXThrillerFest IX – July 8th – 12th, Grand Hyatt, NYC.

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! Visit for more information.

Register Online Today!

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

2014 Thriller Awards

The International Thriller Writers is pleased to announce its 2014 Thriller Awards Competition. Categories include: Best Hardcover, Best Paperback Original, Best First Novel, Best Short Story, Best Young Adult Novel, and Best E-Book Original. We will be accepting entries from now until December 31, 2013. Further details, including the link to submit, can be found at

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:

November 4 – 10:  “For some years now, November is popular among writers due to the National Novel Writing Month. Do you feel that the NANOWRIMO has influenced the thriller genre?  How?”

November 11 – 17:  “Who is your favorite over the top, megalomaniac antagonist with world-domination plans, and why?”

November 18 – 24:  “Holidays and Thrillers, how can we combine the two concepts to up the ante in our writing?”


Authors, to participate in the Thriller Roundtable please contact J.H. Bográn.

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 Dave Hines, the winner of this month’s BIG THRILL giveaway. Dave will receive an assortment of signed thrillers including Broken by C.J. Lyons, Tooth for a Tooth by T. Frank Muir, Burnt Black by Ed Kovacs, The Whispering of Bones by Judith Rock, Hunter’s Moon by Lisa Kessler, Murder by Sunlight: The Charity Quilt by Barbara Graham, Upon a Winter’s Night by Karen Harper, Twist by John Lutz, Heart Failure by Richard L. Mabry, M.D., Double Vision by F.T. Bradley, Tell No Lies by Gregg Hurwitz, The Pen Name by David Jacob Knight, Ghost Gone Wild by Carolyn Hart, Blowback by Valerie Plame and Best Defense by Randy Rawls.

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