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Suspense/Thriller Author Spotlight

Each week we explore in depth the work of suspense/thriller authors. While many of you know authors like John Grisham, James Patterson and David Baldacci, the goal is to take readers behind the work of authors whose work you may be less familiar with. We'll explore their new books --- and their past ones, known in the industry as the backlist. The goal is that you, like us, will meet new authors and read books that you previously may have missed.

Robert Dugoni, author of Murder One

A year after the devastating murder of his wife, attorney David Sloane has returned to Seattle after three months in Mexico.

Kevin O'Brien, author of Disturbed

The houses in Willow Tree Court are sleek and modern --- the kind designed to harbor happy families and laughing children. No one would guess the secrets that lurk beyond the neat lawns and beautiful facades.

Gregg Olsen, author of Closer Than Blood

The first time was easy. No one ever suspected the victim had been murdered. The crime long buried, the dark passions guiding the killer's hand are still alive.

Max Allan Collins, author of You Can’t Stop Me

Small-town sheriff J.C. Harrow made headlines when he apprehended a would-be presidential assassin --- only to come home that night and find his wife and son brutally murdered.

Max Allan Collins, author of No One Will Hear You

The first video arrives by email. An unidentifed man. A naked woman. Her scream caught in a freeze-frame.

Dean Koontz, author of What the Night Knows

In the late summer of a long ago year, a killer arrived in a small city. His name was Alton Turner Blackwood, and in the space of a few months he brutally murdered four families.

C. E. Lawrence, author of Silent Victim

At first, they look like suicides. Two bodies within a week --- one found floating in New York’s East River, another electrocuted in the bathtub. But forensics show that the victims were drugged, then killed.

John Lutz, author of Mister X

He mutilates his victims. Slices their throats. And carves an X into their flesh. Five years ago, he claimed the lives of six women. Then the killings abruptly stopped --- no one knows why.

Michael Walsh, author of Early Warning

The NSA’s most lethal weapon is back. Code-named Devlin, he operates in the darkest recesses of the US government.

Henry Perez, author of Mourn the Living

From city to city, one man walks the streets, carefully choosing his victims. Mercilessly, he cuts their throats.