Bill Eidson

Bill Eidson

Bill Eidson’s critically acclaimed thrillers are never too far from the sea, influenced by his growing up and living in New England. From the dive instructor in The Little Brother who slowly discovers his new housemate is a psychopath, to the ex-DEA agent in The Mayday hired to find two children everyone else believes were lost at sea, Eidson’s fast-paced novels involve ordinary people who cross courses with the violent among us all. Eidson’s books are not only page-turners, but his characters, both the heroic and the vicious, come fully to life. His novels have been favorably reviewed in the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Herald, the Providence Journal, and Entertainment Weekly, and have received starred reviews in KirkusReviews and Publishers Weekly. He has received praise from authors such as Robert B. Parker and Peter Straub, and he has been compared to Elmore Leonard. The Boston Globe’s review of One Bad Thing said, “Eidson writes a tough, direct prose edged with irony, and he may well be a successor, at last, to the much-missed John D. MacDonald.” Three of Eidson’s books have been optioned for movies and translated for foreign rights. A Kirkus Reviews line about The Mayday sums it up for all of Eidson’s work: “Here’s crime fiction the way it’s supposed to be.” To learn more about Bill’s freelance writing and his books, go to

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