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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    • ISBN:9780751569018
    • 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:

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

Biographical Notes

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

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  • ISBN: 9780751569032
  • Publication date: 28 Dec 2017
  • Page count: 464
  • Imprint: Sphere
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Val McDermid
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Nelson DeMille, Alex Demille
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Val McDermid
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Val McDermid
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An Easy Death: the Gunnie Rose series

Charlaine Harris
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Charlaine Harris
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Midnight Flame

Lara Adrian, Christopher Rice
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Lara Adrian, Christopher Rice

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Honor & ...

Sandra Brown, C. J. Box
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Sandra Brown, C. J. Box

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Footloose

Val McDermid, Peter James
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Val McDermid, Peter James

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Faking a Murderer

Kathy Reichs, Lee Child
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Kathy Reichs, Lee Child
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Past Prologue

Diana Gabaldon, Steve Berry
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Diana Gabaldon, Steve Berry

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Rambo on Their Minds

Gayle Lynds, David Morrell
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Gayle Lynds, David Morrell

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Short Story

Karin Slaughter, Michael Kortya
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Karin Slaughter, Michael Kortya

An original short story from iconic thriller collection Match Up, edited by Lee Child, featuring a never-before-seen pairing between bestsellers Karin Slaughter and Michael Koryta and their best-loved characters Jeffery Tolliver and cop duo Joe Pritchard and Lincoln Perry.It's 1993 and Jeffrey Tolliver is a young Birmingham cop, taking a long weekend in Georgia that is about to go horribly wrong. While Tolliver finds himself in jail on suspicion of murder, veteran cop Joe Pritchard and partner Lincoln Perry have been asked by the DEA to track down a drug dealer, last spotted in a small town in Georgia . . .For more exciting short story pairings, don't miss all eleven short stories in Match Up!

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Dig Here

Charlaine Harris, Andrew Gross
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Deserves to be Dead

Lisa Jackson, John Sandford
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Lisa Jackson, John Sandford

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Getaway

Lisa Scottoline, Nelson DeMille
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Taking the Veil

J.A. Jance, Eric Van Lustbader
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J.A. Jance, Eric Van Lustbader

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Susan Ferrier
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Susan Ferrier

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Charlaine Harris
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Charlaine Harris

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