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Lori Roy


Lori Roy

Lori Roy's debut novel, BENT ROAD, was awarded the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel by an American Author, named a 2011 New York Times Notable Crime Book, and named a 2012 notable book by the state of Kansas. UNTIL SHE COMES HOME was a finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel and was named a New York Times Editors' Choice. Her most recent novel, LET ME DIE IN HIS FOOTSTEPS, received the 2016 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel, making Lori the first woman to receive an Edgar Award for both Best First Novel and Best Novel, and she is the third person to have done so. LET ME DIE IN HIS FOOTSTEPS was also named an Outstanding Book of Crime Fiction by the New York Times, included among the top fiction of 2015 by Books-A-Million, and named one of the best 15 mystery novels of 2015 by Oline Cogdill. Lori lives with her family in west central Florida.

Lori Roy

Books by Lori Roy

by Lori Roy - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Everyone knows Hollerans don’t go near Baines, not since Joseph Carl was buried two decades before. But armed with a silver-handled flashlight, Annie Holleran runs through her family’s lavender fields toward the well on the Baines’ place. At the stroke of midnight, she gazes into the water in search of her future. Not finding what she had hoped for, she turns from the well. And when the body she sees there in the moonlight is discovered come morning, Annie will have much to explain and a past to account for.

by Lori Roy - Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery, Suspense

In 1958 Detroit, Grace eagerly awaits her first born, while best friend Julia prepares to welcome twin nieces. However, life erupts when childlike Elizabeth disappears while in the care of Grace and Julia. All the ladies fear that the recent murder of a black woman at the factory where their husbands work may warn of what has become of Elizabeth, and they worry what is yet to become of Julia --- the last to see Elizabeth alive.

by Lori Roy - Fiction, Psychological Suspense

For 20 years, Celia Scott has watched her husband, Arthur, hide from the secrets around his sister Eve's death. But when the 1967 riots frighten him even more than his past, he convinces Celia to pack up their family and return to his hometown, where Eve mysteriously died.