Just Got the Cover for LOVE IS MURDER

12 Feb

Here is the cover for the next short story anthology from ITW and MIRA. The collection is titled LOVE IS MURDER and is edited by the wonderful Sandra Brown. I am honored that my story “Even Steven” is included. Release is scheduled for May 29th with a mass signing across the US planned for that day. More on that later.

What other authors say about this collection:

LISA GARDNER: “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.”

JOSEPH FINDER: “LOVE  IS MURDER is a collection of romantic suspense stories by some of the best thriller writers around.  It’s like a box of the finest chocolates — each one is different, but they’re all great.”
STEVE BERRY: “A slam-dunk collection of the best in the business. This is the third collection of thriller stories from the International Thriller Writers— this one proving, without any doubt, that ITW knows what it’s doing. There’s action, adventure, theme, and heart — a thrilling quest through the world of romantic suspense — one every reader in that genre will savor. And with Sandra Brown overseeing it all as editor?  It’s guaranteed to delight.”

TESS GERRITSEN: “A total feast for any and all lovers of romantic suspense.  A host of engaging storytellers deliver page after page of perfection and joy.  Poignant in places, engaging in others, but always entertaining —- I loved this book and you will too.”

KARIN SLAUGHTER: “Gripping, exciting, engaging — every story will leave you breathless.  One of the best collections of the year.”

DOUGLAS PRESTON: “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. Absolutely superb.”

JEFFERY DEAVER: “Atmospheric and tense, each of the stories is a quick, sharp tale.  Brilliant and exceptional writing by some of the biggest names in the business.  For romantic suspense lovers, this is magical mayhem loaded with bark and bite.  Downright beguiling.”

SHARON SALA: “LOVE IS MURDER is a fabulous smorgasbord of murder, mystery, and mayhem–a dream of a read for lovers of mystery or romance.”

ERICA SPINDLER: “LOVE IS MURDER is thrilling collection, with something for everyone and every mood. I found myself eager to get back to it and wondering what new little jewel I’d discover. I hadn’t read short stories in years and LOVE IS MURDER made me realize what I’ve been missing”.





Posted by on February 12, 2012 in Writing


7 responses to “Just Got the Cover for LOVE IS MURDER

  1. Allison Brennan

    February 13, 2012 at 12:09 am

    I read EVEN STEVEN and absolutely loved the story! 🙂


    • D.P. Lyle, MD

      February 13, 2012 at 8:18 am

      Thanks. It was a fun story to write–and I expanded it into the next Dub Walker book—RUN TO GROUND—which will be out in August.


  2. Teresa Reasor

    February 13, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Excellent news!!! Congratulations
    Teresa R.


  3. Polly Iyer

    February 13, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Terrific cover, Doug. I look forward to reading it.


  4. NikeChillemin

    February 13, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Wow! Great cover.

    Congrats and much success on this project.


  5. Jodie Renner

    February 14, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Thanks for letting us know about this new anthology of thriller stories, Doug! Can’t wait to read it cover to cover!


  6. Wally Lind

    February 14, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Very nice, Doug!



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