Grant Jerkins is the author of THE NINTH STEP and AT THE END OF THE ROAD. Barbet Schroeder (Barfly, Reversal of Fortune) is attached to direct the film version of his first novel, A VERY SIMPLE CRIME--adapted for the screen by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Nicholas Kazan (At Close Range,Reversal of Fortune) and O'Neill Fellowship playwright Terry Curtis Fox (Cops, The Pornographer's Daughter). Currently in pre-production.
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.
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.
Check out WREK Atlanta 91.1 FM to hear my appearance as the featured guest on The North Avenue Lounge. WREK is the entirely student managed, operated and engineered radio station at Georgia Tech. They broadcast 24/7 on 91.1 FM with 40,000 Watts of quality, diverse programming.
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.