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dec_pastissuesRead the stories that were featured in the December edition of The Big Thrill.

20 brand new thrillers from ITW Members to help you kick off the holiday season, plus the 2013 USO Tour by Kathleen Antrim, a Between the Lines Interview with Michael Connelly by Julie Kramer, News from South Africa by Michael Sears and new nonfiction from John Foxjohn.

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Coming Next Month

The latest thrillers from Raymond Benson, Lisa Gardner, Brad Taylor, Stuart Woods, Brett King, Julie Kramer, Terry Shames, Elizabeth Heiter, Kathleen George, Jaye Wells, Charles Todd, Lisa Morton, Lisa Unger, Lamar Giles, Mark Pryor, Harry Dolan and many more!

New E-Releases from ITW Members

New Audio Books from ITW Members

Brenda Novak: 2014 Silver Bullet Award Recipient

We’re very excited to announce that Brenda Novak will be joining us at ThrillerFest this year as our Silver Bullet Award recipient. Brenda’s tireless and extraordinary work helping people with diabetes makes her the ideal choice for this special award. For more information about Brenda’s organization visit FOR THE CURE, and you can learn more about Brenda’s fabulous books on her website.

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 and 2014 Silver Bullet Award recipient Brenda Novak. 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:

December 2 – 8:    Which country had the best spies of all time and why? –KFSB, SVA, KGB, the Mossad, CIA,  MI6
December 9 -15:    Tell us some books with strong architectural details that helped build suspense.
December 16 – 22:    The untraceable murder – is it possible?
December 23 – 29:    HOLIDAYS. NO ROUNDTABLE.
December 30 – January 4:    HOLIDAYS. NO ROUNDTABLE.

Authors, don’t miss this promotional opportunity!  Participate in the Thriller Roundtable by contacting 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 Susan Harden, the winner of this month’s BIG THRILL giveaway. Susan will receive an assortment of signed thrillers including The Price of Innocence by Lisa Black, Firefall by J.H. Bográn, The Guns of Santa Sangre by Eric Red, Crystal Fire by Jordan Dane, Tell No Lies by Gregg Hurwitz, Killer Nurse by John Foxjohn, Missing by C.T. Jorgensen,
Supercell by H.W. “Buzz” Bernard, Operation: Genocide by Yvonne Walus, The Quotient of Murder by Ada Madison, Cry in the Night by Carolyn Hart, Killer’s Diary by Brian Pinkerton, The Hero’s Companion by Amy Lignor, What She Left Behind by Tracy Bilen, Long Gone Man by Phyllis Smallman and Chilled to the Bone by Quentin Bates.

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