Oceanview Publishing, 9781933515564, 378pp.
Publication Date: July 5, 2010
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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.
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.
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