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Five months into lockdown, the itch for escape has never felt more palpable. That need is manifested through the characters in many of this summer’s hottest releases—whether it’s to get away from media scrutiny, as is the case in Megan Miranda’s new page turner, start a fresh life on an eerie remote island like the one described in Jenny Milchman’s THE SECOND MOTHER, or simply travel the globe with the likes of Christopher Reich’s Simon Riske. We’ve scoured all corners of the globe to bring you up close with genre stars like Karin Slaughter, Jon Land, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Alex Segura, Peter Church, and many more. Plus, J. H. Bográn goes Between the Lines with Karen Dionne to talk about her latest fairytale-inspired thriller. Don’t miss out—the August issue of The Big Thrill is live now!

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Coming Next Month

The latest thrillers from Robert Dugoni, Brad Parks, Ruth Ware, L. C. Shaw, Lisa Black, Rebecca Zanetti, Raymond Benson, David Heska Wanbli Weiden, Heather Martin, Alyssa Cole, Joel Shulkin MD, Patrick Kendrick, Cat Connor, Elizabeth Goddard, Belle Ami, Pamela Crane, Robert McCaw, D. K. Hood, Michael Laurence, Tori Eldridge, Puja Guha, DiAnn Mills, Patrick Oster and many more!

Mega Virtual CraftFest

Missed this event? Mega Virtual CraftFest, including CareerFest, is available to you as a standalone purchase. This is the same event, same content, that was offered with great success during Virtual ThrillerFest XV (2020). If you purchased it earlier you don’t need to register again now.

Mega Virtual CraftFest was part of Virtual ThrillerFest XV – 2020 during the July 6-14th online conference. We paired some of the best thriller writers in the world to discuss the craft of writing in a fabulous set of videos (Vimeo) available at registrants’ convenience. There were over 100 conversations featuring over 200 bestselling authors. See the amazing list of authors here. Mega Virtual CraftFest was very well received by registrants. They were able to enjoy fabulous videos from the safety and comfort of their homes, and you can too!

The unbeatable price for all of this valuable information: $149!

Register Today!

The NEW Big Thrill Book Giveaway

Congratulations to Pat H. and Theresa C. winners of July’s New The Big Thrill Book Giveaway!

They each will receive 10 signed thrillers from ITW members.

Next month we’ll draw two new winners, and one of them could be you!

Current and new subscribers welcome.


The Room of White Fire by T. Jefferson Parker
Falling Darkness by Karen Harper
Firewolf by Jenna Kernan
Trust Me by Richard Z. Santos
This Is How I Lied by Heather Gudenkauf

Even If It Kills Her by Kate White
Critical Decision by Richard L. Mabry, M.D.
Disappearing Act by Ann Simas
Dark Tomorrow by Reece Hirsch
Vineyard Prey by Carole Price

Awakening by Stephan Schwartz
The Complaint by Tom Breen
The Paloma Crossing by Randall Reneau
Bum Deal by Paul Levine
Thorpe’s Candle by Joe Moore

The Warrior’s Way by Jenna Kernan
The Measure of the Moon by Lisa Preston
Impulse to Murder by Laura Munder
Beyond Control by Kat Martin
Pretend You’re Safe by Alexandra Ivy