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Alice Blanchard

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Alice Blanchard is the award-winning author of "Trace of Evil" and "The Wicked Hour," an evocative new mystery series from Minotaur Books.
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"Powerful." ― Ann Cleeves
"Gripping." ― Associated Press

"Trace of Evil” was selected as an Amazon Best Mystery/Thriller for December, an Indie Next Pick, a Loanstars Top Pick and a CrimeReads Magazine "Books You Should Read in December."

Her standalone mystery, "Darkness Peering," was a New York Times' Notable Book, and her thriller "The Breathtaker" was an official selection of NBC’s Today Show Book Club. Her work has been published in 17 countries.

"The Stuntman’s Daughter,” won the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction. She has received a PEN Award, a New Letters Literary Award and
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Alice Blanchard Each one of my novels was inspired by a dream. Before I wrote “A Breath After Drowning,” I had a dream that my husband and I came home and couldn’t ge…moreEach one of my novels was inspired by a dream. Before I wrote “A Breath After Drowning,” I had a dream that my husband and I came home and couldn’t get our front door open. I slid the key into the lock but it wouldn’t turn. Inside, the phone was ringing off the hook, and I knew in my heart something horrible had happened. That dream was the seed that grew into my new novel.

Dreams contain an underlying truth. What did this one mean? I'd suddenly lost my identity. An unknown force was threatening everything I held dear. I’d been locked out of my own home—this ignited my imagination, and I became obsessed with its literary implications.(less)
Alice Blanchard Thank you for your question, Aarushi. I had a vivid imagination as a child, and so writing was easy for me. But I struggled with things like spelling,…moreThank you for your question, Aarushi. I had a vivid imagination as a child, and so writing was easy for me. But I struggled with things like spelling, and so I used the dictionary and thesaurus a lot, and that taught me to love words. I didn't like taking tests as a child, because I felt that I had to be perfect. Don't worry about being perfect, though, because nobody is perfect. (less)
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Trace of Evil

3.78 avg rating — 1,290 ratings — published 2019 — 7 editions
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A Breath After Drowning

3.80 avg rating — 1,312 ratings — published 2018 — 18 editions
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Darkness Peering

3.82 avg rating — 1,253 ratings — published 1999 — 17 editions
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The Breathtaker

3.77 avg rating — 1,181 ratings — published 2003 — 28 editions
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The Wicked Hour (Natalie Lo...

3.71 avg rating — 417 ratings — published 2020 — 6 editions
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Life Sentences

3.42 avg rating — 297 ratings — published 2004 — 22 editions
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The Stuntman's Daughter: An...

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COVER REVEAL

Hi everybody,

I can't tell you what a thrill it is to announce the cover of my new mystery, "Trace of Evil" - an author's dream.

Thanks for your support,
Alice

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“The day was hot, the sun high, and the silence was so thick you'd have thought the sky didn't have any air in it.”
Alice Blanchard, Darkness Peering

“Step away from the keyboard.
Put the pen down.
Smell the roses.
Then you can write about the roses.”
Alice Blanchard

“My eyes fixed on my friend’s necklace, something I hadn’t noticed before—a tiny gold chain with a gold word at the base of her neck. Aires, gold lassos for letters, riding her pulse. My thoughts felt about thumb-sized.”
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“I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.”
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

“Write what you love, love what you write, and let the chips fall where they may.”
Alice Blanchard

“Women have spent so many years girl-powering ourselves... we’ve left no room to acknowledge our dark side. Dark sides are important. They should be nurtured like nasty black orchids.”
Gillian Flynn

“The more you write fiction, the deeper you will dig, until you begin to understand pieces of your own life.”
Alice Blanchard

“Fiction is the truth inside the lie.”
Stephen King




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