Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Matchup edited by Lee Child

Matchup edited by Lee Child --- 445 pages including an Introduction and Author Biographies.

Another entry in a series of short story anthologies organized by the International Thriller Writers. This one is edited by Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher novels. In this anthology, Child has invited twenty-two best selling thriller writers to work in pairs --- one female and one male author ---
and collaborate on eleven short stories that combine iconic characters from both fictional worlds.

The results are a delight to read. Child also contributes an Introduction explaining how the concept for the book evolved, as well as short intros to each story, giving a behind-the-scenes peek at how each pair of authors came up with their own unique methods of collaboration. Kathy Reichs' Temperance Brennan and Lee Child's Jack Reacher, Lisa Jackson's Regan Pescoli and John Sandford's Virgil Flowers, Karin Slaughter's Jeffrey Tolliver and Michael Koryta's Joe Pritchard were my favorites, but there's not a bad story in this bunch.

Click HERE to read the review from Kirkus Reviews.

Click HERE to read the review from Publishers' Weekly.

Click HERE to read the review from The Real Book Spy web site.

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