So who's hotter - Lee Child or Steve Berry?

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FIRST THRILLS: High-Octane Stories from the Hottest Thriller Authors

First Thrills AnthologyFIRST THRILLS includes never-before-published stories by New York Times bestselling authors Lee Child, Stephen Coonts, Jeffrey Deaver, Heather Graham, Gregg Hurwitz, John Lescroart, John Lutz (with Lise E. Baker), Alex Kava (with Deb Carlin), Michael Palmer (with Daniel James Palmer), Karin Slaughter, and Wendi Corsi Staub.

The collection also serves as an introduction to a new generation of thriller authors, including Sean Michael Bailey, Ken Bruen, Ryan Brown, Bill Cameron, Rebecca Cantrell, Karen Dionne, JT Ellison, Theo Gangi, Rip Gerber, CJ Lyons, Grant McKenzie, Marc Paoletti, Cynthia Robinson, and Kelli Stanley.

"Hands down one of the best short story collections you’re ever likely to read.”—Booklist, starred review

Also available June 7 as 4 mini e-books for just $2.99!

All proceeds from the sales of FIRST THRILLS have been donated by the authors to support ITW's efforts to promote and elevate the thriller genre.


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First Thrills Gets A Starred Review From Booklist

“This is hands down one of the best short story collections you’re ever likely to read. The brainchild of the (relatively new) International Thrillers Writers organization, the book features never-before-published stories by such notables as Jeffery Deaver, Michael Palmer, Gregg Hurwitz, Stephen Coonts, John Lescroart, Karin Slaughter, and Lee Child (who also serves as the book’s editor). Alongside them, you’ll find top-notch short fiction from names that might be less familiar—J. T. Ellison, CJ Lyons, Sean Michael Bailey—but they are writers who certainly won’t remain unfamiliar for long. The stories fit under the most inclusive of thriller umbrellas, but many contain elements of mysteries, science fiction, and horror as well. They feature an equally diverse cast of characters, too, ranging from con men and killers to aliens, ghosts, and zombies. In many short story collections, there are a few standouts. Here, nearly the entire lineup stands out. Lescroart’s “The Gato Conundrum,” for example, is a fine spy thriller that moves through Italy , England , Russia , France , and the U.S. , all in 20 pages. Heather Graham’s “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” combines grisly horror with a historical setting. Theo Gangi’s “Eddy May” is a seemingly straightforward story about a pair of con artists that turns out to be not straightforward at all; in an anthology full of plot twists, Gangi’s definitely out twists them all. A masterful collection.”

Booklist, starred review.

I'm honored to be a part of this amazing anthology. First Thrills will be available from Tor Books June 22 and features my short story KILLING CAROL ANN.