Books by William Bayer

New York Times bestselling author William Bayer, a.k.a. David Hunt, is a noted crime fiction writer. He divides his time between Martha's Vineyard and New York.


THE LUZERN PHOTOGRAPH by William Bayer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"Nazis, sadomasochism, and psychoanalysis always provide a heady mix, and a little murder thrown in pushes Bayer's latest into the radioactive zone."
Edgar winner Bayer (The Dream of Broken Horses, 2002, etc.) continues his romance with psychoanalysis with a riff on Lou Andreas-Salomé's persona as analyst and femme fatale.Read full book review >
THE DREAM OF THE BROKEN HORSES by William Bayer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 5, 2002

"Bayer (Mirror Maze, 1994, etc.) turns the case into something ambitious and penetrating, but also overlong, overwrought, and overlaid with borrowings from sources as different as Vera Caspary's classic noir Laura and Freud's classic case study of the Wolf Man."
Bayer returns from his pseudonymous sabbatical as David Hunt (The Magician's Tale, 1997, etc.) to spin a dizzyingly complex tale of long-unsolved felony. Read full book review >
MIRROR MAZE by William Bayer
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"But despite the foundations of another powerhouse procedural, the yawning gaps and heroic coincidences finally bring the funhouse down. (First printing of 25,000)"
Another dizzying high-wire act from Bayer (Blind Side, 1989; Wallflower, 1991; etc.). Read full book review >
WALLFLOWER by William Bayer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1991

"So: by turns enthralling and just plain silly—a spirited but strained miscalculation by an author who more often than not has been right on the mark."
Always an inventive suspense-writer, Bayer outwits himself here with a fractured, Rube Goldberg-like thriller that pits the cop-hero of his first big seller (Switch, 1984) against an unlikely serial killer. Read full book review >

A smashing film noir on paper. Read full book review >