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Erica Spindler has published more than twenty novels. Her titles have been published all over the world and Red was turned into both a wildly popular graphic novel and daytime drama in Japan. Critics have dubbed her stories as “thrill-packed, page turners, white knuckle rides, and edge-of-your-seat whodunits” and The Times Picayune praised 2003’s In Silence, calling it “Creepy and compelling; a real page turner.”
In 2002, her novel Bone Cold won the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award for excellence. An RWA honor roll member, she received a Kiss of Death award for her novel and is a three-time RITA award finalist. In 1999 Publishers Weekly awarded the audio version of her Forbidden Fruit novel Shocking Pink a Listen-Up award, naming it one of the best audio mystery books of 1998. Praised by booksellers as “The best suspense novel I’ve ever read” and “A perfect 10 out of 10,” Erica's 2004 release See Jane Die is the story of a woman who must face her darkest fears when her husband becomes the prime suspect in the brutal murders of two women.
Erica and her husband — a man she describes as funny, handsome and way too sassy — met in art school and have been together ever since. They have two sons, born nine and a half years apart. Erica makes her home in the New Orleans area, although she originally hailed from Illinois.
Ten years ago, Kat McCall left her home town in Louisiana after being accused of murdering her sister. Now, despite the fact there are those in the town who are still convinced of her guilt, she has returned, determined to unearth the real killer. With the help of police officer Luke Tanner, Kat starts to get to the truth about who really killed her sister, but there are plenty of people who don't like her digging up secrets from the past...Utterly gripping and compulsively readable, Don't Look Back is the sensational new thriller from internationally bestselling author Erica Spindler.
November 2009 Book of the Month. A very human crime novel which concentrates on the detective and her family as much as on the crime she’s solving. It involves computer hacking and theft and sadly I guessed the culprit some five or six chapters before all was unravelled. See if you do too. Comparison: Lisa Gardner, P J Tracy, Tess Gerritsen.
Spindler weaves another masterful work of murder and suspense. The backdrop to this crime novel is the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina where, in the aftermath, a ghoulish discovery of severed female hands are found in a refrigerator. Captain Patti Oâ€™Shayâ€™s detective husband is also found murdered, looters the suspected killers. Two years later the apparently unconnected crimes are inextricably linked. Dark and tense, you might want to sleep with the light on.
Officer Melanie May discovers a link between a series of deaths concluding they are actually the work of a serial killer. With the help of FBI profiler, Connor Parks, she builds a profile of someone she then chillingly recognises as a person involved in her own life. As well as working the case she is having to deal with an ex-husband who wants custody of their child and a growing attraction towards the troubled Connor. A perfect blend of crime thriller mixed with romance this should appeal to those who enjoy both genres.
Despite the ten-year age gap and the differences in their backgrounds, Bailey was meant to be with Logan - she's sure of it. It's natural that they should marry as soon as they can. But when Logan brings Bailey home to his magnificent estate on ninety wooded acres, her dreams of happily-ever-after begin to unravel. She can't ignore the rumours about what happened to Logan's first wife and then when a local woman goes missing, all signs point to her husband. Has Bailey made a terrible mistake trusting Logan? What happened to his first wife? Suddenly Bailey is facing an impossible decision: should she believe what everyone is saying, or should she bet her life on the man she loves, but hardly knows? Complex, compulsively readable and utterly thrilling, The First Wife is the sensational new novel from the internationally bestselling author Erica Spindler.
As a child, Bailey Browne dreamed of a knight in shining armor swooping in to rescue her and her mother. As she grows older, those dreams transform, becoming ones of a mysterious stranger who will sweep her off her feet and whisk her away from her ordinary existence. Then, suddenly, there he is. Despite the ten year difference in their ages, her working class upbringing and his of privilege, Logan Abbott and Bailey fall deeply in love. Marriage quickly follows.But when Logan brings her home to his horse farm in Louisiana, a magnificent estate on ninety wooded acres, her dreams of happily-ever-after begin to unravel. A tragic family history she knew nothing about surfaces, plus whisperings about the disappearance of his first wife, True, and rumors about the women from the area who have gone missing-and when another woman disappears, all signs point to her husband's involvement.At first Bailey ignores the whispers, even as circumstantial evidence against Logan mounts. But finally, Bailey must make a choice: believe what everyone says-or bet her life on the man she loves, but is realizing she hardly knows. From the author of Justice for Sara, Erica Spindler's The First Wife is a thrilling new novel that will have you gasping on every page.
SHE'S GOT NOTHING TO LOSE AND EVERYTHING TO PROVEGrowing up on the wrong side of the tracks in Bend, Mississippi, Becky Lynn Lee doesn't have the luxury of dreaming. With an abusive father and a broken mother, she always thought that this was it. But after the ultimate betrayal, Becky Lynn can no longer live the nightmare.Determined never to go back, Becky Lynn escapes to Hollywood. As a photographer's assistant, she discovers a talent for spotting beauty and capturing the perfect shot. When the camera eventually turns on her, the awkward, shy Becky Lynn of her childhood disappears. But when the success she's achieved is threatened, Becky Lynn must find the strength to embrace her new identity and put the ugliness of her past behind her forever.
