- Hardcover: 608 pages
- Publisher: Mira (May 29, 2012)
- ISBN-10: 0778313441
- Source: Publisher
To celebrate the release of Love Is Murder, an anthology including works by 30 of the hottest authors writing romantic suspense today, featured bloggers will “host” one of the authors on their blog, including a teaser of that author’s short story.
I’m excited to be hosting Lee Child, by far one of my favorite thriller writers of all time! Following is an excerpt of Lee’s contribution to Love Is Murder:
Lee Child – I Heard a Romantic Story
I heard a romantic story. It was while I was waiting to kill a guy. And not just a guy, by the way. They were calling this guy a prince, and I guess he was. A lot of those guys over there are princes. Not just one or two a country. Families have princes. All kinds of families. They have princes of their own. There are hundreds of them. They have so many that some of them are twenty-five-year-old assholes. That kind of prince. And he was the target. This young asshole. He was going to show up in a large Mercedes sedan. He was going to get out of the backseat and walk about ten steps to the porch of the house.
Previously a television director, union organizer, theater technician and law student, Lee Child was fired and on the dole when he hatched a harebrained scheme to write a bestselling novel, thus saving his family from ruin. Killing Floor went on to win world-wide acclaim. The hero of his series, Jack Reacher, besides being fictional, is a kindhearted soul who allows Lee lots of spare time for reading, listening to music, the Yankees and Aston Villa. Visit him online at www.leechild.com.
Contributing authors to this anthology include: Lori Armstrong * Jeff Ayers & Jon Land * Beverly Barton * William Bernhardt * Allison Brennan * Robert Browne * Pamela Callow * Lee Child * J.T. Ellison * Bill Floyd * Cindy Gerard * Heather Graham * Laura Griffin * Vicki Hinze * Andrea Kane *Julie Kenner * Sherrilyn Kenyon * Dianna Love * D.P. Lyle * James Macomber * Toni McGee Causey * Carla Neggers * Brenda Novak * Patricia Rosemoor * William Simon * Alexandra Sokoloff * Roxanne St. Claire * Mariah Stewart * Debra Webb