Modern Signed Books – Blake Crouch discusses his latest book, Good Behavior
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About “Good Behavior” by Blake Crouch
Now a television series starring Michelle Dockery, coming to TNT this fall.
Fresh out of prison and fighting to keep afloat, Letty Dobesh returns to her old tricks burglarizing suites at a luxury hotel. While on the job, she overhears a man hiring a hit man to kill his wife. Letty may not be winning any morality awards, but even she has limits. Unable to go to the police, Letty sets out to derail the job, putting herself on a collision course with the killer that entangles the two of them in a dangerous, seductive relationship.
Good Behavior comprises three interlinked novellas (The Pain of Others, Sunset Key, and Grab), which together form a novel-length portrait of Blake Crouch’s all-time favorite character creation, Letty Dobesh. This edition is the complete Letty Dobesh collection.
DARK MATTER by Blake Crouch
Review by John Hutchinson, VJ Books, July 15, 2016
Okay, I’ll admit, I am a Blake Crouch junkie, and he has been way too busy with all of his Hollywood success to put out a new novel . . . until now. So I was thrilled to sit down with his new novel, DARK MATTER, disconnect for a while, and be taken on yet another Crouch thrill ride.
Jason Dessen is a modestly successful physicist teaching at a small college in Chicago. He is happy with his life, loves his wife Daniela and his teenage son, Charlie. His life seems calm and predictable until one night when he walks to a local bar to have a drink with an old friend.
As he leaves the bar he is attacked and abducted by a masked man who strips Jason of his clothes and his dignity, leaving him unconscious on a dark, damp concrete floor in an abandoned building on the edge of the city. (more…)
Let talk about scary books!
I know this posting probably seems like it would be more appropriate for October but I just read the new R.L Stine novel, Red Rain, and it got me thinking about my favorite scary books. My all-time favorite author, that consistently give me the creeps and makes me scared to read my book in the dark, is none other than Blake Crouch.
I first stepped into the scary world he created, in Desert Places (2004). I had never read a book that scared me and kept me sucked in quite like this one. I eagerly read the next two books in his Andrew Z. Thomas series, Locked Doors (2005) and Stirred (2012). What a completely horrifying and exhilarating ride that was! He definitely tops my scare-o-meter.
I was excited to read the new R.L. Stine since when I was younger I was a huge fan of his Goosebumps series. Red Rain was an entertaining read however, thanks to Mr. Crouch, I can say that I wasn’t as terrified as I’ve come accustom to when reading horror novels. In a hope to step things up in the scary department, I’ve recently picked up Ash by James Herbert. Daily Mail of the U.K. says “Guaranteed to give you nightmares.” One can only hope, I’ll have to find out how many sleepless nights I’ll have from this terror. The Daily Mirror of the U.K. says “The kind of horror story where you think things can’t get any more grim-then they do….A ghoulishly compelling page-turner.” I’m getting pretty excited about this one.
I hope to finish the novel within the next week and will be sure to let you know where it rates on my scare-o-meter. Personally, I am hoping that it gives Blake Crouch a run for his money, I love a good scare.
Who is your favorite “scare master”?
See Jack run.
Run Jack, run.
Run for your life!
Last week Blake Crouch shared his new novel with me. RUN is now available only as an eBook (we’d love to produce a hardcover edition for collectors. . .more later). I downloaded it and started reading it on Sunday evening. I finished it at 1:06 pm on Monday, and five minutes later I had Blake on the phone.
“Wow, you are really twisted! What a ride. I read it in one sitting”
I’d tell you more about our conversation, but it would reveal too much of the story and serve to spoil your reading. I have to admit that I’m a sucker for a high impact read. Blood, gore, violence, and unrelenting suspense ring my bell. This story has it all.
I know that Blake and David Morrell are friends, and the ultimate compliment that I can offer is that the story is somewhat reminiscent of Morrell’s classic, Testament, which I told David is the most depressing book I ever read.
I first discovered Blake with the release of his first book, (more…)