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  • Title: MatchUp
  • Author: Lee Child Charlaine Harris John Sandford Kathy Reichs Eric Van Lustbader Gayle Lynds Nelson DeMille Lisa Jackson
  • ISBN: 9781501141591
  • Page: 291
  • Format: Hardcover

  • 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 CharlainIn 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 Charlaine 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 Temperance 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 Virgil Flowers 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
    Lee Child Charlaine Harris John Sandford Kathy Reichs Eric Van Lustbader Gayle Lynds Nelson DeMille Lisa Jackson
    Lee Child was born October 29th, 1954 in Coventry, England, but spent his formative years in the nearby city of Birmingham By coincidence he won a scholarship to the same high school that JRR Tolkien had attended He went to law school in Sheffield, England, and after part time work in the theater he joined Granada Television in Manchester for what turned out to be an eighteen year career as a presentation director during British TV s golden age During his tenure his company made Brideshead Revisited, The Jewel in the Crown, Prime Suspect, and Cracker But he was fired in 1995 at the age of 40 as a result of corporate restructuring Always a voracious reader, he decided to see an opportunity where others might have seen a crisis and bought six dollars worth of paper and pencils and sat down to write a book, Killing Floor, the first in the Jack Reacher series.Killing Floor was an immediate success and launched the series which has grown in sales and impact with every new installment The first Jack Reacher movie, based on the novel One Shot and starring Tom Cruise and Rosamund Pike, was released in December 2012.Lee has three homes an apartment in Manhattan, a country house in the south of France, and whatever airplane cabin he happens to be in while traveling between the two In the US he drives a supercharged Jaguar, which was built in Jaguar s Browns Lane plant, thirty yards from the hospital in which he was born.Lee spends his spare time reading, listening to music, and watching the Yankees, Aston Villa, or Marseilles soccer He is married with a grown up daughter He is tall and slim, despite an appalling diet and a refusal to exercise.


    Commentaires:

    Jan
    My summary to this eclectic mish mosh assortment of short stories? CLEVER!!22 of some of the most popular mystery writers are paired together to collaborate. Each taking one of their well known main characters and throwing them together, creating mini tales of suspense that are truly quite engaging!I think what I enjoyed the most actually had nothing to do with any of the plot lines or suspense, even though they all held my interest. It was the witty humor and banter that was displayed between t [...]

    Carol
    I read the initial three stories. Two were fine, but not special or satisfying. One was all humor, which is not what I'm seeking when I want to read thrillers and police procedurals. I suspect this collection is only for those besotted by the concept, but - take all the famous names off of these stories and -- I doubt very many readers would read or rate them at 3 or above. YMMV.

    Sandy
    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….ntemporary, historical, paranormal, romance & pure c [...]

    Mo
    3.5 stars for the first story in the book.This book caught my eye because some of the authors are my favourites. Sandra Brown, Karin Slaughter, Diana Gabaldon. Was lucky enough to receive a copy from Netgalley and the first story in the anthology is co-written by Sandra Brown. It features Lee Coburn, the hero of her book Lethal. On finishing Lethal, I felt a bit let down as there was no real closure. Yes, we could use our imaginations and picture five years down the road but, you know me, I love [...]

    Sean Peters
    First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Lee Child (editor), and Simon & Schuster for providing me with a copy of this book, which allows me to provide you with an honest review.When asked to take the editorial lead in the latest International Thriller Writers (ITW) anthology, Lee Child jumped at the opportunity.22 of some of the most popular mystery writers are paired together to collaborate. Each taking one of their well known main characters and throwing them together, creating [...]

    Monnie
    I do not like them, Sam I am.Short stories, that is. With few exceptions - most notably Ernest Hemingway's "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" and Guy De Maupassant's "The Necklace" - I tend to avoid them like the plague.Well, okay, that worked until 2014, when I ran across FaceOff - a compilation of short stories, each co-written by two well-known members of International Thriller Writers, that pair up characters readers have come to know and love. That one, edited by David Baldacci, was [...]

