Match Up: Edited by Lee Child

Match Up
Editor: Lee Child
Multiple Authors
Genre: Crime Fiction
Paperback RRP $29.99
ISBN 9780751569025
Publication Date: June 13th 2017
Published by Hachette Australia

Publishers Summary
MATCH UP pairs up twenty-two of your favourite crime writers and their iconic characters in this unique short-story collection.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

In the introduction Lee Child explains the reason for writing and producing these collections. The International Thriller Writers association (ITA) charges no fee for membership, instead, income is generated by the members producing anthologies of short crime stories. Beginning with Thriller (2006) edited by James Patterson, since then several more have been produced over the years.
Face Off (2014)  was the first to pair off authors, and now Match Up pairs up a male and a female author.

What makes this book even more interesting is that each story is preceded by the editors notes on the writing processes of each pair of authors.

I dove straight in and chose to read the Kathy Reichs and Lee Child story “Faking a Murderer” featuring Temperance Brennan and Jack Reacher.
 I don’t usually read short stories, for some reason thinking that they might be less satisfying than a full length novel, but, happily, I was wrong as each story is engrossing and very enjoyable.

This is a collection of well written short stories, and provides a wonderful way to discover both new authors and new crime fighters!
Highly recommended.

Review copy provided by Hachette Australia

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