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Brian Freeman

USA flag (b.1963)

Brian Freeman is an international bestselling author of psychological thrillers, including the Jonathan Stride and Cab Bolton series. His books have been sold in 46 countries and 20 languages and have appeared as Main Selections in the Literary Guild and the Book of the Month Club. He is widely acclaimed for his "you are there" settings and his complex, engaging characters and twist-filled plots.

Freeman was born in Chicago and grew up in San Mateo, California, before moving to Minnesota.

Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Jonathan Stride
   1. Immoral (2005)
   2. Stripped (2006)
   3. Stalked (2005)
   4. The Watcher (2008)
     aka In the Dark
   5. The Burying Place (2009)
   5.5. Spitting Devil (2012)
   5.6. Turn to Stone (2014)
   6. The Cold Nowhere (2013)
   7. Goodbye to the Dead (2015)
   8. Marathon (2017)
   9. Alter Ego (2018)
   10. Funeral for a Friend (2020)
Series contributed to
Anthony Awards Best First Novel nominee (2006) : Immoral

Brian Freeman recommends
The Big Dirt Nap (2009)
(Dirty Business Mystery, book 2)
Rosemary Harris
"A smart, engaging heroine who isn't afraid to get her hands dirty - literally."
Deadly Reunion (2010)
(TV Newsroom, book 5)
Ron Handberg
"Start spreading the news! Ron Handberg is back with a new dose of murder, mystery, and media intrigue."
Last Girl Gone (2018)
(Laura Chambers Mystery, book 1)
J G Hetherton
"Forget sleep. Forget everything. No one will pry this book out of your hands until the last diabolical twist."
My Detective (2019)
(Sam Carver, book 1)
Jeffrey Fleishman
"A lyrical crime debut that offers a haunting tête-à-tête between killer and cop ... and a chilling reminder that cruelty never dies."
The Secrets They Left Behind (2020)
Lissa Marie Redmond
"Redmond’s mystery is filled with dark small-town secrets, but it’s her engaging heroine who keeps you turning the pages. In a genre filled with world-weary heroes, it’s refreshing to meet a protagonist who is authentic, new to the job, and honest about her mistakes."
Wolf Kill (2021)
(Sam Rivers Mystery, book 1)
Cary J Griffith
"Griffith’s prose makes you feel the winter chill… and the twisty plot delivers a chill down your spine. This is a Minnesota mystery with razor-sharp teeth."
The Last Commandment (2021)
(Austin Grant of Scotland Yard, book 1)
Scott Shepherd
"Written in taut, tight chapters that land like a hail of bullets. You’ll race through this story."

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