Evil lives in Paradise... A panicked message on her answering machine is the last Liz Ames hears from her sister Rachel. Determined to find her, Liz heads to Rachel's home in Key West. Within hours of her arrival a man jumps to his death. Then a teenage girl is found murdered. The ritualistic style of the killing is hauntingly similar to that used by the notorious New Testament serial killer-now on death row. Could these deaths be related to Rachel's disappearance? Is a copycat killer at work? And why do the police refuse to help? As Liz peels away the layers of deception, she finds this island paradise harbours an unspeakable evil...
A deadly evil... When journalist Avery Chauvin receives word of her father's shocking suicide, she returns to her hometown determined to find answers. Instead, she finds a community in turmoil, and strange rumours of neighbours who go missing in the night. Then a woman is found brutally slain. An outsider passing through town vanishes. And Avery begins to wonder, could her father have been the victim of something more sinister than it first appeared? As each step closer to the truth exposes yet another layer of deceit, Avery must face the fact that a terrible evil resides in this close-knit town, protected-until now-by the power of silence.
To catch a killer... Five years ago, three little girls were murdered in their beds, posed like sleeping angels by a twisted killer. With no witnesses and no leads, Detective Kitt Lundgren was forced to look on helplessly - mocked by a psychopath proud of his perfect crimes. Following a new spate of murders, it looks like the Sleeping Angels killer has retuned - but Kitt's not so sure. When the unthinkable happens, and The Sleeping Angel Killer himself approaches Kitt offering to help her catch his copycat, Kitt must make a choice. Allow the killings to continue? Or place her trust in a murderer who has taken the art of the perfect murder to horrific new heights - and might well plan to make her his next victim.
After years of pain and turmoil, stained glass restoration expert Mira Gallier is on the verge of having it all - again. But her perfect life, like the magnificent windows blown to bits by Hurricane Katrina, is about to be shattered. Mira wakes in the night to the scent of her dead husband's aftershave; catches a glimpse of him in a crowd; senses his presence; hears his voice. Could Jeffery, swept away by Katrina's flood waters, still be alive? Then Mira's business partner is brutally murdered, her nude body found posed in the dappled coloured light of the magnificent Mary Magdalene window. As evidence mounts against her, Mira must prove she's neither a murderer nor losing her grip on sanity - and escape a psychopath who will stop at nothing until he possesses her, body and soul.
Ensalzada por la critica por su fina percepcion del oscuro mundo del terror psicologico, Erica Spindler desarrolla historias capaces de mantener a los lectores al borde del asiento hasta el ultimo momento. Cuando una amiga aparece brutalmente asesinada en su apartamento de Nueva Orleans, la ex detective de homicidios Stacy Killian tiene motivos para creer que su muerte est relacionada con Conejo Blanco, un juego de rol de culto, oscuro, violento y adictivo. Stacy, antiguo miembro del cuerpo de polica de Dallas, se ha visto expuesta en innumerables ocasiones al horror del crimen. Mudarse a Nueva Orleans fue un intento de llevar una vida normal. Pero el asesinato de su amiga vuelve a situarla en el papel del que huy Especialmente cuando conoce a Spencer Malone, el detective de homicidios encargado del caso. Convencida de que Malone, un polica novato y pagado de s mismo, no est a la altura de su misin, Stacy se propone atrapar por su cuenta al asesino. Sus pesquisas la conducen al crculo ntimo del brillante creador de Conejo Blanco, Leo Noble, un hombre cuyo pasado oculta oscuros secretos y cuya vida est envuelta en el mismo aire enigmtico e irreal que el juego de su invencin. A medida que se acumulan los cadveres y el juego avanza, Stacy y Spencer se ven forzados a trabajar codo con codo. Pronto se encuentran atrapados en el escalofriante y desquiciado universo de un juego en el que Leo Noble y cuantos lo rodean son sospechosos, crpticos mensajes anuncian quin ser la prxima vctima y nadie, absolutamente nadie, se encuentra a salvo. Porque Conejo Blanco es mucho ms que un juego. Es ms que la vida y que la muerte. Y cualquiera puede sucumbir antes de que la partida acabe y el asesino se lo lleve todo.
In Spindler's thrilling new psychological drama, one woman's journey to recovery becomes her worst nightmare... Before Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, stained-glass restoration artist Mira Gallier had it all: a thriving business doing work she loved and an idyllic marriage to the perfect man. But the devastating storm stole her beloved husband - his body swept away by floodwaters, never to be found.Now, after years of pain and turmoil, it looks as if Mira is finally on the verge of peace and emotional stability. But her life, like the magnificent windows blown to bits by Hurricane Katrina, is about to be shattered once again. And this time, it's not a killer storm she faces, but a psychopath who will stop at nothing until he possesses her, body and soul...First, church windows that she restored are vandalized, and the priest who looked over them brutally murdered. Spray-painted across the glass are the words: He Will Come to Judge the Living and the Dead. Then, New Orleans is rocked by a terrifying chain of murders that all seem to be linked to Mira. The police, led by homicide detective Spencer Malone, are following a string of clues left by the killer on each victim - and beginning to wonder if the murderer isn't Mira Gallier herself.As Mira begins to unravel under pressure from all sides - and fear for her life - it's unclear whom she can trust. And when a man from her past appears out of nowhere, sparking something long forgotten in her heart, he quickly becomes the police's new prime suspect. One by one, the people in Mira's life are targeted, until it's clear that the killer has been saving her for last . . . and that there's nowhere left to run.
