Sphere is to publish a collection of short stories, each authored by two thriller writers and featuring their best-known characters.
Authors involved include Lee Child, whose Jack Reacher will meet Joseph Finder’s character Nick Heller; Peter James and Ian Rankin, whose Roy Grace and John Rebus will feature in a tale together; and Michael Connelly, whose Hieronymus ‘Harry’ Bosch will meet Dennis Lehane’s Patrick Kenzie.
The book, called Face Off, is edited by David Baldacci and has been written by members of the International Thriller Writers (ITW) trade group, which is represented by Dan Conaway of literary agency Writers House.
Sphere acquired UK, Ireland and Commonwealth rights from Simon & Schuster in the US.
Each author has donated their story, and all of the proceeds from the book will go to fund the ITW.
Face Off will be published by Sphere in the UK on 6th June.