Hallie Ephron
New York Times best selling author

Hallie Ephron is the  author of suspense novels that she hopes keep readers up nights. A four-time finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award, her books have also been nominated for Edgar and Anthony awards. She is a much sought-after speaker and writing teacher. More about Hallie…

You’ll Never Know, Dear

Coming June 6, 2016 PRE-ORDER THE BOOK


From the award-winning author of NIGHT NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT comes a novel about a little girl’s disappearance and the porcelain doll that may hold the key to her fate…


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News bulletin: Amazon and USA TODAY bestseller!

March, 2017: Hallie’s There Was an Old Woman broke into Amazon’s Movers & Shakers, Top 100 at #14!

March 16, 2017 There Was an Old Woman made its debut on the USA TODAY Bestselling Books list!


Night Night, Sleep Tight

Finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award!

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pwStarPublishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW: “Old Hollywood glamour, scandals, and lies infuse this captivating thriller set in 1985.”

pwStarRichmond Times-Dispatch:Hooray for Hollywood, hooray for homicide, and hooray for Hallie Ephron…” — Jay Strafford

pwStarInStyle Magazine: Night Night, Sleep Tight #1 page-turning pick for April

pwStar“The plotting and character development read as if they could have been transplanted from an unpublished Raymond Chandler novel.” — Joe Hartlaub, Bookreporter

pwStarTaut, tart, and absorbing.” — Christina Baker Kline, #1 NY Times bestselling author of Orphan Train

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newwsrevcoverWriting & Selling Your Mystery Novel: Revised & Expanded

Edgar Award finalist


A brand new edition of Hallie’s Edgar-nominated WRITING & SELLING YOUR MYSTERY NOVEL from Writers Digest Books. What’s new?



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What happened before NIGHT NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT …

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“Understudy in Scarlet” in Echoes of Sherlock: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon (edited by Leslie S. Klinger and Laurie R. King)

EchoesofSherlockRead Hallie’s Holmes-inspired short story in this stellar volume along with tales from fourteen other authors. Kirkus calls her story (“Understudy in Scarlet”) “a delight from beginning to end.” PW names the anthology a “TOP 10 MYSTERY” for fall 2016.

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 “Growing Up Ephron” in “O” Magazine


Photos from the road

2016 Edgar Awards

Nominated for the 4th time for the Mary Higgins Clark Award

MHCNominees2016Hallie with fellow nominees Lori Rader-Day, Catriona McPherson, and Susanna Calkins.

Hallie with Anne Perry at the 2015 Surrey International Writers Conference

Photo by Sandra Vander Schaaf


Jungle Red Writers take Malice!

SRO “game” panel at Malice Domestic with help from Charlaine Harris and a lot of our friends…GROUPHallie Ephron, Rhys Bowen, Charlaine Harris, Lucy Burdette, and Hank Phillippi Ryan with the courageous souls who stepped up to play 50 Shades of Red with us

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Upcoming Events

Hallie visits Linden Ponds in Hingham, MA 2 PM and talks about growing up in...
NHWP Writers’ Day 2017 Hallie is a presenter at this fabulous one-day writing conference at...
Ashland Arts Alliance Mystery Festival April 7 at 1 PM Hallie will...

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In the News

Bargain priced Hallie’s e-books

3/9/2017 $.99 Bargain priced for a limited time, each with a preview of YOU’LL NEVER KNOW, DEAR: 3/6-3/20 THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN – PURCHASE 4/10-4/24 NEVER TELL A LIE – PURCHASE THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN, a Mary Higgins Clark Award finalist… featuring a memorable 92-year-old...

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