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Peter Swanson

Peter Swansons poems, stories and reviews have appeared in such journals as The Atlantic, Asimovs Science Fiction, Epoch, Measure, Notre Dame Review, Slant Magazine, Soundings East, Rattapallax, and The Vocabula Review.
He has won awards in poetry from The Lyric and Yankee Magazine, and is currently completing a sonnet sequence on all 53 of Alfred Hitchcocks films.
 He has earned degrees in Creative Writing, Education, and Literature from Trinity College, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Emerson College.

Genres: Mystery
New Books
December 2022

The Honey-moon Trap
(Bibliomysteries / Death Sentences)
Malcolm Kershaw
   1. Eight Perfect Murders (2020)
     aka Rules for Perfect Murders
Peter Swanson recommends
The Stolen Child (2017)
Sanjida Kay
"Gut-wrenching... The Stolen Child succeeds as both a fast-paced thriller and a haunting tale of a fragile family."
She Rides Shotgun (2017)
Jordan Harper
"An exquisitely violent father-daughter story, burns bright and fast. I kept waiting for the inevitable slow-down, but it never came. An extremely impressive debut."
Best Friends Forever (2018)
Margot Hunt
"Margot Hunt's thriller kept me guessing till the very end."
I Will Never Leave You (2018)
S M Thayer
"This sly and sinister novel explores just how wrong a love triangle can go. Chilling."
Blood Relations (2019)
Jonathan Moore
"What starts as a dark and pacey detective story morphs into something far more sinister and riveting. Ross MacDonald meets Michael Crichton. A very impressive thriller."
Snow (2020)
(St. John Strafford, book 1)
John Banville
"The sinister and unnerving Snow has all the trimmings of a classic country house mystery - body in the library, closed circle of suspects, foul weather - all elevated by Banville's immaculate, penetrating prose."
No Bad Deed (2020)
Heather Chavez
"Heather Chavez's debut novel starts at a sprint and never lets up, twisting its way to an exhilarating, you'll-never-guess-it ending."
A Flicker in the Dark (2022)
Stacy Willingham
"Don't trust anyone in this wickedly good debut by Stacy Willingham. A twisty and propulsive thriller."
The Secrets We Share (2022)
Edwin Hill
"Full of whiplash twists and dark family secrets, Edwin Hill's new standalone is clever and chilling. Be advised to not trust anyone."
Complicit (2022)
Winnie M Li
"Like John Grisham did with the legal profession in THE FIRM, Winnie M Li's COMPLICIT provides an insider's look at the film industry that is full of suspense."
The Other Side of Night (2022)
Adam Hamdy
"A thrilling novel with multiple tricks up its sleeve. Part detective story and part philosophy, Adam Hamdy has written a clever and moving concoction."

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