Books by Lee Gruenfeld

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 19, 2008

"Not quite a KO, but an engaging story of a fighter that wins on points."
It's not easy being champion, declares Holyfield, who has been heavyweight champ four times and held the undisputed cruiserweight title for years. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 20, 2004

"Engaging, extravagant account of life on the wrong side of the law that leaves readers to decide how much to like the rogue—and how much to believe him. (Photo insert, not seen)"
Now nearly old enough to receive Social Security and in a mellow mood, a once-notorious cat burglar reveals how he filched from the rich and famous. Read full book review >
THE STREET by Lee Gruenfeld
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 20, 2001

"As always with Gruenfeld (The Expert, 1998, etc.), there's plot aplenty here, though the suspense of the paper-profit chase is fatally undercut by paper-thin characters."
An endlessly convoluted thriller about scams and counterscams in the fool's-gold world of dot-com. Read full book review >
THE EXPERT by Lee Gruenfeld
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 2, 1998

"Gruenfeld's been a witness in high-tech cases himself, but, here, his obvious expertise in computer technology goes for naught."
A labored, overlong tale of computer espionage that finds a manufacturer charged with treason for selling a computer chip- -supposedly an encryption device the experts agree can't possibly exist—to the Chinese. Read full book review >
THE HALLS OF JUSTICE by Lee Gruenfeld
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 24, 1996

"A worldly-wise legal shocker. (First printing of 75,000)"
Gruenfeld (All Fall Down, 1994; Irreparable Harm, 1993) returns in top form, this time delivering a first-rate courtroom thriller with a twisty two-track plot that will keep most readers guessing right up through the denouements. Read full book review >
ALL FALL DOWN by Lee Gruenfeld
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"The result is a lumpy, lumbering union of John Waynes of both sexes."
A nifty couple of ideas for domestic-aviation extortion are buried deep under acres of sawdust in this swollen thriller from Gruenfeld (Irreparable Harm, 1993). Read full book review >
IRREPARABLE HARM by Lee Gruenfeld
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 1993

"Overslung and overwrought—with laughably crude sex, a mystery without a clue, and very little suspense."
Psychiatrist Brixton Ferrin attacks his patient Pamela Jacoby's crippling anxiety about men by fixing her up with Mackenzie Graham, another psychiatric patient with a complementary neurosis—he feels unbearable guilt after he was unwittingly conned into killing a man- -only to find the morning after an abortive date sends Pamela into a psychotic episode that Mac has been savagely murdered during the night. Read full book review >