Hallie Ephron

Three time finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award!


Hallie Ephron’s work has been called “unputdownable” (Laura Lippman), “unsettling” (Seattle Times), “Hitchcockian” (USA Today), and “deliciously creepy (Publisher’s Weekly). With THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN (Wm Morrow) she delivers her most accomplished novel of psychological suspense yet.


There Was an Old Woman

  • Finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award

  • A BOSTON GLOBE best seller

  • Now in paperback

“Hallie Ephron’s ‘There Was An Old Woman‘ is a New York suspense story set in an extraordinary outer-borough neighborhood that will stay with readers… . For those who love Gotham and abhor gore, ‘There Was An Old Woman’ is the perfect thriller lite.” — Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post

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How much of the story is based on fact?

Are you wondering: Is Higgs Point a real neighborhood? Did a bomber really crashed into the Empire State Building? Did someone actually survive in an elevator that fell 80 floors in the aftermath of the crash? …Read more

Hallie talks about her writing

Hallie in “O” Magazine

On “Growing Up Ephron”

Photos from the road

MWA University – The Dream Team in Dallas!


Getting ready to teach a sold out, all day mystery writing workshop: Hallie Ephron with Hank Phillippi Ryan, Charlaine Harris,Reed Farrell Coleman, Dan Stashower, and Jess Lourey.

Brandeis Book and Author Luncheon

HallieEphronScottTurow03192014A fantastic day in Phoenix at the annual Brandies Books and Author Luncheon. Hallie was one of the speakers along with Scott Turow (above), Debbie Macomber, Alice Hoffman, Philip Shenon, and Leigh Steinberg.

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Upcoming Events

Saturday at 1:00 Hallie talks at the Newburyport Literary Festival Firehouse Center...
The Edgars! Mary Higgins Clark Award announced at the Edgars Agents and...
At the Hanson Public Library at 7 PM, Hallie talks about her...

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In the News

“There Was an Old Woman” named Mary Higgins Clark Award finalist

Mystery Writers of America announces Hallie Ephron’s “There Was an Old Woman” named one of five finalists for the 2014 Mary Higgins Clark Award. — 1/15/2014

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