John Katzenbach

John Katzenbach’s career as a novelist began in 1982, with the publication of In THE HEAT OF THE SUMMER, an edgy crime novel that examined the cult of celebrity, fame and media ethics. A Book of the Month Club selection, this novel showed the newspaper industry at its height, and at the beginnings of its slide — and elected many of his experiences as a crime and courthouse reporter for both the Miami Herald and the now defunct Miami News. This novel was filmed as The Mean Season with Kurt Russell and Mariel Hemingway.

Since the publication of that first novel, John Katzenbach has written 12 other psychological thrillers and one acclaimed nonfiction book. Published in dozens of languages throughout the world, his novels have been on bestseller lists from Bonn to Buenos Aires. He has received awards in France, Germany and the United States. Three of his other novels have been filmed: Just Cause with Sean Connery and Laurence Fishburne in 1995; Hart’s War with Colin Farrell and Bruce Willis in 2002; and a French version of THE WRONG MAN — shown on France 2 Television as Faux Coupable. Two other novels — the international bestseller THE ANALYST and the award-winning bestseller THE MADMAN'S TALE --- are currently in development with shooting dates in 2015.

His latest book, THE DEAD STUDENT, is scheduled for publication by Grove/Atlantic/Mysterious Press in the fall of 2015, and simultaneously by Head of Zeus Publishing in Great Britain.

John Katzenbach

Books by John Katzenbach

by John Katzenbach - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Timothy Warner, a PhD student who goes by the nickname “Moth,” discovers his uncle lying in a pool of blood. The police pronounce the death a suicide, but Moth refuses to believe that his uncle would take his own life. Devastated and confused, he calls on the only person he thinks he can trust: his ex-girlfriend, Andrea Martine. Each battling their inner demons, Moth and Andy travel into dark, unfamiliar territory, intent on finding out the truth about Ed’s death and circling ever closer to a devious mind that will flinch at nothing to achieve his own goal of revenge.

by John Katzenbach - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

When three red-haired women receive chilling letters in the mail from a killer known only as the Wolf, their lives are upended as they spend every waking moment fearing that their lives could be snuffed out at any time. The Wolf is stalking them, biding his time, waiting for the perfect opportunity to complete his master plan. Yet the one thing this cunning and devious killer didn't plan for is the Reds discovering each other.

by John Katzenbach - Crime, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Megan and Duncan Richards are no longer the radical activists they were in 1968. Their youth is safely stashed away until the day Duncan answers his phone and gets the message he’s been dreading from the woman he’s spent two decades trying to forget. She called herself Tanya, the beautiful, charismatic leader of northern California’s radical Phoenix Brigade. She assured Duncan and Megan that no one would be hurt in the robbery she’d orchestrated, but when it turned into a slaughter and nearly everyone involved was captured or killed, she laid the blame on them. The Richardses escaped. But now Tanya is free again, poised to avenge her version of what happened so long ago.

by John Katzenbach - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

When a retired academician witnesses a lovely young woman snatched off the street, he is unsatisfied by the police response and vows to find her on his own. She has been kidnapped and held prisoner by a married couple who have started an exclusive website, “What Comes Next,” on which viewers can watch, in real time, what befalls their victims.

by John Katzenbach - Fiction, Thriller

While on vacation in the Florida Keys, Kit Finn meets Matt Healy, a rugged stranger she literally bumps into at her hotel. He offers to cook her dinner when they’re both back in the city. But when Kit arrives at his luxury apartment ready for the date of a lifetime, she is shocked. How could she have been taken in by the deceptions of a con man? And why has he targeted her? Now the only way out is to expose the vicious puppet master who’s turned her life upside down.