June 22, 2010
Available in: Hardcover
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.
New York Times bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub is the award-winning author of more than eighty novels, best known for the single title psychological suspense novels she writes under her own name. Those novels and the women's fiction she writes under the pseudonym Wendy Markham have frequently appeared on the USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Bookscan bestseller lists. In 2015, Wendy published three new novels: THE BLACK WIDOW, which concluded her cyber predator suspense trilogy for HarperCollins; BLOOD RED, which launchedMundy's Landing, a psychological suspense trilogy for HarperCollins; and NINE LIVES, which launchedLily Dale, a cozy mystery series for Crooked Lane. Her Wendy Markham novel HELLO, IT'S ME made its television premiere on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel starring Kellie Martin and Kavan Smith. A two-time finalist for the prestigious Simon and Schuster Mary Higgins Clark Award, she's won the 2008 RT Award for Career Achievement in Suspense, the 2007 RWA-NYC Golden Apple Award for Lifetime Achievement, an RWA Rita award, and five WLA Washington Irving Prizes for Fiction. She previously published a dozen adult suspense novels with Kensington Books as well as the acclaimed young adult series LILY DALE with Walker/Bloomsbury. Earlier in her career, she published in a broad range of genres under her own name and various pseudonyms, and has co-authored and ghostwritten for a number of celebrities. Wendy lives in the New York City suburbs with her husband and sons. A vocal and active supporter of Relay for Life, Support Connection, and the American Cancer Society, she was a 2012 Ovarian Cancer Awareness month national spokesperson for the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation, and was a featured speaker at the Katonah-Lewisboro Relay for Life. As an animal rights advocate, she fosters for various rescue organizations in the metropolitan area.