Books by Eric Jerome Dickey

ERIC JEROME DICKEY is the author of twelve novels, including the bestsellers Genevieve, Drive Me Crazy, Naughty or Nice, The Other Woman, and Thieve's Paradise. Dickey writes full time and is developing a six-issue mini- series of comic books for Marvel E


FINDING GIDEON by Eric Jerome Dickey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 2017

"The awkward circumstances that brought the protagonists together make them compelling rivals in this tale of obsession and betrayal."
In the fifth installment of the Gideon series, the eponymous assassin plots a second revenge against his childhood enemy—if Midnight doesn't get his revenge first. Read full book review >
THE BLACKBIRDS by Eric Jerome Dickey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"In this sensual tale, words stoke the body and the imagination. With prose that is both witty and current, Dickey chronicles the pothole-filled journey four modern black women take to find love."
Four friends, nicknamed the Blackbirds, push each other to live their best lives as they navigate life and love in Los Angeles. Read full book review >
NAUGHTIER THAN NICE by Eric Jerome Dickey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Dickey's fans will rejoice."
The McBroom sisters return in this steamy tale of lustful women troubled in love. Read full book review >
ONE NIGHT by Eric Jerome Dickey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015

"Unflinching in its acceptance of bad behavior by likable characters, Dickey's latest will thrill his fans."
A chance encounter leads to one night of passion—and spiritual redemption—between strangers. Read full book review >
A WANTED WOMAN by Eric Jerome Dickey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2014

"The gratuitous and graphic depictions of violence will put many readers off what could have been a stylish thriller if Dickey had concentrated on his flair for dialogue and ear for speech patterns of all stripes."
A contract killer with Caribbean roots is hunted by a ruthless gang of Trinidadian thugs. Read full book review >
DECADENCE by Eric Jerome Dickey
Released: April 23, 2013

"More debauched soft pornography than tantric sexual quest."
Seeking liberation and a fuller awareness of self, Nia Simone Bijou enters a glittering fantasy world of erotic temptations. But some unfinished business shows up at her erotic playground. Read full book review >
AN ACCIDENTAL AFFAIR by Eric Jerome Dickey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2012

"A mix of erotica and noir, this novel lacks emotional depth."
What's a financially successful screenwriter to do when his movie-star wife stars in an extremely explicit sex video? Can he possibly believe her claim that it was all an accident? Read full book review >
TEMPTED BY TROUBLE by Eric Jerome Dickey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"Not as stark as the work of Walter Mosley, but Dickey's novel embraces its noir influences."
Two minutes is long enough to save a life—or end it, as a desperate husband finds out when he takes to a life of crime. Read full book review >
PLEASURE by Eric Jerome Dickey
Released: April 1, 2008

"Will leave you hot and bothered, but mentally unsatisfied."
Dickey (Waking with Enemies, 2007, etc.) shifts focus to pure erotica, peeping in at a beautiful, frustrated woman anxious to explore her deepest desires. Read full book review >
WAKING WITH ENEMIES by Eric Jerome Dickey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"Nearly as violent as it is explicit—a pulpy thriller boasting a free-love message."
Multifaceted assassin Gideon returns to tangle with his enemies and lovers in Dickey's highly sexed latest (Sleeping with Strangers, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >
CHASING DESTINY by Eric Jerome Dickey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2006

"A violent, sometimes farfetched look at the desperate lengths people will go to protect the things that matter most to them."
L.A. free spirit's life takes a dangerous turn when she discovers she is pregnant—just as her lover decides to go back to his wife. Read full book review >
THE OTHER WOMAN by Eric Jerome Dickey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2003

"Good and gritty storytelling from the best-selling Dickey (Thieves' Paradise, 2002, etc.)."
THIEVES’ PARADISE by Eric Jerome Dickey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2002

"Hard-core Dickey fans will be entertained by this sexy, fast-paced romp. Others should check out his earlier work."
Out-of-work actors, small-time crooks, and desperate men are on the grift in this mediocre new outing from the prolific (and usually better) African-American Dickey. Read full book review >
BETWEEN LOVERS by Eric Jerome Dickey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"Dickey ably straddles a fine line, offering light entertainment coupled with strong people making hard choices."
Broken hearts, a ménage à trois, and wry humor find their way into this sexy new story from the popular Dickey (Liar's Game, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >
LIAR'S GAME by Eric Jerome Dickey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2000

"The adult climax really has power and is worth waiting for."
Dickey's fifth novel (Cheaters, 1999, etc.) begins unpromisingly with hip smart-talking and gloomy banter, but eventually the characters—and the author's treatment of them—mature and deepen. Read full book review >
CHEATERS by Eric Jerome Dickey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1999

"A thoughtful step forward for its author, Dickey's story depicts love as a world of hurt broken up by the hesitant joys available—here and there—to the experienced heart. (Literary Guild and Doubleday alternate selection; author tour)"
Dickey's fourth novel easily fulfills the expectations created by his earlier work (Milk in My Coffee, 1998, etc.) and introduces a fresh sobriety to his talent for dialogue and character in a tale of duplicitous love. Read full book review >
MILK IN MY COFFEE by Eric Jerome Dickey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Still, even with the story's overly dramatic end, the appealing dynamic between Jordan and Kimberly wins out against the odds. (Literary Guild selection)"
Dickey—who will inevitably be called —the male Terry McMillan—'shows a willingness to take on deep-rooted stereotypes, while occasionally lapsing into some of his own. Read full book review >
FRIENDS AND LOVERS by Eric Jerome Dickey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 1997

"With four characters taking turns offering snippets of the story, it's sometimes hard to keep track of who's talking—but familiarity makes for smoother sailing through another success scored by Dickey. (Literary Guild selection; author tour)"
Second-novelist Dickey more than fulfills the promise shown in Sister, Sister (1996), again offering real characters and invigorating, believable dialogue. Read full book review >
SISTER, SISTER by Eric Jerome Dickey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 1996

"Told in alternating chapters by the three women characters, Dickey's spirited, mostly successful debut novel suffers only from a roughness around the edges and a wearing earnestness. (Author tour)"
Newcomer Dickey is a witty, observant cousin to such writers as Terry McMillan and Connie Briscoe . . . with one major distinction: Dickey's a guy. Read full book review >