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March 2017

Fresh Fiction said, "Stalked serves up a mesmerizing plot that will keep you glued to the pages as this story unfolds."

Foreign Rights Alert: SWAT Secret Admirer releases in French as Un Message Dans La Nuit.

February 2017

The Providence Journal said about Stalked, "Packed with a host of colorfully conniving characters, this is crime writing at its level best."

My interview with Suspense Radio (along with Lisa Gardner, KJ Howe and Alexandrea Weis)

Stalked is a January 2017 Michigan Bestseller!

January 2017

The Lansing State Journal said, "Stalked...is the type of book that should come with a warning label: 'Don’t start this if you have plans on doing anything else today.'"

My live interview with Next Steps Radio with Jenny Milchman and KJ Howe on Building a Career in Thriller Writing is a podcast you can listen to anytime.

My live interview with Authors on Air for Female Crime Writers Month is a podcast you can listen to anytime.

Foreign rights alert: Stalked releases in the UK and Australia, and in Germany as Todliche Rettung.

December 2016

Dru's Book Musings says, "From beginning to end, the fast-paced and frenzied action never stopped and I was rewarded with a solid plot with plenty of twists and turns to keep me engrossed all that was happening within the pages. With the intensity of this multi-plot tale moving at a good pace, it was hard to put this book down."

BOLO Books says, "Stalked, the latest in Elizabeth Heiter’s series featuring FBI profiler Evelyn Baine, continues an impressive run of books for the author... The author’s skill ... forces readers to continue consuming the novel long after they should be asleep.

What's Better than Books called STALKED, "Darkly intriguing, skillfully plotted, and incredibly menacing!"

November 2016

RT Book Reviews gave STALKED 4 stars, saying "The fourth book in The Profiler series is an intriguing, nail-biting thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seats."

The Suspense Is Thrilling Me gave STALKED 5 stars, calling it "everything you could want in a crime thriller and then some...Our story opens with an explosion of thrilling suspense and holds tight to that level of excitement until the final page."

October 2016

Foreign rights alert: SEIZED releases in Holland as Gegrepen.

September 2016

Foreign rights alert: SEDUCED BY THE SNIPER releases in France as Opération protection in a duo and an eight-book bundle.

June 2016

DISARMING DETECTIVE is a finalist in the Daphne Du Maurier award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense in category romantic suspense.

May 2016

VANISHED is a finalist in the Booksellers' Best Award and the National Readers' Choice Award in their mainstream categories.

Foreign rights alert: SEIZED releases in Germany as Bedrohliche Nähe.


April 2016

SWAT Secret Admirer wins the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Intrigue of 2015!

Foreign rights alert: SWAT Secret Admirer releases in Sweden as Den Som Kom Undan.

March 2016

Foreign rights alert: Seduced by the Sniper releases in Sweden as Mordarens Buckfang and SWAT Secret Admirer releases in Holland as Bericht Vol Dreiging.

February 2016

The Lansing State Journal said, "'Seized'...is a taut thriller that could be torn from tomorrow’s newspaper headlines....The Profiler series could easily be turned into a dandy television series. Heiter’s latest is a thought-provoking thriller by a rising star in contemporary crime fiction."

I was interviewed on WRHI-AM "Palmetto Mornings" about SEIZED.

The Sacramento Bee lists SEIZED as part of their reading list!

Foreign rights alert: DISARMING DETECTIVE releases in Sweden as Blodig Lek, SEDUCED BY THE SNIPER releases in Holland as Dodelijke Vergissing, and DISARMING DETECTIVE releases in France as Le Secret Du Marais.


January 2016

A fantastic review for SEIZED in the Providence Journal: "The riveting and virtually impossible to put down "Seized" establishes Heiter in the upper tier of thriller writers, as adept on a small stage as a large."

Foreign rights alert: SEIZED releases in Australia.

November 2015

SWAT SECRET ADMIRER is an RT Books nominee for Best Series Romance - Intrigue!

Foreign rights alert: VANISHED releases in Holland as Verdwenen.

September 2015

Foreign rights alert: DISARMING DETECTIVE releases in Holland as In De Val Gelokt.

An exciting endorsement for SEIZED, Book 3 in The Profiler series, which releases in December in the U.S. but is available for pre-order now! #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child said, "Suspenseful from the start and intriguing throughout. Recommended!"

Foreign rights alert: VANISHED releases in France as Voleur D'Enfance.

August 2015

An exciting endorsement for SEIZED, Book 3 in The Profiler series, which releases in December in the U.S., but is available for pre-order now! New York Times bestselling author J.T. Ellison said, "Elizabeth Heiter does her research, and it shows in this superb FBI thriller. With a ripped-from-the-headlines plot and excellent characterization, SEIZED is a true winner. Don't miss it."

iBooks has included The Profiler series as part of their "Rising Stars in Mystery and Suspense" list!

