A literary thriller about what happens when you throw caution to the wind to follow your heart’s desire even if it ends in murder.
“Jeff Richards’ LADY KILLER is fast-paced, assured storytelling that dramatically brings us into the intimate lives of couples, now at the edge of their forties, who have been friends since high school in Takoma Park, Maryland, a town at the edge of Washington, DC. Richards’ fluid sentences and evocatively-written dialogue reveal men and women contending with the pressures of marriage and parenthood, with jealousy, anger, and infidelity, and—not least—murder..”
~ Merrill Leffler, Mark the Music
“It’s hard to put LADY KILLLER down. The characters are original yet all too familiar. We recognize friends and spouses, neighbors whom we like and don’t, and we shudder at their actions and frailties. Written with empathy, Lady Killer is exquisitely human, fragile, vicious at times, and kind at others. Jeff Richards’ latest work is a compulsively readable look into our own seamy behaviors and joyous willingness to engage in destructive yet irresistible behavior.”
~ Thierry Sagnier
A character driven novel that follows brothers and neighbors that fought on opposite sides in a struggle that is still with us.
“This extraordinary book about the American Civil War offers both the concision of the well-made story and the sweep of the epic. A remarkable achievement.”
~ Porter Shreve, The End of the Book
“Jeff Richards’ Open Country may take place during the Civil War, but at its heart the novel shares the drama of human experience as though it is taking place right outside your door. It could be you. It could be me.”
~ Adam Braver, Mr. Lincoln’s Wars
A page from the diary of Thomas Richards, my great-grandfather (Walker Price in “Open Country”). I found the diary a month ago after years of searching for it. It is 12 pages long and covers October 9, 1862-February 24, 1863. Below is a fragment: “Monday Morning Dec 31, 1862, in the line of ... Read More »