author Aggie Blum Thompson


A Mystery at Beach Week in ALL THE DIRTY SECRETS
By Former Crime Reporter and Bestselling Author, Aggie Blum Thompson
Interviews Available July 12th-30th


We learned during Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s hearings about the rite of passage known as Beach Week, where graduating seniors hit up beaches for parties both public and private.  How could money and privilege effect the outcome of a tragedy after a group of friends goes into the ocean – but one never comes out again?  What if one of those friends became a mom, and then the tragedy repeated itself 25 years later – with one of her daughter’s friends?

This is the scenario of former police reporter turned bestselling author Aggie Thompson’s new book, ALL THE DIRTY SECRETS (Tor-Forge, July 2022).  One warm summer night 25 years ago, Prep School graduate Liza Gold were supposed to have the night of their lives at the beach after graduation – until one of them never came out of the ocean.  Now she’s a mom when history repeats itself.  This time its one of her daughter Zoey’s friends who drowns during Beach Week under suspicious circumstances.

During interviews, Aggie Thompson would discuss:

–How she used her background in criminal justice to show how cases can affect people over their lifetimes.
–The theme of graduation parties today and how they don’t always work out as planned.
–The cultural reckoning we’re going through and what we no longer tolerate as a society, like assault and harassment against women.
–What role money and privilege play in shielding notable people and celebrities from consequences.
–The thrilling plot and different moving parts of her new novel, ALL THE DIRTY SECRETS.

A thriller that immerses us in the upscale D.C. private school scene, where silence can be easily purchased, All the Dirty Secrets asks us how far we’d go to protect our family and our status in the community.

About the Author:

AGGIE BLUM THOMPSON worked as a newspaper reporter, covering cops, courts, and trials, with a healthy dose of the mundane mixed in. Her writing has appeared in such newspapers as the Boston Globe and the Washington Post. Her first novel, I Don’t Forgive You, was called “A perceptive and beautifully assured piece of domestic noir” by the Washington Post. Aggie lives just over the Washington D.C. line in Bethesda, Maryland with her husband, two children, cat, and dog.