ITW Releases Details About Their Forthcoming Anthology, ‘MatchUp’

matchupFollowing the success of FaceOff (2014), the International Thriller Writers (ITW) are back with their latest anthology MatchUp, a collection of short stories featuring some of the most famous authors in the thriller genre today. 

Published by Simon & Schuster and edited by Lee Child, bestselling author of the mega-popular Jack Reacher series, MatchUp packs a star-studded lineup of big-name authors, including: C.J. Box, Gayle Lynds, Steve Berry, Karin Slaughter, John Sandford, J.A. Jance, Andrew Gross, Kathy Reichs, Nelson DeMille, Eric Van Lustbader, and Lisa Jackson. 

From the publisher:

The Battle of the Sexes Just Got Thrilling

“In this incredible follow-up to the New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller FaceOff, twenty-two of the world’s most popular thriller writers come together for an unforgettable anthology.

MatchUp takes the never-before-seen bestseller pairings of FaceOff and adds a delicious new twist: gender. Eleven of the world’s best female thriller writers from Diana Gabaldon to Charlene Harris are paired with eleven of the world’s best male thriller writers, including John Sandford, C.J. Box, and Nelson DeMille. The stories are edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child and feature:

-Lee Coburn and Joe Pickett in “Honor & …” by Sandra Brown and C.J. Box
-Tony Hill and Roy Grace in “Footloose” by Val McDermid and Peter James
-Temprance Brennan and Jack Reacher in “Faking a Murderer” by Kathy Reichs and Lee Child
-Jamie Fraser and Cotton Malone in “Past Prologue” by Diana Gabaldon and Steve Berry
-Liz Sansborough and Rambo in “Rambo on Their Minds” by Gayle Lynds and David Morrell
-Jeffrey Tolliver and Joe Pritchard in “Short Story” by Karin Slaughter and Michael Koryta
-Harper Connelly and Ty Hauck in “Dig Here” by Charlaine Harris and Andrew Gross
-Regan Pescoli and Lucas Davenport in “Deserves to be Dead” by Lisa Jackson and John Sandford
-Lucan Thorne and Lilliane in “Midnight Flame” by Lara Adrian and Christopher Rice
-Bennie Rosato and John Corey in “Getaway” by Lisa Scottoline and Nelson DeMille
-Ali Reynolds and Bravo Shaw in “Taking the Veil” by J.A. Jance and Eric Van Lustbader”

ITW has a long history of orchestrating fantastic collaboration projects that feature some of the best authors in the business, and it certainly sounds like MatchUp will be another must-read collection of action-packed stories.

While MatchUp isn’t scheduled to hit bookstores until June 6, 2017, you can pre-order it in advance by clicking here!  

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