    Mackey St
    I generally try to read this group's books when they publish because they are such great short stories. This was no exception. The premise is to pair two authors of the same general genre and together they will write a story featuring their most beloved characters. This time, however, it proved more interesting as you had time travelers paired with hard core detectives, vampires with police detectives and beloved characters like Temperance Brennan with loner Jack Reacher. Great stuff!! I admit t [...]

    Tim
    Normally, I don't care much for short stories. Finally, with the exception of the 2nd and 3rd, these shorties rule. Consequently, I will be reading and adding some new authors to my repertoire. 9 of 10 stars

    Matt
    First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Lee Child (editor), and Simon & Schuster for providing me with a copy of this book, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review.When asked to take the editorial lead in the latest International Thriller Writers (ITW) anthology, Lee Child jumped at the opportunity. What might be daunting for some--herding twenty-two well-known authors together like feral cats--turned out to be a great pleasure for Child and, in the end, the reader [...]

    Marianne
    Match Up is an anthology of eleven short stories written by twenty-two authors. Lee Child edited, wrote the forward and also contributed to one of the stories. All the authors are published (no novices here) and most are well-known. But not all are experienced in writing short stories, or in collaborating with other authors. Each story is prefaced by some commentary about how the collaboration worked, and there is an author biography for each one at the end.It’s an interesting concept, to matc [...]

    Melenia
    -Lee Coburn and Joe Pickett in “Honor &” by Sandra Brown and C.J. Box – 5 stars-Tony Hill and Roy Grace in “Footloose” by Val McDermid and Peter James – 4 stars-Temperance Brennan and Jack Reacher in “Faking a Murderer” by Kathy Reichs and Lee Child – 5 stars-Jamie Fraser and Cotton Malone in “Past Prologue” by Diana Gabaldon and Steve Berry – 3 stars-Liz Sansborough and Rambo in “Rambo on Their Minds” by Gayle Lynds and David Morrell – 3 stars-Jeffrey Tolliver [...]

    Julie Garner
    What a clever collection and collaboration. Not only did I get to see my favourite author/character stories, but I was introduced to some lovely new authors and characters.This book matches a female thriller writer with a male thriller writer and puts them to work together on a story that combines their most loved characters. Who could ever have imagined Temperance Brennan in the same world as Jack Reacher, working together to uncover the truth? As far as I can tell, every story stayed true to i [...]

    Book Him Danno
    Lee Child took 22 well known authors paired two of them together. Each other bringing their out style of writing and merging it with another author. Bring together the most amazing anthology I have read in a long time. Either authors voice was over powering the authors voice and in fact I couldn't tell you where one ended and one began with each new story.The Match up has something for everyone From Historical to paranormal from Thriller to Crime the authors work so well together you are not sur [...]

    Nurse Lisa In Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)
    FANTASTICU a THOROUGH review if each storyl are at least 4-star quality, imo therefore, I'm giving away one of my stingy and strictly guarded "5-*" ratings to this excellent anthology collectionre details when I'm able! Lisa

    Ben
    Fun team up book. It was nice reading the introductions to the stories and for the most part they were all fun short stories, a medium that doesn't get enough love.

    Zoey
    What a fun way to find new authors, seeing some of their most well-known characters teaming up together.Being a massive Outlander fan, my personal favourite was Past Prologue by Diana Gabaldon & Steve Berry. Any Outlander fans interested to know a little bit more information relating to Jamie & the ‘Frenchman’s Gold’ from Voyager this fill ins some unanswered bits 😊

    Teresa
    I only read two of the short stories in this booke one co-wrote by Diana Gabaldon and featuring Outlander characters and the Karin Slaughter one featuring Jeffrey Tolliver in 1993. And all I can say was that both were so clever and fun. I wasn't familiar with the authors they wrote with, or their characters, but that didn't matter. I enjoyed both quite a bit. I think any fan of either author would enjoy their stories.

    Suzanne
    A clever collection of short stories, co-authored by well-known thriller writers, provides an ideal summer respite. There's no way this book won't be the perfect addition to every vacation or weekend getaway. If, like me, you haven't met an author before, these stories provide a welcome introduction. For those I already knew, it was just a pleasure to meet them in this setting. I received my copy from the publisher through NetGalley.

