Books by Norman Katkov

Released: Jan. 8, 1996

"Katkov (The Judas Kiss, 1991, etc.) plots as if he were throwing every intrigue he owned into a suitcase one jump ahead of the law, and heaven help any would-be heroes who try to wrestle this juicy soap opera into the kind of shape Sidney Sheldon fans will look for—and may not even miss."
The real-life 1930s suicide of an RJ Reynolds tobacco heir is the point of departure for this mind-bogglingly tangled southern-royalty melodrama. Read full book review >
THE JUDAS KISS by Norman Katkov
Released: Oct. 11, 1991

"Katkov's syncopated prose and abrupt cuts forward make this read like a movie script, and maybe you should wait for the miniseries— even though its dramatic tension, like the novel's, is bound to depend a lot less on the cartoon characters than on historical hindsight."
Behind the lines in Nazi Vienna (and the requisite far-flung locales): a flatly politicized romantic triangle from the bestselling author of Blood and Orchids (1983). Read full book review >