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Meg Gardiner

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Meg Gardiner is a bestselling, Edgar Award winning author. A former lawyer and lecturer at the University of California, she's also a three-time Jeopardy! champion. Born in Oklahoma, she grew up in Santa Barbara, California, and lives in Austin.

China Lake won the 2009 Edgar award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Paperback Original. The Nightmare Thief won the 2012 Audie Award for Thriller/Suspense audiobook of the year. Phantom Instinct was named an O, the Oprah magazine, "Best Books of Summer."

Meg's latest novel, Into the Black Nowhere, features rookie FBI agent Caitlin Hendrix. Don Winslow calls it "A terrifying and brilliant read." It's the sequel to UNSUB, which is nominated for a Barry Award for Best Thriller and is in deve
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I spent the weekend as the Guest of Honor at the Deadly Ink mystery conference in New Jersey. I had a blast, felt very honored, and got to enjoy a huge weather show on the flight back to Austin.


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Now I’m diving deep into finishing the first draft of my next novel. Even while I was at 36,000 feet, I was digging through the manuscript word by word.


Yep, UNSUB 3 is coming....

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UNSUB (UNSUB, #1)

4.04 avg rating — 4,049 ratings — published 2017 — 12 editions
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3.61 avg rating — 2,962 ratings — published 2008 — 40 editions
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Into the Black Nowhere (UNS...

4.16 avg rating — 2,061 ratings — published 2018 — 6 editions
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The Memory Collector (Jo Be...

3.71 avg rating — 1,673 ratings — published 2009 — 28 editions
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The Shadow Tracer

3.79 avg rating — 1,543 ratings — published 2013 — 20 editions
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China Lake (Evan Delaney, #1)

3.66 avg rating — 1,529 ratings — published 2002 — 33 editions
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Ransom River

3.68 avg rating — 1,393 ratings — published 2012 — 16 editions
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The Nightmare Thief (Jo Bec...

3.72 avg rating — 1,230 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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Phantom Instinct

3.56 avg rating — 1,159 ratings — published 2014 — 13 editions
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The Liar's Lullaby (Jo Beck...

3.58 avg rating — 1,086 ratings — published 2010 — 26 editions
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“Was it hard to watch people go?
No. Breathing afterward, every day, was harder.”
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“Running cured almost anything. It eased pain; it exhilarated; it served as penance and validation. It turned lone wolf into a compliment. Running was objective – the stop-watch never lied. Races judged competitors on how long and hard they could run fast, not on a coach’s decision to play favorites with the starting lineup. Running was pure.”
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Which short series (3-6 books) would you like to read for the first part of 2014? (We will have a second short series group read later on in the year!)

Smokey Barrett by Cody McFadyen {4 Books}
 
  7 votes, 25.0%

Sophie Anderson by P.D. Martin {6 Books}
 
  6 votes, 21.4%

Graveyard Queen by Amanda Stevens {4 Books)
 
  3 votes, 10.7%

Theresa MacLean by Lisa Black {6 Books}
 
  3 votes, 10.7%

Dead Series by Mariah Stewart {4 Books}
 
  3 votes, 10.7%

Kenzie & Gennaro by Dennis Lehane {5 Books}
 
  2 votes, 7.1%

Evan Delaney by Meg Gardiner {5 Books}
 
  2 votes, 7.1%

Jo Beckett by Meg Gardiner {4 Books}
 
  1 vote, 3.6%

Anna Curtis by Allison Leotta {4 Books}
 
  1 vote, 3.6%

An Underwater Investigation by Kathy Brandt {4 Books}
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

October Daye by Seanan McGuire {7 Books}
 
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Meg Gardiner Donna wrote: "Thank you Meg for becoming a friend on Goodreads."

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