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Anthologies (non-poetry), Fiction, Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense

Edited by Lee Child, MATCH UP pairs up twenty-two of your favourite crime writers and their iconic characters in this unique short story collection.

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ...

Lee Child's Jack Reacher will team up with Kathy Reichs' Temperance Brennan to unmask a cunning killer. Val McDermid's Tony Hill and Carol Jordan work with Peter James's Roy Grace on a very unusual murder case.

These are just some of the never-before-seen pairings in MATCH UP - a brand new collaboration between the world's famous crime writers. Edited be international bestseller Lee Child, this exclusive page-turning anthology promises the same thrills and chills brought to you by the previous collection, Face Off. Read on for the full list of author and character pairings:

Diana Gabaldon's Claire Randall Fraser + Steve Berry's Cotton Malone
Lisa Scottoline's Bennie Rosato + Nelson DeMille's John Corey
Sandra Brown's Lee Coburn + C.J. Box's Joe Pickett
Kathy Reichs's Temperance Brennan + Lee Child's Jack Reacher
Val McDermid's Tony Hill + Peter James's Roy Grace
Charlaine Harris's Harper Connelly + Andrew Gross's Ty Hauck
Gayle Lynds's Liz Sansborough + David Morrell's Rambo
Karin Slaughter's Jeffrey Tolliver + Michael Koryta's Lincoln Perry
Lara Adrian's Lucan Thorne + Christopher Rice
J.A. Jance's Ali Reynolds + Eric Van Lustbader's Bravo Shaw
Lisa Jackson's Regan Pescoli + John Sandford's Lucas Davenport

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Praise for Match Up

  • A perfect book for the sun lounger . . . Hard-boiled, fast-moving stories with an emotional heart

  • - Daily Mail

  • Highly recommended - Publishers Weekly

  • Praise for FACE OFF:

  • So good it demands a sequel - Publishers Weekly

  • In FACE OFF, nearly two dozen authors take their most popular characters and have them interact in 11 stories. . . . Some great collaborations and stories

  • - The Associated Press

  • A thriller reader's ultimate fantasy.. . . Great fun for thriller fans - Booklist

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Sandra Brown

Sandra Brown is the author of sixty-eight New York Times bestsellers, including Mean Streak, Deadline, Low Pressure, and Smoke Screen. Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published over seventy novels, most of which remain in print. Sandra and her husband, Michael Brown, live in Arlington, Texas.C.J. Box is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-two novels including the Joe Pickett series. He has won the Edgar Alan Poe Award for Best Novel, the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre 38, the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, two Barry Awards, and the 2010 Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Award for fiction. The novels have been translated into twenty-seven languages and have been optioned for film and television.

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