Books by Robert Daley

Robert Daley is the bestselling author of Prince of the City and Wall of Brass.


PICTURES by Robert Daley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 13, 2006

"Veteran Daley, who's certainly had better days (The Innocents Within, 1999, etc.), provides a juicy but not very interesting scandal, some routine detective work and a tacked-on climax that provides the only hint of menace or suspense."
A former New York cop working private security takes a job for the most unlikely client in the world. Read full book review >
THE INNOCENTS WITHIN by Robert Daley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Smarter than the sun at the beach, but probably too thin for the lamp in the reading room."
Combining earlier interests (France and subterfuge), veteran Daley (Nowhere to Run, 1996, etc.) offers an ably written account of Jewish refugee intrigue during WWII. Read full book review >
NOWHERE TO RUN by Robert Daley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 25, 1996

"Victoriano's presence turns out to be lucky for the characters, since without him they'd be denuded of the suspense situations that give them what substance they have."
An unlikely pair of cops forced into premature retirement team up against the hit men assigned to kill one of them, in NYPD specialist Daley's most serious dip yet into mainstream waters. Read full book review >
WALL OF BRASS by Robert Daley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 1994

"But once it builds up steam, a powerful portrait of a bulldog cop who doesn't even know himself why he won't let go."
Which murder would New York City chief of detectives Bert P. Farber least like to be investigating? Read full book review >
TAINTED EVIDENCE by Robert Daley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 1993

"Daley's mean streets don't sweat like Stephen Solomita's, and his Gotham courtroom doesn't crackle like Robert K. Tanenbaum's— but for strong, nonsensational drama that reveals all the rhythms of the city in their intricate syncopation, no one does it better."
All of Daley's thrillers deal with crime and cops, but each from a unique angle—the melodramatic sleuthings of Hands of a Stranger (1985), for instance, or the period capers of the Dangerous Edge (1983). Read full book review >
PORTRAITS OF FRANCE by Robert Daley
NON-FICTION
Released: July 14, 1991

"An engaging story of a man's love affair with a country, and a congenial portrait of one writer's life."
Personal reminiscences of an aspiring American writer's life in France, mixed in with a vigorous dose of French history, by the author of A Faint Cold Fear, Year of the Dragon, etc.—a treat for Francophiles and Daley fans alike. Read full book review >