Friday, July 19, 2013

Congratulations to our favorite mystery writer Brian Freeman

Congratulations are in order for one of our favorite mystery writers, Brian Freeman.  Brian was so gracious when he came to our library a few years ago to speak about his love of writing.  

He has just won Best Hardcover Novel 2013 in the Thriller Awards.  Here is what he had to say:  "I'm leaving New York...after one of the most memorable and emotional nights of my life. a ballroom filled with amazing suspense writers, I heard my name called. book Spilled Blood was named the Best Hardcover Novel of 2013 in the Thriller Awards.  I can't remember when I was more unprepared or overwhelmed.  I cried.  I thanked a lot of people...bu this is my chance now to thank you, the readers, for your support, which has been so important to me.  If someone had told me 10 years ago that I would be in this position today, I never would have believed them.  This is the fulfillment of a dream.  And what it makes me want to do is go home and write more books."

Brian also writes a mystery series featuring Duluth Lieutenant Jonathan Stride.  The first in the series is Immoral.  For fans waiting for the newest in the series, the UK edition, The Cold Nowhere, is available at Amazon UK.  Unfortunately, there is no date set yet for the US edition.  Brian also writes stand alone mysteries including the just honored Spilled Blood.  My personal favorite stand alone is The Bone House

Brian has been writing since he was a teenager and didn't get published until he was 41.  He just laughs when people call him an overnight success.  He's the most down-to-earth, nicest guy and we are hoping he will come back to visit our library when we celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2015.  In the meantime, we will keep enjoying his suspense-filled, award winning novels!
Image of Brian Freeman
Author Brian Freeman

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