LOVE IS MURDER, edited by Sandra Brown, is the latest showcase from the tremendous talent of the members of International Thriller Writers: from Lee Child and Heather Graham, to Allison Brennan and Sherrilyn Kenyon, the stories in this anthology will appeal to any thriller reader.
LOVE IS MURDER is so important to International Thriller Writers because the sale of anthologies is the main way our organization raises money.
★Thriller 3: Love Is Murder
Edited by Sandra Brown. Mira, $24.95 (608p) ISBN 978-0-7783-1344-1
If a person is known by the company she keeps, then the company of the 30 romance and suspense writers in this stellar all-original anthology speaks volumes about bestseller Brown. From Lori Armstrong’s sexy “Holding Mercy” to Vicki Hinze’s sweet “Wed to Death,” there’s romance aplenty. But there’s also loads of suspense, including Lee Child’s “I Heard a Romantic Story” and Cindy Gerard’s “Dying to Score.” Hankering for a flight of romantic fantasy? Take a trip to a bizarre Savannah neighborhood in Dianna Love’s “Deadly Fixation” or to the Chicago of Patricia Rosemoor’s “Hot Note.” The action spans the globe, imparting a real feel for locales as diverse as the Mexican jungle; Halifax, Nova Scotia; London, England; and south Texas. There are familiar characters such as Allison Brennan’s Lucy Kincaid (“Vacation Interrupted”) and new ones readers are sure to want to see more of, like William Simon’s Nicholas White (“Spider’s Tango”). Chockablock with nifty plot twists, these stories aren’t to be missed. (June) Publishers Weekly
Romantic-suspense star Brown (Lethal, 2011) celebrates the genre’s vitality with a wonderfully diverse and exciting collection of short stories by 30 writers both well known and emerging. From Roxanne St. Claire’s erotic opening story, “Diamond Drop,” to Lee Child’s splendid “I Heard a Romantic Story,” Brown’s selections cover the spectrum from sexy to scary with surprising and compelling tales about stalkers and cops, private eyes and serial killers, bodyguards and thieves. The authors include Lori Armstrong, William Bernhardt, Bill Floyd, Heather Graham, Vicki Hinze, Andrea Kane, Sherrilyn Kenyon, James Macomber, Carla Neggers, Brenda Novak, William Simon, and Mariah Stewart. With this stellar group, readers can enjoy a story by a favorite author and discover new talent. Brown has made sure that there is something here for everyone. — Shelley Mosley Booklist
These anthologies are awesome reads. Entertaining yet suspenseful. I buy them each year and I highly recommend them to all my readers. Preorder your copy today. Here’s the link again.