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SunLit Interview: Thriller author Carter Wilson has stuck to standalone novels

But in "The New Neighbor," he combined a riveting opening scene with a creepy house from an earlier book to write a psychological crossover

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SunLit Excerpt: In “The New Neighbor,” a life-changing text message collides with grief

Carter Wilson's psychological thriller begins with a widower struggling to reconcile wondrous economic fortune on the worst day of his life

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SunLit Interview: Barbara Nickless focused this Sydney Parnell mystery on vulnerable workers

The author felt like news stories she read after finishing "Gone to Darkness" had been ripped from the pages of her novel

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SunLit Excerpt: “Gone to Darkness” begins with a fog-shrouded mystery by the tracks

Newly minted detective Sydney Parnell and her K9 partner follow their instincts in this edition of author Barbara Nickless' series

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SunLit Interview: A pioneering woman in TV news, author Sue Hinkin drew on the experience

In "The Burn Patient," she leaned on her early career to create a series based on a female crime-solving duo

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SunLit Excerpt: “The Burn Patient” sends a young teen on an audition that feels all wrong

This selection from Sue Hinkin's Colorado Book Award-winning thriller tracks the girl's path to a dance tryout -- in a studio at the epicenter of L.A.'s porn industry

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In “A Perfect Eye,” a bizarre murder scene reveals puzzling artistic touches

The excerpt from Stephanie Kane's mystery paints a grisly picture of a crime that seems inspired by suitable-for-framing aesthetics

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An eager new investigator proves indispensable in a novel about a Colorado cold-case murder

Author Donnell Ann Bell specializes in close-to-home thrillers -- like this 14-year-old unsolved killing suddenly revived by clues from a new crime

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How a Colorado sci-fi and horror author found his way into the thriller genre with “The Extinction Agenda”

Michael Laurence combined his research from previous novels into an evil plot that would introduce a character whose exploits unfold in an evolving series

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Strangers on a plane: A man, a woman and a mutually intense feeling that they’ve met before

In "The Dead Girl in 2A," author Carter Wilson introduces the protagonists of a dark thriller in which we also learn of an unseen character behind their meeting

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Memory figures into most of Carter Wilson’s novels. This one tackles it head on.

In "The Dead Girl in 2A," the author also wanted to have the Colorado mountains figure prominently in the final act of his thriller

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These award-winning Colorado authors offer their picks to kickstart your 2020 reading list

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True crime planted the seed for Colorado author Carter Wilson’s psychological thriller

The real-life Slenderman stabbings sparked a visceral reaction -- so he stopped reading news accounts to focus on his story of a similar young victim's life as an adult woman

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Paranoia, a dark past and a face on a dating app add new twists to a tale inspired by a real-life crime

Moved by the 2014 "Slenderman" crime in Wisconsin, author Carter Wilson introduces a stabbing victim haunted by her past and struggling to move on

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From a dream job that was not without its risks came the inspiration for outdoor thrillers

Author J.M. Mitchell's career with the National Park Service informs his writing. But he needed extra research on how his Kenyan counterparts did their job.

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Rhinos, wild horses, politics — and dead bodies — set a frenetic pace from D.C. to Kenya

The first chapter of "Killing Godiva's Horse" plants the seeds of eventually converging storylines in author J.M. Mitchell's thriller

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