Thank you for visiting my website, and welcome. I have written the suspense novels that I wanted to read – FIREBIRD, THE LOST CONCERTO, and DARK RHAPSODY. I write not about what I know, but about what I love – music, dance, art, the performing arts, history, romance, international suspense. My latest, DARK RHAPSODY, will be published by Oceanview Publishing in July 2018 and is the sequel to THE LOST CONCERTO. I am passionate about these suspenseful but character-driven stories and want to be a storyteller forever.
THE LOST CONCERTO, the second thriller by author Helaine Mario, was published on July 1, 2015. FIREBIRD is available as an E-book.
Recent Awards and Nominations!
- Benjamin Franklin SILVER MEDAL Award for Mystery/Suspense, 2016 from IBPA (Independent Book Publishers)
- FIRST PLACE, Royal Palm Award/Suspense, Florida Writers Association
- Finalist, 2015 USA Best Book Awards in category: Fiction – Mystery/Suspense
- Finalist, 2016 National Indie Excellence Awards, Suspense
- Finalist, 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Suspense
- Finalist, 2016 International Book Awards, Mystery/Suspense
- 2015 Top Twenty List, The Reading Frenzy reviewer Debbie Haupt
What reviewers are saying…
“Richly atmospheric, excellent can’t-put-it-down pacing, enticing and compelling characters. Really terrific story telling. A perfect package— a stunning debut!”
—M.J. Rose, New York Times best-selling author of The Witch of Painted Sorrows
“Skeletons bang on closet doors, longing to be set free and free they are in this terrific mix of mystery and mayhem. Every page is fraught with danger and surprise. A true banquet for thriller readers.”
—Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author of The Patriot Threat
“If you love classical music, a challenging thriller, a twisting mystery, and complex characters, The Lost Concerto is for you. Helaine Mario proves it’s never too late to write a great novel. Lushly layered, full of evocative prose and surprises, and wonderfully told, this one’s a must-read. I couldn’t put it down.”
—J.T. Ellison, New York Times best-selling author of What Lies Behind
“Simmering just below the dark and turbulent surface of The Lost Concerto is a sense of secret joy that makes it a thriller like no other. With her gift for confident, intelligent storytelling, Helaine Mario transforms the gritty subjects of murder and international terror into matters of the heart. The Lost Concerto is radiant.”
—Laura Benedict, author of Bliss House and Isabella Moon
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