Books by Maan Meyers

THE LUCIFER CONTRACT by Maan Meyers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"The role of reporter Peter Tonneman, of the New York Evening Post, is sidelined in this sprawling, meticulously researched but overpopulated and unfocused saga, leaving only the vibrantly alive depiction of 1864 New York to compensate the history-minded reader."
A sixth chapter in the Tonneman family history (The House on Mulberry Street, 1996, etc.), set this time in 1864, toward the end of the Civil War. Read full book review >
THE HOUSE ON MULBERRY STREET by Maan Meyers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Overrich, then, but readable."
The house of the title is police headquarters for New York's Gas House district, workplace of detective John (Dutch) Tonneman- -descendant of the Tonneman family chronicled in this series (The Dutchman's Dilemma, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >
THE DUTCHMAN'S DILEMMA by Maan Meyers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"The account of Racqel's banishment from, and reentry into, the Jewish community is intriguing; the rest is a confusing bore."
The fourth in this series about the Dutch-Jewish Pieter Tonneman family (The High Constable, 1994, etc.) returns to the New York of 1675, where Tonneman lives and prospers with second wife Racqel and their several children. Read full book review >
THE HIGH CONSTABLE by Maan Meyers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 1994

"Though veterans of The Kingsbridge Plot will find little enough mystery here, newcomers to the Tonneman saga may find this entry incomprehensible."
It's only 33 years after the last episode in Meyers's Dutch- Jewish Tonneman family chronicles (The Kingsbridge Plot, 1993), and many of the dramatis personae from 1775 are still hanging around, or ready to leap out of unquiet graves. Read full book review >
THE KINGSBRIDGE PLOT by Maan Meyers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 1993

"Simplistic character motivation and political explanation make this second in a series- -by pseudonymous coauthors Martin and Annette Meyers (the Patrick Hardy and Smith & Wetzon mysteries, respectively)—better suited to a YA audience."
Upon returning to New-York (it's 1775) from London to take over his late father's medical practice, John Tonneman, a descendant of Pieter's (The Dutchman, 1992), is appointed coroner and soon runs afoul of a serial killer who fancies beheading redheaded slatterns and, for a change of pace, decapitates John's graying housekeeper. Read full book review >
THE DUTCHMAN by Maan Meyers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 1992

"A series on the leading couple's descendants is in the works."
New Amsterdam, 1664. Read full book review >