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Jeffrey J. Mariotte

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Jeffrey J. Mariotte is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 70 novels, including thrillers Empty Rooms and The Devil's Bait, supernatural thrillers Season of the Wolf, Missing White Girl, River Runs Red, and Cold Black Hearts, horror epic The Slab, and the Dark Vengeance teen horror quartet. With wife and writing partner Marsheila (Marcy) Rockwell, he wrote the sf/horror/thriller 7 SYKOS and Mafia III: Plain of Jars, the authorized prequel to the bestselling video game.

He also writes occasional nonfiction, short fiction (some of which is collected in Nine Frights), and comic books, including the long-running horror/Western comic book series Desperadoes and graphic novels Fade to Black and Zombie Co
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Jeffrey J. Mariotte I'm currently working on so much!

I'm trying to promote my new thriller, Empty Rooms, as much as I can. But I'm also working on multiple short stories…more
I'm currently working on so much!

I'm trying to promote my new thriller, Empty Rooms, as much as I can. But I'm also working on multiple short stories with my writing partner, Marsheila Rockwell. I'm working on some comic book stuff with her and with my son David. With Marsheila (Marcy), I'm working on a novel, and I'm working on another one solo (the next Frank Robey and Richie Krebbs thriller, following Empty Rooms).

There's probably other stuff I'm forgetting about, but given the workload, forgetting a project or two isn't necessarily a bad thing...(less)
Jeffrey J. Mariotte My most recent book, Empty Rooms, is a very dark thriller. Before I wrote it, I wrote a book called Criminal Minds: Sociopaths, Serial Killers and…moreMy most recent book, Empty Rooms, is a very dark thriller. Before I wrote it, I wrote a book called Criminal Minds: Sociopaths, Serial Killers and Other Deviants, which told the real stories of every criminal mentioned on the first five seasons of the TV show Criminal Minds, and of some whose crimes inspired episodes but weren't mentioned by name. As you can imagine, that involved a ton of research into some of the worst crimes and criminals in history--just some really terrible people doing terrible things.

Doing that research, having all those horrific facts swimming around in my head, I started thinking about people who have to deal with such awful situations on a daily basis. How do homicide or sex crimes detectives cope with the stuff they see every day and still remain human? The more I dug around in that, the more the novel started to come together. It's about a cop and an ex-cop teaming up to solve a very cold case of a missing little girl. That case leads them into some incredibly dark places--but in addition to being about the case, it's about how they maintain their humanity while they're looking into it. A lot of the research I had done for the Criminal Minds book came in handy on the novel, because it enable me to write a realistically creepy villain, as well as to have a solid grounding in what would go into solving the case.(less)
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