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
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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 o…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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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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"Yikes! I haven't read an Erica Spindler book for a while and forgot how they keep you on the edge of your seat. The Look-Alike is no exception, this old woman had to learn edge of the seat balance again. Ms. Spindler has created a book that is well-w" Read more of this review »
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"I loved this book! I read it in less then a day and it had me guessing on who the killer was until the very end.

I appreciated Sienna’s bravery and intelligence, yet she also had fears and insecurities and made mistakes just like a real person would." Read more of this review »
Erica Spindler and 1 other person liked Carol Dass's review of The Look-Alike:
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"This is a really good psychological thriller. It kept me guessing right till the end. Sienna came upon a murder victim when she was in college. The scene haunted her because she was wearing the same coat as the victim. Had she been the intended targe" 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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“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


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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.


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Peg Brantley Thanks for your Goodreads friendship, Erica.


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