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Erica Spindler

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A New York Times and International bestselling author, Erica Spindler's skill for crafting engrossing plots and compelling characters has earned both critical praise and legions of fans. Her stories have been lauded as “thrill-packed page turners, white- knuckle rides and edge-of-your-seat whodunits.”

Erica loves meeting and interacting with her fans, both in person and online. She has a wicked sense of humor, an optimistic spirit and loves coffee, chocolate and red wine, not necessarily in that order.

In 2002 her novel Bone Cold won the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award for excellence. A Romance Writers of America Honor Roll member, she received a Kiss of Death Award for her novels Forbidden Fruit and Dead Run and was a four-time RITA Awa
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Erica Spindler My neighborhood backs up to worried wetlands that lead the Lake Pontchartrain. One winter day, walking my dog I noticed a spot of bright red peeking…moreMy neighborhood backs up to worried wetlands that lead the Lake Pontchartrain. One winter day, walking my dog I noticed a spot of bright red peeking out the muddy embankment of a ditch. Intrigued, whenever I drove or walked by, I would look for the spot of red. Finally, I had to find out what it was. Armed with a shovel and wearing rubber boots, I went to find out. I unearthed a red, ladies, high-heeled pump. The hair at the back of my neck prickled. (I call this a Dark Gift moment) How did this shoe end up buried in our embankment? The suspense writer in me knew, someone had dumped a body in the lake and the tide had done the rest. I had other jumping off places for THE FIRST WIFE as well, but it was the first and the most fun.(less)
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Over the years, I’ve done some interesting research for my books. Police ride alongs; P.D.s and morgues; wineries; S&M shops, (yeah, I really did) to name only a few. THE FIRST WIFE presented an even bigger research challenge: horses. Not only did I know nothing about horses, I was terrified of them.

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Description: 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.
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"I enjoyed this mystery/suspense. I found that i had doubts and suspicions the whole way through."
The First Wife by Erica Spindler
"This book has been compared to Gone Girl... I think to put it on that level is a little generous. In the beginning it seems like a syrupy romance written by a preteen. Eventually the story takes some twists and turns, it was enough to keep me read..." Read more of this review »
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"I really enjoyed my first Spindler book, but had to ding it a star for the numerous instances of melodramatic writing. Loved the homage to Rebecca as Bailey meets Logan on vacation and they are married before it ends. The whirlwind of arriving at..." Read more of this review »
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"Finding love on a vacation and a quickie marriage never has a good ending, right? Especially for Bailey who’s brand new hubby is being accused of being a serial killer. He seems just like the type of man to bring him to Momma! Seriously – great pl..." Read more of this review »
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“Hard as nails Stacy Killian was one like one of those Tootsie Roll Pops - hard shell, soft, chewy center.

Once a guy knew the center could be chewed, that's what they did. Chewed you up and spit you out. Or swallowed you, bite by bite. Goodbye respect. Goodbye self-esteem.”
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“The underlying notion of a world where the sane is insane”
Erica Spindler, Killer Takes All

“No matter how innocent the story being relayed to me is, I can twist it into something pretty damn frightening. I’ve learned the real trick is not sharing these versions with those relaying the story. It tends to make people avoid me.”
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“No matter how innocent the story being relayed to me is, I can twist it into something pretty damn frightening. I’ve learned the real trick is not sharing these versions with those relaying the story. It tends to make people avoid me.”
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Christine Hatfield I was wondering if you can autograph one of your books and send it to me in the mail for me please


message 7: by Linda

Linda Hill Hi Erica,
Thanks very much for accepting my friend request. I'm looking forward to writing a review on Watch Me Die as soon as I'm finished reading it. I've enjoyed all I've read of your novels so far, and I'm sure I will love this one too.
I hope all is well with you.
Take care,
Linda


message 6: by Erica

Erica Spindler Zoë wrote: "Hi Erica. Thanks so much for Friending me. Lovely to catch up with you here. How's the writing going with you?"

Hi Zoe! Going well; new novel coming out August 6. How about you?


message 5: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi Erica. Thanks so much for Friending me. Lovely to catch up with you here. How's the writing going with you?


message 4: by Stan

Stan Law A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, Erica. It may interest you that my book Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom is now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. Enjoy it while you can. (A little review on Amazon wouldn't hurt either!)
http://www.amazon.com/Marvin-Clark-Se...


message 3: by Erica

Erica Spindler Times sure have changed. Unbelievable!


Donnajo Hiya Erica, Thanks for the friend invite. remember the old days on the old AOL romance board.


message 1: by Peg

Peg Brantley Thanks for your Goodreads friendship, Erica.


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