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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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Illinois Connection

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

Published Works

  • Cause for Alarm, Mira, 2005
  • Shocking Pink, Mira, 2005
  • Killer Takes All, Mira, 2006
  • Copycat, Mira, 2007
  • Red, Mira, 2008
  • See Jane Die, Mira, 2009
  • In Silence, Mira, 2009
  • Forbidden Fruit, Mira Books, 2009
  • Bone Cold, Mira, 2010
  • Blood Vines, St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2011
  • A Marked Man , Mira, 2010
  • Breakneck, St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2010

Selected Titles At Your Library

Bone cold /
ISBN: 0778327450. OCLC Number:

Mira,. Don Mills, Ont. :. [2010], ©2001.

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.

Blood vines /
ISBN: 0312363931. OCLC Number:

St. Martin's Press,. New York :. 2010.

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.

Copycat /
ISBN: 0778324451. OCLC Number:

MIRA Books,. Don Mills, Ont. :. ©2006.

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.

A marked man /
ISBN: 0778303810. OCLC Number:

Mira,. Richmond :. 2010, ©2006.

In silence /
ISBN: 0778328325. OCLC Number:

MIRA Books,. Don Mills, Ont. :. [2009], ©2003.

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.

Forbidden fruit /
ISBN: 0778303357. OCLC Number:

Mira,. Richmond :. 2010.

"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.

Killer takes all /
ISBN: 0778323056. OCLC Number:

MIRA Books,. Don Mills, Ont. :. c2005.

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.

Shocking pink /
ISBN: 0778323781. OCLC Number:

Mira Books,. Don Mills, Ont. :. ©1998.

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.

Breakneck /
ISBN: 0312363915. OCLC Number:

St. Martin's Press,. New York :. 2009, ©2008.

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.

See Jane die /
ISBN: 0778328333. OCLC Number:

MIRA,. Don Mills, Ont. :. [2009], ©2004.

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.

Red /
ISBN: 0778327167. OCLC Number:

Mira Books,. Don Mills, Ont. :. 2008, ©1995.

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.


  • Daphne du Maurier Award,

  • Kiss of Death Award ,

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