Lee Child, Sandra Brown, C. J. Box, Val McDermid, Peter James, Kathy Reichs, Diana Gabaldon, Steve Berry, Gayle Lynds, David Morrell, Karin Slaughter, Michael Kortya, Charlaine Harris, Andrew Gross, Lisa Jackson, John Sandford, Lara Adrian, Christopher Rice, Lisa Scottoline, Nelson DeMille, J.A. Jance, and Eric Van Lustbader - Match Up - Little, Brown Book Group

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    • Publication date:13 Jun 2017

Match Up

By Lee Child, Sandra Brown, C. J. Box, Val McDermid, Peter James, Kathy Reichs, Diana Gabaldon, Steve Berry, Gayle Lynds, David Morrell, Karin Slaughter, Michael Kortya, Charlaine Harris, Andrew Gross, Lisa Jackson, John Sandford, Lara Adrian, Christopher Rice, Lisa Scottoline, Nelson DeMille, J.A. Jance, and Eric Van Lustbader

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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:

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 Lucas Davenport 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

Biographical Notes

This collaboration between twenty-two of the world's bestselling crime writers is edited by Lee Child.

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  • Publication date: 13 Jun 2017
  • Page count: 464
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Charlaine Harris
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The Cuban Affair

Nelson DeMille
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Val McDermid
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Val McDermid
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Nelson DeMille
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Charlaine Harris
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Charlaine Harris
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Val McDermid
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Val McDermid
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Nelson DeMille
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Nelson DeMille

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Val McDermid
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Val McDermid
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Nelson DeMille
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Nelson DeMille

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Ian Rankin, Peter James
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Ian Rankin, Peter James

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Rhymes With Prey

Jeffery Deaver, John Sandford
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Jeffery Deaver, John Sandford

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Good and Valuable Consideration

Lee Child, Joseph Finder
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Lee Child, Joseph Finder
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The Devil's Bones

Steve Berry, James Rollins
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Steve Berry, James Rollins

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Val McDermid
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Val McDermid
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Val McDermid
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Val McDermid

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Nelson DeMille
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Nelson DeMille

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The Vines

Christopher Rice
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Lara Adrian
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Val McDermid
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Val McDermid
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Val McDermid

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