Books by Richard Mason

WHO KILLED PIET BAROL? by Richard Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2017

"The strange, unpredictable arc of a born narcissist who turns out to have a soul after all."
The rake from Mason's preternaturally witty History of a Pleasure Seeker (2012) comes to an untimely end. Read full book review >
HISTORY OF A PLEASURE SEEKER by Richard Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"A provocative and keenly funny portrait of a rake with an agenda all his own."
An ambitious young raconteur coaxes the passion out of a desiccated family in turn-of-the-century Amsterdam. Read full book review >
NATURAL ELEMENTS by Richard Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2009

"A family drama made unmanageable by disparate plot threads."
Life is hazardous for a newly institutionalized mother and her risk-taking financier daughter in this contrived novel by Mason (Us, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >
THE DROWNING PEOPLE by Richard Mason
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 12, 1999

"Mason's prose is unremarkable, as is his distinctly unfascinating attempt at 'larger themes,' but his storytelling is solid and his sense of intrigue nicely developed. (Author tour)"
A 20-year Oxford student's precocious debut: dazzling in its inventive plot, persuasive in its mannerisms, and much too susceptible to mistaking agile chatter for deep wisdom. Read full book review >