Books by Peter Blauner

SUNRISE HIGHWAY  by Peter Blauner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"A highly readable and unnervingly close-to-home view of power in the service of evil."
A string of murders on Long Island leads a New York cop into a web of corrupt police officers and politicians in this first-rate suspense novel. Read full book review >
PROVING GROUND by Peter Blauner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"A top-notch crime novel that avoids easy resolutions and is all the better for its unanswered questions."
The murder of a liberal lawyer in Brooklyn puts his Iraq War veteran son and two detectives on a collision course in this complex, character-rich tale. Read full book review >
SLIPPING INTO DARKNESS by Peter Blauner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 24, 2006

"A gripping crime story with an unusually powerful sense of character."
After 20 years in jail for a murder he may not have committed, a man is pursued by the detective who put him away. Read full book review >
THE LAST GOOD DAY by Peter Blauner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 2003

"Every gossipy soul has a job, a spouse, and a hidden past Blauner (Man of the Hour, 1999, etc.) knows all about. The result is a whodunit that thinks it's an epic."
Ambitious attempt to focus all manner of contemporary suburban malaise on one woman's murder. Read full book review >
MAN OF THE HOUR by Peter Blauner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 8, 1999

"But Blauner's last thriller should be out in paperback just in time to read instead. (First printing of 175,000; $250,000 ad/promo budget)"
Taking a page from the Atlanta Olympics, Blauner turns a Coney Island high school teacher into a reluctant hero, and then a mercilessly persecuted suspect, in a terrorist bombing. Read full book review >
THE INTRUDER by Peter Blauner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"Just try to tear yourself away from it long enough to cast the big-ticket movie. (First printing of 200,000; film rights to Mandalay)"
A memorably violent confrontation between a perfect New York family and a homeless man with nothing left to lose—and a lot more in common with the family than they'd like to think. Read full book review >
CASINO MOON by Peter Blauner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A bloody crime thriller with a human touch."
This vicious tale of Atlantic City mobster mayhem spins like a Ferris wheel gone haywire, clenching readers' stomachs into knots as tight as its plot. Read full book review >
SLOW MOTION RIOT by Peter Blauner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 1991

"A flawed but powerful debut, then, from a writer to watch."
A young probation officer finds his shining ideals tarnished by a psychotic felon—in an unwieldy but joltingly urban- authentic crime thriller awash in liberal sentiment. Read full book review >