What an amazing honor. My novel THE DEEP, DEEP SNOW was just named a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original. I’ve told readers ever since this book was released that it may be my favorite among all of my novels — so recognition like this is incredibly meaningful to me.
My debut IMMORAL was a finalist for the Edgar for Best First Novel 15 years ago. It’s been an incredible ride all these years. Big, big thanks to the readers, librarians, booksellers, and publishers who have been such supporters of my work from the very beginning.
And congratulations to the wonderful writers who are fellow finalists for this award: Jess Lourey, Alyssa Cole, Jessica Moor, and Khurrum Rahman. Go out there and get their books!
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And don’t forget…my new book INFINITE comes out March 1. You can pre-order now in hardcover, paperback, e-book, and audio.
Want to go behind the scenes on my writing?
Reporter Jennifer Mayerle of WCCO-TV in Minnesota did a great profile on me last night. It focuses on my taking over Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne franchise — and looks at my other mysteries and thrillers, too.
If you want to see it, it’s archived on the WCCO website, so click here to watch.
Of course, the segment includes clips from the Bourne movies, so don’t get confused between me and Matt Damon. Ha ha ha.
It’s the holiday season! So I know you’ll be making a list…and checking it twice…
Just in case you need some suggestions for gifts for your family and friends (or for yourself), here’s a collage of my four most recent novels. THIEF RIVER FALLS was a huge reader favorite; it has nearly 10,000 reviews on Amazon so far. THE BOURNE EVOLUTION — my first Jason Bourne book for the Robert Ludlum estate — was just named by Kirkus Reviews as one of the best mysteries and thrillers of 2020. THE DEEP, DEEP SNOW — my New York Times bestselling Audible Original — is now available in paperback and e-book. And of course, Jonathan Stride is back in FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND, which reads like a stand-alone and is a great place to get to know my long-running Stride series.
While you’re shopping, don’t forget to pre-order my next stand-alone thriller, INFINITE, due out March 1. It just got a starred review from Kirkus, which called it “a dizzying delight.”
Ho ho ho…and happy reading!
Here’s a nice little year-end treat. Kirkus Reviews lists THE BOURNE EVOLUTION among its Best Mysteries and Thrillers of 2020!
Some pretty cool company to be keeping here…Connelly, Lackberg, Nesbo, Paretsky…
Want more Jason Bourne? THE BOURNE TREACHERY is due out July 27, 2021, and it’s available for pre-order now.
We’re nearing the end of 2020…yes, I know, I know, hold the applause. But this has also been a busy book year — and now that I’ve finally released my fourth (!) book since January, I figured it would be a good time to go back and take a look at what I’ve put in your hands this year. Remember, the Christmas shopping season is coming soon!
The first novel of 2020: THIEF RIVER FALLS, a stand-alone thriller about a writer in lonely northwestern Minnesota trying to rescue a young boy who’s being hunted by everyone around him (including the police). Last month, Amazon listed THIEF RIVER FALLS among its top 1o bestselling mystery/thrillers of the year so far, and the book is closing in on 9,000 reader reviews.
This summer, I had the incredible honor of taking over Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne series, with my Bourne thriller THE BOURNE EVOLUTION releasing in July. I’ve been thrilled by the many readers and reviewers who felt as if they’d stepped right back into a Ludlum novel with this one. It’s a complete stand-alone, so even if you’re not a long-time Jason Bourne book fan (or movie fan), you can dive right in.
In September, my Duluth-based police lieutenant Jonathan Stride finally returned after a two-year hiatus in FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND. As Bookreporter said, “FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND is by far Brian Freeman’s most emotional novel, and to say that the ending is a wild one would be a gross understatement. Jonathan Stride is one of the more complex and therefore likable characters in crime fiction, and this latest entry in the series is a clear standout.”
Is three new books enough? Well, not this year. Okay, THE DEEP, DEEP SNOW isn’t actually new — it came out as an Audible Original in 2019 and hit the New York Times Bestseller list. But print readers have been waiting for the book ever since, and a paperback edition (e-book, too!) finally arrived in October. The book got a starred review from Publishers Weekly, which called it “enthralling” and said “readers will have a tough time putting this one down.”
So now we’re really done for the year. But you better get reading! I’ll be back in early March with an all-new standalone thriller, INFINITE, which I can’t wait to put in your hands.