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Brian Freeman is an international bestselling author of psychological suspense novels, including the Jonathan Stride 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. His settings in the bleak, frozen landscape of Duluth, Minnesota, and his deeply complex characters, have drawn comparisons to Swedish noir.

His seventh novel SPILLED BLOOD won the prestigious award for Best Hardcover Novel in the annual Thriller Awards given out by the International Thriller Writers organization, and his fifth novel THE BURYING PLACE was a finalist for the same award. His debut thriller, IMMORAL, won the Macavity Award for Best First Novel and was a nomin...more


I was born in Chicago and spent my first ten years there -- but in many ways, I actually grew up as a Michigan boy.



Before I was born, my parents inherited a little cottage outside Coloma, as a result of a tragic car accident that killed my mother's grandfather. So from the time that I was a baby, my parents would take me to that cottage on summer weekends. That was where we spent most of our va...

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Average rating: 3.94 · 12,056 ratings · 1,398 reviews · 16 distinct works · Similar authors
Immoral (Jonathan Stride, #1)
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 3,032 ratings — published 2005 — 32 editions
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The Bone House (Cab Bolton,...
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 1,847 ratings — published 2010 — 20 editions
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Stripped (Jonathan Stride, #2)
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 1,482 ratings — published 2006 — 33 editions
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Stalked (Jonathan Stride, #3)
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 1,375 ratings — published 2007 — 28 editions
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The Burying Place (Jonathan...
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 1,199 ratings — published 2009 — 21 editions
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In The Dark (Jonathan Strid...
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 1,266 ratings — published 2008 — 29 editions
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Spilled Blood
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 1,043 ratings — published 2012 — 21 editions
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The Cold Nowhere (Jonathan ...
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 444 ratings — published 2013 — 17 editions
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Spitting Devil (Jonathan St...
3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 302 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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Turn to Stone (Jonathan Str...
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 131 ratings — published 2014 — 8 editions
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I'll talk more about THE COLD NOWHERE soon in my blog...but right now, I can't think of a better write-up about the book than this one at Bookreporter.com:

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"TURN TO STONE will be released in Italy as POLVERE ALLA POLVERE on 25 March, Laura. And then THE COLD NOWHERE comes out as LA RAGAZZA DI PIETRA on Apr...more "
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My new novella TURN TO STONE is half the length of an entire novel. It's the perfect opportunity to meet Jonathan Stride again as he tackles one of his most shocking cases ever.

Stride stops in a snowy cemetery in the small town of Shawano, Wisconsin,...more
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My 16,000-word Jonathan Stride short story “Spitting Devil” is now available in the U.S. Kindle store!

This story actually began in Spain. My Spanish publisher Circulo de Lectores was preparing a crime anthology, and they asked me to submit a short st...more
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"Thanks! And don't miss my Stride e-novella TURN TO STONE on February 18! "
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Brian Freeman Congrats to Goodreads on adding the new "recommendations" utility. That's a terrific way for authors and readers to find each other. For those of you who have read my books, I hope you'll include them in your ratings....that will help new readers discover me. Thanks!


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Beth Hi Brian,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery/suspense author on Goodreads!


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