Books by Richard Montanari

Richard was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the scion of a traditional Italian-American family, which means he learned two things very early in life. One: ravioli tastes much better than baby formula. Two: if you don't get to the table on time, there is no ravio


SHUTTER MAN by Richard Montanari
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Montanari researches his books well, but the almost clinical explanations of police procedure add little to the narrative and serve mostly as a vehicle to yank the reader out of the story."
The streets of Philadelphia swim with blood in the latest Byrne and Balzano adventure. Read full book review >
THE STOLEN ONES by Richard Montanari
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Overly complicated and confusing in places but with pacing that makes the prose crackle."
Montanari's latest thriller (The Echo Man, 2011, etc.) reunites Philadelphia detectives Jessica Balzano and Kevin Byrne in the hunt for an elusive killer. Read full book review >
THE ROSARY GIRLS by Richard Montanari
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 15, 2005

"A long but lively police procedural told with Montanari's (The Violet Hour, 1998, etc.) signature brand of inelegant brio."
Someone is killing the Catholic schoolgirls of Philly. Read full book review >
THE VIOLET HOUR by Richard Montanari
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1998

"No reviewer could hope to outdo Nicky Stella's dazzling insight that 'this wasn't an Andrew Vachss novel.'"
Quite a 20th reunion for the Case Western Reserve class of 1978: An avenger with an addiction to T.S. Eliot is killing off the members of the self-anointed AdVerse Society. Read full book review >
DEVIANT WAY by Richard Montanari
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1995

"A lively, if inelegant, tour of the underbelly."
A heavy-breathing debut thriller about a pair of sex-crazed serial killers and the lost-puppy cop who struggles to stay sober enough to nail them. Read full book review >