Author: Wendy Corsi Staub

The New York Times bestselling, Edgar/Mary Higgins Clark award-nominated suspense novelist of nearly 80 novels, Wendy Corsi Staub is the recipient of the RWA Rita Award, the RT Bookreviews Award for Career Achievement in Suspense, the RWA/NYC Golden Apple for Lifetime Achievement, four WLA Washington Irving Awards for Fiction, and numerous other honors. All of her adult thrillers and in-print backlist are available on Amazon and most are--or will soon be--available as e-books and audio books as well. Check out the book trailers for NIGHTWATCHER and SLEEPWALKER, her latest Harpercollins Suspense releases, on this author page.

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Something Buried, Something Blue - A Lily Dale Mystery, #2

Something Buried, Something Blue
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781629537726
  • Release: 2016-10-11
  • Author: Wendy Corsi Staub
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
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New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub is back with the second in her critically-acclaimed cozy mystery series.

After agreeing to stay in Lily Dale through the winter as caretakers of the Valley View Guesthouse and its feline residents, widowed mom Bella Jordan and her son Max are looking forward to the peaceful off-season after a hectic summer. That is until the medium next door, Odelia Lauder, recruits Bella to host a destination wedding for the world’s most petulant bride, Johneen Maynard, a friend of Odelia’s granddaughter.

Things take an even more stressful turn as the wedding day looms amidst an October blizzard, when suddenly the Spirits start giving Odelia a major heads up that the bride might be fated for death. And if there’s any truth to her premonitions, the wedding is off?and that’s the least of their problems.

It's a race to figure out who would want to kill Johneen before her attacker has a chance to strike in Something Buried, Something Blue.


Nine Lives - A Lily Dale Mystery, #1

Nine Lives
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  • Number: 9781629532486
  • Release: 2015-10-26
  • Author: Wendy Corsi Staub
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
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After the death of her husband, Bella Jordan and her son need a fresh start. But on their way to stay with family in Chicago, a storm forces them to spend the night in Lily Dale, New York.

Brimming with psychics and mediums, Lily Dale is just the kind of quirky little town Bella's late husband always talked about settling down in. So when she's asked to step in for the local hotel owner, who recently passed away, Bella agrees to step in and help temporarily.

But for Bella, finding a home means finding danger, too. Leona was murdered, and it's up to Bella to track down the killer before her new home comes crashing down in bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub’s warm and witty series debut.


Blood Red - Mundy's Landing, #1

Blood Red
  • Number: 9780062349736
  • Release: 2015-09-29
  • Author: Wendy Corsi Staub
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: William Morrow
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From New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub comes the first in a terrifying new series set in a small town with a sinister secret

The razor's gleaming blade slices effortlessly through skin and tendon, and he relishes the final anguished moments of his prey. There's only one thing he prizes more: their long, silken strands of red hair. But these women are merely stand-ins . . . a prelude to his ultimate victim.

Nestled in New York's Hudson Valley, Mundy's Landing is famous for its picturesque setting—and for a century-old string of gruesome unsolved murders. Rowan returned to her hometown years ago, fleeing a momentary mistake that could have destroyed her family. Life is good here. Peaceful. Until an anonymous gift brings Rowan's fears to life again.

The town's violent history was just the beginning. Soon everyone in Mundy's Landing will know that the past cannot be forgotten or forgiven—not until every sin has been paid for, in blood.


The Perfect Stranger

The Perfect Stranger
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780062222404
  • Release: 2014-07-29
  • Author: Wendy Corsi Staub
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: Harper Alibeck
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In New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub's new thriller, one woman finds herself in the crosshairs of a twisted predator who might just be masked behind a familiar screen name . . .

During the darkest period of her life, Landry Wells found solace in a group of bloggers who had been in her shoes and lived to tell the tale. She's shared things with her online friends that even her husband and children didn't know. Things that now, looking back, make her uneasy.

One of the bloggers is dead, victim of a random crime—or was it? Did she trust too easily; reveal too much? At the funeral a thousand miles from home, Landry is about to come face to face at last with the others. These women are her closest confidantes in the world: they understand her; they know everything about her—and one of them might be a cold-blooded killer . . .


All the Way Home

All the Way Home
  • Number: 9780062230126
  • Release: 2013-04-23
  • Author: Wendy Corsi Staub
  • Genre: Suspense
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  • Publisher: Harper Alibeck
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From Wendy Corsi Staub, the New York Times bestselling author of Nightwatcher and Shadowkiller, comes a gripping work of suspense . . .

For years, Rory Connelly has been haunted by the memory of her sister Carleen, who vanished from her bed one night and was never seen again. When Rory returns home to care for her ailing mother and teenage sister, she discovers a family that has never recovered from the tragic events of so long ago.

