#11 Christy Barritt

Christy Barritt loves stories and has been writing them for as long as she can remember. USA Today has called her books “scary, funny, passionate, and quirky.” She won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Suspense and Mystery, was twice nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, and has finaled for both a Carol Award and Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year. Her latet titles includes Distorted (Christian Series Level III), the third book in the Cape Thomas series.

#12 DiAnn Mills

DiAnn Mills creates action-packed, suspense-filled novels that have won her two Christy Awards, and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne du Maurier, Inspirational Reader’s Choice, and Carol Award contests. Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests. Her latest title is Airborne (Tyndale House).

#13 Nancy Mehl

The author of more some 30 books, Nancy Mehl welcomes the opportunity to share her faith through her writing. She received the ACFW Mystery Book of the Year Award in 2009. She writes from her home in Missouri, where she lives with her husband, Norman, and their puggle, Watson. Her latest book is Dead End (Bethany House), the third book in her series starring FBI profiler Kaely Quinn.

#14 Lisa Harris

Lisa Harris is a bestselling author, a Christy Award winner, and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel from Romantic Times. The author of more than 40 books, Lisa and her family have spent over 16 years living as missionaries in southern Africa. One of her most recent titles is The Escape (Revell), #1 in her US Marshals series.

#15 Jaime Jo Wright

Jaime Jo Wright is winner of the Christy, Daphne du Maurier, and INSPY Awards and is a Carol Award finalist. She’s also the Publishers Weekly and ECPA bestselling author of three novellas. Her latest novel is The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus (Bethany House).

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