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Rick Treon is the award-winning author of Deep Background and the Bartholomew Beck thriller series, including the novel Let the Guilty Pay and prequel novella Live with the Truth.

His short story, The Other Mans Daughter, was published in the Texas High Plains Writers 2020 centennial anthology, With Words We Weave: Celebrating the Past.

Ricks essays have been syndicated across Gannett Media and featured on literary websites The Thrill Begins and BestThrillers.com. He has also written for journalism nonprofit Big If True.

Prior to writing fiction, Rick worked as a reporter and editor for several newspapers in Texas. His journalism career began at the University of Texas at Austin, where he served as sports editor of The Daily Texan. He later
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Rick Treon I have wanted to write (fiction, nonfiction, anything) for as long as I can remember, and I have been writing for that long. That came from a love of…moreI have wanted to write (fiction, nonfiction, anything) for as long as I can remember, and I have been writing for that long. That came from a love of reading, which I was doing before I ever set foot in a schoolroom. Now, perhaps the question is: what inspired you to want to write novels and get them published? That answer is essentially the same: reading. I found that adult novels, and particularly ones that posed a mystery to be solved (and usually includes a murder or three), helped me escape and brought me more emotional satisfaction than any other form of entertainment. I felt like I could do this for others, too. And it appears I was right.(less)
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Monday procrastination roundup: Spring is in the air

I hope most of you are able to enjoy a bit of time outdoors despite the current situation. I usually wait until after Easter to declare spring here in the Texas Panhandle, but Im going out on a limb this year. We all need spring to be here. To that end, BookBub has listed its 20 Most Anticipated Thrillers of Spring 2020.





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A fantastic debut thriller

Crime fiction has a fantastic new heroine. And just when you think reporter Caitlin Bergman has solved the mystery, this story turns into a thrill ride youll be happy you started.
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