Child, LeeChild, Lee • Lynds, GayleLynds, Gayle • Morrell, DavidMorrell, David • Slaughter, KarinSlaughter, Karin • Koryta, MichaelKoryta, Michael • Harris, CharlaineHarris, Charlaine • Gross, AndrewGross, Andrew • Jackson, LisaJackson, Lisa • Sandford, JohnSandford, John • Adrian, LaraAdrian, Lara • Rice, ChristopherRice, Christopher • Scottoline, LisaScottoline, Lisa • DeMille, NelsonDeMille, Nelson • Jance, J.A.Jance, J.A. • Van Lustbader, EricVan Lustbader, Eric • Brown, SandraBrown, Sandra • Box, C. J.Box, C. J. • McDermid, ValMcDermid, Val • James, PeterJames, Peter • Reichs, KathyReichs, Kathy • Gabaldon, DianaGabaldon, Diana • Berry, SteveBerry, Steve
May 03, 2019emerge rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I love these collections. Some days it’s so hard to find time to block out the rest of the world & disappear into a great book. With these shorties, you can spend 20 minutes in your favourite hiding spot & enjoy a complete story from some of the best known thriller writers.
Each is a collaboration between 2 authors & there are some interesting pairs here. There are 11 tales in all, representing a diverse range of sub genres…..contemporary, historical, paranormal, romance & pure crime. Everyone will have their personal favs so I won’t review them all. Instead, here are some random thoughts & my top 3 picks.
If you read thrillers at all you’re going to recognize these iconic characters who have become just as famous as their creators. Dr.Temperance Brennan, Cotton Malone, Reacher, Carol Jordan & Roy Grace are just a few. But I bet you didn’t expect to run across John Rambo (yes, THAT Rambo…). Even that F**kin’ Flowers puts down his fishing rod long enough to get in on the action. And for every reader who swoons when Jamie Fraser walks by, kilt a-swinging….well, nuff said.
My picks were “Faking a Murderer” starring Dr. Temperance Brennan & Jack Reacher; “Deserves to be Dead” featuring Virgil Flowers & Regan Pescoli; and “Short Story” with Joe Pritchard & a young Jeffrey Tolliver.
As with all collections, some of the collaborations are more successful than others but the list of winners will vary from reader to reader. As much as I enjoy catching up with “old friends”, this is also a great way to try on a new-to-you author & maybe find another series to add to your groaning TBR pile.