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Jeffry W. Johnston




Broomall, PA


Jeffry W. Johnson writes young adult mysteries and thrillers. His first two novels, “Fragments” and “The Truth”, were both Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers selections by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). “Fragments” was also a 2008 Edgar nominee by the Mystery Writers of America for Best Young Adult Mystery and “The Truth” was a 2017 In the Margins Top 10 Book Award winner. His new teen thriller, “Following”, is out in 2019. Besides also publishing numerous short stories and articles covering various genres and subjects, he has been a film and theatre reviewer.

About "Following"

Rear Window meets Serial in this riveting new thriller from Edgar Award-nominated author that follows Alden as he tries to solve a crime only he believes was committed. Alden likes to follow people. He’s not trying to be a creep, he just wants to be an investigator someday, and it’s good practice. But spying on people comes with risks, like when Alden sees popular Greg Matthes seemingly murder his girlfriend, Amy, one night in the bad part of town. But the facts aren’t adding up, especially because Amy may be alive. Now Alden has to figure what he could have seen… and what secrets Greg is hiding.