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Looking to add thrills to your holiday season? We’ve got just the ticket—page-turning hot new releases from some of the genre’s best. Dawn Ius goes Between the Lines with famous profiler John Douglas to get the scoop on a new non-fiction book about a chilling serial killer from the past that draws alarming parallels to the present. April Snellings looks at Christmas horror with a new novel from Andrew Shaffer guaranteed to make you think twice about your annual office gift exchange. And we get up close with Josie Brown, Matt Coyle, Caz Frear, Marc Cameron, Harriet Tyce, and dozens more authors whose novels will put an extra “chill” in the season. The December issue of The Big Thrill is live now!

Hot off the press:
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Coming Next Month
The latest thrillers from Lee Goldberg, Jason Pinter, Ace Atkins, Faye Kellerman, Nick Petrie, Brad Taylor, Anders Rosland, Judy Melinek & TJ Mitchell, James Grippando, Michelle Falkoff, Robert McCaw, Gary McAvoy, Thomas Perry, Cara Reinard, D.B. Carew, Michael Jack Webb, Liese Sherwood-Fabre, Elizabeth Heiter, Priscilla Paton, Mike Krentz, Lynette Eason, Saralyn Richard, Debbie De Louise, Keith Dixon, Deven Greene, Sharon Doering, Erica Miner, Lisa de Nikolits and many more!

Join Us For Virtual Winter Thrills!

An exciting new opportunity from International Thriller Writers: Virtual Winter Thrills 2021! Take advantage of this chance to participate in Master Class, Practice PitchFest, and the brand new Thriller MBA!

There’s no travel, no hotel stay—but you can still hone your craft in small classes taught by ITW bestselling authors, you can learn to pitch your novel with confidence and get insider details on the business of writing from agents, editors, and marketing professionals, including a critique of your query letter.

Virtual Winter Thrills
January 11 – March 18, 2021

A Special Event for Thriller Enthusiasts.
(Online Only)!



ITW’s New Knowledge Portal is a knowledge portal created by ITW members for ITW members. There will be craft lessons, regular columns on publishing and marketing, and a corner just for Debut Authors. W2T is also the place to go to find archives of older articles of interest as well as Virtual Thrillerfest videos. Check out the Events section for Thriller Roundtables, Writing Contests, and other events. New content posted in all areas mid-month. Check us out at Write2Thrill.Org.

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 Big Thrill Book Giveaway

Congratulations to Pat H. and Theresa C., winners of our last The Big Thrill Book Giveaway!

They each received 10 signed thrillers from ITW members.

On December 11th we’ll draw two new winners, and one of them could be you!

Current and new subscribers welcome.


Face Off by Brenda Novak
The Weight of Blood by D.B. Carew
The Wrong Wicca by Ann Simas
The Vatican Conspiracy by Peter Hogenkamp
Murder LLC by Bryan Cassiday

Let Justice Descend by Lisa Black
Payback by Ronald S. Barak
The American Strangler by Robert M. Fleisher
Fractured Tide by Leslie Karen Lutz
Prey by L.A. Larkin

The Secrets You Keep by Kate White
American Ripper by Patrick Kendrick
Last Girls by Demetra Brodsky
Creature Feature by Steven Paul Leiva
Mad Dog by Dave Wickenden

Death by Diploma by Kelley Kaye
They All Fall Down by Rachel Howzell Hall
Top Producer by Laura Wolfe
Edinburgh Midnight by Carole Lawrence
Sirens of Memory by Puja Guha