Thriller and Mystery Author Dan Padavona

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What Readers are Saying about Dan Padavona

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Red Headed Book Lover

A literary talent [who] knows how to captivate his readers!

Sarah Johnson

I found this book exciting and surprising. A good read. If you like murder mysteries you will enjoy this one for sure.

Kathie J. Titus

This was a great read from beginning to end. I have not read Dan Padavona until this book. I am starting the sequel right now. Great job Dan!

Brian Rhoads

If you enjoy a fast paced, well written book with character that are believable this is a MUST READ. I had the entire book devoured in just a little under 4 hrs... It keeps you wanting to turn the pages.


It was easy to know and like the people and become involved with their lives. I couldn’t put the book down. I will definitely recommend it to friends.

Ms. LuAnn

This book was a very entertaining read. The author presented very rich characters and a good page-turning “who done it” murder plot. I’ll be reading more stories from Dan Padavona.

Linda S. Dimezza

I have a list of favorite authors that I have been reading for years - Michael Connelly, David Baldacci, John Connolly, Vargas and McBain, Thomas Perry, Jonathan Kellerman. I have now put Padavona on that list.

Mookie B.

Another gem by an author that should be as world renown as Patterson, Grisham, Baldacci, etc.

Scherrie Kaye

Full of suspense, mystery and romance. Love, love, love the Thomas Shepherd books. Great story telling with great characters. Easy books to fall in love with.

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About Dan Padavona

"One of the most exciting writers to burst upon the scene in quite some time."

Dan Padavona is the mystery and thriller author of The Wolf Lake series, The Logan and Scarlett serial killer book series, The Darkwater Cove series, The Scarlett Bell series, and The Dark Vanishing series.

Several of his Kindle books, paperbacks, and audiobooks rank in the top 20 among Amazon’s mystery and thriller categories.

The first of his popular Dark Vanishing series was a finalist for eFestival of Word’s 2016 Indie Novel of the Year award.

Bram Stoker Award winner and legendary author Brian Keene called Dan “one of the most exciting writers to burst upon the scene in quite some time.”

A mystery and thriller author from Cortland, New York, Dan grew up just outside the beautiful Finger Lakes.

After earning degrees from SUNY Cortland and Oneonta, he became a weather forecaster for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

While Dan is still a passionate storm chaser, he fell in love with writing, and in 2014, he published his first book, Storberry.

Within just three years, Dan had authored nine additional novels, all within the thriller, mystery, and horror genres. He believes everyone should have access to a good page-turner, so his works are currently being produced for audiobooks and foreign translations.

Dan is a proud member of the International Thriller Writers Organization and a supporter of Scares That Care.

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Discover dark thrillers, mesmerizing mysteries, and chilling horror stories by master mystery and thriller author, Dan Padavona.


Hunt twisted serial killers, follow haunted protagonists, and discover the secrets of former FBI agents in several heart-pounding psychological thriller series.
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Meet LAPD detective Thomas Shepherd as he navigates a dark secret at the start of this new series by mystery author Dan Padavona.
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A bone-chilling vampire tale, a panic attack-inducing attic, a bloodthirsty killer; Dan Padavona crafts squeamish psychological horror novels for all tastes.
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