Tag Archives: Books

Into the Black Nowhere ad images

So here’s something amazing and cool. My publisher, Dutton, has created these eerie, striking images to promote my new novel, Into the Black Nowhere. The book will be published Tuesday, January 30th.


I think they give you a fantastic glimpse of the story. And let me remind you — You can preorder the book:

Indiebound | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Out now in paperback: UNSUB

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Happy New Year! 2018 kicks off for me with the paperback edition of UNSUB, published today.

I’m delighted that the novel has been so well received by readers — thank you! You’re the reason I write. Without you, my career wouldn’t be possible.

And I’ve been thrilled that UNSUB landed on a bunch of year-end Best Of lists:

Literary Hub: The Best Crime Books of 2017

BookPage: The Ten Best Mysteries and Thrillers of 2017

LitReactor: LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2017

The Real Book Spy: The Real Book Spy’s Best Books of 2017

KAZI Book Review with Hopeton Hay (KAZI 88.7 FM Austin): KAZI Book Review’s Favorite 14 Books of 2017

Crimespree Magazine: The publisher’s 2017 favorites

Murder by the Book: Sally’s Top Ten

I’m honored — and happy on behalf of the novel. It’s like seeing one of my kids bring home a science fair ribbon. I’m really grateful.

And, if you got gift cards or certificates for the holidays, you can start the new year by ordering UNSUB. I certainly won’t stop you.

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound

Into the Black Nowhere 2018 tour


My next novel, Into the Black Nowhere, will be published January 30th, 2018. It’s the sequel to UNSUB, and I’ll be hitting the road to launch it. Here are my tour dates:

Austin, Texas
January 30 — 7 PM
Book People

Dallas, Texas
January 31 — 7 PM
Interabang Books

Houston, Texas
February 1 — 6:30 PM
Murder by the Book

Delray Beach, Florida
February 2 — 7 PM
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore

Scottsdale, Arizona
February 6 — 7 PM
The Poisoned Pen
With Lisa Gardner

I hope I’ll get a chance to see some of you along the way.

Into the Black Nowhere: Publishers Weekly review


Into the Black Nowhere will be published January 30th, 2018. I’m thoroughly thrilled that Publishers Weekly has given the novel a starred review.

“Excellent… Gardiner expertly integrates the FBI science of profiling with a suspenseful plot and believable characters. It’s no wonder a TV drama based on this series is in the works at CBS.”

What a way to start my week. And here’s your reminder that the novel is available for preorder. Go on. I won’t stop you.

Indiebound | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Getting closer: Into the Black Nowhere


My next novel, Into the Black Nowhere, is coming soon. It’s the sequel to UNSUB. It’ll be published January 30, 2018. The cover art has just been finalized, and I never tire of seeing what the entire jacket is going to look like.

And yet again I’ll remind you that this blog is called Lying for a Living. You can preorder the novel today. And tomorrow. And every day until it’s published.

Indiebound | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Get signed, personalized books for the 2017 holidays

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The holidays are coming up, and of course you’re contemplating giving books as gifts to everyone you know and love. Right?

If you’d like to get copies of my novels, you can now arrange for me to scribble in them, no matter how far away you live or whether you catch me in person when I have a pen in my hand. Thanks to my fantastic local bookstore, Book People in Austin, you can order signed, personalized copies of my novels. The store ships across the USA and internationally.

Book People doesn’t have a hard deadline for holiday shipping, but the sooner you order, the better.

UPDATE! Book People says:

To ensure orders make it somewhere in time for Christmas, we ask that they be placed before (not on) December 19th at the absolute latest. Making an order that late would require UPS shipping, our more expensive option, so customers looking to ship through USPS should place orders before the 12th to be sure they make it on time. UPS shipping typically takes 3 to 5 business days and USPS typically takes 5 to 10 business days.

If you’d like to order copies of my books and have me sign them, call (512) 472-5050 or CLICK HERE.

And once you order my books, you can keep on going and order books by other authors as well. Book People has a whole store full of them. What are you waiting for?

New: Order signed, personalized books

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Thanks to Austin’s terrific independent bookstore, BookPeople, readers can now order signed, personalized copies of my books.

Yep — if you order one of my novels from BookPeople (or all of ’em, because, come on) — you can now get a copy that not only features my signature, but one that includes a personal message.

Just order online. The bookstore will ship the copies to you. A pretty good deal.

Here’s how:

Order signed books by Meg Gardiner.

What are you waiting for?