Brian Freeman Author Visit
Wednesday, July 20, 6:30 PM
St. Charles Public Library
On Wednesday, July 20, at 6:30pm, Minnesota author Brian Freeman will visit the St. Charles Public Library. Freeman writes psychological thrillers that have been sold in 46 countries and 22 languages.
Freeman’s debut novel, “Immoral,” won the Macavity Award and was a finalist for the Edgar, Dagger, Anthony, and Barry awards for Best First Novel. “Immoral” was also chosen as International Book of the Month by book clubs around the world. His novels “The Bone House” and “Season of Fear” were both named finalists for the Audie Award for Best Audiobook in Thriller/Suspense. He won the Minnesota Book Award for his novel “The Voice Inside” and has been a finalist for the award multiple times.
Freeman’s stand-alone novel “Spilled Blood” won the award for Best Hardcover Novel in the International Thriller Writers Awards, and his novel “The Burying Place” was a finalist for the same award. His novel “The Deep, Deep Snow” was a finalist for the Edgar Award, with the audiobook version a #1 Audible and Amazon Audio bestseller. Freeman’s thriller “The Night Bird” was one of the top twenty Kindle bestsellers of 2017.
Freeman was selected by the Robert Ludlum estate to take over Ludlum’s Jason Bourne series. His first Bourne novel, “The Bourne Evolution,” was named one of the Best Mysteries and Thrillers of 2020 by Kirkus Reviews.
“My goal is to write books with haunting characters and a lightning-fast pace,” Brian writes on his website, bfreemanbooks.com. “My stories are about the hidden intimate motives that draw people across some dark lines. The twists and turns keep you turning the pages, and each piece in the puzzle gives you new insight into the heroes, victims, and villains.”
“I don’t like books where the characters are all good or all bad,” he adds. “I want them to live in the real world, where morality means tough choices and a lot of shades of gray. I hope that’s why readers relate so intensely to the people in my books.”
Freeman’s writing has been praised by critics and bestselling authors alike, including Michael Connelly, Nelson DeMille, Jeffery Deaver, and Lisa Gardner. “A master of psychological suspense,” Gardner said of Freeman. London’s Daily Mail called Freeman “up there with Harlan Coben in the psychological crime stratosphere.” Freeman has lived in Minnesota with his wife, Marcia, for more than 35 years.
This program is made possible by a Library Legacy Grant. All programs are free.