Faceoff is a compilation of short stories edited by David Baldacci. This book is great because each short story has two characters who are often the heroes from their own series who faceoff (or work together to take down the bad guy). Short stories are so much fun when it is a new story with a beloved character or a great story from a new author. I loved how riddled this book is with some of my favorite mystery authors.
Here is a brief look at a few of my favorites:
When Jack Reacher walks into a bar in Boston to watch the Yankees take on the Red Sox, I knew something fun was going to happen. Nick Heller was sitting two stools away and within a couple of innings they had figured out the man sitting between them was trouble. I loved seeing how each of the characters sizes up the situation and helps in their unique way!
(Lee Child & Joseph Finder)
I thoroughly enjoyed Cotton Malone meeting Gray Pierce in the South American jungle while they were each on the same assignment. Working together the two take care of business and in just a few pages are on their way. It amazed me that the authors can create such a seamless story together and still stay true to their own characters and writing style.
(Steve Berry & James Rollins)
And on the creepy side was R. L. Stine’s Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy against Preston/Child’s Agent Pendergast in a gaslight story of the weirdest kind. There is something for every mystery fan in this book.
We had another fabulous book festival this year. Our booth had almost 50 authors for book signings and it was wonderful. We would like to thank all of the amazing authors who join as well as all of our staff and volunteers. Here is a brief look at who was at our booth. Some of the authors were missed in pictures because sometimes things were just a little crazy.
Tucson Festival of Books is just around the corner and we have amazing line up of authors joining us at our booth this year. Here is our author signing schedule for our booth (#130-135). Be sure to check our website as we get closer to the event since we are continually adding authors.