Books by Jon Katz

SAVING SIMON by Jon Katz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A heartwarming tale of rescue and redemption."
Another chapter in the life of Bedlam Farm. Read full book review >
THE SECOND-CHANCE DOG by Jon Katz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Bittersweet in its telling, Katz reminds readers of the importance of human and animal connections."
Best-selling author Katz (Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die, 2012, etc.) brings readers the intimate story of falling in love with a woman and her extremely protective pet dog. Read full book review >
DANCING DOGS by Jon Katz
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A tissue-box-worthy collection of animal tales."
For fans of man's best friend, a collection of insightful, moving and often unforgiving stories about dogs, cats and their people. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Bedlam Farm seems an idyllic spot with a natural appeal to children, who are likely to ask for more about Lenore. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lenore the black Lab befriends a cranky ram named Brutus in another entry in the popular streak of recent stories focusing on unlikely animal pals. Read full book review >
GOING HOME by Jon Katz
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Not without its sappy moments, but readers will find this book refreshing in its honest depiction of grief over pet loss."
The latest by Katz (Soul of a Dog: Reflections on the Spirits of the Animals of Bedlam Farm, 2009, etc.) continues his popular line of books regarding man's best friend, this time focusing on how readers should cope with the loss of a pet. Read full book review >
MEET THE DOGS OF BEDLAM FARM by Jon Katz
ANIMALS
Released: April 26, 2011

"Young dog lovers will enjoy this, particularly those who own border collies or black labs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Katz has written several well-received books for adults about his working dogs and their life together at Bedlam Farm in upstate New York (Dog Days, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >
ROSE IN A STORM by Jon Katz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"A tidy crossover tale likely to warm many predisposed hearts."
Rose (Dog Days, 2007, etc.) pens a simple novel of super-canine loyalty and heroism. Read full book review >
DOG DAYS by Jon Katz
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: June 26, 2007

"An appealing text showing off an author who's found his perfect genre. Readers can only hope these appealing and thoughtful dispatches will continue."
A fourth installment from journalist Katz (A Good Dog, 2006, etc.) about his life and canine loves in upstate New York. Read full book review >
A GOOD DOG by Jon Katz
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"A heartbreaking memoir of love, friendship and responsibility."
Katz concludes the canine love story he began in A Dog Year (2002). Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: May 13, 2003

"A thoughtful and balanced look at what people require of their pets."
Journalist and novelist Katz (The Father's Club, 1996, etc.) delves further into the canine territory he first explored in A Dog Year (2002). Read full book review >
A DOG YEAR by Jon Katz
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: March 12, 2002

"A surfeit of tail-wagging, face-licking love."
Journalist Katz, creator of suburban detective novels (Death Row, 1998, etc.) and introspective nonfiction (Running to the Mountain, 1999, etc.), goes completely and passionately to the dogs. Read full book review >
GEEKS by Jon Katz
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Feb. 18, 2000

"Geeks rule in the Internet future, but what we have here is a love story, and a fine one."
This story of a gritty computer nerd who makes the break from desperate circumstances takes readers— emotions off guard, first disarming and then touching them. Read full book review >
RUNNING TO THE MOUNTAIN by Jon Katz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1999

"This suburbanite author's self-deflecting appreciations of rural life appeal, but his spiritual ruminations should have been allowed quietly to mature a few years before finding their way to print. (First printing of 35,000)"
Katz, a much-published writer of mystery novels and nonfiction (Virtuous Reality, 1997, etc.), prematurely assays the genre of spiritual autobiography. Read full book review >
DEATH ROW by Jon Katz
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

Lethal nursing homes are the latest snakes in the Eden of Kit DeLeeuw, the Suburban Detective (The Father's Club, 1996, etc.) - as Kit discovers when he storms the battlements of Elston Manor to liberate his stricken friend Benchley Carrolton, only to have Benchley die at home, his blood pumped full of a villainous new drug, leaving Kit himself under suspicion. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"But most of Virtuous Reality comes off as old material repackaged and peppered with some vituperative commentary. (illustrations, not seen)"
A preachy, uninspired tract on the technological, moral, and media changes in America, by Wired magazine's media critic. Read full book review >
THE FATHER'S CLUB by Jon Katz
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 1, 1996

"This time, Kit's homiletics come across as just plain gassy."
``I secretly think of much of my work as family-saving,'' says Kit Deleeuw, the American Way Mall detective (The Last Housewife, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >
THE LAST HOUSEWIFE by Jon Katz
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 1, 1995

"Katz may never get the hang of plotting a whodunit, but the readers whose buttons he's so alarmingly skilled in pushing will hardly notice, much less care. (Author tour)"
The shooting of middle-school principal Nancy Rainier-Gault brings Kit Deleeuw, the Suburban Detective (Family Stalker, 1994, etc.), out for another walk on the wild side of his New Jersey town—this time in defense of police suspect Shelly Bloomfield. Read full book review >
FAMILY STALKER by Jon Katz
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 4, 1994

"Especially recommended for anybody considering moving out of the city."
A bizarre case for mall detective Kit Deleeuw (Death by Station Wagon, 1993): his client, lawyer Marianne Dow, is convinced that Andrea Lucca, her friend from Buns of Steel, is determined to break up her family—not simply because she has designs on Marianne's Wall Street husband Gil, but because she likes breaking up families. Read full book review >
DEATH BY STATION WAGON by Jon Katz
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 9, 1993

"Katz (Sign Off, 1991) owes his hero a mystery as good as he is."
Meet Christopher ``Kit'' Deleeuw, who's backed into tracking down vanished kids and delinquent dads when the FBI runs him off Wall Street to Rochambeau, New Jersey, for refusing to peach on his insider-trading colleagues. Read full book review >
SIGN OFF by Jon Katz
Released: Jan. 15, 1990

From a former producer for CBS Morning News, a first novel, superbly told, about United States Broadcasting's takeover by pirates—a rich tale that spells out what happens when a network yields to takeovers. Read full book review >