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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Erica Spindler  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: Rockford, Illinois

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Erica's hometown is Rockford, Illinois. She now lives with her family in New Orleans.

Biographical and Professional Information

Spindler is a New York Times, USA TODAY, Waldenbooks and bestselling author. Erica had planned on becoming an artist, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Delta State University and an Master of Fine Arts from the University of New Orleans in the visual arts.In June 1982, while she was in bed with a cold, she picked up a romance novel for relief from daytime television. She was immediately hooked and soon decided to try to write one herself. She leaped from romance to suspense in 1996 with her novel Forbidden Fruit


Daphne du Maurier Award, BONE COLD Kiss of Death Award , FORBIDDEN FRUIT

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Selected Titles At Your Library

A marked man /
ISBN: 0778303810. OCLC Number: 670190033

Mira,. .

Blood vines
ISBN: 9781444806595. OCLC Number: 713814758

Thorpe,. .

Alex Owens knows little about her childhood or who she really is; her only family an absent, emotionally fragile mother. She¡s always felt something was missing, spending most of her life searching for what that could be. When an infant's remains are unearthed, Alex learns she has a connection to the case. Suddenly long-lost memories flood in, leading her back to a small town in California - and to terrifying nightmares that haunt her every waking moment. Greeted with suspicion, Alex is determined to get to the heart of a secret no one wants to see uncovered. As violent deaths and pagan rituals terrify the tight knit community, Alex is forced to confront the terrible truth about a night that changed her family's lives for ever ...

Blood vines /
ISBN: 0312363931. OCLC Number: 428026735

St. Martin's Press,. .

Following her mother's suicide, Alexandra Owens decided to visit the last person known to have talked to her mother, Detective Daniel Reed. She's shocked to learn that her mother had once been married to a wealthy vintner and an infant son had disappeared. When the marriage ended, Alex's mother left with Alex and moved to San Francisco. Now the bones of an infant had been unearthed in a Sonoma vineyard. Could her mother have killed her baby brother? Alex and Detective Reed investigate.

Bone cold
ISBN: 1552042553. OCLC Number: 46606364

DH Audio,. .

After surviving a childhood kidnapping, Anna became a writer of thrillers. Now her life has taken a new, threatening turn. Has the kidnapper returned, and is he killing other women?

Bone cold /
ISBN: 0778327450. OCLC Number: 688320255

Mira,. .

Twenty-three years ago Anna North survived a living nightmare. A madman kidnapped her, cut off her pinkie, then vanished. Today Anna lives in New Orleans, writing dark thrillers under another name. She finally feels safe. Suddenly Anna's quiet life takes a frightening turn. Letters start to arrive from a disturbed fan. Anna is followed, her apartment broken into. Then a close friend disappears. Anna turns to homicide detective Quentin Malone, but Malone's more concerned with the recent murders of two women in the French Quarter. But after a third victim is found--a redhead like Anna, her pinkie severed--Malone is forced to acknowledge that Anna is his link to the killer ... and could be the next target. Now Anna must face the horrifying truth--her past has caught up with her. The nightmare has begun again.

ISBN: 9780312363918. OCLC Number: 233545664

St. Martin's Press,. .

Pursuing a string of senseless murders of clean-cut young adults, detectives M.C. Riggio and Kitt Lundgren find the investigation shattered by M.C.'s fiance's murder, which strains M.C.'s relationship with Kitt and brings the fiancé's true nature into question.

Cause for alarm
ISBN: 9781848454903. OCLC Number: 933584910

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Copycat /
ISBN: 0778324451. OCLC Number: 69373216

MIRA Books,. .

Kitt Lundgren and Mary Catherine "M.C." Riggio of the Rockford, Ill., VCB (Violent Crimes Bureau) hunt the Sleeping Angel Killer, a serial murderer targeting ten-year-old girls.

ISBN: 9781848451308. OCLC Number: 1023345015

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Forbidden fruit
ISBN: 9781848454965. OCLC Number: 933584890

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Forbidden fruit /
ISBN: 0778303357. OCLC Number: 496552709

Mira,. .

"At fifteen, Victor Santos sneaks out to meet friends and returns home to find his mother murdered. But with a half-eaten apple as their sole clue, the police fail to find the killer. Brooding with guilt and revenge, Victor encounters Glory, a girl unaware of her scandalous ancestry. Suffering at the hands of her controlling mother, Glory is desperate to discover the secrets and lies her mother is hiding {u2013} the secrets and lies that Victor holds the key to. Years later, the {u2018}Snow White Killer{u2019} is back in New Orleans, murdering prostitutes and leaving a gruesome calling card. Detective Victor Santos is on the case {u2013} could it be that his mother{u2019}s killer has returned to slaughter once more? "--Publisher.

Game of scones
ISBN: 9781848454804. OCLC Number: 930303365

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In silence
ISBN: 9781848451285. OCLC Number: 55134606

MIRA Books,. .

When the past and present collide, a woman is found savagely murdered, an outsider passing through town vanishes, and Avery Chauvin begins to wonder, would her father's suicide actually have been a murder.

In silence /
ISBN: 0778328325. OCLC Number: 406132836

MIRA Books,. .

When Avery Chauvin returns to her Louisiana hometown after her father's suicide, she discovers clippings of a fifteen-year-old murder and learns about recent disappearances and murders that lead her to start an investigation.

Killer takes all
ISBN: 9781848454927. OCLC Number: 933584912

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Killer takes all /
ISBN: 0778323056. OCLC Number: 60554315

MIRA Books,. .

When a friend is found murdered in her New Orleans apartment, Stacy Killian, a former Dallas homocide detective, suspects that the killing could be related to a violent fantasy role-playing game called White Rabbit.

Red /
ISBN: 0778327167. OCLC Number: 276304371

Mira Books,. .

Growing up on the wrong side of the tracks in Bend, Mississippi, Becky Lynn Lee doesn't have the luxury of dreaming. With an abusive father and a broken mother, she always thought that this was it. But after the ultimate betrayal, Becky Lynn can no longer live the nightmare.

See Jane die /
ISBN: 0778328333. OCLC Number: 351302623

MIRA,. .

After her renowned plastic surgeon husband is accused of murder, expectant mother Jane Killian attempts to prove his innocence, discovering that this crime is linked to an accident that left her near death seventeen years ago.

Shocking pink
ISBN: 9781848454958. OCLC Number: 933584889

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The mysterious lovers the three girls spied on were engaged in a deadly sexual game no one else was supposed to know about. Especially not Andie and her friends, whose curiosity had deepened into a dangerous obsession.... Now, 15 years later, someone is watching Andie. Someone who won't let her forget the unsolved murder of Mrs. X or the disappearance of Mr. X. Suddenly Andie doesn't know who her friends are... because loyalty can be murder. Andie. Julie. Raven. Three very different women bound by more than friendship.

Shocking pink /
ISBN: 0778323781. OCLC Number: 61670690

Mira Books,. .

A trio of women discover a connection to the same man. It turns out David Sandler has business dealings with Raven, is a patient of psychologist Andie and is dating Julie. They will discover another connection--to a murdered woman whose bondage games they spied on as teens.