Friday, August 27, 2010

Crimespree Magazine gives FIRST THRILLS a glowing review!


Edited by Lee Child

"This is another thriller anthology and it’s got the big guns it. Ken Bruen, Lee Child, Rebecca Cantrell, Heather Graham, Gregg Hurwitz, John Lutz, Karin Slaughter and many more. All the stories are brand new and have not been anywhere else before. Some stand outs for me were: EDDY MAY by Theo Gangi, THE PLOT by Jeffery Deaver and UNDERBELLY by Grant McKenzie.

"As these are short stories I really can’t say much without giving things away, but I’ll tell you, there’s not a clunker in the bunch, these are all stories by authors at the top of their game." -- Jon Jordan, Crimespree Magazine

In a starred review, Booklist adds: "Hands down one of the best short story collections you’re ever likely to read. In many short story collections, there are a few standouts. Here, nearly the entire lineup stands out. A masterful collection.”

Congratulations to all of the debut authors represented!

From the publisher:

New York Times bestselling author Lee Child has teamed up with the International Thriller Writers for First Thrills, a showcase of many of the organization’s bestselling authors as well as rising stars in the genre. First Thrills includes never-before-published stories by New York Times bestselling authors including Lee Child, Stephen Coonts, Jeffrey Deaver, Heather Graham, Joan Johnston, John Lescroart, Alex Kava and Deb Carlin, Michael Palmer (with Daniel James Palmer), Karin Slaughter, and Wendi Corsi Staub.

This collection also serves as a great introduction to those whom the ITW has christened its rising stars, including Sean Michael Bailey, Ken Bruen, Ryan Brown, Bill Cameron, Rebecca Cantrell, Karen Dionne, JT Ellison, Theo Gangi, Rip Gerber, Gregg Hurwitz, CJ Lyons, Grant Mackenzie, Marc Paoletti, Cynthia Robinson, and Kelli Stanley.