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William Landay

USA flag (b.1963)

William Landay was born and raised in Boston, where he now lives with his wife and two sons. A graduate of Yale University and Boston College Law School, he served for six years as an assistant district attorney before turning to writing.

Genres: Mystery
William Landay recommends
Blood of My Brother (2010)
(Invictus Cycle, book 2)
James LePore
"Jim LePore is a great discovery."
Night Night, Sleep Tight (2015)
Hallie Ephron
"Night Night, Sleep Tight is Hallie Ephron at her very best, a layered, page-turning mystery that recalls the glamour of Old Hollywood and a generation of Beverly Hills kids who grew up in its shadow."
The Quality of Silence (2015)
Rosamund Lupton
"With The Quality of Silence, Rosamund Lupton brings her sophisticated brand of suspense to a setting that might have attracted Jack London: the remote frontier of northern Alaska. An elegant, chilling read from a writer who continues to stretch the bounds of suspense."
Those Girls (2015)
Chevy Stevens
"Chilling, compelling."
Black-Eyed Susans (2015)
Julia Heaberlin
"A tense, slow-burning, beautifully written novel of survival and hope. Highly recommended."
The Poison Artist (2016)
Jonathan Moore
"The Poison Artist is an elegant, gripping, hair-raising gothic chiller, a wicked mix of Poe, The Silence of the Lambs, and Vertigo. Settle in for a long night of reading - once this one grabs you, it doesn't let go."
Say Nothing (2017)
Brad Parks
"If you haven't discovered Brad Parks yet, Say Nothing is your chance. Smart, propulsive storytelling."
Killer Choice (2018)
Tom Hunt
"A promising debut with a Hitchcockian hook, Killer Choice is a terrific, cinematic read from a new writer to watch."
Unreasonable Doubts (2018)
Reyna Marder Gentin
"An intriguing blend of romance and legal suspense from a new writer to watch."
Saving Meghan (2019)
D J Palmer
"An acute, sensitive portrayal of family love under extreme stress...[with] a touch of Hitchcock."
Strange Fire (2022)
Joel Burcat
"Burcat writes with an insider's edge about a dangerous battle over fracking. Strange Fire is a dark, suspenseful read that ranges from the gas fields to the courtroom, all handled with gritty style. A treat for thriller fans."
Mystic Wind (2022)
(Jack Marino, book 1)
James Barretto
"Mystic Wind is a stylish, polished, thoroughly enjoyable debut. James Barretto has it all--the authenticity of a courtroom veteran and the craft of a natural storyteller."
Never Let Go (2022)
Lori Duffy Foster
"A dark and suspenseful page-turner about obsession and betrayal, from a veteran storyteller. I couldn't put it down. Highly recommended."
The Block Party (2023)
Jamie Day
"THE BLOCK PARTY is suspenseful, fast-paced and funny all at once. With an intricate plot and memorable characters, it's a trip to the leafy suburbs where all is not as it seems, told by a master storyteller with wit and style."

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