Monday, January 4, 2010

The January Big Thrill webzine from International Thriller Writers Inc

The Big Thrill
The January edition of THE BIG THRILL is now online. Here are just some of this month's stories and interviews waiting for you at the ITW Big Thrill website.

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WATCHLIST: Two Serial Thrillers in One Killer Book! 

Imagine a literary jam session with 22 of your favorite masters of pulse-pounding fiction and you have WATCHLIST: Two Serial Thrillers in One Killer Book. Jeffrey Deaver conceived of the characters and put the plot into motion and Jim Fusilli added a sharp editorial eye, finely orchestrating this chorus of suspense that includes such top writers as Lee Child, Joseph Finder, Lisa Scottoline, Gayle Lynds and many others. Dramatic tension ties the novellas together as each thriller titan leads the reader down dark alleys and around blind corners, saving the fireworks for the climactic endings, also crafted by Jeffrey Deaver. 

The Chopin Manuscript, the original unique collaboration by 15 of the world's greatest thriller writers, launched the project. It introduces former war crimes investigator Harold Middleton, who is unaware that a forgotten work by Chopin in his possession contains a dark secret within its handwritten notes. His race to uncover the secret is obstructed by federal agents, assassins and a mysterious figure from the past known only as Faust. 

Following closely on the gumshoe heals of The Chopin Manuscript, Harold Middleton returns in the explosive sequel, The Copper Bracelet.  Suspense builds layer by layer as each deft teller of tales shifts the action by adding unexpected twists.  Beginning with a day at the beach where all is not what it seems, an international terror plot sends Middleton careening from Nice to Moscow to Kashmir as he seeks to prevent nuclear war between India and Pakistan and the start of World War III.

This two-fisted tome has the chills, breakneck pacing, and diabolical switchbacks that thriller lovers have come to expect. Reading into the wee, small hours is practically guaranteed.

The Copper Bracelet on audio 

copperbracelet_vert-small.jpgWritten by Jeffery Deaver, Gayle Lynds, David Hewson, Jim Fusilli, John Gilstrap, Joseph Finder, Lisa Scottoline, David Corbett, Linda Barnes, Jenny Siler, David Liss, P.J. Parrish, Brett Battles, Lee Child, Jon Land, James Phelan under the direction of project editor Jim Fusilli, THE COPPER BRACELET features former war crimes investigator Harold Middleton and his Volunteers once again. This time, they must crack a secretive conspiracy that not only threatens their lives, but the stability of the world. Their race against time will take them from London to the U.S. to Russia and beyond. And at the heart of it all is one question: what is the secret of the Copper Bracelet?

Go to and download THE COPPER BRACELET today!

Book Giveaway
Congratulations to Charlotte Blessing, the winner of this month's BIG THRILL giveaway. Charlotte will receive an assortment of signed thrillers including The Paris Vendetta by Steve Berry, Back With Vengeance by C.J. Carver, Secrets to Die For by L.J. Sellers, Metal Gear Solid 2:  Sons of Liberty by Raymond Benson, God Machine by J.G. Sandom, Spy Games by Gina Robinson, Crimson by Jordan Sumers, and Shoot to Thrill by Nina Bruhns.
All subscribers to THE BIG THRILL webzine are automatically eligible for the monthly drawing.

Coming next month
Coming next month, the latest thrillers from Kelli Stanley, Cate Noble, Michael Palmer, Julie Compton, Eric Van Lustbader, Roger Smith and more. It's gonna be a thriller!

Now that you've read the latest thrillers from your favorite authors like Brad Thor, Steve Berry and Tess Gerritsen, wouldn't it be great to know who THEY are recommending for your next read? Check out Thrilling Listens at for the latest recommendations.

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