With the release of her latest thriller Cop Town, Karin Slaughter is honored as Author of the Month at VJ Books.
International bestselling author Karin Slaughter
has sold more than 30 million books in print, published in 30
languages, and is passionate about saving libraries. She is online
bookseller VJ Books' Author of the Month.
Slaughter is best known
for her Grant County series which is set in the fictional town of
Heartsdale, Georgia, and the Will Trent series, which takes place in
Atlanta, featuring special Agent Will Trent and his partner Faith
"We are excited about COP TOWN"
reports bookstore owner John Hutchinson, "Karin has garnered quite a
following of readers as she is the master of character, atmosphere, and
suspense. For now COP TOWN is a stand-alone, but one can only hope that
it's a series in the making."
To help spread the word about the
needs for community support for public libraries, Karin founded Save the
Library Foundation and has spearheaded SaveTheLibraries.com, with
events to benefit the DeKalb County (GA) Public Library system. Her
op-ed piece Fight for Libraries As You Do Freedom in the Atlanta
Journal-Constitution and fund raising events with fellow International
Thriller Writers (ITW) authors
Tess Gerritsen and Michael Connelly, have raised over $50,000 for the project.
(Random House) took the prize for Best Foreign Thriller at the 11th
annual Crimezone Thriller Awards, her unprecedented fifth win, with
about 10,000 crime writers, publishers, reviewers, and readers voting
for Slaughter's last novel.
Praise for Karin Slaughter:
Slaughter is simply one of the best thriller writers working today, and
COP TOWN shows the author at the top of her game—relentless pacing,
complex characters, and gritty realism, all set against the backdrop of a
city on the edge. Slaughter's eye for detail and truth is unmatched. . .
. I'd follow her anywhere."—
. . . In Karin Slaughter's first stand-alone novel, she breaks new
ground with this riveting story of two young police officers trying to
stop a serial killer targeting cops. Her characters, plot, and pacing
are unrivaled among thriller writers and if you haven't yet read her,
this is the moment."—Michael Connelly
"A masterpiece . . . Much
more than a thriller . . . Karin Slaughter's unforgettable female
characters and stunning evocation of time and place make Cop Town one of
the most powerful and moving reads of recent memory."—