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The most riveting reads in history meet today's biggest thriller writers in Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads.Edited by David Morrell and Hank Wagner, Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads examines 100 seminal works of suspense through essays contributed 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.Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads features 100 works - from Beowulf to The Bourne Identity, Dracula to Deliverance, Heart of Darkness to The Hunt for Red October - deemed must-reads by the International Thriller Writers organization.Much more than an anthology, Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads goes deep inside the most notable thrillers published over the centuries. Through lively, spirited, and thoughtful essays that examine each work's significance, impact, and influence, Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads provides both historical and personal perspective on those spellbinding works that have kept readers on the edge of their seats for centuries.
Praise For Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads…
"This is an essential reference book." — Library Journal
"...writers who explore their personal connection to the work in question, such as the ingenious parallels Lee Child drew as a boy between the Theseus myth and Ian Fleming's Dr. No
, or Duane Swierczynski discovering Donald Westlake's (writing as Richard Stark) Parker series and realizing it's fun to read about sons of bitches." — Publishers Weekly
"It reminds us all of the sheer excitement and dazzling scope of the genre. A treasure!” — Christopher Reich
, New York Times
best-selling author of Rules of Deception
"The ultimate thriller resource. A fantastic reading list with a 'Who's Who' of contributors." — Brad Thor, New York Times best-selling author of The Apostle
"Some of my favorite thriller authors writing about their favorite thrillers. This epic view is itself a must-read.” — Kathy Reichs
, New York Times
best-selling author of Spider Bones
Oceanview Publishing, 9781608090402, 378pp.
Publication Date: January 11, 2012
About the Author
Hank Wagner is a prolific and respected critic and interviewer. His work regularly appears in such publications as Mystery Scene, Cemetery Dance, Nova Express, and Crimespree.