Books by Chris Petit

THE HUMAN POOL by Chris Petit
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 22, 2002

"Overcomplicated and paced at a crawl, but the real failure in Petit's fourth (after Back from the Dead, 2001, etc.) is characterization. To elicit love, hate, or any other active reader response, his people need the creative elbow-grease they don't get here."
A poky thriller about Nazis, neo-Nazis, and some seriously flawed good guys slogging around in a geopolitical swamp. Read full book review >
BACK FROM THE DEAD by Chris Petit
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 30, 2001

"Once again, Petit displays flashes of talent but remains a writer in search of a story."
A dreary, disjointed tale about a lovesick cop and other obsessive types, from the author of The Psalm Killer (1997). Read full book review >
THE PSALM KILLER by Chris Petit
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 1997

"The author includes an annotated bibliography to support his claim that some of his formulaic tale is true."
Hideously gruesome, malignantly atmospheric by-the-numbers serial killer tale, a more focused, if more predictable, second thriller from Petit (Robinson, 1994). Read full book review >