The early reviews are starting to roll in for THE CROOKED STREET.

Bookreporter, one of the great book sites that every reader should be following, just chimed in today. You can read the full review by clicking here.

Here’s my favorite part:

“I’ve described Brian Freeman’s style as incredibly smooth, and all of that is on display in THE CROOKED STREET….The end result is another stellar effort in this terrific series that seems to get more layered and personal with each new release. I can guarantee that you will be reeling after you’ve read the last line and will be hoping that the follow-up comes as soon as possible.”

Yes, words like that mean a lot to a writer. And yes, reviews really matter. I hope you’ll read THE CROOKED STREET yourself — and post your own thoughts on Goodreads and Amazon for other readers.  That really does make a difference.



Today’s the day!

Frost Easton is back on the streets of San Francisco, and THE CROOKED STREET is available right now. You can get it in e-book, audio, hardcover, and paperback…either from Amazon, BN, or your local indie retailer.

Early readers are raving about the book!

“As usual, Brian Freeman kicks ass and takes names in his newest upcoming release.” 

“If all the books I read this year are half as good as Crooked Street, it will be a good 2019.”

“OMG what a fantastic ride. Action unravels at a breakneck speed… this gem is every bit as good as Connelly’s Bosch series.”

“Seeing Brian Freeman’s name on the cover means the book is going to be great…The Crooked Street is another winner.” 

“It’s a thrilling mystery and you will read late into the night.”

A Weekend for FROST

Everyone in Minnesota knows January is a time for FROST.  Well, it’s been a heckuva weekend for Frost Easton.

First THE VOICE INSIDE was named a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award in Genre Fiction.

Then today I woke up to this wonderful review of THE CROOKED STREET from Mary Ann Grossman in the Pioneer Press:

“This is a thriller that will keep you up all night. And even the most perceptive crime novel fan will be stunned by the cliff-hanger conclusion.”

Want more?  The Duluth News-Tribune says: “A wild, twisting mystery….don’t miss this novel!”

Remember…the new book is out on TUESDAY!


Minnesota Book Awards

Is there another state blessed with such a diversity of great genre writers as Minnesota?  It’s really an amazing list we have in this state. Of course, what is there to do in the winters but sit inside and think dark thoughts?

For me, I am so honored that THE VOICE INSIDE is a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award for Genre Fiction, along with books by Kelly Barnhill, Allen Eskens, and Mindy Mejia. It’s the fifth time I’ve been a finalist…wow! This recognition for THE VOICE INSIDE comes on the heels of nominations for my earlier books STRIPPED, THE BONE HOUSE, THE COLD NOWHERE, and SEASON OF FEAR.

So if you haven’t read THE VOICE INSIDE yet, this is the perfect time! (And the follow-up book THE CROOKED STREET arrives on Tuesday.) Then be sure to check out all of our great Minnesota writers.

Event Season Kicks Off

For better or worse, they’re letting me out in the world again. Lots of events coming up in January and February.

I’ve got bookstore launch events for THE CROOKED STREET in Duluth and Minneapolis, plus library visits to Eagle Bend, Sauk Centre, Big Lake, and Delano.

(All weather permitting, of course. It’s winter, don’t ya know…)

Get the details on times and locations here:


I unwrapped my post-Christmas surprise. You can get your surprise when THE CROOKED STREET comes out on January 29…!

January Is a Time for FROST

We’re only three weeks away from the launch of my new Frost Easton thriller THE CROOKED STREET on January 29. While you wait for Frost to return to the streets of San Francisco, you can catch up on the first two books in the series at a great price.

The huge reader favorite THE VOICE INSIDE and the #1 Kindle bestseller THE NIGHT BIRD are both Kindle Deals throughout the month of January. So you can put them on your e-reader right now for just $1.99 each.

Want even more? Several of my Jonathan Stride e-books are on sale right now, too.

Click here to go the Brian Freeman store at Amazon.

MARATHON: Plymouth Community Read

The Plymouth READS program in Plymouth, Minnesota, has selected Brian’s thriller MARATHON as its citywide community read for 2019. Visit the Plymouth READS website for more information about the wide-ranging community events this spring surrounding MARATHON — and then join Brian at the Plymouth Creek Center on April 11 for a discussion of the issues raised in this ripped-from-the-headlines novel. Brian will talk about the process that led to the creation of MARATHON and answer questions about the book.

If you’d like to select one of Brian’s novels for your local community-wide read program — and invite him to join the discussion — just contact Marcia Freeman for more information.

All-New on January 29: THE CROOKED STREET

THE CROOKED STREET. Coming January 29.

Frost Easton faces his most twisted adversary ever…a shadowy criminal mastermind known only as Lombard.

Pre-order now in e-book, hardcover, paperback, and audio. Get it online or at your local bookstore. Click here to learn more.

Mark Your Calendar for Sunday

Mark your calendars for this Sunday, December 23.

Then RUN, do not walk…because MARATHON will be a Kindle Daily Deal. You can get it for a great price all day. Click here to go to the Kindle page.

See, Santa knows you’ve been good.