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Co-Author Writing and Double-Signed Books

Co-Author Writing and Double-Signed Books

Article by John Hutchinson
October 18, 2017

Over 30 years ago, Stephen King teamed with Peter Straub to pen THE TALISMAN. It was a relative first in modern publishing for two bestselling authors to co-author a new work of fiction. Since then, it has become much more common. Clive Cussler has teamed with 10 different authors to write his numerous series. James Rollins has teamed with Rebecca Cantrell and Grant Blackwood. Blackwood has also written with Cussler and Tom Clancy. Other teams include scifi greats Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert, Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston, and thriller greats, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.

Family writing teams include Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler, Dick and Felix Francis, Jonathan, Faye and Jessie Kellerman, Mary Higgins and Carol Higgins Clark, and most recently Stephen and Owen King.

VJ Books has relationships with these writing teams and many others, and are pleased to have this category dedicated to Double-Signed Books. These special volumes add value to any collection.

Stephen King

Co-Author Stephen King

Owen King

Co-Author Owen King

Peter Straub

Co-Author Peter Straub

Mary Higgins Clark

Co-Author Mary Higgins Clark

Carol Higgins Clark

Co-Author Carol Higgins Clark

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VJ Books has received: Robin Cook – Cure, Jeff Lindsay – Dexter is Delicious, Nancy Grace – Death on the D-List, Brandon Sanderson – The Way of Kings, Alex Dryden – Moscow Sting, Dick Francis – Crossfire, Michael Atkinson – Hemingway Cutthroat, Sara Paretsky – Body Work, Carla Neggers – The Whisper, Jamie Freveletti – Running From The Devil, and Ellen Crosby – Viognier Vendetta.

Book Synopsis – “Crossfire” by Dick Francis & Felix Francis

Crossfire by Dick Francis and Felix FrancisIn the enjoyable fourth and final collaboration between Francis (1920-2010) and son Felix Francis, Captain Thomas Forsyth’s tour of duty in Afghanistan is cut brutally short when he s badly wounded by a roadside bomb. His world is torn apart by the injury – the army is his life. Six months of leave to recuperate is a daunting prospect but not as bleak as the probability of never rejoining his regiment.Tom returns to his childhood home in Lambourn, where his mother is a racehorse trainer and the First Lady of racing. Never having seen eye-to-eye with her, Tom doesn t expect a hero s welcome but even he s not prepared for the reception that awaits him.

When his mother s prize horse finishes a vastly disappointing last in a race he should have won, Tom discovers that the training business is on the edge, and facing a threat far more dangerous than a run of bad form. Tom finds himself on a very different, but just as deadly, battlefield, where again his military skills are tested. . . . Kill or be killed?

 

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