First Thrills: Short Stories

First Thrills: Short Stories

by International Thriller Writers
First Thrills: Short Stories

First Thrills: Short Stories

by International Thriller Writers

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Overview

New York Times bestselling author Lee Child and the International Thriller Writers, Inc. present a collection of remarkable stories in First Thrills. Showcasing many of the organization's bestselling authors as well as rising stars in the genre, here are twenty-five brand-new, never-before published, stories packed with murder, mystery, and mayhem.

*A cunning criminal thinks he can use a child to take the rap for his crimes.

*A hospital intern turned body-snatcher.

*A priest who comes face to face with his wife's murderer on death row.

*A confederate soldier comes home to his love, but changed by more than just the war….he comes back wrong.

*The discovery of a flying saucer in the deep sea brings one man to the brink of a massive revelation.

*A dying man's last request proves to his ex-wife that he's still rotten to the core.

*A clandestine operative finds himself caught in a wicked game of confusion . . . but who is calling the shots?

No matter what type of thriller you read, you'll find something here that will entertain you . . . and perhaps a new writer you'll cherish for years to come.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429940405
Publisher: Tor Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/24/2011
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: eBook
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 417,226
File size: 405 KB

About the Author

The International Thriller Writers is an honorary society of authors, both fiction and nonfiction, who write books broadly classified as "thrillers." This would include (but isn't limited to) such subjects as murder mystery, detective, suspense, horror, supernatural, action, espionage, true crime, war, adventure, and myriad similar subject areas.

ITW's mission is "To bestow recognition and promote the thriller genre at an innovative and superior level for and through our Active members; to provide opportunities for mentoring, education and collegiality among thriller authors and industry professionals; and to grant awards for excellence in the thriller genre."
One of the main purposes of the organization is to provide a way for successful, bestselling authors to help debut and midlist authors advance their careers. To that end, ITW has designed numerous, effective programs and events which promote debut and midlist writers and their work, sometimes in partnership with bestselling authors. In addition, ITW promotes literacy, gives money to worthy organizations, supports libraries, and advances the genre. Finally, it brings together almost a thousand writers, readers, publishers, editors and agents at its annual conference, ThrillerFest, as well as at CraftFest, a writing workshop program, and AgentFest, where aspiring authors can meet and pitch top literary agents.


The International Thriller Writers is an honorary society of authors, both fiction and nonfiction, who write books broadly classified as “thrillers.” This would include (but isn’t limited to) such subjects as murder mystery, detective, suspense, horror, supernatural, action, espionage, true crime, war, adventure, and myriad similar subject areas.


ITW’s mission is “To bestow recognition and promote the thriller genre at an innovative and superior level for and through our Active members; to provide opportunities for mentoring, education and collegiality among thriller authors and industry professionals; and to grant awards for excellence in the thriller genre.”

One of the main purposes of the organization is to provide a way for successful, bestselling authors to help debut and midlist authors advance their careers. To that end, ITW has designed numerous, effective programs and events which promote debut and midlist writers and their work, sometimes in partnership with bestselling authors. In addition, ITW promotes literacy, gives money to worthy organizations, supports libraries, and advances the genre. Finally, it brings together almost a thousand writers, readers, publishers,  editors and agents at its annual conference, ThrillerFest, as well as at CraftFest, a writing workshop program, and AgentFest, where aspiring authors can meet and pitch top literary agents.

Table of Contents

Introduction / Lee Child
The Thief / Gregg Hurwitz
Scutwork / CJ Lyons
The Bodyguard / Lee Child
Last Supper / Rip Gerber
After Dark / Alex Kava&Deb Carlin
Wednesday's Child / Ken Bruen
Eddy May / Theo Gangi
The Plot / Jeffery Deaver
Eye Of The Storm / John Lutz&Lise S. Baker
The Dead Club / Michael Palmer&Daniel James Palmer
Underbelly / Grant McKenzie
The Gato Conundrum / John Lescroart
The Princess Of Felony Flats / Bill Cameron
Savage Planet / Stephen Coonts
Suspended / Ryan Brown
When Johnny Comes Marching Home / Heather Graham
On the Train / Rebecca Cantrell
Children's Day / Kelli Stanley
My Father's Eyes / Wendy Corsi Staub
Program With A Happy Ending / Cynthia Robinson
Chloe / Marc Paoletti
Killing Carol Ann / J. T. Ellison
Cold, Cold Heart / Karin Slaughter
Calling The Shots / Karen Dionne
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