Book Review/Giveaway: Love Is Murder edited by: Sandra Brown and Author Spotlight: Pamela Callow

Rating: 4/5

Publisher: Mira

Publish Date: May 29, 2012

Origins: From Publisher for Review

Format: Hardcover

Order From:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Mira

Synopsis: Prepare for heart-racing suspense in this original collection by thirty of the hottest bestselling authors and new voices writing romance suspense today.

Go on vacation with Allison Brennan's Lucy Kincaid, where she saves a man from drowning, only to discover he is in far greater danger on land. Meet Roxanne St. Claire's "bullet catcher"—bodyguard Donovan Rush—who may have met his match in the sexually charged "Diamond Drop." Debut author William Simon shows us what happens when the granddaughter of the president of the United States is kidnapped. And Lee Child's pitch-perfect "I Heard a Romantic Story" puts a whole new spin on Love Is Murder.

Bodyguards, vigilantes, stalkers, serial killers, women (and men!) in jeopardy, cops, thieves, P.I.s, killers—these all-new stories will keep you thrilled and chilled late into the night.

Stories by: Lori Armstrong * Jeff Ayers & Jon Land * Beverly Barton * William Bernhardt * Allison Brennan * Robert Browne * Pamela Callow * Lee Child * J.T. Ellison * Bill Floyd * Cindy Gerard * Heather Graham * Laura Griffin * Vicki Hinze * Andrea Kane *Julie Kenner * Sherrilyn Kenyon * Dianna Love * D.P. Lyle * James Macomber * Toni McGee Causey * Carla Neggers * Brenda Novak * Patricia Rosemoor * William Simon * Alexandra Sokoloff * Roxanne St. Claire * Mariah Stewart * Debra Webb

Review: Love is Murder is a killer anthology (pun intended!) with stories written by some of today's best-selling authors. Included are stories by some of my favorite authors, such as Pamela Callow, Allison Brennan, Heather Graham, Andrea Kane, Julie Kenner, and Alexandra Sokoloff. As with any anthology, some stories are better than others, but all of them stand out in some way which makes this a very enjoyable collection. One of the best entries is 'Speechless' by Robert Browne, which will evoke your paranoia to new heights. I loved seeing some great characters like Lucy Kincaid and Claire Hedgleigh in new adventures. Love is Murder is an anthology which has a little of everything, so no matter your favorite genre, you will definitely find a story you like and perhaps a new author to follow! 

Thriller Anthology Series: Thriller: Stories To Keep You Up All Night, Thriller 2: Stories You Just Can't Put Down, Thriller 3: Love Is Murder

Pamela Callow – Break Even


Tuesday, 4:58 p.m.

“Elaine, it’s me.” Eddie Bent cradled the phone to his ear, stubbing his cigarette in the plastic lid from his morning coffee. Ash pebbled the newspaper printouts strewn on his desk. It didn’t matter that his wife couldn’t actually see him smoking while they conversed over the phone, she would just know. That’s what being married for fifteen years did to you.

“Hi, honey,” she said. “I’m on my way home. What’s up?” Two years ago, she wouldn’t have asked that question—she would have known that if he called at supper time, it meant he’d been held up on another case. At that time, he was the go-to guy for high-profile clients on the wrong side of the criminal justice system.

Pamela Callow Bio: Inspired by a U.S. tissue harvesting case, Pamela Callow wrote Damaged (June 2010), the first installment of her legal thriller series for MIRA Books. Pamela drew on her experience working in a blue-chip corporate environment to create series lead Kate Lange, a struggling thirtysomething lawyer, whom RT Book Reviews hailed as, “…a standout character.” Damaged was chosen by Levy Home Entertainment as a June “Need to Read” Pick, with Top Ten Bestseller placement in Target and Walmart.

Indefensible (MIRA, January 2011), the second book of the Kate Lange thriller series, was described by Omnimystery Reviews as, “…a superbly plotted and suspenseful novel with a…riveting, dynamic storyline.” Tattooed, the series’ third installment, will be published in 2012.

Prior to making writing a career, Pamela worked as a strategy consultant for international firm Andersen Consulting. She is a member of the Nova Scotia Bar, and holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration.

Pamela lives in Nova Scotia, along with her husband, two children and a pug. She loves to go for walks (unlike her dog), drink coffee, and is currently working on the next installment of the Kate Lange thriller series. Visit her at or at


There is one (1) copy of Love is Murder available for giveaway! For US/Canada residents only. To enter: please leave a comment with your email address. Entry open until July 4, 2012!


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  1. I love anthologies. It is like getting a taste of new authors for me.

  2. Sometimes a short story just hits the spot, especially when a months worth are all in one book and include those by a bunch of my favorite authors!

  3. thanks for this special short story compilation which would make my summer ideal reading. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  5. This book sounds like an awesome read. It offers a great chance to be able to read new authors without having to hunt around for books

  6. This book has so many wonderful authors.
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  7. This sounds like a great series of stories. I like to read anthologies because it introduces me to authors I'm not familiar with! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  12. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to read this book. Please enter me.

  13. Sandra Brown is one of my favorite suspense authors. This antholoy has many authors I've been meaning to read stories by. Great giveaway!


  14. I've been waiting for this one. Anthologies are a way for me to find out about the work of authors that I'm not too familiar with. I know a few names in this one, but want to see what the others are like.

  15. This sounds like a wonderful book. I love reading books by different authors, all of those great stories. Thanks for having this giveaway.


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