This is compulsive stuff – try to pick it up and put it down quickly – you’ll find it’s not an easy task. A quirky and opinionated volume that trawls extensively thrillers past and thrillers present, Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads examines many of the most compelling thrillers of all time as told by some of the biggest names in thriller writing today. Edited by David Morrell and Hank Wagner, the book features essays by such esteemed modern thriller writers as David Baldacci, Steve Berry, Sandra Brown, Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver, Tess Gerritsen, Heather Graham, John Lescroart, Gayle Lynds, Katherine Neville, Michael Palmer, James Rollins, R. L. Stine, and many more, including The Rap Sheet’s UK correspondent, Ali Karim.
Choices are eclectic, from Beowulf to The Bourne Identity, Dracula to Deliverance, Heart of Darkness to The Hunt for Red October— and good cases for all are made by the International Thriller Writers organization.
Lively and thoughtful essays examine each work’s significance, impact, and influence, the book provides both historical and personal perspective on those key works that have kept readers on the edge of their seats for centuries.
David Morrell, of course, is the award-winning author of First Blood. Morrell is the co-founder of the International Thriller Writers organization, and is considered by many to be the father of the modern action novel. Hank Wagner is a prolific and respected critic and interviewer. A fascinating compendium.
Thrillers: 100 Must-reads is published by Oceanview Publishing (www.oceanviewpub.com)
Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads
David Morrell and Hank Wagner, editors