The new novel from the decade's most explosive new thriller writer
As a cop, John March once flirted with danger. Then his wife was murdered and his flirtation became full time engagement. Now he is a private investigator in one of the most dangerous places on earth, New York City. He is a loner whose job has destroyed every new attempt at a relationship.
The one thing he has promised himself is that he will never mix danger and his private life again.
But thatís before his brother asks John to warn off the mysterious young woman who is blackmailing him. He knows her only as Wren. Principle identifying mark: a red cat tattoo.
And thatís before the womanís dead body is pulled out of the East River. People remember John asking questions about Wren. Now he is prime suspect in a homicide case.Author Profile
Peter Spiegelman is a twenty-year veteran of the financial services and software industries. He retired in 2001 to devote himself to writing, producing his debut novel, Black Maps
, followed by No Way Home
. He lives in Connecticut.Reviews
Peter Spiegelman is a fine storyteller. Red Cat
is an intriguing tale of obsession and revenge,Red Cat is totally seductive - smart, sharp, with an undercurrent of tension that runs like a subterranean stream beneath the city,Red Cat
is the best mystery I've read in a long time. Taut, gritty, and beautifully written. John March is one of the great fictional PI's of the past decade. Conflicted, sympathetic, and brilliantly brought to life.,What distinguishes the novel is the level of the writing. Red Cat
is one of the most interesting crime novels you're likely to encounter,Spiegelman's sharp prose pulls the reader straight through to the bittersweet end,Peter Spiegelman is one of the finest PI writers around, and Red Cat
is his edgiest and most accomplished work yet. The plot unfolds at breakneck speed, the twists are startling, the climax wrenching, and the writing is flat-out beautiful. Itís a story that stays with you, and if you havenít discovered Spiegelman and PI John March yet, youíre missing something great,Gritty and clever... a fine addition to the noir tradition,The third outing of John March moves Spiegelman into the top bracket of mysteryís elite, the rare number who are indeed a must read,fuel injected and deeply complex characters... what shines is the way the author makes the murky psychological secrets of relationships just as thrilling as the crime itself,This is a dark and gritty book that makes compulsive reading,Both March and Cade belong heart and soul to the chilly windswept streets of the New York City Spiegelman sculpts with such easy elan, a city in which cruelty and love, despair and elation work their magic, often together, to lift characters from the page into your heart.