That summer, the quiet little town of Lake Charlotte was torn apart when four teenage girls vanished—a mystery that still puzzles its residents. Now, a decade later, on the anniversary of the first disappearance, another girl goes missing, and the community is consumed with fear.

Rory is forced to relive her worst nightmare . . . only this time, her own life is at stake.


Shadowkiller

Shadowkiller
  • Number: 9780062070326
  • Release: 2013-01-29
  • Author: Wendy Corsi Staub
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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The terror of Sleepwalker and Nightwatcher continues as this New York Times bestselling author presents a new novel of suspense so terrifying it may make you afraid of the

dark . . .


Nightwatcher

Nightwatcher
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780062070289
  • Release: 2012-08-28
  • Author: Wendy Corsi Staub
  • Genre: Suspense
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  • Publisher: Harper Voyager
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As the city sleeps in the early hours of September 10, 2001, the killer waits and watches, unaware of the cataclysm to come. Even the nightmare of 9/11 will not postpone his private reign of terror.

Allison Taylor adores her adopted city, New York, loving every minute of the invigorating urban hustle. But on a bright and clear September morning, the familiar landscape around her is savagely altered—and in the midst of widespread chaos and fear, a woman living upstairs from her is found, brutally slaughtered and mutilated.

For Allison . . . for her neighbor, James "Mack" MacKenna, desperately searching for news of his missing wife . . . for homicide detective Rocky Manzillo, hunting for a monster called "The Nightwatcher" amid the smoking ruins of a devastated city, this tragic day will hold a special horror. Because a different kind of terror has entered their lives . . . and it's coming to claim Allison Taylor as its next victim.


Hell to Pay

Hell to Pay
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780061895081
  • Release: 2011-09-27
  • Author: Wendy Corsi Staub
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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And so it begins . . . again.

Survivors of a serial killer who invaded their childhood, Lucy Walsh and Jeremy Cavalon are married now, replacing nightmares of their terrifying past with joyful dreams of the upcoming birth of their first child. Fiercely determined to protect the fragile balance of their lives, Lucy doesn’t know that her new husband guards a deadly secret . . . or that an Act of God is about to unleash a vengeful fury.

For shell-shocked Lucy and Jeremy, the horrible death of a loved one is a tragic accident. But for a shadowy predator, it’s the first step toward completing a deadly mission that was interrupted so long ago. Now, at last, the members of the Walsh and Cavalon families will pay for their sins, one by one . . .


Scared to Death

Scared to Death
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780061895074
  • Release: 2010-12-28
  • Author: Wendy Corsi Staub
  • Genre: Suspense
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  • Publisher: Avon Books
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Elsa Cavalon—petrified that the nightmare from fifteen years earlier is beginning all over again . . .

Marin Quinn—hiding with her daughters in their concrete fortress, her storybook marriage over . . .

Perfect strangers whose once-perfect lives were cruelly shattered, they're bound by a long-lost child, a fragile strand of newfound maternal hope—and mutual loneliness. Yet Elsa and Marin are never truly alone. Someone is always nearby, watching them and their children. Someone driven by vengeance and the simple poetry of nursery rhymes . . . Someone who must satisfy a dark need with innocent blood. And now time is running out for two mothers stalked by a cunning mastermind who wants to leave them . . .

Scared to death


The Last To Know

The Last To Know
  • Number: 9780821779798
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Wendy Corsi Staub
  • Genre: Suspense
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  • Publisher: Zebra Books
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Townsend Heights is the perfect small town - sleepy, tree lined streets, good schools, a quick commute to the city. The sort of peaceful, suburban existence Tasha Banks dreamed of living when she left her fast-paced career for fulltime motherhood. But now, Tasha's perfect dream is turning into a terrifying nightmare. Someone is targeting women in Townsend Heights, and not just any women. A serial killer is looking for a particular kind of prey...young, stay-at-home mothers...exactly like Tasha. One by one, Tasha's friends are disappearing, only to die in horrific ways. Suddenly, terror is transforming Townsend Heights into a sinister place of fear and foreboding, a place where evil lurks behind every corner, hiding behind the mask of a familiar face, a face that may be the last one Tasha ever sees.


Live To Tell

Live To Tell
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  • Number: 9780061895067
  • Release: 2010-02-23
  • Author: Wendy Corsi Staub
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
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Secrets can scandalize … 

 
In a lovely suburban town just north of New York City, the gossip mill runs more efficiently than the commuter train line. And in every impeccably decorated house, they’re talking about Lauren Walsh. They say that nothing could be worse than being abandoned by your husband for another woman. They’re wrong …
 
Secrets can shock … 
 
All Lauren wants is to protect her children from the pain of her messy divorce. But when their father goes missing, a case of mistaken identity puts all their lives in danger, and a stealthy predator lurks in the shadows, watching…waiting…
 
Secrets can kill … 
 
Lauren is about to uncover an unfathomable truth—a truth this cold-blooded mastermind would never let her live to tell…