Books by Michael Mewshaw

SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL by Michael Mewshaw
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Mewshaw's account is more devilish (and sometimes downright cruel) than sympathetic, but it's also well-written, funny and never boring. Literary lives don't get dishier."
Vidal unvarnished: the private life of an aging provocateur. Read full book review >
LYING WITH THE DEAD by Michael Mewshaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"The players are the weakest link in this bleak drama about bad blood, myths and the acrimony caused by truth."
A dying matriarch calls her children home to Maryland so she may confess her sins. Read full book review >
ISLAND TEMPEST by Michael Mewshaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 11, 2004

"Enjoyably dozy and slight, like a long afternoon in the south Florida sun."
Undercover goings-on at an exclusive Florida gated community. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2003

"Occasionally engaging, but too often lost among the stars."
Journalist and novelist Mewshaw (Shelter from the Storm, Mar. 2003, etc.) recalls his days as a fledgling in the tree of literature and examines the myriad influences of big birds named Garrett, Styron, Jones, Bowles, and Vidal. Read full book review >
SHELTER FROM THE STORM by Michael Mewshaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 10, 2003

"A generally well-composed story that dead-ends in the pointless."
Mewshaw's ninth (after True Crime, 1991, etc.), this about a father who looks for his missing son-in-law in a lawless Central Asian country. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"Enough for a game perhaps, but far short of set or match. (Eight-page photo insert.)"
A decade after his account of life on the men's tour (Short Circuit, 1983), journalist/novelist Mewshaw (True Crime, 1991, etc.) turns his attention to the women's game—in a frequently insightful, but surprisingly tepid, chronicle of the 1992 season. Read full book review >
TRUE CRIME by Michael Mewshaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1991

"Pulp fiction at its overplotted best."
When he hears that his father's been shot, Tom Heller, Jr.a true-crime writer like his author (Life for Death, Money to Burn) flies back to America determined to track down Big Tom's killer, only to step into a hornet's nest when he's called into the investigation of another murder he's all too sure is tied to his father's. Read full book review >