Reacher is thirteen years old. His family is transferred, again. "Forty
different places. Forty different welcomes to forty different neighborhoods. Except that the welcomes
had not been different. They had all been the same. Tribalism, testosterone, hierarchies, all kinds
of crazy instincts."
Edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger.
18 Sherlock-themed stories from authors Alan Bradley, Tony Broadbent, Jan Burke,
Lionel Chetwynd, Colin Cotterill, Neil Gaiman, Laura Lippman, Gayle Lynds & John Sheldon,
Phillip & Jerry Margolin, Margaret Maron, Thomas Perry, SJ Rozan, Dana Stabenow, Charles Todd
and Jacqueline Winspear. Lee's story is The Bone-Headed League.
MWA PRESENTS THE RICH AND THE DEAD
Grand Central hardcover May 2011 9780446555876
Grand Central trade paperback May 2011 9780446555883
Brilliance Audio MP3-CD unabr May 2011 9781455818792
Brilliance Audio CD unabr May 2011 9781455818778
Edited by Nelson DeMille. 20 mystery and crime stories set among the upper
crust of society, going behind the scenes of the lifestyles of the two percent of the world that
controls sixty percent of its richesand just how far they'll go to stay on top. Lee's
story is Addicted to Sweetness.
THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 2010
Mariner trade paperback Sept 2010 9780547237466
Lee edited this collection of 20 "best of" stories which include entries from Dennis
Lehane, Phillip Margolin, Jon Land, Lyndsay Faye, Jay Brandon, Lynda Leidiger, and Doug Alleyn among others.
Starred review in Publishers Weekly. Otto Penzler is series editor.
Forge mass-market paperback May 2011 9780765365354
Forge trade hardcover June 2010 9780765326485
Brilliance Audio MP3 (unab.) June 2010 9781441864482
Lee edited this collection of 25 original stories by members of ITW
(International Thriller Writers); he contributed The Bodyguard. Other authors
include Jeffery Deaver, Michael Palmer, Gregg Hurwitz, Stephen Coonts, John Lescroart, Karin
Slaughter, Theo Gangi, Heather Graham, and Ken Bruen among others. Afterword by Steve Berry.
AGENTS OF TREACHERY
Vintage trade paperback June 2010 9780307477514
Random House Audio (unab.) June 2010 B003OXTP2O
Edited by Otto Penzler. All new stories of spy fiction. Lee
contributed Section 7 (a) (Operational) to stories from James Grady, Charles
McCarry, Joseph Finder, John Lawton, John Weisman, Stephen Hunter, Gayle Lynds, David Morrell,
Andrew Klavan, Robert Wilson, Dan Fesperman, Stella Rimington, and Olen Steinhauer.
THE DARK END OF THE STREET
Bloomsbury USA trade paperback May 2010 9781596916838
Edited by Jonathan Santlofer and SJ Rozan. 19 new stories of
sex and crime from mainstream and mystery writers. Lee contributed Me and Mr.
Rafferty; other stories come from Lawrence Block, Michael Connelly, Val McDermid,
Janice Lee, Stephen L. Carter, Francine Prose, Madison Smartt Bell, Amy Hempel, Jonathan Lethem,
Joyce Carol Oates, and Edmund White among others.
Little, Brown hardcover Nov 2009 9780316031936
Tantor Audio CD (unab.) Nov 2009 9781400113606
Edited by Otto Penzler. Where do some of the most fascinating sleuths in the mystery
and thriller world really come from? Respected authors in the mystery world reveal how they created their most beloved serial
characters such as Jack Reacher, Connelly's Bosch, Connolly's Parker, Morrell's Rambo and O'Connell's Mallory.
THE COPPER BRACELET
Audible.com serialized novel October 2009
Brilliance Audio CD Jan 2010 9781441830708
Lee contributed a chapter to this audio serial, sequel to The Chopin Manuscript.
As before, Jeffery Deaver wrote the first/last chapters and Lee, Gayle Lynds, David Hewson,
Jim Fusilli, John Gilstrap, Joseph Finder, Lisa Scottoline, David Corbett, Linda Barnes, Jenny Siler, David Liss,
PJ Parrish, Brett Battles, Jon Land, and James Phelan wrote one chapter each. Two years after the events of The
Chopin Manuscript, Harold Middleton and his Volunteers once again must crack a secretive conspiracy that takes
them from London to the U.S. to Russia and beyond to answer this question and save the world: What is the secret of the Copper Bracelet? Narrated by Alfred Molina.
Akashic Books trade pbk Nov 2009 9781933354859
Edited by Patrick Millikin. Lee's story is titled Public Transportation
and joins shorts by Diana Gabaldon, James Sallis, Luis Alberto Urrea, Jon Talton, Megan Abbott, Charles Kelly,
Robert Anglen, Patrick Millikin, Laura Tohe, Kurt Reichenbaugh, Gary Phillips, David Corbett, Don Winslow,
Dogo Barry Graham, and Stella Pope Duarte.
GUY WALKS INTO A BAR...
Illustrated by Erik T. Johnson for The New York Times
The New York Times June 7, 2009
The New York Times asked Lee to contribute to a series of Summer Thriller short
stories they were planning for their Summer '09 Op-Ed section. "Why not write a prequel to GONE TOMORROW?"
suggested Lee's publisher, the brilliant strategist Gina Centrello. So that's what he did. Published under the title
Guy Walks Into a Bar..., the working title was The Wrongest Girl in the Room.