Foreign rights alert: VANISHED releases in Germany as Ewige Ruhe.

May 2015

VANISHED received a fantastic featured review from Mystery Scene Magazine, who said: "A handsomely crafted mixture of police procedural and thriller, Vanished is a book whose events will haunt you well after you finish."

April 2015

New interview with Michigan Volumes about my books, the publishing process, and the research. You can listen online: Michigan Volumes Interview with Elizabeth Heiter

Foreign rights alert: SWAT SECRET ADMIRER releases in Australia and the UK.



March 2015

The Sacramento Bee names VANISHED as part of their "What To Read Next" list.

SWAT Secret Admirer gets a Top Pick from RT Book Reviews, who said, "With strong characters, spine-tingling drama and a sweet and realistic romance, SWAT Secret Admirer has the right combination to propel it to Top Pick status."

Foreign rights alert: SEDUCED BY THE SNIPER releases in the UK, Australia and India.



February 2015

A wonderful review for VANISHED from the Providence Journal, who said, "Elizabeth Heiter rises to the top of [a crowded field] featuring serial killers with her sterling “Vanished”...A splendid and scary read."

An exciting review from RT Book Reviews, who gave SEDUCED BY THE SNIPER 4 stars and called it, "a well-rounded story with a fair amount of romance, intrigue and suspense. Who doesn’t love a good bodyguard story with a hot hero?"

Foreign rights alert: DISARMING DETECTIVE releases in the U.K. and Australia.

Foreign rights alert: HUNTED releases in Finland (as Takaa-ajettu), Norway (as Jaget) and Sweden (as Jagad).

January 2015

New interview with Suspense Radio about The Profiler series and writing the books - you can listen online: Suspense Radio Online Interview

VANISHED is a January Pick from Jordan Foster at Mystery Center. She says, "Heiter's dark, gripping story [VANISHED], buoyed by a strong female lead, is the perfect book to curl up with as the last of the winter storms rage on outside."

An exciting review for DISARMING DETECTIVE from Fresh Fiction, who said, "Moving at break-neck speed, DISARMING DETECTIVE gives us plenty of suspense and even more intrigue with each turn of the page...If intrigue and suspense are your genre, DISARMING DETECTIVE is a hard- hitting story you won't put down."

An exciting new review for VANISHED from New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver: "Gripping from the first page, Vanished will keep you on the edge of your seat all the way to its searing conclusion. Heiter has given us a roller coaster of a thriller, sure, but this novel is also a rich and harrowing story of the psychology of evil and those who strive to stop it, insights that will stay with you long after you've finished the book. And what a heroine we have in Evelyn Baine!"

December 2014

Fresh Fiction called VANISHED "a fast paced thriller that keeps the reader on the edge of the seat, anxiously turning the pages as we hope to uncover who is committing such horrible crimes...VANISHED is easily recommended for readers who like their thrillers dark, twisted, and full of tension!"

RT Book Reviews gave DISARMING DETECTIVE 4 stars, saying it had "a great mystery, a sweet romance, and a suspenseful, climactic ending."

November 2014

An amazing endorsement for VANISHED: Bestselling author R.L. Stine says, "Want to read a top-rate thriller? Vanished had me turning page after page. Wow. When you talk about our most-promising new thriller writers, put Elizabeth Heiter on the list!"

An exciting new endorsement for HUNTED: New York Times bestselling author of the Rizzoli and Isles series, Tess Gerritsen, says, "HUNTED is a nonstop, thrilling read that will leave you breathless, and Evelyn Baine is a sharp and gutsy heroine you'll want to follow for many books to come."

July 2014

Foreign rights alert: HUNTED is available in France in both print and e-book! In France, the book is called Captured (Capturée).

May 2014

Foreign rights alert: HUNTED is available in the Netherlands in both print and e-book! In the Netherlands, the book is called Circle of Evil (Cirkel Van Het Kwaad).

April 2014

Profiler Series news: Elizabeth received an offer for two more books in her Profiler Series, to be released after HUNTED and VANISHED! Look for FBI profiler Evelyn Baine to continue being pulled into complicated cases!

Foreign rights alert: HUNTED is available in Germany in both paperback and e-book! In Germany, the book is called Cold Graves (Kalte Gräber).

March 2014

Foreign rights alert: HUNTED is available in Germany beginning March 10 in paperback, and in e-book beginning in April! In Germany, the book is called Cold Graves (Kalte Gräber).

Fresh Fiction reviewed HUNTED a second time, saying "When you pick up HUNTED, get ready for a roller coaster ride that will twist, turn and spin you around until the very last page! I loved this book! Evelyn Baine is one of the most amazing characters created in print that I've ever had the pleasure to get to know...If you love a book that grabs you by the throat and holds you there until the very end of a breathless journey, HUNTED must be added to your wish list of books."

