The critically acclaimed award-winning author of nearly eighty books, Wendy Corsi Staub is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller with the suspense novels she writes under her own name, and women's fiction she writes under her pseudonym Wendy Markham.
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2013 opened with a bang: In January, Mystery Writers of America released the Edgar Award Nominations, and I was honored—and thrilled!--to find my name on the list! My October New York Times bestseller SLEEPWALKER is a finalist for this year’s Mary Higgins Clark Award, to be presented during the Edgar Week festivities in May.
SLEEPWALKER is the second book in my latest suspense trilogy from Harpercollins that began with NIGHTWATCHER (September 2012) and concludes with SHADOWKILLER (February 2013).
In its four-star review of NIGHTWATCHER, RT Bookreviews raved: “This first book in a new trilogy starts off with a bang. The action builds right through to the explosive ending.” Suspense Magazine called NIGHTWATCHER “Suspenseful, powerful, tense and—as usual—wonderfully written with an ending that will leave you guessing…A great read!”
NIGHTWATCHER opens in Manhattan on a rainy Monday night: September 10th, 2001. We meet budding fashionista Allison Taylor, who left behind a troubled Midwestern childhood to build a career at a glamorous New York fashion magazine. We meet FBI profiler Vic Shattuck (readers of DEAD BEFORE DARK will recognize him), fresh from his latest serial killer case. And we meet a shadowy man on the street who’s teetering on the brink of sanity—and violence. All it would take is the slightest mishap to send him over the edge…
NIGHTWATCHER unfolds against the backdrop of a shell-shocked, chaotic, traumatized New York City in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Lower Manhattan is cut off from the rest of the world, communications are disrupted, and the NYPD is distracted. Allison is the only one who got a good look at the opportunistic serial killer prowling the neighborhood—and she might very well become the next victim.
SLEEPWALKER opens ten years later. Allison is a happily married suburban mom when she finds out that the notorious NIGHTWATCHER serial killer has died in prison…or has he? When a series of copycat murders unfold around her, Allison realizes that only one other person knew the specific details of the case: her husband. And he’s recently started sleepwalking—with no memory of what he does in the wee hours.
SLEEPWALKER, also granted four stars from RT Bookreviews, closes with one hell of a twist, if I do say so myself. According to Bookreporter’s Joe Hartlaub, “There is a revelation at the end that you will never see coming and that goes off like a hand grenade lobbed into a small room on a quiet summer afternoon. It will have you marking your calendar for January 29, 2013 when SHADOWKILLER, the last volume in the trilogy, is scheduled to be published.”
SHADOWKILLER flashes back to Allison’s life prior to September 11th, 2001 before moving forward to present day, where she and her family are being dogged by a stealthy predator masked behind a shockingly familiar face. An early review from RT Magazine: "Four Stars. Staub ratchets up suspense with her third in a trilogy featuring Allison Taylor. The trilogy comes to a tight and surprising close with this twisted tale...suspense oozes off the page as Taylor finders herself in jeopardy again."
You can read the back cover copy for all three books in the trilogy by clicking on the Thrillers/Mysteries tab at left, and read an excerpt here.
I’m currently in the midst of writing a brand new trio of suspense novels to be released by HarperCollins beginning in October 2013. . The first title, THE GOOD SISTER, is a domestic psychological suspense plot that involves cyberbullying and features a creepy old house and all-girls Catholic school in western New York.
I'm excited to announce that Harpercollins has acquired the digital rights to six of my backlist thrillers and is making them available as e-books for the first time! The titles and release dates are as follows: DEARLY BELOVED (on sale 7/24/12), THE LAST TO KNOW (on sale 10/16/12), FADE TO BLACK (on sale 12/18/12), IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE (on sale 2/19/13), ALL THE WAY HOME (on sale 4/23/13), and SHE LOVES ME NOT (on sale 6/18/13).
My Fifty-State book tour continues this year. In February and March, I’ll be signing in New York’s Hudson Valley and touring in Illinois, Wisconsin, Florida, and Hawaii. I’ll also be appearing at a number of conferences and book festivals,as the year goes on, including MWA Edgar Symposium, Thrillerfest, RWA National, The Lake County Festival of Reading, and , Bouchercon. Check my What's New page often to see if I'll be visiting your area in the months ahead!
For an autographed copy of a current release or any of my in-print backlist titles, contact The Book Nook in Dunkirk, NY. It's my all-time favorite independent bookstore, and was the first important stepping stone on career path: I worked there throughout my college years. Call (716) 366-0685 or email email@example.com and my good friends, owners Rick and Patty Donovan, will be happy to help!
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