Books by Greg Iles

Iles was born in Germany in 1960, where his father ran the US Embassy Medical Clinic during the height of the Cold War. He spent his youth in Natchez, Mississippi, and graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1983. Greg spent several years playing


NATCHEZ BURNING by Greg Iles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2014

"Iles is a master of regional literature, though he's dealing with universals here, one being our endless thirst to right wrongs. A memorable, harrowing tale."
A searing tale of racial hatreds and redemption in the modern South, courtesy of Southern storyteller extraordinaire Iles (The Devil's Punchbowl, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >
THE DEVIL’S PUNCHBOWL by Greg Iles
THRILLERS
Released: July 1, 2009

"Just right for beach reading at Gulfport—or Tunica, for that matter: a whodunit that aspires to literature, albeit of the Southern Gothic variety."
A steamy, swampy tale of international nastiness by accomplished thriller writer Iles (True Evil, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >
TURNING ANGEL by Greg Iles
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 27, 2005

"Lively scenes pop up here and there, but 500-plus pages will transmogrify most thrillers into a relentless march of predictable events."
Another parboiled offering from the poster boy of southern gothic thrillers (Blood Memory, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >
BLOOD MEMORY by Greg Iles
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 15, 2005

"It's clearly Cat's meow, and if you respond positively to her tempestuous carryings-on, then you'll probably forgive Iles (The Footprints of God, 2003, etc.) his unabashed quest for bestsellerdom. "
A serial killer who puts the bite on victims is the villainous center of a long, long psychothriller, as southern Gothic as it gets. Read full book review >
THE FOOTPRINTS OF GOD by Greg Iles
THRILLERS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

Wildly unbelievable tale of a sentient computer that—what else?—seizes control of the Internet, the world's military defense systems, and a medical ethicist. Read full book review >
SLEEP NO MORE by Greg Iles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2002

"As one absurdist explanation follows another far-fetched plot twist, characters repeatedly tell each other to "keep an open mind." Readers so inclined might find a reward scattered here and there."
Wild and wooly-headed thriller in which a settled family man confronts his homicidal first love, who is herself dead and buried. Read full book review >
DEAD SLEEP by Greg Iles
THRILLERS
Released: July 9, 2001

"A nice, sharply drawn plot that never goes slack and reaches a surprising conclusion in good time."
Another top-notch tale of suspense from Iles (24 Hours, 2000, etc.), who this time around finds the clues to a series of grisly murders in an art gallery. Read full book review >
24 HOURS by Greg Iles
THRILLERS
Released: Aug. 7, 2000

"The clever plot generates some heat, but veteran Iles's clunky prose ("Hickey's words cut to the bone, but something more terrible struck Will like a hammer"), hackneyed psychological "insights," and tedious medical details send this thriller into a tailspin."
A tepid thriller from bestselling Iles (The Quiet Game, 1999, etc.) in which an upscale family falls victim to a not-so-typical kidnapping masterminded by a psychopath with more than money on his mind. Read full book review >
THE QUIET GAME by Greg Iles
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

Preposterous, but eminently suspenseful, legal procedural about a Mississippi river town's buried secrets, by the author of Mortal Fear (1996), etc. Penn Cage, once a Texas prosecutor, now an infinitely wealthy bestselling lawyer-novelist, can—t get over the recent cancer death of his wife, and is just a bit troubled about death threats from the brother of a demented white supremacist he put on death row. Read full book review >

MORTAL FEAR by Greg Iles
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 3, 1997

An exuberant if somewhat hokey computer age serial-killer- thriller combines voyeuristic sex, Internet technobabble, tedious brain research, and southern-fried soap opera with a high degree of stay-up-all-night suspense. Can you hate a novel that hacks off Anne Rice's head in the first chapter? Read full book review >

BLACK CROSS by Greg Iles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 1995

Iles (Spandau Phoenix, 1993) delivers a swift historical thriller of such brutal accomplishment that it vaporizes almost every clichÇ about the limits of the genre. It's 1944, and American pacifist Dr. Mark McConnell is recruited from his Oxford chemistry lab by a cagey Scotsman, Brigadier Duff Smith, to undertake a potential suicide mission into Nazi Germany. Read full book review >

SPANDAU PHOENIX by Greg Iles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 1993

Long but largely rewarding first thriller in which the apparent suicide of imprisoned Nazi Rudolf Hess sets the KGB, the Stasi, the CIA, Israelis, South Africans, and the Berlin police to chasing each other and some embarrassing papers—which may or may not have been written by Mr. Hess, who may or may not have been Mr. Hess. It's the late 80's, and the cracks in the Eastern bloc are just starting to show. Read full book review >