Now available for download on all ebook platforms — As featured in the Dead Mule School of Southern Literature
"IRRESISTIBLY NERVE-RACKING." —KIRKUS REVIEWS
The Ninth Step is: "[A] sharp and edgy novel . . . darkly comic, consistently surprising, and agreeably macabre." —Publishers Weekly
"Irresistibly nerve-racking . . . a twisted valentine to noir masters James M. Cain and Cornell Woolrich that still creates its own distinctive nightmare world." —Kirkus Reviews
A high school geometry teacher becomes obsessed with finding the hit-and-run driver who murdered his wife.
You have to admire the purity of Jerkins's writing: He's determined to peer into the darkness and tell us exactly what he sees.
--The Washington Post
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A Very Simple Crime
There’s not a soul you can trust in the story…[a] well-fashioned but extremely nasty study in abnormal psychology, which dares us to solve a mystery in which none of the normal character cues can be taken at face value.
--Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review
No one in this novel is as they appear to be, and the twists and turns never let up until the very last page. This dark, chilling debut…is a real page-turner and should especially appeal to legal thriller fans.”
--Library Journal (starred review)
So stylishly twisted that I read it in one sitting. (Top 10 of the year)
--Carole Barrowman, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A masterfully Hitchcockian story...Jerkins’ writing is both brilliant and brutal...and you’ll be kicking yourself if you don’t jump on board his bandwagon and get a comfy seat now because there’s going to be standing room only soon.
--Elizabeth A. White, Savannah Morning News
The product of A Very Talented Writer. Don't miss it.
--NYT bestselling author Ridley Pearson
Truly unusual. This one will haunt you.
--The Poisoned Pen
Jerkins juggles his plot twists like a top circus acrobat in this nasty legal noir.
Gritty, sordid, disturbing and addictive.
A Very Simple Crime is out now from Penguin/Berkley, and is available in bookstores, as well as online at Amazon, Borders, Barnes & Noble, etc. And look for it at Mystery Lovers Bookshop, who recently reccomended AVSC in their newsletter, calling it "A Real Stunner."
Also available for the Kindle and other ebook formats.
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I was one of three featured guests on Suspense Radio's special showcase of debut authors. The show was aired live and the archived recording is now online.
Full text of Patrick Anderson's review from The Washington Post.
A Letter from Grant Jerkins at the Berkley Prime Crime website.
Author Q&A from Atlanta INtown magazine.
Feature article published in the current issue of Cobb Life magazine.
Steven Nester interviews me on his radio show Poets of the Tabloid Murder.
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Thank you to Georgia Center for the Book, the state affiliate of the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., who hosted the launch event for A Very Simple Crime.
The winner of the Writer’s Network Screenplay and Fiction competition, Grant Jerkins’ first novel, A Very Simple Crime, was selected from well over two-thousand entries to take the top honors.
"A vivid, visceral look at the world of the police sniper, and it gets your adrenal gland working overtime."
—New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner STEPHEN HUNTER