Hallie Ephron
New York Times best selling author

Hallie Ephron is the New York Times best selling author of suspense novels that she hopes keep readers up nights. She is a four-time finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award, and 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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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pwStar“The plotting and character development read as if they could have been transplanted from an unpublished Raymond Chandler novel.”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?

READ AN EXCERPT: “Developing a Fascinating Premise”


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PhotoPlayCoverPhotoplay: A short tale of suspense


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.

Book launch for Night Night, Sleep Tight


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

Algonkian “St. Augustine Author-Mentor Novel Workshop” Professionals work one-on-one with aspiring authors....
Keynote speaker, “Famous Authors Lecture Series” Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center...
Hallie visits Linden Ponds in Hingham, MA 2 PM and talks about growing up in...

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In the News

February 7, 2017. Lovely review: NIGHT NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT “will appeal to Hollywood aficionados, psychological thriller buffs, and anyone who can’t resist a psychological thriller or a page-turner. If you like mystery, you’re going to love this book. ” … B. Lynn Goodwin HOOKED ON BOOKS in WRITER...

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