KDWA in Hastings

Want to know everything I’ve got coming up for readers in 2020? Click here to listen to this great interview from Hastings MN radio station KDWA. (Plus, you have to love that opening Pink Panther theme music.)

Coming Soon

As we get closer to 2020 — winter snow is already on the ground here in Minnesota — it’s a good time to let you in on books coming your way in 2020. And I’ll be keeping you busy.

My new Minnesota stand-alone thriller THIEF RIVER FALLS arrives on February 1. It’s available for pre-order now in hardback, e-book, paperback, and audio. This intensely emotional thriller is one of my all-time favorites among my novels. It’s a gripping ride through the life of a writer in northwestern Minnesota whose world gets turned upside down in horrifying ways. “Smart, wickedly suspenseful and full of truly shocking twists, Thief River Falls is also a moving tale about family,” says Edgar Award-winning novelist Alison Gaylin.

But THIEF RIVER FALLS is just the beginning.

I’ve also been tapped by Putnam and the Robert Ludlum estate to carry on Ludlum’s Jason Bourne series — one of the great honors of my creative life — and I just turned in the completed Bourne novel last week. So you can look for Jason Bourne to return next summer in a book that is hugely fun and exciting. It was one of the most enjoyable projects I’ve ever worked on. More news on that book very soon!

Want more? Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about Jonathan Stride. He’ll be back in Duluth in an all-new “ripped from the headlines” thriller FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND due out from Blackstone next fall.

Oh, and as if all of that isn’t enough, my New York Times bestseller THE DEEP, DEEP SNOW (which was released this summer as an audiobook exclusive and has more than 10,000 reviews on Audible) will finally appear in e-book and paperback in 2020.

So get ready for an exciting year of reading!


Sneaking into a Movie

From Marcia at facebook.com/theauthorswife:

Although it may seem like there hasn’t been a lot of activity in the Freeman household during these past few months…in fact, quite the opposite has been true. Although we’ve cut back on our travel and events schedule significantly, Brian has been busily writing away on several projects…!

Just last week, he turned in the next book in the Jonathan Stride series…FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND. (We love that title.)

And next week, he’ll turn in the new Jason Bourne book…! We don’t have final word on the title, yet, but as soon as we do, we’ll let you know…of course…!

We can’t wait to see what the publishers do with cover art for each of those books.

Book covers are always a fun part of the whole author/publisher partnership and over the years, Brian has had some truly amazing cover art used on his books…so it’s always fun to see his books appearing in various places. Recently, a very devoted fan of his saw one of his books used as a prop in a movie…! In the 2018 movie “Can You Ever Forgive Me” starring Melissa McCarthy (we loved her in the “Gilmore Girls” television series), there is a scene in a bookstore…and if you look at this picture VERY closely…you’ll see in the forefront…the cover of Brian’s second Jonathan Stride book, STRIPPED…! So exciting…!

BUT…here’s where the story becomes even more fun…! The movie is set in New York in 1991…but STRIPPED wasn’t actually published until 2006…!