February 2014

Foreign rights alert: HUNTED is now available in print and e-book in Australia!

January 2014

Bookreporter says "Elizabeth Heiter has written a thriller that grabs readers from the first page...HUNTED is a fast read because the pages fly by as the narrative gets more and more exciting and suspenseful. For a debut, Heiter has hit a high note right at the start of her writing career..."

Affaire de Coeur awards HUNTED its top rating of 5 stars, saying "very well done with a fantastic ending!"

HUNTED is now available in stores and online in the U.S., in paperback and e-book versions!

HUNTED is also now available in the U.S. in audiobook from Audible.com

Foreign rights alert: HUNTED is also now available in e-book in the U.K.!

December 2013

Some wonderful early reviews for HUNTED:

"Fast paced and thrilling start to a new series... HUNTED is definitely a book to add to your bookshelves..." -Fresh Fiction

"Unbelievably good... I can see a TV show waiting to explode onto our screens." -Reading, Writing and Riesling

"I could gush over this book for hours and still have a load to say! ... If you're a fan of Criminal Minds, do yourself a favor and go pre-order Elizabeth Heiter's debut now!" -Roundtable Reviews

"With Hunted, Ms. Heiter’s debut novel, she demonstrates her top-notch writing skills to dig into the psyche of a serial killer while detailing the actions of FBI agents. This thriller will keep one riveted to the gripping conclusion." -Reader to Reader

May 2013

"HUNTED is a terrific, gripping, page-turning debut by a talented new voice in suspense. A great read." - Allison Brennan, New York Times Bestselling Author

April 2013

More endorsements for HUNTED – from New York Times bestselling authors Suzanne Brockmann and Laura Griffin!

"This is a really excellent thriller – fast-paced and exciting, with a memorable cast of characters. Well done!"
– New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann

“Heiter’s Hunted is intriguing and tightly plotted. A strong debut!” – Laura Griffin, NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

March 2013

Second endorsement for HUNTED is in – from Edgar-nominated, Emmy-winning Hank Phillippi Ryan!

"Relentless suspense, non-stop surprises, and a twist around every corner. So taut, so tense...I dare you to put this down! I could not turn the pages fast enough."
– Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony and Macavity winning author

February

First endorsement for HUNTED is in – from the fabulous Zoë Sharp!

"If you like serial-killer thrillers meticulously drawn and twisted enough to sleep with the lights on then Elizabeth Heiter's HUNTED is the book for you. Troubled FBI profiler Evelyn Baine is an engaging new heroine who puts everything on the line to unravel the sick secrets of an evil mind. A real page-turner."
- Zoë Sharp, author of the best-selling Charlie Fox crime thriller series

August 2012

RT Book Reviews Forewards: The Books before the Buzz lists HUNTED under Exciting Debut Author! "The FBI profiler of Elizabeth Heiter's yet-to-be-titled debut novel discovers that the minds of serial killers are dark and deadly — and one just may be her undoing. We are very excited to get a new face in the fascinating world of psychological thrillers!"

RT Book Reviews Forewards: The Books before the Buzz lists BAIT AND HOOK under Piquing our Curiosity for Series Romance!

"The heroine of Elizabeth Heiter's Bait and Hook, a yet-to-be published Harlequin Intrigue, is one tough cookie. To bring her friend's rapist to justice, the FBI profiler follows him into the swamps of Florida where she meets a helpful and handsome detective. But her case may put them both in grave danger. Sounds like another suspenseful winner for Intrigue."

July 2012

Elizabeth sells her first five novels to MIRA and Harlequin Intrigue!

Upcoming Events
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March 11, 2017, 10 AM-2 PM

Participating in the Grosse Pointe Library Write on Pointe event in Grosse Pointe, MI. Come chat about books, publishing and more and get signed books.


April 19, 2017

Talking to the Bloomfield Township mystery book club in Bloomfield Hills, MI about Seized.


May 3, 2017, 7-8:30 PM

Presnting to the Capital City Writers Organization at Schuler's Bookstore about Writing Suspense.


September 10, 2017

Moderating a thriller panel at Kerrytown Bookfest in Ann Arobor. More details to come.


Online Events




Join me at International Thriller Writer's The Thrill Begins, where I blog regularly about writing, publishing and suspense, and at Fresh Fiction, where I'll be blogging each month on the second Monday.


March 13, 2017

Visiting Fresh Fiction with a guest post.


March 21, 2017, 10:00 AM PST

Talking to Thrill Seekers Radio about STALKED, the FBI, profiling and fun things I've learned in my research.


March 23, 2017

Blogging at International Thriller Writers' The Thrill Begins.


June 2, 2017

Visiting Thoughts of a Blonde as part of the "Friday Favorites" series and to talk about my new The Lawmen: Bullets and Brawn miniseries.