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THE KILLING: Uncommon Denominator by Karen Dionne
(Titan Books; June 24, 2014)

When firefighters respond to a suspected meth explosion at a trailer park, they discover a man’s body in a neighboring trailer, unburned but with terrible head wounds. The meth cooker lies in critical condition, and undercover narcotics officer Stephen Holder feels a kinship with the child the man leaves behind.

Then another man’s body is discovered in a shipping container at the Port of Seattle, shot execution-style. For Homicide Detective Sarah Linden, two cases soon become one, and she must unravel a complex web of addiction, greed, and betrayal to reveal a killer.

"A terrific read . . . with good plot twists, red herrings, and heartbreaking details essential to any good noir.” — Aunt Agatha’s Bookstore

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About Me:

Karen Dionne is the internationally published author of the science thrillers Freezing Point and Boiling Point (Berkley). Her short story, "Calling the Shots," appears in the anthology First Thrills edited by Lee Child. Her next novel, an original story based on the Fox/AMC television series "The Killing" is forthcoming in 2013.

Karen is also cofounder of the online writers community Backspace, and organizes the Backspace Writers Conferences held in New York City every year. Karen is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers, and the International Thriller Writers, where she serves on the board of directors as Vice President, Technology.

Karen blogs at The Huffington Post and has written about the publishing industry from an author's perspective for DailyFinance. She is also a book reviewer for The New York Journal of Books.

Karen has been honored by the Michigan Humanities Council as a Humanities Scholar for her body of work as an author, writer, and as co-founder of Backspace.

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THE KILLING novel nominated for a Scribe Award!

I’m thrilled to announce that my tie-in novel, THE KILLING: UNCOMMON DENOMINATOR, has been nominated for a 2015 Scribe Award, the awards by which the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers acknowledge “excellence in this very competitive field.”

IAMTW’s Scribe Awards honor licensed works that tie in with…


Posted on May 19, 2015 at 11:00pm


Happy pub day to me! My original novel based on the television series The Killing publishes today! 

When firefighters respond to a suspected meth explosion at a trailer park, they discover a man’s body in a neighboring trailer, unburned but with terrible head wounds. The meth cooker lies in…


Posted on June 24, 2014 at 10:34pm

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At 7:26am on July 25, 2013, Judith Townsend Rocchiccioli said…

Wow, Karen!  You Rock with your novels.....  Have read several and will read more on my well earned vacation. 



At 12:09am on December 17, 2010, Terrence McCauley said…

Thanks, I'm not giving up. Your books look very interesting. I'll be sure to add it to my reading list.

At 1:59am on October 7, 2010, Amy Dawson Robertson said…
Thanks, Karen -- you too!
At 3:15pm on March 18, 2009, roger smith said…
Hi Karen. Thank you for the great response to MIXED BLOOD. It means so much coming from a fellow writer. So happy to hear about your second book deal -- nothing less than you deserve.
At 4:14am on February 10, 2009, Reece Hirsch said…
Hi Karen -- It's nice to see that my friends from the ITW community have followed me here to CrimeSpace! Best, Reece

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