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july_web_past_issuesRead the stories that were in the July edition of the Big Thrill.

This month The Big Thrill offers 50-plus new titles for your summer reading pleasure—from mysteries and YA to thrillers of every stripe.

Our cover story featuring bestselling author Gayle Lynds delves into her latest book and much more about her fascinating career. In our International Thrills column, Irish bestseller John Connolly unveils his newest Charlie Parker adventure. And on the Africa Scene, an interview with one of the leaders of South African crime fiction, Mike Nicol.

In our Big Break segment, perennial hit-meister Joseph Finder talks about his early days and his path to the bestseller list.  And in a Special to The Big Thrill, Edgar-nominated author Manda Scott explores the intricacies of the increasingly popular “dual time line” suspense novel.

We also have the latest works by Julia Dahl, Kay Kendall, Jenny Milchman, Lori Rader-Day, and Cathy Scott, in addition to exciting debut novels from Eileen Magill, Ronnie Allen, Erik Therme, Alex Gilly, and M. J. Arlidge, among many others.  Explore and enjoy!

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Click on the book title below to read the feature story or click here to scroll through all of this month’s articles.

Coming Next Month

The latest thrillers from Linda Fairstein, Brenda Novak, James Abel, Alex Kava, Allison Brennan, Shelley Coriell, Paige Tyler, Kathy Reichs, A. D. Garrett, Gloria Ferris, Tom Young, Joel Gomez-Dossi, David Freed, Rich Zahradnik and many more!

New E-Releases from ITW Members

New Audio Books from ITW Members

ThrillerFest X – One Week Left to Register!


ThrillerFest X – July 7th – 11th, Grand Hyatt, NYC.

Check out the Thrillerfest website, registration now available!

This year, we’ll be honoring:

  • 2015 ThrillerMaster Nelson DeMille
  • 2014 ThrillerMaster Scott Turow
  • 2015 Silver Bullet Recipient Kathy Reichs
  • 2014 Silver Bullet Recipient Brenda Novak
  • 2015 Spotlight guest Mark Billingham
  • 2015 Spotlight guest Charlaine Harris
  • 2015 Spotlight guest Greg Iles

Some of the highlights of this year’s event include:

  • Master CraftFest
  • CraftFest
  • PitchFest
  • CareerFest
  • ThrillerFest
  • Thriller Awards Banquet

Want to learn more about ThrillerFest? Read a recap of the last ThrillerFest, ThrillerFest IX: Celebrating Ten Years of Innovation by Kimberley Howe and Anthony J. Franze.

The Thriller Roundtable

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

In July the Thriller Roundtable will focus on Literary Agents. You won’t want to miss it!

June 29 – July 5: NO ROUNDTABLE
July 6 – 12: “What is the most common mistake writers make in approaching an agent?”
July 13 – 19: “What is the added-value of agents in the self-publishing model?”
July 20 – 26: “Do agents have regrets about the story that got away?”
July 27 – August 2: “When should a writer change agents? Are agents wary of writers with low sales seeking such a change?”

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 Diane Grant, the winner of this month’s BIG THRILL giveaway. Diane will receive an assortment of signed thrillers including Mortom by Erik Therme, The Fraternity of the Soul Eater by Scott A. Lerner, As Night Falls by Jenny Milchman, Ashstorm by A. D. Starrling, The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young, Circling the Runway by J. L. Abramo, Counting to Infinity by J. L. Abramo, Clutching at Straws by J. L. Abramo, Devil’s Harbor by Alex Gilly and Into the Fire by Manda Scott.

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