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

Explode into the New Year with 30 new thrillers from ITW Members, including debut novels from John Dixon and Elizabeth Heiter! We have two Specials to the Big Thrill this month: James R. Hannibal takes us behind the scenes of the high-tech thriller; and Dawn Ius brings us the latest on R. L Stine and the Return of Fear Street. And you won’t want to miss Anthony J. Franze’s Between The Lines Interview with Lisa Unger. Happy New Year!

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Coming Next Month

The latest thrillers from J.T. Ellison, Michael Kurland, Kelly Parsons, J.D. Horn, Harry Hunsicker, Jess Faraday, Barry Eisler, Holly West, Karen Rose, Maggi Andersen, William Lashner, Daniel Suarez, Marc Cameron, Robert S. Levinson 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 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.

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ITW Members’ Awards

M.J Rose’s SEDUCTION was named Suspense Magazine’s Book of the Year.

David Morrell’s MURDER AS A FINE ART was named one of BookPages’ 10 best mysteries and thrillers for 2013, Library Journal chose it as one of the five best thrillers of the year, Strand Magazine named it to their list of Top 20 Books of 2013, and Publishers Weekly chose it as one of the top 10 mystery/thrillers of 2013.

Jon Land’s STRONG RAIN FALLING was named to the New York Times’ Summer Fiction list and won USA Book News’ 2013 USA Best Book Award in the Mystery/Suspense Category.

Lynette Eason’s WHEN A HEART STOPS won the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Carol Award.

Geoffrey McGeachin’s BLACKWATTLE CREEK won the Australian Crime Writers Association’s Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction.


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 January:

January 6 – 12: Why do you read/writer thrillers?
January 13 – 19: Do you listen to music while writing? If so, what type?
January 20 – 26: Could Our Man in Havana be written today? What other modern device might substitute for his elaborate plans?
January 27 – February 2: What’s the best advice you can give to a beginning writer? What’s the best advice you received when you were starting out?

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 Kathy Bennett, the winner of this month’s BIG THRILL giveaway. Kathy will receive an assortment of signed thrillers including Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner, Tell No Lies by Gregg Hurwitz, Don’t Look Now by Michelle Gagnon, Minding the Store by David O’Neil, Wilderness Peril by Elizabeth Goddard, Until Death by James L. Thane, The Joshua Stone by James Barney, Double Vision: Code Name 711 by F.T. Bradley, White Fire by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, The Green Line by E.C. Diskin and Lesser Creatures by Peter Giglio.

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