Linwood Barclay quit the newspaper business after 30 years as a journalist in order to write crime and thriller novels full time. He is a bestselling author, with 19 novels and several screenplays to his name.

The New York Times writes that Linwood is “always good for a touch of cardiac arrest. . . . Chilling . . . wildly inventive and really scary.”

Linwood’s most recent book, Elevator Pitch, opens with a sudden plummet all the way down to the bottom of a Manhattan elevator shaft. Stephen King himself recommends that everyone “Read Elevator Pitch as soon as possible. It’s one hell of a suspense novel,” and Joe Hill says that “This novel moves as fast as a falling elevator and hits with just as much force. Linwood Barclay is a stone cold pro and Elevator Pitch is a shameless good time.”

Linwood lives in Toronto with his wife, Neetha. They have two grown children.

Author Patron: Michael Robinson


Appearing in: 4. Elevator Pitch: “Mega Drop” Fiction, 7. Thriller Writing: Finding the Perfect Hook