New York Times Bestselling author

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Hammett Prize Nomination!

Lisa Unger - Hammett Prize Nominee

Thrilled and honored to announce that UNDER MY SKIN has been nominated for the prestigious Hammett Prize, which is awarded annually by the International Association of Crime Writers (North America) for literary excellence in crime-writing. The winner receives a “Thin Man” trophy, designed by sculptor Peter Boiger. My fellow nominees include: Lou Berney, November Road…

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Edgar Award Nominations!

2019 Edgar Award Nominations for Lisa Unger

I’m over the moon! My novel UNDER MY SKIN and short story THE SLEEP TIGHT MOTEL have both been nominated for Edgar Awards — along with the stellar work of some of my favorite authors, including Val McDermid, Alison Gaylin, Lori Rader Day and more. Big congrats to all the nominees! The Edgar Award, named…

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The Sleep Tight Motel

The Sleep Tight Motel

Just a few more days until the release of UNDER MY SKIN! Is the suspense killing you? Need something to hold you over until then? THE SLEEP TIGHT MOTEL is available today! This is my original new short story in the Dark Corners collection, which features haunting stories from Joyce Carol Oates, Jennifer McMahon, and…

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A Book and Its Cover

Under My Skin

We all know that we’re not meant to “judge a book by its cover.” But we often do. We’re judgement machines, aren’t we? Encounter a person, a place, or pick up a book and we’re immediately forming opinions. In the book publishing world—back in the olden days—the common wisdom is that we have seven seconds…

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Sweet Sixteen – Cover Reveal for UNDER MY SKIN!

Under My Skin

I’m over the moon to share the gorgeous, spectacular cover for my new novel UNDER MY SKIN (Oct 2, 2018.) This feels like an auspicious year, as it marks my “sweet sixteen” as a novelist. Sixteen books published over the past sixteen years! In addition to the stellar cover, it’s always such a thrill when…

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Hellbent

Gregg Hurwitz Hellbent

Lucky readers! HELLBENT by my bestie, New York Times bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz, is out today! Run, don’t walk to get your copy from your favorite bookseller. Gregg delivers an amazing thrill ride every single time he sits down and puts pen to paper. He’s one of the best! If you haven’t yet discovered his…

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IN THE BLOOD in Development as a TV Series!

In the Blood in Development as a TV Series

IN THE BLOOD has been optioned by ITV Studios America and is being developed as a TV series adaptation by the stellar team of director Gary Fleder (Homefront, Runaway Jury, Kiss the Girls), writers Adam Targum (Banshee, The Dead Zone) and Chris Silber (NCIS: New Orleans), along with co-executive producer Mary Beth Basile (Life Unexpected)…

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Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

I chase her over the crackling frozen lake and into the black winter forest, heart revving with effort, frigid air biting my skin. When I reach her, my hand closing over her pale dead wrist, the wind blowing her hair around her like dull fire, she slowly turns and the face I see is my…

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Creative Loafing – Award Nominations

Creative Loafing 2017 Best of the Bay

I am honored to be nominated for two awards in the Creative Loafing Best of the Bay 2017 Awards – BEST BOOK and BEST FICTION WRITER. I love being a part of this thriving local arts community, so to be nominated with some of the area’s best writers (Craig Pittman, Tim Dorsey, Steph Post, etc.)…

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Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist

INK AND BONE is a Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist

Woo hoo! INK AND BONE is a finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards. Thanks so much to my readers — I’m so grateful to have come this far. Hope you’ll consider voting just ONE last time in this final round! From Goodreads: It’s all come down to this, the final battle for the best books…

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