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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® Aw...more

Dear Readers, The JUSTICE FOR SARA tour has ended and I'm now in full, deadline mania mode. It's a pretty crazy place to be: days filled with too much coffee, really bad hair and a desk that resembles a bizarre, literary explosion. Truly frightening.

I thought I'd share with you a link to a calmer moment: A PBS interview that fellow author Alex Kava and I did on our joint STRANDED/JUSTICE tour.... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.00 · 29,111 ratings · 2,148 reviews · 34 distinct works · Similar authors
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Last Known Victim
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Copycat (Kitt Lundgren, #1)
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Killer Takes All
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 2,077 ratings — published 2005 — 21 editions
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Bone Cold
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 1,949 ratings — published 2001 — 17 editions
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Breakneck (Kitt Lundgren, #2)
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 1,794 ratings — published 2008 — 20 editions
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Blood Vines
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Dead Run
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 1,398 ratings — published 2002 — 22 editions
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In Silence
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Watch Me Die
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 1,156 ratings — published 2011 — 16 editions
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JUSTICE FOR SARA (Mystery & Thrillers)
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WATCH ME DIE (Mystery & Thrillers)
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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.
Blood Vines (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: In this bare-knuckled adrenaline ride, Alex Clarkson's worst nightmares are about to come true...
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Erica Spindler is now friends with Sherry Lansing
"Thank you so much for the five star review! You truly made my day. ~ Erica "
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Justice for Sara by Erica Spindler
" This book will have you trying to figure out who the killer is, with the turn of each page. As I read I would think, AHA! I KNOW WHO THE KILLER IS. Umm, no I didn't. I was so blindsided by the end. This story took so many unexpected turns that I f... " Read more of this review »
Justice for Sara by Erica Spindler
" When I got to a certain part still early on in the book I just knew I figured out already who the killer was. Boy I was so wrong as I should be right? Erica knows how to write such great mysteries and this was another awesome book. "
"Hi Darlene! Stacy first appeared in SEE JANE DIE. The Killian/Malone books are not so much a series as crossover/continuity character books. Thanks! E...more "
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Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.Daphne du Maurier
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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.”
Erica Spindler, Killer Takes All

“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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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,

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!)

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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