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26 Thriller Writers Collaborate on Serial Novel for Charity

The new serial novel No Rest for the Dead features writing contributions by 25 thriller writers, including Sandra Brown, Jeffrey Deaver, R.L. StineGayle Lynds and Alexander McCall Smith. Novelist David Baldacci wrote the introduction to the charity novel.

Strand magazine managing editor Andrew Gulli and Lamia Gulli edited four-year project. Proceeds from the Simon & Schuster novel will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, honoring the memory of Andrew’s mother.

Here’s more about the serial novel: “When Christopher Thomas, a ruthless curator at San Francisco’s McFall Art Museum, is murdered and his decaying body is found in an iron maiden in a Berlin museum, his wife, Rosemary, is the primary suspect, and she is tried, convicted and executed. Ten years later, Jon Nunn, the detective who cracked the case, is convinced that the wrong person was put to death.”

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ITW Prepares for a Serial Thrill

In May 2006, the International Thriller Writers organization was gearing up to launch its first anthology, THRILLER; its first fan conference, ThrillerFest, and a whole host of related activities. The infrastructure was in place for what would prove to be a successful anthology and conference, but as always, a big question loomed: what to do next?

The same question was on the minds of the folks at Audible, the Newark-based audio book publisher. Sales of titles were growing and a partnership with iTunes continued to help land them new listeners. But what of something wholly original, built entirely from the ground up that would grab people’s attention in a major way? They couldn’t do it alone, though; a partner would have to be brought on board.

It would take a few months of coordination and logistical hurdles, but in the end, ITW and Audible found common ground in the form of what’s currently titled the Serial Thriller. Set to launch “sometime this fall,” according to Audible Director of Content Steve Feldberg, the project, edited by Jim Fusilli, is a book-length format written in series by some of the genre’s top names and emerging talents. Jeffery Deaver will author the opening and closing chapters; others announced as adding intervening 14-odd chapters include Lee Child, Lisa Scottoline, David Hewson and Joseph Finder. Once all the chapters are written (something that Fusilli says should happen by the beginning of July) Audible will recruit a single narrator to record the entire serial novel, which Feldberg adds is tentatively scheduled to be released`2 chapters at a time over the course of eight weeks.

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Scottoline Moves to St. Martin’s

PW Daily reports today that after fifteen years with HarperCollins, New York Times bestselling thriller writer Lisa Scottoline has inked a four-book deal with St. Martin’s Press. Her last book with HarperCollins, LADY KILLER, will be published in February 2008. “I’m just thrilled about the group of people at St. Martin’s and the plans they have for me,” Scottoline told PW. “It’s a big change but I’m looking forward it. I think this will be an interesting, fun and exciting time. They’re very creative and dynamic people with a real esprit. I feel caught up in their enthusiasm.”

Scottoline’s new editor at St. Martin’s Press will be vp and associate publisher Jen Enderlin. “I’ll miss Carolyn Marino, who was so wonderful an editor at HarperCollins,” said Scottoline. “But I hope to have an equally wonderful relationship with Jen. She’s so enthusiastic about my writing and has new ideas for my books.”

Finding Love in a Booksigning Line

scottolinesigning.JPGThat’s bestselling crime writer Lisa Scottoline flanked by Shelley Mealo and Robert Castaldi, who first met last year at Barnes & Noble in Bryn Mawr when Scottoline was there to sign copies of her book, DIRTY BLONDE. A year later, Mealo and Castaldi are a couple and came back to the same store. “Last year, when they got to me after waiting in the line to get their books signed, you could feel the sparks between them. It was actually palpable,” said Scottoline. “I commented on how cute they were together and asked how long they had been dating. They told me ‘we just met on the line and we are going for coffee after the signing.’ They came to the same store one year and one book later and we all clapped for them and celebrated their love.”

It’s hardly the first time romantic feelings emerged from a book signing; BROOKLAND author Emily Barton recently married Thomas Hopkins after a courtship that began when Barton asked him out while he was standing in line at her own book signing.