St. Martin's hardcover January 2008 9780312374709
St. Martin's trade pbk Dec 2008 9780312545246
Lee edited, but did not contribute a short story to, this anthology of short stories by
13 debut crime writers: Robert Gregory Browne, Toni McGee Causey, Marcus Sakey, Derek Nikitas, Marc Lecard,
JT Ellison, Brett Battles, Jason Pinter, Bill Cameron, Sean Chercover, Patry Francis, Gregg Olsen, and Dave
White. Each story is prefaced by an introduction from their mentor, such as Lee Child, Tess Gerritsen or
Jeffrey Deaver, plus additional stories by Ken Bruen, Allison Brennan and Duane Swierczynski, and essays by
Laura Lippman and MJ Rose.
THE CHOPIN MANUSCRIPT
Audible.com serialized novel September 2007
Brilliance Audio CD Nov 2008 1423377028
Lee contributed Chapter 15 to this first-ever audio serial, a collaboration with Jeffery
Deaver, David Hewson, James Grady, SJ Rozan, Erica Spindler, John Ramsey Miller, David Corbett, John Gilstrap,
Joseph Finder, Jim Fusilli, Peter Spiegelman, Ralph Pezullo, Lisa Scottoline, and PJ Parrish. Deaver opened and closed
the story; others provided one chapter each. Former war crimes investigator Harold
Middleton possesses a priceless, previously-unknown manuscript by Frederic Chopin. Within the notes of this work, which was
originally found and hidden by the Nazis during World War II, lies a secret that has left death in its wakeand
could kill tens of thousands more. Narrated by Alfred Molina.
THE BEST BRITISH MYSTERIES IV
Allison & Busby trade pbk Jan 2007 9780749081225
Edited by Maxim Jakubowski. New stories from previous BBM favorites and first
appearances from Alexander McCall Smith, John Harvey, Lee Child and Robert Goddard. Lee’s story is The Greatest
Trick of All.
BLOODLINES: A Horse Racing Anthology
Vintage trade pbk Nov 2006 1400096952
Edited by Jason Starr and Maggie Estep. 20 stories
from nat'l bestsellers and Pulitzer winners such as Ken Bruen, Joe R. Lansdale, Laura Hillenbrand,
Jonathan Ames, Jane Smiley, Steven Crist, Maggie Estep, Scott Phillips, Jason Starr,
Charlie Stella, Wallace Stroby, and Daniel Woodrell. Lee's short story is The .50 Solution.
That's .50 calibre, in case you're wondering.
DEATH DO US PART
Little, Brown hardcover August 2006 0316012505
Back Bay Books trade pbk August 2006 0316012637
New Stories about Love, Lust, and Murder, edited by Harlan Coben. Lee's
short story, Enough, plus stories by Harlan Coben, Laura Lippman, P.J. Parrish, Ridley
Pearson, R.L. Stine, Jim Fusilli, Jeff Abbott, Charles Todd, and Tom Savage.
Mira hardcover June 2006 0778322998
Mira mass-market pbk June 2007 9780778324560
Edited by James Patterson. The first collection of pure thriller stories
with Lee's first and, so far only, Jack Reacher short story, James Penney's New
Identity (previously published in the UK, see below for Fresh Blood 3), plus stories by David
Morrell, John Lescroart, Chris Mooney, James Grippando, Denise Hamilton, J.A. Konrath, Christopher Rice,
Gayle Lynds, and Alex Kava.
Carroll & Graf hardcover November 2005 0786715812
Edited by Robert Randisi. Original Stories of
Hitmen, Hired Guns, and Private Eyes. Lee's short story, "The Greatest Trick of All",
joins others by Jeff Abbott, Lawrence Block, Max Allan Collins, Michael Collins,
Jeffery Deaver, Ed Gorman, Paul Guyot, James W. Hall, John Harvey, Christine Matthews,
Robert J. Randisi, Barbara Serenella, Marcus Pelegrimas, and Kevin Wignall.
THE COCAINE CHRONICLES
Akashic trade pbk April 2005 1888451750
Edited by Gary Phillips and Jervey Tervalon. Riveting cocaine-themed
tales that are at time funny and harrowing, sad and scary. Lee's story,
Ten Keys, joins others by Susan Straight, Ken Bruen, Laura
Lippman, Nina Revoyr, Jerry Stahl, Bill Moody, Emory Holmes II, James
Brown, Gary Phillips, Jervey Tervalon, Kerry West, Donnell Alexander,
Deborah Vankin, Robert Ward, Manuel Ramos, and Detrice Jones. Click here for an
LIKE A CHARM
Century hardcover February 2004 1844133737
Arrow trade pbk June 2004 0099462257
Morrow hardcover May 2004 0060583304
A Novel in Voices, edited by Karin Slaughter. Lee wrote Chapter Six:
The Snake Eater by the Numbers; other contributors include:
Kelley Armstrong, Mark Billingham, John Connolly, Emma Donoghue,
Jerrilyn Farmer, John Harvey, Jane Haddam, Lynda La Plante, Laura
Lippman, Denise Mina, Fidelis Morgan, Peter Robinson, Karin Slaughter,
and Peter Moore Smith.
At the time, Lee was fairly adamant he'd never write another short
story. How'd Karin convince Lee to say YES? Find out, in his own
FRESH BLOOD 3
Do-Not-Press trade paperback 1999 1899344527
Lee's first short story appears in a collection of crime stories and
articles. Contributors include Minette Walters, Andrea Badenoch, Peter
Guttridge and others. Lee's story, James Penney's New Identity,
features a pre-Killing Floor Jack Reacher in a key role. Definitely
worth readingespecially good for scratching that I-Want-More-Reacher
itch while you're stuck waiting for the next Reacher novel to be
released. Only available in the UK or from Amazon.co.uk.