True Story With Brian Freeman

Because I write thrillers for a living, most people assume that’s what I read, too.

In fact, I realized early on that I had to make the tough decision to give up reading my own genre. When you write suspense all day long, the idea of curling up with someone else’s suspense novel at the end of the day feels a lot like work! It becomes “market research” rather than “entertainment.”

So, I had to go another way. These days, I mostly read nonfiction, particularly history, biographies, and memoirs – books that are nothing like my own work. But that’s what makes it fun for me. In fact, I’m launching a regular podcast on the Authors on the Air network called True Story, in which I interview nonfiction writers who tell real stories with all the drama, emotion, and suspense you’d find in a thriller.

What’s coming up next?

Click here to listen to TRUE STORY live on Monday, January 22, at 8:30 pm ET, as I interview Simon Baatz about his new nonfiction book THE GIRL ON THE VELVET SWING.

Forget OJ…this story was the real crime of the century, when playboy millionaire Harry Thaw murdered famed architect Stanford White in the middle of a Madison Square Garden crowd. The motive? Thaw was convinced that White had raped his wife, Evelyn Nesbit, when she was just sixteen years old.

But was Nesbit telling the truth? And was Thaw sane — or a violent madman? Simon tells the story of the love triangle and murder trial that electrified the USA at the dawn of the twentieth century.  It’s sure to be a fascinating show!

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Available Now

It’s here! My new Frost Easton book, THE VOICE INSIDE, is available now in e-book, hardcover, paperback, and audio.

This is the second book in the Frost Easton series, following last year’s novel THE NIGHT BIRD, which was one of 20 Goodreads semi-finalists for Best Thriller of 2017.

Strong Reviews calls THE VOICE INSIDE “explosive and totally unexpected.” Click here for more information on the new book.

It’s Almost Here

We all know that January is a time for FROST.  And soon Frost Easton will be back in the follow-up book to the #1 Amazon bestseller THE NIGHT BIRD.

Get ready for THE VOICE INSIDE on January 16.  Pre-order the book now, and get it in your hands on day one in e-book, hardcover, paperback, or audio.

Here’s Strong Reviews on the new book:  “While the first book in this series, THE NIGHT BIRD, was outstanding, this one is even better….The ending is explosive and totally unexpected.”

Click here to learn more.

Top Reads of 2017

Top mystery blogger Kristopher Zgorski — who will receive the 2018 Raven Award from the Mystery Writers of America — has announced his picks for the Top Reads of 2017. It’s an honor to see MARATHON on this list of 15 amazing novels!

So add them all to your to-be-read list and follow his BOLO Books blog for the latest and greatest in mysteries and thrillers.  (Click here to see the list of Top Reads.)

Just a reminder, too:  You can put MARATHON on your Kindle today for a great low price.

Coming January 16

Get ready for the follow-up novel to the huge bestseller THE NIGHT BIRD.

We all know January is a time for FROST.  So Frost Easton returns to San Francisco in THE VOICE INSIDE on January 16.  It’s available for pre-order now in e-book, hardcover, paperback, and audio.

Indie Picks Magazine calls it “an emotional, sometimes nerve-wracking thriller…will draw readers in from page one.”  Read the complete review here.