Books by Craig Holden

MATALA by Craig Holden
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"What begins as an efficient noir-ish drama goes overheatedly off the rails."
Cross and double-cross in Europe as a couple of lowlife operators meet their match in a spoiled little rich girl. Read full book review >
THE NARCISSIST’S DAUGHTER by Craig Holden
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Hardly a conventional thriller, this red-meat narrative revisits a scenario reminiscent of Room at the Top or even The Graduate. As a version of the revenge melodrama, it is less a Greek tragedy, more catharsis lite."
From Holden (The Jazz Bird, 2002, etc), an upwardly aspirational angry young man's ambitions are corrupted by involvement with a manipulative couple and their daughter. Read full book review >
THE JAZZ BIRD by Craig Holden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A little long and a little slow, but with a Gatsby-like quality that lifts it way above the average. Once again, Holden (Four Corners of the Night, 1999, etc.) proves he can do the job."
A consistently interesting fictionalized version of a real-life Jazz Age crime. Read full book review >
FOUR CORNERS OF NIGHT by Craig Holden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 1999

"What gives this one distinction is the interesting commentary he has to make about male friendship—both how it works and about the way it can hurt men. (Author tour)"
A veteran cop questions his fitness for the work he's in as this action-packed, multilayered suspenser gets underway. Read full book review >
THE LAST SANCTUARY by Craig Holden
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 16, 1996

"An artfully crafted and often thought-provoking entertainment that barrels along at a spirited pace."
In a twisty new thriller from Holden (The River Sorrow, 1994), cops on both sides of the US/Canadian border pursue a resourceful victim of circumstances through the Pacific Northwest—and into the Alaskan domain of a peaceable but well-armed cult. Read full book review >
THE RIVER SORROW by Craig Holden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A mover, if not a shaker. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection)"
A page-turning romp with the old standbys: murder, drug addiction, corrupt DEA agents, honest local cops, a lost love, a frame-up, and old-fashioned revenge. Read full book review >