Thursday, October 12, 2017
Book Review: 'Thriller Thirteen' by Various Authors
This collection of novellas and short stories is plucked from the works of some of our favorite and most popular writers of mysteries, thrillers and adventures before us today. If you don’t know at least one of the authors then this anthology corrects that gap in your library and opens some windows into some superb talent. In addition to being a particularly fine selection of works the authors of this anthology are donating to their mission of rescue thousands, protect millions – the project funded by the International Justice Mission, support and assistance to the horror of human trafficking of children around the globe. Now there is the Christmas spirit and more – to accompany on of the better choices of gift giving for the reader and fellow colleagues of thriller lovers.
Many of the works are excerpts or additions to each of the authors’ series of novels. For example, Tim Tigner’s contribution is an addendum to his superlative Kyle Achilles mysteries - another reason to capture this set of additional foci of these fine authors while the opportunity exists.
The THRILER THIRTEEN (even the selected titled of the package carries thriller weight!) contains ONE THOUSAND YARDS (A John Milton Novella) by Mark Dawson, LOW LIFES (A Crime Mystery Novella) by Simon Wood, LIGHTNING RIDER (Arthur Ellis Award Winner for Best Short Story) by Rick Mofina, CHASING IVAN (A Kyle Achilles Novella) by Tim Tigner, THE GUARDIAN (A Marty Singer Short Story) by Matthew Iden, THE UNEXPECTED HERO (An Evan Nash Novella) by Michael Grumley, ORIGINS (A Black Flagged Short Story) by Steve Konkoly, BOUND IN BLOOD (A Ray Fletcher Novella) by Abraham Falls, A KILLING TRUTH (A Leine Basso Novella) by D.V. Berkom, CHOSEN (A Corps Justice Short Story) by C.G. Cooper, NOBLE INTENTIONS (A Jack Noble Novella) by L.T. Ryan, THE WAY OF THE WOLF (A Noah Wolf Novella) by David Archer, and THADDEUS MURFEE (A Thaddeus Murfee Novella) by John Ellsworth.
Winners all, and for those whose works you have been following, this set is a true bonus – not only in saving money while aiding a fine cause. An exceptional collection and highly recommended. Grady Harp, December 16
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