Books by Fredric Maffei

Fredric Maffei was a professional musician at 15, served four years in the Navy during Vietnam and lived in Hollywood for far too long. These varied experiences work their way into his novels, four of which have received strong reviews from Kirkus, largely because of their sly humor, well-drawn characters and social acuity. Read our reviews of his books here.

Released: Sept. 23, 2010

"An outrageous, deftly crafted send-up of Hollywood."
Amid tropical wilds on an imaginary reality-TV show, screenwriters of assorted skill levels and persuasions do what they do best—endlessly, shamelessly promoting themselves while perfecting their pitches—in this imaginative, if far-fetched, screwball comedy. Read full book review >
AND OF THE HOLY GHOST by Fredric Maffei
Released: Jan. 21, 2010

"An absorbing, if uneven, mix of beguiling magical realism and bombastic social commentary."
A spirit—too scabrous to be completely holy—walks the earth weighing human souls in this florid fantasia. Read full book review >
MOTHS TO FLAME by Fredric Maffei
Released: Dec. 3, 2009

"A gripping thriller with as many twists and turns as a cross-country road trip."
A young man set to inherit his dead father's fortune runs into a charismatic drifter on a cross-country trip in this thriller from Maffei (And of the Holy Ghost, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >
DIVINELY SMITTEN by Fredric Maffei
Released: Nov. 12, 2009

"A jazzy story with holding power that enjoyably shuffles religion, mad science, fierce hopes and cleverly quotidian revenge."
A tight tale about forces of light and darkness set in motion by willing, if duped, characters. Read full book review >