Press Kit

On-line press kit for Hallie Ephron, New York Times best selling author of “Night Night, Sleep Tight,” “There Was an Old Woman” and “Come and Find Me” and “Never Tell a Lie”

For more information, contact Kaitlyn Kennedy, Senior Publicist, HarperCollins

Great reviews for “Night Night, Sleep Tight

pwStarSTARRED PW Review: Old Hollywood glamour, scandals, and lies infuse this captivating thriller set in 1985 from Mary Higgins Clark Award–finalist Ephron


  • InStyle Magazine: #1 “page-turning pick to read this April.

“Just like her big sis Nora, this talented Ephron is fully capable of captivating an audience for extended periods of time (304 pages, to be exact). But instead of the usual cheery rom-com that’s become synonymous with her last name, this enthralling story is decidedly darker in tone. Set in 1980s Los Angeles, it follows Deirdre Unger, who, after moving to the West Coast to assist her ailing father, discovers his body face down in the family pool. After initially chalking it up to a tragic accident, she soon discovers that it could in fact be a murder, and is hell-bent on figuring out who’s guilty of the crime.”

  • Good Housekeeping Magazine:

One of the “Killer Thrillers” — a page turner “as addictive as Gone Girl.

  • Bookreporter:

“NIGHT NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT is an extremely impressive work. The plotting and character development read as if they could have been transplanted from an unpublished Raymond Chandler novel. The work, however, is all Ephron’s, who takes a giant step from her already exemplary prior work and achieves an entirely new level of craftsmanship.” — Joe Hartlaub,

  • Richmond Times-Dispatch:

    “Ephron combines her insider’s knowledge of L.A. with well-conceived and well-executed characters to create a winner that transcends its Turner-Crane-Stompanato origins. …

    And sleep tight?  Not bloody likely if, like this reviewer, you’ll be up late devouring Ephron’s latest in one sitting. …

    So hooray for Hollywood, hooray for homicide, and hooray for Hallie Ephron, who begins with a seed of truth and grows it into a bumper crop of crime and cynicism.

    – 3/22/2015 Jay Strafford,

“With the glitz and glamour of old Hollywood lost to cynicism and suspicion, Ephron serves up a multitude of credible suspects and motives to keep readers guessing until the very end and offers a final denouement worthy of its own big screen moment. If this book was a film, we’d call it a blockbuster.”

With a sense of the glamour and scandal of old tinsel town, Hallie Ephron takes one of the most notorious chapters in Hollywood history and crafts a mystery that will keep the reader’s interest from its beginning to its most unconventional ending.”

  • Booklist:

“As the daughter of screenwriters, Ephron knows the old Hollywood scene and re-creates it vividly in her fourth novel, inspired in part by the 1958 stabbing of Lana Turner’s lover. A fast-moving tale, with building suspense and the price of fame at its center.”

  • Kirkus Reviews:

“Autobiographical basis gives this novel emotional authenticity and scenic clarity. A page-turner with juicy Hollywood insider details.

  • Suspense Magazine:

“The Hollywood lifestyle—from the glitz and glam to the grit and deceit—are all wrapped up in a perfect package by this award-winning author. And taking a drive through Old Hollywood, fearing and admiring that coveted 90210 area code will be something readers will not forget.”

  • Taut, tart, and absorbing. A satire and a celebration of Hollywood.” — Christina Baker Kline, #1 NY Times bestselling author of Orphan Train
  • Hallie Ephron at her very best in a layered, page-turning mystery that recalls the glamour of Old Hollywood and a generation of Beverly Hills kids who grew up in its shadow.” — William Landay, NY Times bestselling author of Defending Jacob
  • Shines! Once you start reading, you won’t be able to stop.” — B. A. Shapiro, NY Times bestselling author of The Art Forger
  • Spellbinding. Steeped in Hollywood legend and lore; richly atmospheric, multi-layered and deeply resonant.” – Jennifer McMahon, NY Times bestselling author of The Winter People
  • Undulates with suspense and expertly puts the tinsel in Tinseltown.” — Craig Johnson, author of the Walt Longmire series, basis of the hit series Longmire

Great reviews for “There Was an Old Woman”

  • One of 2013′s TOP TEN! Sarah Weinman (editor for Publisher’s Marketplace)
  • Washington Post: For those who love Gotham and abhor gore, ‘There Was An Old Woman’ is the perfect thriller lite.
  • Reviewer Joe Meyers (Hearst Connecticut Media Group):  “I kept reading way too late into the night, because I knew I couldn’t rest until the story was played out.” “Ephron is fast becoming one of contemporary fiction’s masters of suspense.”
  • Boston Globe: “Ephron’s novels are gripping because her characters are just real and nuanced enough to identify with. Ultimately, it’s compassion that makes us stay up late reading and, nose in book, miss our subway stop the next morning.”
  • Times Record News (Witchita Falls, TX): “There Was an Old Woman is “a brilliant offering fans of suspense and intrigue will thoroughly enjoy.”
  • Winnipeg Free Press: “There Was an Old Woman is a tightly wrought, expertly written and frighteningly real suspense thriller that will keep you turning pages. … There is a depth to her characters that is reminiscent of Ruth Rendell‘s probing, often painful characterizations.”

Interviews and profiles


High Resolution Photo of Hallie Ephron

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Books by Hallie Ephron

  • Night Night, Sleep Tight (Wm. Morrow, 2015)
  • There Was an Old Woman (Wm. Morrow,  2013)
  • Come and Find Me (Wm. Morrow, 2011)
  • Never Tell a Lie (Wm. Morrow, 2009)
  • The Bibliophile’s Devotional (Adams Media, 2010)
  • 1001 Books for Every Mood (Adams Media, 2008)
  • The Everything Guide to Writing Your First Novel (Adams Media, 2010)
  • Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel: How to Knock ‘Em Dead with Style (Writers Digest Books, 2005)

And the Dr. Peter Zak mysteries by G. H. Ephron written with co-author Donald Davidoff

  • Amnesia (St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2000)
  • Addiction (St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2001)
  • Delusion (St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2002)
  • Obsessed (St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2003)
  • Guilt (St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2005)

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