Killer Year–The Class of 2007

February 26, 2007, 1:24 pm
Filed under: Brett Battles, Killer Year Founders, Killer Year Members

Big doings this week! Another Killer Year book comes out tomorrow. Gregg Olsen’s A WICKED SNOW will be in a book store near you TOMORROW!!!! I had the chance to meet Gregg at Left Coast Crime and talk about someone with interesting stories. He’s someone who has 7 non-fiction, true crime books already under his belt. He’s gone into prisons, he’s interviewed murderers, he’s talked to those touched by tragedy…and now, he’s written a work of fiction.



Hannah Griffin was a girl when tragedy struck on her family’s farm. She still remembers the flames reflected against the newly fallen snow and the bodies the police dug up—one of them her mother’s. It was the nation’s worst murder scene in decades and the killer was never found. Two decades later Hannah is a CSI investigating a case of child abuse when the past comes hurtling back. Years of buried questions are brought to life. A killer with unfinished business is on the hunt. And an anonymous message turns Hannah’s blood cold: Your Mom called…

“As good as it gets.” – Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author of One Shot

“A WICKED SNOW is a tightly-plotted, gripping police procedural made even more terrifying by Olsen’s straightforward storytelling and eye for detail. Gregg Olsen’s riveting debut is an outstanding addition to the suspense genre.” – Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author of The Prey, The Hunt, and The Kill

But not only is Gregg’s book coming out this week, so is the novel by my good friend (and Killer Year Friend) Phil Hawley. STIMGA hits the shelves tomorrow! It’s a fantastic and exciting read, that I could not put down when I was reading it. And to top it all off…Phil is a great guy, too!



In southern California, a young Mayan boy with a blue-crescent-moon tattoo on his chest dies mysteriously. In Central America, a puzzling illness is spreading among tribal villages. And soon—very soon—Luke McKenna, a pediatric E.R. physician in Los Angeles, will discover the link between these events and demons from his dark past as a member of the Pentagon’s most elite and secretive Special Ops unit. The secrets that haunt Luke are about to pull him and the woman he loves into a terrifying house of mirrors. The realm of science and the realm of death are about to collide with devastating force, and the stakes couldn’t be any higher—the future of the human race. Time is running out, and only by reawakening the ghost of Luke McKenna’s past can they discover the truth.

“STIGMA is a blast of a read from start to finish…Philip Hawley is the real deal and the thriller world has an authentic new voice.” —John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author of The Hunt Club

“Philip Hawley delivers a rare combination of taut plotting and brilliant writing…Sit back and enjoy. Phil Hawley is for real.” —Ridley Pearson, New York Times bestselling author of Cut and Run

So it’s a great week to buy TWO books!! And since they’re both paperback, it ain’t going to break the bank!

Congratulations to both of my friends. Your ride officially begins…now.


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Major first week luck to both of these wonderful writers!
You guys deserve it all!

Comment by JT Ellison

Hear, hear!

Comment by Bill Cameron

Brett, JT, Bill…thanks for your good wishes. It’s too bad that Gregg is a two-hour plane ride from me. I’d like to share these labor pains with someone.

Comment by Philip Hawley

Yeah! I’ve already ordered both STIGMA and A WICKED SNOW and can’t wait to get them! (Well, I read Gregg’s book already and it’s GREAT.) GOOD LUCK to both of you!

Comment by Allison Brennan

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Sounds like a trip to the bookstore is in order! Happy first week, guys!

Comment by Regina Harvey

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