Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Brian Freeman - The Burying Place
THE BURYING PLACE
by Brian Freeman
Available April 13, 2010
One cold night. Two shocking mysteries.
In the quiet town of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, a baby vanishes from her bedroom in an opulent lakeside home. Was she abducted – or does her father have a terrible secret to hide?
That same night, a young policewoman gets lost in the fog and stumbles into the middle of a horrific crime. Now a sadistic killer wants her to play his deadly game.
Lieutenant Jonathan Stride and his team need to move fast to save a child and stop a killing spree. As fear grips the winter farm lands, Stride knows that every snow-covered field may be the next burying place.
Each twist in the investigation takes Stride into an elaborate web of deceit and desire. But his biggest obstacles may be the very people he’s trying to help. With everything at risk and time running out, Stride worries how far a desperate mother will go to rescue her baby – and how far a desperate cop will go to save herself.
"Fleshed-out characters, high tension and terrifying twists put Freeman
up there with Harlan Coben in the psychological crime stratosphere."– Daily Mail, London
Brian Freeman is a bestselling author of Duluth-based psychological suspense novels. His books have been sold in 46 countries and 18 languages and have appeared as Main Selections in the Literary Guild and the Book of the Month Club.
His debut, IMMORAL, won the Macavity Award and was a nominee for the Edgar®, Dagger, Anthony, and Barry awards for best first novel. He published his second novel STRIPPED to widespread critical acclaim in 2006. STRIPPED was named one of the top 10 mysteries of the year by the South Florida Sun Sentinel and was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award.
The Library Journal review of his third novel, STALKED, noted that “Freeman just keeps outdoing himself with each book.” Publishers Weekly gave his fourth book, IN THE DARK, a starred review, calling it his best book yet. When his most recent novel, THE BURYING PLACE, was released in the UK, London’s Daily Mail called Freeman the discovery of the year in crime fiction.
Freeman is also co-author of THE AGENCY under the pseudonym Ally O’Brien. The book, described as “Sex and the City meets The Devil Wears Prada,” was published to favorable national reviews in People and Entertainment Weekly.
BOOKS BY BRIAN FREEMAN
THE BURYING PLACE (April 13, 2010)
IN THE DARK (2009)
All Available from St. Martin’s Minotaur
Under the Pseudonym Ally O’Brien
THE AGENCY (2009)
Available from St. Martin’s Press
UPCOMING MINNESOTA EVENTS
April 13, 2010 • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Bookstore at Fitger's
600 East Superior Street Duluth, MN 55802 888-270-BOOK
Brian will be in Stride country on the release date for his new book, THE BURYING PLACE. He's teaming up with the Bookstore at Fitger's in a fundraiser to support the Duluth Public Library. The store is donating 10% of all sales that afternoon and evening to the library, so come meet Brian and help the library while you shop.
April 15, 2010 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8472 Tamarack Bay Woodbury, MN 55125 (651) 578-2931
Brian will do his first local event for his new book THE BURYING PLACE at the Borders bookstore in Woodbury in the Twin Cities.
April 17, 2010 • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Once Upon a Crime
604 West 26th Street Minneapolis, MN 55405-3303 (612) 870-3785
Meet Brian on Saturday afternoon as he signs copies of his new Duluth-based suspense novel THE BURYING PLACE. Readers outside the Twin Cities can place advance orders for signed copies from Once Upon a Crime. Just call Pat or Gary at the number above or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 20, 2010 • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
1926 2nd Avenue Anoka, MN 55303-2429 (763) 427-4320 Brian visits O'Donoghue Books in Anoka, Minnesota, a great old-fashioned bookstore featuring new titles and rare, out of print books. He'll be answering questions and signing his books, including THE BURYING PLACE.
April 24, 2010 • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Barnes & Noble Miller Hill
1600 Miller Trunk Hwy Duluth, MN 55811 (218) 786-0710
Brian will be at the Barnes & Noble store in Duluth on Miller Hill to greet readers and sign copies of his new book, THE BURYING PLACE.
April 27, 2010 • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Barnes & Noble Har Mar
2100 North Snelling Ave Roseville, MN 55113 651-639-9256
Brian will be speaking with members of the long-standing mystery book club at the Barnes & Noble Har Mar store in Roseville, Minnesota. The public is welcome, so feel free to stop by and join the discussion and get your copy of THE BURYING PLACE signed.
May 04, 2010 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1101 County Road 42 W Burnsville, MN 55306-4430 (952) 891-0300
Brian will speak and answer questions at the Burnhaven Library. Books will be available for sale and signing, including copies of THE BURYING PLACE.
May 05, 2010 • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Totally Criminal Cocktail Hour
425 East Nelson Street, Stillwater, MN 55082 Brian will be the featured speaker at the delicious Totally Criminal Cocktail Hour, sponsored by Valley Bookseller in Stillwater. The event is held at the Dock Cafe, and tickets are $10. Contact the bookstore for reservations. Books will be available for sale and signing.