Review of THE NOWHERE MAN by Gregg Hurwitz

THE NOWHERE MAN Gregg Hurwitz 2017 Minotaur Books Normally, I advocate being able to just pick up any book in a series and being able to read it. That said, I personally prefer to read a series in order. You can read THE NOWHERE MAN without reading ORPHAN X but I think it’s even better if you read them in order. Gregg Hurwitz is one of my favorite writers. All the reasons I love his books are in this latest novel. The main character, Evan Smoak, is a man of many skills; skills taught to him for a specific purpose. What makes him a great protagonist, and one that is easy to cheer for, is that he isn’t super human. He’s just damn good at what...

Gregg Hurwitz: Dates for DON’T LOOK BACK tou...

Gregg Hurwitz’ DON”T LOOK BACK tour begins in Santa Monica on August 19th and runs through September 25th. Check the dates below to see if Gregg will be appearing near you. In Don’t Look Back, Eve Hardaway, newly single mother of one, is on a trip she’s long dreamed of—a rafting and hiking tour through the jungles and mountains of Oaxaca, in southern Mexico. Eve wanders off the trail, to a house in the distance with a menacing man in the yard beyond it, throwing machetes at a human-shaped target. Disturbed by the sight, Eve moves quickly and quietly back to her group, taking care to avoid being seen. As she creeps along,...

Author Work-Spaces: Benn, Haynes, Hunsicker and Hu...

Here’another round of author workspaces. As always just click on the photo to see it larger.

Gregg Hurwitz: Books and Films that influenced me

MAN ON FIRE (2004) — You kidding me? That hour-long first act, all about establishing the relationship between an ex-Spec Operator and a girl? Then the point at which the restraints come off and Creasy goes to do what he does. And the ending still makes me mist up every time. This film had a huge influence on You’re Next and The Survivor. DON’T LOOK NOW (1973) — the scariest villain-turning-around scene since Psycho. The murderer in the raised raincoat hood might be familiar to readers of Tell No Lies. It was an homage I didn’t even know I was paying until a reader pointed it out later and then I realized that...

Three Crime Fiction writers – 1 character- THE PUNISHER Volume 6 Jun22

Three Crime Fiction writers – 1 character- T...

In the last few years a number of our favorite crime fiction writing dudes have been branching out into comics. One book that a number of them have worked on is THE PUNISHER from marvel comics. They have collected the various issues all into one lovely and large hardcover edition THE PUNISHER VOLUME 6. (Amazon has it at a wonderfully affordable price of $24.26) Hurwitz, Gischler and Sweirczynski aside from having hard to spell names each have a different take on the character and they were able to inject their own writing sensibilities into the runs they did on the comic. Hurwitz does a tale that is similar to the actual Juarez Murders, set...