Books by Peter Craig

Peter Craig, author of Hot Plastic and The Martini Shot, is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a recipient of a James Michener-Copernicus Fellowship. Growing up, he divided his time between a show-business family in California and a commune in O


BLOOD FATHER by Peter Craig
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 2, 2005

"So good already, but crying out for a movie adaptation."
Headlong, dust-billowing suspense thriller, the best yet from Craig (Hot Plastic, 2004, etc.), who spins a father-daughter tale about a Hell's Angel and a hell's angel. Read full book review >
HOT PLASTIC by Peter Craig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2004

"There's energy here, but the colorful details don't count for much in the absence of a fully coherent storyline."
Craig's second (The Martini Shot, 1998) is an awkward combination of caper, picaresque, and crime novel. Read full book review >
THE MARTINI SHOT by Peter Craig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1998

"The process is amusing, but what's left once the rich and famous have their glamour stripped away isn't much, and the story suffers further from its improbable, Hollywood-style finale."
A lively but disappointing parody of Hollywood life and its family values, Craig's first novel pits an over-the-hill alcoholic action-hero against his illegitimate teenaged son, who's come from the hinterland to claim his birthright. Read full book review >