Love Is Murder

May 29, 2012
ISBN-10: 0778313441
ISBN-13: 978-0778313441

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LAURA GRIFFIN joins Lee Child, Cindy Gerard, Allison Brennan, Heather Graham and others in bringing you this all-new collection of romantic suspense. The anthology, edited by Sandra Brown, contains 29 original stories from some of the hottest names in fiction.

Reviewers Say...

"An absolute must buy for thriller readers everywhere. The finest authors contributing their finest romantic suspense stories, from the shocking to the spooky to the heart-pounding. This book has it all."
Lisa Gardner

"A slam-dunk collection of the best in the business… guaranteed to delight.” Steve Berry

"A total feast for any and all lovers of romantic suspense.”
Tess Gerritsen

“I devoured Love Is Murder. Virtually every story is an exquisitely crafted gem that will shock, fascinate, enthrall, or move you. I do not exaggerate when I say this is the finest collection of romantic suspense ever published.”
Douglas Preston

“Brilliant and exceptional writing by some of the biggest names in the business.”
Jeffery Deaver

STARRED REVIEW from Publishers Weekly

Author's Note

My LOVE IS MURDER story “Night Heat” was inspired by a party.

Years ago, I was living in the Philippines writing magazine features when I was invited to a cocktail party at the American ambassador’s house. It was an evening I’ll never forget. Champagne flute in hand, I basked in the warm tropical breeze and ate hors d’oeuvres off of State Department china while chatting with fellow expatriates around the ambassador’s pool. The setting was so idyllic, but I couldn’t help but wonder how it would play out if something dramatic happened to (literally) crash the party.

The opening scene of “Night Heat” takes place at a similar cocktail party, which comes to an abrupt halt when terrorists storm the compound to take the Ambassador and his guests hostage. As embassy employee Jill Whitfield lies injured on the patio, a team of U.S. Navy SEALs headed by Mike Dietz is called in for a daring rescue mission. The SEALs plan goes awry, and the lives of dozens of innocent people are left hanging in the balance as Mike and his SEAL teammates are forced to improvise.

It was so much fun writing this short story for LOVE IS MURDER! Readers can follow more adventures of Mike Dietz and his SEAL teammates in my novella UNSTOPPABLE and my novel SCORCHED, which are part of the Tracers series.