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


On “Growing Up Ephron” in “O” Magazine


Hallie on “Your Supporting Players” in Writer’s Digest Yearbook



Photos from the road

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Upcoming Events

Hallie will teach in Chicago at MWA University full day writing conference.
Easton Public Library Thursday 10/2 at 6 PM, Hallie talks about writing...
Hallie will teach in Atlanta at MWA University’s full day writing conference … more information...

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In the News

The Philadelphia Inquirer catches Hallie Ephron’s talk at MWA-University…

June 28, 2014 Reporter Tom Avril of The Philadelphia Inquirer came to see what MWA University was all about. He caught Hallie Ephron teaching plotting. Six established crime authors held forth on the tricks of their trade at the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill, covering such topics as...

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