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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've never been a fan of putting novels in boxes.



To me, each novel should stand on its own based on its plot and characters, because the styles of all good authors are necessarily different. You may find echoes from author to author, or even book to book, but each novel (even among a series from the same writer) should rise or fall on its unique merits.



Here's an example. The Chicago Tribune rev...

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Average rating: 3.95 · 13,445 ratings · 1,540 reviews · 19 distinct works · Similar authors
Immoral (Jonathan Stride, #1)
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 3,328 ratings — published 2005 — 32 editions
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The Bone House (Cab Bolton,...
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 2,014 ratings — published 2010 — 20 editions
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Stripped (Jonathan Stride, #2)
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 1,605 ratings — published 2006 — 33 editions
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Stalked (Jonathan Stride, #3)
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 1,480 ratings — published 2007 — 28 editions
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The Burying Place (Jonathan...
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 1,310 ratings — published 2009 — 21 editions
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In The Dark (Jonathan Strid...
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 1,346 ratings — published 2008 — 29 editions
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Spilled Blood
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 1,142 ratings — published 2012 — 22 editions
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The Cold Nowhere (Jonathan ...
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 603 ratings — published 2013 — 19 editions
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Spitting Devil (Jonathan St...
3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 336 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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Turn to Stone (Jonathan Str...
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 180 ratings — published 2014 — 9 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:

http://www.bookreporter.com/reviews/t...

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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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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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