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The Big Thrill
The March 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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Why is Gayle Lynds Coming to ThrillerFest?
gayle lyndsGayle is coming to meet readers. "We writers tend to be isolated, working alone on books and stories we hope will be read and enjoyed," she says. "I’m touched every time a reader tells me he or she likes one of my books.  There is nothing like the thrill of it."

Where can you catch up with Gayle and the rest of your favorite thriller authors?  "The bar at ThrillerFest is the adjunct panel room," Gayle answers. "It’s where authors and fans go to get together to discuss, discuss, discuss. On Saturday afternoon, as the bar buzzed, and orders for Diet Pepsis and martinis and Heinekens filled the air, I arrived, a half hour on my hands. I seriously doubted I’d find anyone I knew to sit with. Within five feet I saw a group of people I’d met, and they waved me over. And then a couple at the bar called my name. And finally my roommate, who went to ThrillerFest knowing almost no one, gestured from across the room. She was sitting with another large group. ThrillerFest is not only exciting and jam packed with fun, it’s truly friendly. I wouldn’t miss it for anything."

ThrillerFest V -- THE #1 conference for thriller authors and fans. July 7 - 10 at the Grand Hyatt in New York. Gayle Lynds is coming - are you?


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. Jeffery 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 Jeffery Deaver. 

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.

Book Giveaway

Congratulations to Kent Smith, the winner of this month's BIG THRILL giveaway. Kent will receive an assortment of signed thrillers including Frame-Up by John F. Dobbyn

False Mermaid by Erin Hart, Merry, Merry Ghost by Carolyn Hart, Dead on Arrival by Jackie Griffey, Drink the Tea by Thomas Kaufman, Broken Places by Sandra Parshall, Raining Cat Sitters and Dogs by Blaize Clement, The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna Renee Hieber, The Bone Chamber by Robin Burcell, The Little Death by P.J. Parrish, The Cold Room by J.T. Ellison, The Gray Man by Mark Greaney, Original Sin by Allison Brennan and Stress Fracture by D.P. Lyle.

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Coming next month

Coming next month: a Between The Lines interview with R.L. Stine, and the latest thrillers from Gayle Lynds, D. P. Lyle, Dianna Love and Sherrilyn Kenyon, Alan Orloff, Richard L. Mabry, MD, Lisa Jackson, Glenn Cooper, Mark Terry, Jeremy Robinson, Kay Thomas, 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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