Second Son Second Son
Transworld/Random House Digital eBook August 2011

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."

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Sherlock Bantam trade paperback Oct 2011 9780812982466

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.


Rich 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 riches—and just how far they'll go to stay on top. Lee's story is Addicted to Sweetness.


American 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.


Thrills 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.


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.


DarkEnd 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.

Click here to see Lee talking about his story at the book's launch. Many thanks to Shannon Byrne for this clip.


Watchlist Vanguard Press hardcover Jan 2010 9781593155599

Print edition of the two original audio serialized novels,
The Chopin Manuscript and The Copper Bracelet, outlined below.

For more info, visit the Watchlist website.


Lineup 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.


Copper 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.


Phoenix Noir 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.


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.

Click here to read the story.


Killer Year 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.


Chopin 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 wake—and could kill tens of thousands more. Narrated by Alfred Molina.


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

Bloodlines 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.


Thriller 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.


Greatest Hits 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 excerpt.


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 words, here.


Fresh Blood 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 reading—especially 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