    Lisa Cleveland
    I came for Jeffrey Tolliver, who I'm still in mourning for, but I stayed for the rest. It sure was nice being with Jeffrey again. I enjoyed most of these pairings, even the one I was certain to dislike"I'm looking at you, James Frasier!" This is a book I'd recommend.

    Kathy Davie
    Eleven short stories in a MatchUp of fiction and thriller writers — a man and a woman pairing — revolving around a blend of the main characters in each pair of authors’ series.The Series”Honor &…” (Lee Coburn is a character from Lethal and Joe Pickett) “Footloose” (Tony Hill & Carol Jordan and Roy Grace) “Faking a Murderer” (Temperance Brennan and Jack Reacher) “Past Prologue” (Jamie Fraser from Outlander and Cotton Malone) “Rambo on Their Minds” (Liz Sansboro [...]

    Luanne Ollivier
    I'm leaving the cover of Matchup a little larger this time so you can see the wealth of authors who contributed to this compilation. But if you look again, you'll see that they are paired - pairings that you wouldn't expect to see. For in Matchup, two well known authors have take their signature characters and co-written a short story featuring the two. Lee Child is the editor and he provides a small commentary before each story, giving some background on the authors as well as the collaboration [...]

    Julie
    This was a fun anthology! Reviews are only for the stories I've read. MIDNIGHT FLAMESParanormal short storyLara Adrian & Christopher RiceI'm a huge fan of Lara Adrian's Breed series and it's actually the only reason why I picked up this book! Lucan Thorne is visiting New Orleans and comes to the rescue of someone who didn't need help after all-Rice's character Lilliane, from his Desire Exchange series. Mystery and action ensue, with touches of humor to pepper story. Very enjoyable read!Now t [...]

    Alan
    This was an easy buy decision for me, I even ended up with the hardcover instead of the softcover (just a tad impatient on my part plus I figure the Half Price Books cost won't be that much more than the softcover). And, Face Off remains one of my favorite anthology/introduction to series ever (along with Far Horizons).Although, I did not enjoy this outing quite as much as Face off. The first couple of entries did not quite work for me, and I thought the overall tone was supposed to be male/fema [...]

    Marialyce
    In this very different short story writing, we have a pairing up of twenty-two mystery writers of today as they tell a short story tale of intrigue, mystery, and thrillers. In each tale two authors, one male and one female, are paired and each puts their spin on a story ofttimes involving the characters for which they are known for. Mr Child provides an intro to each story and sets up the reader for the how and why of the pairings, many times providing for the reader, an introduction to the auth [...]

    Diane
    OMG - This is a great concept for a book. Male and Female authors were matched up and asked to create a short story featuring their individual characters. Some of the characters were familiar to me from books like Jamie Fraser, Cotton Malone and Temperance Brennan. Others I knew from TV or movies like Jack Reacher and Rambo. No matter when the characters normally operate the authors were able to span locations and time to bring their characters together to solve a crime.I listened to the audio b [...]

    DP Lyle
    First came Face Off from a stellar group of best-selling authors who were paired up to write short stories that incorporated their iconic protagonists. It was wildly successful. Now, International Thriller Writers brings you Match Up. Here, best-selling authors are paired in male-female duets to do the same. The results are an amazing collation of some of the best short fiction you will ever read. Do yourself a favor—-buy this one now. You will rip thought these stories and be enthralled with [...]

    Heidi Pedersen
    Like with any collection of short stories, you'll probably get engrossed into some more than othersd be disappointed when you realize it's just a short story, and you only get a peek at some of the characters! My only real frustration is realizing there are still SO many authors I have yet to read.oh, what a problem to have :)

    Catherine
    Enjoyed the short stores immensely! Will need to check into many of these writers.

    Mskychick
    Past Prologue by Diana Gabaldon and Steve Berry - 4 starsMidnight Flame by Lara Adrian and Christopher Rice - 3 stars

    Kurtis Bouwman
    Totally fun. Highly recommend. 4.5 Stars.

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