Shane Gericke at a Glance

Author photos by Abbie Miller, StoriesFramed Photography

Shane-Gericke-Closeup-on--Stairs-820Shane Gericke is the bestselling author of The Fury and other thriller novels. Twenty-five years as a newspaper editor, primarily at the Chicago Sun-Times, convinced him it would be fun to write global thrillers, and so he made the leap. He was chairman of the Thrillerfest book festival in New York, director of its author-agent matching program Pitchfest, and an original member of International Thriller Writers. He also belongs to Mystery Writers of America. He lives in the Chicago suburb of Naperville, and can be reached through his website,


Bestselling author Shane Gericke has been held at knifepoint, hit by lightning, and shaken the cold sweaty hand of Liberace. He was born to write thriller novels!

His latest is The Fury, a sweeping novel of global terrorism endorsed by such literary superstars as Steve Berry and Rambo creator David Morrell. It’s available in trade paperback print, eBook, and audiobook. Shane’s earlier works—Torn Apart, Cut to the Bone, and Blown Away—are available in trade paperback print and eBooks.

Shane-in-Jail-II-574For readers unfamiliar with Shane’s work, Torn Apart was shortlisted for the prestigious Thriller Award for Best Novel, and named a Book of the Year by Suspense Magazine. His debut novel, Blown Away, was selected as the year’s Best First Mystery by RT Book Reviews, which also named his Cut to the Bone a Top Pick. Shane is a national bestseller in print and No.1 bestseller in Kindle, and his books have been translated into German, Chinese, Turkish, and Slovak, allowing him to correspond with readers around the world. Yes, he has the fan photos to prove it.

Shane, whose last name is improbably pronounced YER-kee, spent twenty-five years as a newspaper editor, most prominently at the Chicago Sun-Times, before jumping into fiction. He keeps his hand in nonfiction by writing for digital media. An original member of International Thriller Writers, he was chairman of the ThrillerFest literary festival in New York City and founding director of its agent-author matching program, PitchFest. He’s judged the Edgar, Thriller, MWA, and St. Martin’s awards, and belongs to International Thriller Writers and the Mystery Writers of America.

He lives in the Chicago suburb of Naperville, the home of world-famous detective Dick Tracy, with whom Shane shares no resemblance except steely jaw and manly visage. Please visit him at, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, and Goodreads.