Posts Tagged International Thriller Writers

Bestselling Author Gayle Lynds Launches New Thriller Series with The Book of Spies

book-of-spies-gayle-lynds1Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Spymaster, The Coil, Masquerade, and Mosaic has released The Book of Spies (St. Martin’s Press, March 2010), the first novel in her new thriller series.  Signed first editions of The Book of Spies are available at VJ Books (

The Library of Gold is not your average local library-it’s a long-lost archive containing gold-covered, bejeweled books dating all the way back to the ancient Greeks.  The Book of Spies-one of the volumes from the Library of Gold-has surfaced and along with it the secret book club that owns the legendary Library of Gold.  The club consists of a league of the world’s most powerful men – men who will do anything to achieve their aims and protect their interests.

When the CIA discovers a connection between the legendary library and a bank account linked to terrorists, they turn to rare books curator Eva Blake for help.  Soon an attempt is made on Eva’s life. Determined not only to survive but to uncover… (more…)

VJ Books Announces Membership into Writer’s Organization Devoted to Thriller Genre

VJ Books, online bookseller of collectible and signed mystery, science fiction and horror books, is proud to announce its recent membership into ITW (The International Thriller Writers).

ITW is the only writer’s organization devoted exclusively to the thriller genre.

Co-Presidents Steve Berry (Paris Vendetta) and Joe Moore (The 731 Legacy) recently offered their congratulations to John Hutchinson and Virginia Lenneville, owners of the 13-year-old internet company.  Being a part of the associate membership of ITW shows VJ Books’ commitment to promoting the thriller genre at an innovative and superior level.

ITW began in June 2004 and has grown to over 1100 members consisting of authors, fans, publishers and the like.  Past co-presidents include David Morrell and Gayle Lynds, and James Rollins.

VJ Books was honored to have attended the Annual Thrillerfest held in New York.  “We look forward to upcoming events where authors, fans and booksellers can meet to talk about great reading!” offered Ms. Lenneville about the July 2009 event.  David Morrell was honored as 2009 Thrillermaster.  Brad Meltzer, long-time friend of VJ Books was honored with the Silver Bullet Award.

Best Thriller of the Year was given to Jeffery Deaver for The Bodies Left Behind.  His novel The Broken Window was also nominated.  Other “Best Thriller” nominees Harlan Coben, Andrew Gross and Brad Thor also have long-time relationships with VJ Books.

“I can’t begin to tell you how special it was to see our author friends at the workshops and other events that weekend” Lenneville added.  “It convinced John and me that we simply had to become members and support this fine organization.”

For more information on the International Thriller Writers, visit their website at:  For more information about VJ Books, visit their site at

Norwood Press Announces Thriller 2: Stories You Just Can’t Put Down (Edited by Clive Cussler) Limited Edition, Signed by all 24 Contributing Authors and Includes Free Serial Chapbook by Blake Crouch and J.A. Konrath

Thriller 2:  Stories You Just Can’t Put Down

The International Thriller Writers (ITW) ™   latest release of Thriller 2:  Stories You Just Can’t Put Down (2009: Mira) brings offerings by top thriller writers.  From Jeffery Deaver’s tale of international terrorism to Lisa Jackson’s dysfunctional family in the California wine country, this collection has something for everyone.


Twenty-three bestselling and hot new authors in the genre have submitted original stories to make up this unforgettable blockbuster event; edited by the Grandmaster himself, Clive Cussler. 


The Norwood Press limited edition is signed by all 23 contributing authors and Clive Cussler.  “This edition is one of our finest editions” reports John Hutchinson of Norwood Press.  “It is a special limited numbered edition in deluxe cloth binding, foil stamped, marbled paper boards and matching slipcase.  For the book collector, knowing that it is strictly limited to 150 copies hand-signed by each of the 24 contributing authors makes it a tremendous addition to any book collection.”


For a limited time, free with your purchase of Thriller 2 Limited Numbered edition, you will receive the Norwood Press signed limited edition chapbook of Serial, the new thriller novella by Blake Crouch and Jack Kilborn (aka J.A. Konrath). 


The Norwood Press limited edition of Thriller 2:  Stories You Just Can’t Put Down is available for $139.99, or the trade edition, signed by Clive Cussler at $29.99 can be found at VJ Books.  Quantities are limited.