Books by Matthew F. Jones

BOOT TRACKS by Matthew F. Jones
Released: May 15, 2006

"A nightmare thriller with the power to haunt."
More than just a very good crime thriller, this dark but illuminating novel shows us the psychopathology of the criminal mind. Read full book review >
DEEPWATER by Matthew F. Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The postman rings again in a malignant pastoral of steamy sex, Oedipal terror, and a few too many Faulknerian fever dreams."
Once again experimenting with commercial forms, Jones (Blind Pursuit, 1997, etc.) turns boondocks noir into hallucinogenic horror as a down-on-his-luck drifter finds love and villainy in a seedy lakeside motel. Read full book review >
BLIND PURSUIT by Matthew F. Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1997

"Nothing much that's original and certainly no surprises; just relentless, lean-and-mean page-turner plotting and a grimly satisfying ending."
Nail-bitingly suspenseful police procedural about the kidnapping of a successful businessman's daughter. Read full book review >
A SINGLE SHOT by Matthew F. Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"Powerfully written but ultimately empty."
Backwoods blood and gore from the author whose previous expeditions into the grotesque (The Cooter Farm, 1991; The Elements of Hitting, 1994) have shown just how far we can go down Tobacco Road. Read full book review >
THE ELEMENTS OF HITTING by Matthew F. Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 1994

"Flawed, but personable and engaging—not bad for the second time at bat."
Baseball provides a metaphor for playing—and winning—the game of life in a new novel by the author of The Cooter Farm (1992). Read full book review >
THE COOTER FARM by Matthew F. Jones
Released: Jan. 29, 1992

"Hooter, Scooter, and Looter will remind some readers of Carolyn Chute's The Beans of Egypt, Main—though this backwoods family is of a decidedly darker variety."
Incest, infidelity, and artificial insemination play major roles in this backwoods melodrama set in upstate New York—a first novel in the rural gothic tradition by a writer with a weird sense of humor. Read full book review >