Books by Karen Novak

Karen Novak is the author of two other Leslie Stone novels, File Mile House and Innocence, as well as Ordinary Monsters. She lives in Mason, Ohio.


THE WILDERNESS by Karen Novak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Still, for the most part, bringing little mystery and less revelation, The Wilderness is a barely engaging story about a less-than-interesting obsessive whose narcissistic selfishness becomes harder to swallow with each chapter."
A very private private investigator does everything to get to the bottom of an apparent murder, even when it includes ruining her family. Read full book review >
INNOCENCE by Karen Novak
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 12, 2003

"A gripping story of gothic horrors told in the clear light of a far-from-innocent small town."
A woman teetering on the edge of sanity has to investigate a crime involving her own daughter. Read full book review >
ORDINARY MONSTERS by Karen Novak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2002

"Shakespeare and once-a-decade duststorms fail to make Ordinary Monsters into anything but an ordinary story albeit about extraordinary things."
An alcoholic mother hits the road in search of her disappeared son and finds herself in a strange little California desert oasis: a story that doesn't quite find itself. Read full book review >
FIVE MILE HOUSE by Karen Novak
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Novak's striking debut works up to a climactic frenzy whose deepest revelations aren't about mysterious Eleanor, but about Leslie and the loyalties she once took for granted. (Author tour)"
A hundred years after a frightful murder spree leaves a New England house haunted, an equally haunted woman arrives from the city destined in spite of herself to break the curse—or repeat it. Read full book review >