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Alison Gaylin

(A L Gaylin)
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Alison Gaylin is a journalist who has covered the arts and entertainment for more than fifteen years. Her first novel, Hide Your Eyes, debuted in March, 2005 with nearly a quarter of a million copies in print and was nominated for the prestigious Edgar Award for a first novel. The sequel, YOU KILL ME, was published in 2006 to rave reviews. Her first hardcover, Trashed, out in September 2007, launched NAL's new Obsidian imprint. Alison lives in upstate New York with her husband, young daughter and old dog.

Genres: Mystery
New and upcoming books
February 2024

Faint of Heart
September 2024

Buzz Kill
(Sunny Randall, book 12)
Samantha Leiffer
   1. Hide Your Eyes (2005)
   2. You Kill Me (2005)
Simone Glass
   1. Trashed (2007)
   2. Heartless (2008)
Brenna Spector
   1. And She Was (2012)
   2. Into the Dark (2013)
   3. Stay With Me (2014)
   Reality Ends Here (2013)
   What Remains of Me (2016)
   If I Die Tonight (2017)
   Never Look Back (2019)
   The Collective (2021)
   Faint of Heart (2024)
   We Are Watching (2025)
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Series contributed to
   5. The Gift (2020)
Sunny Randall
   11. Bad Influence (2023)
   12. Buzz Kill (2024)
Graphic Novels show
Alison Gaylin recommends
An Inconvenient Wife (2024)
Karen E Olson
"A Succession-esque update of Henry VIII, An Inconvenient Wife is sharp, suspenseful and deviously clever. Block out some time for this one - you'll want to read it in one sitting!"
Prom Mom (2023)
Laura Lippman
"Passionate, provocative, deeply chilling and relentlessly paced, Prom Mom is, for my money, an instant classic. With a cast of characters real enough to leap off the page and haunt your dreams - especially my new hero, Amber Glass. A truly unforgettable read."
Killing Me (2023)
Michelle Gagnon
"A tense serial killer thriller that's also hilarious? Count me in. Killing Me is sharp, suspenseful and (dare I say it?) unputdownable. Amber is my new favorite action hero. I'd follow her anywhere -- and considering some of the dicey locales she winds up in, that's saying a lot."

More recommendations 

Anthologies containing stories by Alison Gaylin
The Best Mystery Stories of the Year 2021 (2021)
Best Crime Stories of the Year 1

(Best Mystery Stories of the Year, book 1)
edited by
Lee Child and Otto Penzler
Shattering Glass (2020)
A Nasty Woman Press Anthology
edited by
Heather Graham

More anthologies 

Anthony Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2013) : And She Was
Shamus Awards Best Paperback original winner (2013) : And She Was
Anthony Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2015) : Stay With Me
Edgar Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2015) : Stay With Me
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (2017) : What Remains of Me
Anthony Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2019) : If I Die Tonight
Edgar Awards Best Paperback original winner (2019) : If I Die Tonight

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