Spotlight & Giveaway: Tracers Series by Laura Griffin

Posted March 1st, 2014 by in Blog, Spotlight / 46 comments

Today it is my pleasure to welcome New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Laura Griffin to HJ!


Hi Laura, welcome to HJ!

Thanks for inviting me, Sara!

How did you get interested in writing this particular genre (Romantic Suspense)?

LauraGriffinWhen I first graduated college I was a newspaper reporter. As the newbie on staff I had to work a lot of weekends and holidays, which turned out to be fun because I got to cover whatever breaking news was happening. I loved writing the crime stories, and so when I first sat down to write fiction suspense was a natural fit for me.

What was the inspiration for “Tracers Series”?

I’ve always loved to interview people in law enforcement to help get a sense of my characters. The many cops and detectives I talk to always mention how real law enforcement is so different than what you see on TV because of budget constraints. So I decided to create a fictional world, The Delphi Center Crime Lab, where cops and detectives have access to the very latest and greatest in forensic technology to help them solve crimes.

Tracer Series

How are the books in the Tracers Series linked?

The Tracers are an elite group of forensic scientists who work at the Delphi Center Crime Lab. Cops and cold case detectives turn to the Tracers for help solving their very toughest cases. Each book focuses on a different investigation involving one or more of the Tracers.

Give us an insight into your main characters…

One of the fun things about the Tracers series is there are so many different characters, and each brings something unique to the investigation. I’ve got Scott (the former SEAL and firearms expert), Mia (the DNA expert), Kelsey (the forensic anthropologist who specializes in bones), Ben (the cyber detective). The list goes on! I love bringing the characters in and out of the stories.

What kind of research was involved in the making of this series? What did you learn in the process of writing it?

I have had so much fun researching these books! I’ve had a chance to interview cops and CSIs. I’ve toured a body farm, where forensic anthropologists work with bones. I’ve had a chance to visit crime labs and learn all about trace evidence and fingerprinting. Each book is an adventure.

What in your mind, distinguishes this series from other books out there in the same genre?

I would say the focus on forensics. It’s been really fun to weave that element into each suspense story.

What are you currently working on? What other releases do you have planned for 2014?

Right now I’m working on my eighth Tracers book, which will be out in 2015. I don’t even know the title yet, but it features some favorite Tracers characters from SCORCHED.

And I’m so excited about the next release, FAR GONE, which is my hardcover debut. The story is a stand-alone, but I couldn’t resist adding a few of my favorite Tracers characters, so longtime readers will see some familiar faces. FAR GONE comes out April 15.

Where can readers get in touch with you?

I love to talk to readers! Find me on, on Twitter @Laura_Griff or email me at

Thanks for blogging at HJ!


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46 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Tracers Series by Laura Griffin”

  1. DJ Sakata

    I am enjoying Ren Alexander’s series of Chasing the Wild Sparks with Finn and Hayley

  2. Kelli Jo Calvert

    Well, first I have to say that I love Laura’s work – will read whatever she writes. But my favorite hero is Sam Starrett from Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooters series. Right now, my favorite heroine is Andrea Finch!

  3. wandac

    That is to hard to answer. There are definitely those that I like to revisit but also love reading and finding new ones.

  4. Kai W.

    My favorite hero is Constantine Xenakis from the Bullet Catcher series by Roxanne St Claire and Eve Dallas from the In Death series by JD Robb.

  5. Theresa N

    I’d have to say Dirk Pitt from the Clive Cussler novels of course he never marries the girl but he does catch the bad guys.

  6. kgagnon2013

    Thansk for the post and spotlight on Laura Griffin, I love her books. =D My all time favorite h/h are Jamie and Claire from Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.

  7. Betul E.

    I read a lot of books and have som many heroes and heroines I adore and love. I just can’t choose one!

  8. Vicki Clevinger

    I love to read so it’s hard to choose. I love the Janet Evanovich Plum series with that triangle not sure if it would be totally considered a romance though. Also Susan Mallory’s Fools Gold series and Robyn Carr’s Virgin River series & all the heroes & heroines in those books.

  9. Margaret

    I love Izzy Zanella from Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooter series. For a heroine, Alyssa Locke (from SB’s series) is awesome, and I also love Kate Daniels from Ilona Andrews’s series.

  10. jdh2690

    Gosh, I’ve read so many romantic suspense stories that it is hard to name a single hero or heroine that is a favorite. I have too many favorites! I guess I should say that J.D. Robb’s hero (Roark) and heroine (Dallas) started me out on the road to romantic suspense…even though it is futuristic…so they were my very first faves. But now? Hmmm. I’d have to say Brian and Maddie of Laura’s book, Exposed. Thanks for asking!

  11. Glenda

    I honestly don’t have one favorite. When a book is really well written the hero and heroine in that book is my favorite. 😀

  12. mrsmac19

    Zsadist & Bella from BDB are my favorites! The unyielding love for a scarred hero gets me every time! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  13. Aline

    Too many to list here LoL but my all time fave would Mr. Darcy & Elizabeth Bennett from the classic, Pride and Prejudice 🙂

  14. Christine Kochanowski

    There are so many tho choose from. Today I’m choosing Alex and Annie from Annie’s Song by Catherine Anderson or Matt and Kate from The Twilight Before Christmas by Christine Feehan

  15. Christine L.

    Though I have a number that I really like, my top hero and heroine would be Eve Dallas and Roarke from J.D. Robb’s IN DEATH series.

  16. Leanna

    I love Preacher from virgin river but it is impossible to pick a favorite hero and heroin. I read so many books.. my favorite is usually the book I am currently reading.

  17. nica21

    Love that you had this interview. I find forensics fascinating and have even thought about becoming certified as a SANE nurse. Definitely going to check this series out! <3

  18. Barbara S

    which ever book I am reading……Since getting back into Sherlock, but of course, he has to look like Benedict Cumberbatch!!

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