A Stride Two-Fer

After THE BURYING PLACE came a Jonathan Stride two-fer: my Stride short story “Spitting Devil” and the novella TURN TO STONE.

I took a break from Stride for a couple of books back then, writing THE BONE HOUSE (the first Cab Bolton novel, set in Florida and Door County Wisconsin) and then the stand-alone SPILLED BLOOD, which went on to win the Thriller Award for Best Hardcover Novel from the International Thriller Writers Association.

But Stride was still busy behind the scenes. “Spitting Devil” takes place shortly after the close of THE BURYING PLACE and is a wonderfully creepy look at a young wife named Alison Malville who is slowly going insane as she suspects her husband of being a serial killer. (Special note: the Malvilles reappear several books later in crucial roles in the full-length Stride novel MARATHON.)

Then, as we were getting ready for the launch of the next Stride book THE COLD NOWHERE, my editor and I decided to “re-introduce” Stride to readers who had missed him for a couple of years. So I wrote the novella TURN TO STONE, which is all-Stride — no Serena, no Maggie. TURN TO STONE takes Stride to a small town in Wisconsin to visit his mother’s grave — and he becomes enmeshed in a very dark mystery. This novella is also the only book in which the ending surprised even me! I thought I knew how everything was going to wrap up…but then, as I wrote the final chapter, the entire story turned on its head. Stride saw it coming — but I didn’t. But then again, he’s the detective, not me.

“Spitting Devil” and TURN TO STONE were both released as e-book and audio exclusives. Click below to find them on Amazon:

TURN TO STONE
SPITTING DEVIL

I also have a limited number of special print editions of both stories that we made for sale at library events. You can order those from the Spitting Devil and TURN TO STONE pages at my web site (bfreemanbooks.com).

Il Giallista

What a wonderful honor! I am so very pleased to see LA VERITA SBAGLIATA (the Italian edition of THE VOICE INSIDE) voted as 2019’s Best Thriller in Italy’s top thriller magazine/blog Il Giallista. Thank you to all of my amazing Italian readers for your support!

See You at the Library

Lots of library events coming up in the next week!

This Saturday, I’m at the library in Osceola WI at 1:00 pm.

On Sunday, I’m down in Waukee, IA at the Lutheran Church of Hope at 2:00 pm, where my intense and topical thriller MARATHON is this year’s selection for the Dallas County Reads program.

And next Thursday, I’ll be at the North Mankato Taylor library at 6:00 pm.

At all three events, I’ll share fun stories from the last 15 years in the publishing business!  I’ll take all of your questions…and I’ll give sneak previews of my 2020 releases, including the stand-alone Minnesota thriller THIEF RIVER FALLS and the next novel in the Duluth-based Jonathan Stride series, FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND. Oh — and I’ll also talk about being chosen to take over Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne series, with my first Bourne novel THE BOURNE CONSPIRACY due out in the summer of 2020.

My books will be available for sale and signing (remember, the holidays aren’t far away!).

Get all of the event details here.

Meet Frost Easton

April is the perfect month to get to know my San Francisco-based hero, Frost Easton.

The first book in the series — the #1 bestseller THE NIGHT BIRD — is a Kindle monthly deal, so you can put it on your device at a great price.

And once you’ve read THE NIGHT BIRD, the next two books are already waiting for you…THE VOICE INSIDE and THE CROOKED STREET.

Click here to learn more about THE NIGHT BIRD.

The Voice Inside

Last year, THE NIGHT BIRD twisted your memories.

This year, THE VOICE INSIDE sets evil free on the streets of San Francisco. Get the latest Frost Easton thriller now before #3 arrives in January!

Live from Naples

I had a chance to enjoy the sunshine of Naples, Florida, this weekend, when I visited the Barnes & Noble store for an event on Saturday evening. Several scenes in my new thriller ALTER EGO are set right down in Naples. And of course, that’s where my Florida detective Cab Bolton lives.

Did you miss the event? Well, you can still be part of it! We did the event as a live radio show with Authors on the Air host Pam Stack. So you can listen to the entire event at the link below. It includes my reading Chapter 1 of ALTER EGO…!

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/authorsontheair/2018/05/05/brian-freeman-live-from-bn-naples-fl-on-authors-on-the-air-with-pam-stack

11 Libraries in 11 Days

Southwest Minnesota, here I come! I’ll be doing events at 11 libraries in 11 days, starting on Tuesday the 17th. Join me in Lake Benton, Adrian, Worthington, Marshall, Redwood Falls, Westbrook, Fulda, Luverne, Tyler, Windom, and Pipestone. I’ll be talking about the new Stride book ALTER EGO (and doing my STRIDE’S DULUTH slide show in several locations).

Click here for a complete list of dates and locations.

TRUE STORY: The Stowaway

Did you dream as a kid of running away on a grand adventure? Then this week’s TRUE STORY is for you.

Join me Monday 2/5 at 8:30pm ET as I interview Laurie Gwen Shapiro about her new book THE STOWAWAY.

THE STOWAWAY begins in New York City in 1928 on the shore of the Hudson River. A Polish teenager named Billy Gawronski dives into the water and swims to the ship that will lead Commander Richard Byrd’s upcoming expedition to Antarctica. It’s an adventure that has captivated the world, with poor and rich alike clamoring for a place in history.

Billy’s goal? To sneak aboard and hide away until the ship is on its way.

Billy’s adventure — and Byrd’s expedition — take place in the shadow of boom times that are about to go bust. Laurie Gwen Shapiro captures the spirit of New York City, the spirit of the frozen continent, and the spirit of adventure driving everyone in Byrd’s party.

Listen live or archived:
http://tobtr.com/10549919