Entries by Brian Freeman

Squeezer or Roller?

With all of the events and traveling that we do to meet readers, Brian and I have perfected a lot of methods for packing—although sometimes we do need to get a little “creative.” (See my pic from last year around this time when we had to pack for 15 events in 8 days.) But invariably, […]

MARATHON Season

Some more great reviews for MARATHON this week. Make sure it’s on your summer reading list! “With strong characters and a propulsive plot, this thriller races to a breathless finish before truth becomes collateral damage.” – Star Tribune “One of the top writers in the genre today….Freeman’s MARATHON is a firecracker that doesn’t exploit the […]

Invite Me to Your Book Club

I’ve been telling readers at all my tour events that MARATHON was written for book club discussions. It’s a book designed to get people talking to each other.  It’s filled with characters making good and bad choices — and with characters you may love or hate at different points throughout the book.  Agree or disagree, […]

Available Now

The wait is over!  My new Jonathan Stride thriller MARATHON is available now in e-book, hardcover, and audio. This is a very important book for me.  It was clearly inspired by the events in Boston four years ago, but I made a decision early on not to write a book simply about terrorism.  We have […]

Three-Dimensional Characters

You typically see the plot of my books through the eyes of several different characters. Stride, Serena, and Maggie are always there – but so are victims, perpetrators, and innocent bystanders. Their stories intensify the emotion of the thriller, because every crime has ripple effects that change lives in unexpected ways. I want these characters […]

MARATHON Book Tour

The book tour for MARATHON is set! Join me in May at events in Duluth, the Twin Cities, St. Louis, Denver, Phoenix, Houston, and Vero Beach. I’ll be talking about the “ripped from the headlines” themes in MARATHON, reading from the book, answering all your questions — and, of course, signing copies for you. If […]

MARATHON: The Echo Chamber

Are we more divided than ever before? Sometimes it seems that way.  Tragedy doesn’t bring us together the way it once did.  Too often, rather than turning to each other for support, we retreat to separate corners and to our own political philosophies. The rise of social media seems to have accelerated this divisiveness.  If […]

MARATHON: A Tale of Two Cities

On April 15, 2013, two pressure-cooker bombs detonated in the crowd during the Boston Marathon.  Three spectators died in the explosions, and hundreds were injured. Every terrorist attack horrifies us with its senseless violence and loss of life – but I think the Boston bombing prompted a special outrage, because it violated an event that […]

If You Like This…

Want a quick take on why you should read THE NIGHT BIRD…?  Here I am…without glasses…with makeup…talking about James Patterson, Alfred Hitchcock, and The Bourne Identity. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XG4X6B2/ref=pd_va_prv_1

Croissant!

Although we live in Minnesota, Brian is often asked why he chose to set his newest book. THE NIGHT BIRD, out in San Francisco. That’s an easy one…Brian was actually born in Chicago (yes, his early years were spent in the shadow of Wrigley Field). In the early 1970s, his entire family relocated out to […]