Hallie Ephron
New York Times best selling author

Hallie Ephron is the  author of suspense novels that she hopes keep readers up nights. Now, 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…

Hallie’s May 25 newsletter with an excerpt from her Amazon interview with Mary Kubica (Don’t You Cry)

You’ll Never Know, Dear

Advance praise (Pub date 6/6/17)

  • With its strong characters and vivid sense of place, the novel should draw from both camps… women’s fiction and mainstream mystery.”— Booklist 
  • I LOVED this book! Great characters, great sense of place, great suspense. And the doll-making background was fascinating.” — Deborah Crombie, New York Times best selling author of Garden of Lamentations
  • RT Romantic Times Book Review
    “A uniquely intriguing mystery” “The suspenseful portions are fast paced, and the reader will race to find out how things will play out. The parts dealing with doll making and restoration are fascinating and add a dimension that make this novel
    different from the rest.”
  • “Engaging portrait of three generations of bickering, bull-headed, but loving women challenged to become their bravest and best selves.” — Publisher’s Weekly 

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pwStar“The plotting and character development read as if they could have been transplanted from an unpublished Raymond Chandler novel.”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

 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 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

BEA BookExpo Friday 10:30 AM Hallie signs copies of YOU’LL NEVER KNOW,...
Brookline Booksmith 7 PM launch party for YOU’LL NEVER KNOW DEAR: Hallie...
At Milton Public Library, Milton, MA Hallie talks about her new novel,...

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In the News

Brookline Patch Q&A with Hallie Ephron: Mystery, Haunting Images, and Meat Grinder

5/25/17 Brookline Patch interviews Hallie Ephron Hallie hails from the famous Ephron family, who are compared sometimes to the Bronte sisters… She told Patch why that doesn’t exactly work Read more

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