'Pulse-pounding, page-turning, absolutely can't put it down.' Lisa Gardner THE OUTSTANDING THRILLER FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ERICA SPINDLER What have readers been saying about Blood Vines? 'If you want a superb thriller this is the one to buy.' Amazon reviewer, 5***** 'Ms Spindler is up there with the best.' Amazon reviewer, 5***** 'Fantastic characters and a twisty turny storyline!' Amazon reviewer, 5***** Perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter and Karen Rose, Erica Spindler is master of classic crime fiction and the twist you won't see coming. Alex Owens knows very little about her childhood or who she really is - her only family an absent, emotionally fragile mother. Alex has always felt something was missing and has spent most of her life searching for what that could be. When an infant's remains are unearthed, Alex realises she has a connection to the case. Suddenly long-lost memories start flooding in, leading her back to a small town in California and to dark and terrifying nightmares that haunt her every waking moment. Greeted with silence and suspicion, Alex is determined to get to the heart of a secret no one wants to see uncovered. As violent deaths and a series of pagan rituals terrify the tightly-knit community, Alex is forced to confront the terrible truth about a single night that changed her family's lives for ever... Praise for Erica Spindler: 'Pulse-pounding, page-turning, absolutely can't put it down.' Lisa Gardner 'Neat, taut and written with panache that forces you to turn each page.' Daily Mail 'I can put Spindler on my growing list of favourite crime-fiction authors.' Evening Standard 'Has enough twists to keep you riveted right to the final page.' Image
In this bare-knuckled adrenaline ride from New York Times bestselling author Erica Spindler, Alex Clarkson's worst nightmares are about to come true...A sinister, hooded figure...When Alexandra Clarkson starts having terrifying visions filled with blood and ceremonial images, she tries to find a rational explanation - maybe her mind is playing tricks on her, resurrecting creepy tableaux from her research on religious ceremonies and sects. But when Alex's mother, Patsy, commits suicide without leaving behind any information, Alex is left wondering: could she be haunted by something from the childhood she doesn't remember?Naked, writhing bodies...Detective Daniel Reed was the last person to speak to Patsy. What he reveals to Alex is shocking. Twenty-five years earlier, Patsy was married to Harlan Sommer, one of Sonoma County's most prominent vintners, when their infant son disappeared without a trace. The loss destroyed the Sommers' marriage, causing Patsy to leave and take Alex with her.A dead child...Called on to investigate the identity of a baby's remains unearthed in a Sonoma vineyard, Reed had picked up a trail that led him to Patsy in San Francisco. Now Reed and Alex both wonder if the cold bones could be her baby brother Dylan, and Alex decides to accompany Reed back to Sonoma for the investigation. No sooner does she arrive, however, than she is drawn deep into the search for a twisted killer...
Breakneck marks the return of Detectives Mary Catherine (MC) Riggio and Kitt Lundgren, partners in the police department's Violent Crimes Bureau in industrial, blue-collar Rockford, Illinois. The two detectives are faced with tracking down a monster unlike any they have encountered before. The clean, seemingly emotionless kills leave MC and Kitt little but the growing string of victims to follow--all young adults, clean cut, kid-next-door types who've never taken a step outside the law. And this time around, it's personal for MC: The first victim is her cousin Tommy Mariano, oldest son of her favorite aunt. As MC and Kitt hunt a faceless killer, they are led deep into the cyberuniverse, where no one is who they seem and you never know who's watching. At the heart of this fast-paced thriller is the relationship between the two headstrong women, their struggle to balance their dual roles, to learn to trust, and to walk the fine line between upholding the law--and taking it into their own hands as they race to find a murderer.
August 2005.Amid death and destruction, hurricane-savaged New Orleans has a new dark force to fear.As the rescue efforts unfold, a grisly discovery is made at one of the massive refrigerator graveyards. One of these metal hulks contains six human hands - all female, all right hands. The press has dubbed the unknown perpetrator The Handyman. But with no way to trace the origin of this refrigerator, and with evidence lost to time and the elements, the case dead-ends.Captain Patti OShay is a straight-arrow, by-the-book cop who is assigned to the case. Her tough, unflinching character is fractured when her husband and fellow police captain is found murdered - surprised by looters taking advantage of the post-storm chaos.August 2007Patti, still grieving and disillusioned, gets a call from homicide: skeletal remains have been unearthed in City Park. The unknown victim - a female - is missing her right hand. But for Patti, this grave holds something even more shocking. Found beside the victims bones is her husbands police badge.Casting aside the very rule book by which she has lived her life, Patti is fearless - but so is the killer. As he stalks her she is forced to question all she believes in, to doubt the code she has lived bybecause she knows that if she doesnt find The Handyman first, she will become his last known victim.