Books by Ian Monk

THE EMPIRE OF THE WOLVES by Jean-Christophe Grangé
Released: Jan. 7, 2005

"The author's healthy appetite for merrily killing off any and all of his characters is not enough, alas, to add suspense to his tale."
Fourth novel from French reporter-turned-mystery-writer Grangé (The Stone Council, 2002, etc.), packed chock-full with extreme mutilations. Read full book review >
IN HIS ARMS by Camille Laurens
Released: April 13, 2004

"Navel—or, rather, vagina—gazing loaded with literary pretensions."
A prizewining French bestseller tells of a woman obsessed with one man. It's framed within her story of a woman's obsession with men in general. Or maybe it's vice versa. Read full book review >
PASSION FRUIT by Daniel Pennac
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Pennac's gift for charmingly nonstop non sequitur makes this featherlight case less like most English-language crime fiction than like the comic-strip film farces of Pedro Almodóvar."
Life would be perfect for Benjamin Malaussène (The Scapegoat, 1998)—who, just fired from his job at Vendetta Press, is free to resume his unofficial status as professional scapegoat—if it weren't for the new man in his fortune-teller sister Thérèse's life. Read full book review >
THE STONE COUNCIL by Jean-Christophe Grangé
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"No paranoia here. Unlike Ira Levin in Rosemary's Baby or Richard Condon in The Manchurian Candidate, Grangé (Flight of the Storks, 2001, etc.) fails to create a shadowy world that can make unbelievers believe."
A flat-footed thriller about a mother's quest to uncover the dark forces that threaten her adopted son. Read full book review >
FLIGHT OF THE STORKS by Jean-Christopher Grange
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"The misogynistic Louis is almost as unappealing as the other denizens of Grangé's dark, dismaying world, where few readers will find anyone to root for."
French author Grangé makes his US debut with a dismal thriller about a dreary hero who tracks the flight of outlaw storks. Read full book review >