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august_web_past_issuesRead the stories that were in the August edition of the Big Thrill.

Authenticity is the theme to our August issue. Many of our authors draw on their own experience—whether it’s career training or tumultuous living—and meld it with no-stone-unturned research to craft fiction that is fresh, gripping and memorable. These folks do their homework, while never being afraid to take chances.

Our cover story on famed former prosecutor Linda Fairstein reveals that in her seventeenth novel, the best-selling author is excited to try a whole new point of view. After reading the frank interview with forensic pathologist Kathy Reichs, you’ll understand why her series draws such a large and loyal readership. And former Air National Guard pilot Tom Young reveals how to turn technical know-how into a page-turning military thriller.

A rich reading experience awaits you in our International Thrills column on Qiu Xiaolong, whose series features a poetry-spouting chief inspector of the Shanghai Police Department. An interview with multiple award-winner Sean Chercover illuminates his command of the craft. And in the Africa Scene, Paul Mendelson talks about how crime fiction can capture the changing reality of Capetown.

We also have the latest work by Brenda Novak, R. G. Belsky, James Abel, Allison Brennan, Julia Heaberlin, Elizabeth Lowell, Alex Kava, and Diane Kelly. It may be the dog days of summer, but this is prime time for reading thrillers.

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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 Robert Dugoni, Simon Toyne, Mark Pryor, Nancy J. Cohen, Grant McKenzie, Ethan Cross, Lisa von Biela, J. A. Jance, Stefanie Pintoff, Harry Hunsicker, Michael Ransom, Reed Farrel Coleman, John Lutz, Mark Leggatt, Shane Gericke, Andrew Peterson, Alan Gratz and many more!

New E-Releases from ITW Members

New Audio Books from ITW Members

Missed ThrillerFest X in 2015?


Get the CDS & MP3s from CraftFest and ThrillerFest here:

From Steve Berry to Donald Maass to Brenda Novak to Greg Iles to Andrew Gross and many others, we’ve got it all. Learn from the masters while customizing your learning experience. You pick and choose which session(s) you want and only buy what you want.


And don’t forget to stay tuned here. Registration for next year’s conference will go be open in September. It’s going to be another great one. We hope to see you there!


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!

July 27 – August 2: “When should a writer change agents? Are agents wary of writers with low sales seeking such a change?”
August 3 – 9: “What do you look for when selecting a critique group to help polish your writing?”
August 10 – 16: “Is setting or location an important element of your stories? Why?”
August 17 – 23: “In today’s market, does plot alone lead to sales? Or do age, life experiences, a strong social media presence go into the equation?”
August 24 – 30: “Do you read or write outside of the thriller genre?”

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 Annette Macintyre, our 26,000th subscriber and the winner of this month’s BIG THRILL giveaway. Annette will receive an assortment of signed thrillers including The Confessor by Mark Allen Smith, The Hunters by Tom Young and The Assassins by Gayle Lynds.

All subscribers to THE BIG THRILL webzine are automatically eligible for the monthly drawing.

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