Book List in Order:31 titles

  • An underground classic, Grayson’s debut short story collection introduced readers to the author’s quirky, funny postmodern fiction and such characters as Buddy’s grandfather, who wonders why no Jewish people ever win on “Bowling for Dollars...


  • An audacious and wickedly smart comedic writer brings his full weight to bear in a collection of his early work. Grayson, no stranger to experimentation, here assembles four of his most engaging chapbooks, which merge nicely as an eclectic anthology ...


  • The dynamic Brooklyn cityscape serves as the backdrop in this beguiling collection of short stories. Grayson's tenth volume of fiction introduces a multicultural multitude of characters, including a teen lesbian from Uzbekistan who works as a Brookly...



  • Richard Grayson was born in Georgia and lived in New York State, working with a declining insurance company after his discharge from the United States Marine Corps. He has spent the last eight years as an author writing the story that must be told....


  • For over three decades, Richard Grayson's idiosyncratic fictions have been appearing in literary magazines, anthologies and webzines, as well as in his book-length collections, including WITH HITLER IN NEW YORK, LINCOLN'S DOCTOR'S DOG, I BRAKE FOR DE...


  • Returning to Paris, Inspector Gautier is devastated to learn that his mistress Ingrid has been brutally murdered. Before he can begin to investigate her death, the British Ambassador informs him that his daughter Fiona has been abducted to England an...


  • "An underground post-modernist who writes comic fiction crammed with details adopted from pop culture and the daily news. The long title story, a resonant meditation on the themes of relationships, AIDS, and mortality, proves him capable of less self...


  • The bassist in a gay punk band reflects on his troubled relationship with the band's guitarist/singer. In the wake of the Matthew Shepard murder, a Wyoming ranch manager conceals his affair with another man. A young African American breaks up with hi...






  • When journalist Ronnie Bart visits a Rome clinic, where one of his colleagues lies drugged, he becomes involved in a series of adventures in which fear and death are never far away. In a Copenhagen discotheque, Bart meets a young millionaire, Paul Ar...


  • Disillusioned with life in the South of France, Hurford accepts an assignment for British Intelligence. He is told that, under cover of a teaching post in Moscow, he will simply be expected to relay information back to Britain from a highly-prized so...


  • An exotic, venomous cobra bites a chambermaid at the elegant Hotel Meurice, and news of the bizarre death quickly reaches Inspector Gautier's table at the Moulin Rouge.Reluctantly quitting his glamorous assignment as temporary attache to the Prince o...


  • When the famous Judge Prudhomme and prima ballerina Nicola Stepanove are found dead during a visit by the Dashkova Ballet Company, Inspector Gautier must solve the mystery and save the troupe's reputation...


  • This rollicking collection of quirky, innovative stories features another group o Grayson's wacky characters. The head of the Roman Catholic Church relocates to Brooklyn in "The Pope in Park Slope." A boy whose gym teacher is having an affair with hi...



  • Inspector Gautier looks into the murder of Lady Dorothy Strathy, a cranky old British eccentric lodging in Paris, a crime that leads him back to a notorious sex scandal involving the Parisian nobility...


  • An aristocratic young woman, Denise de Richemont, has murdered an important journalist, Jaques Le Tellier. She is acquitted by a sympathetic jury when she confesses it to be a crime of passion - revenge for the journalist's indiscreet revelation of h...



  • Meet Manny and his wife Zelda, residents of a South Florida condo where the salad bar is always crowded during the early bird special; Jose, owner of a clothing store on Calle Ocho whose cheerfulness is exceeded only by his hatred of Fidel Castro; Bo...






    • / Historical Mystery
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    Painter Felix Hassler is found strangled to death with his wife bound and gagged at his side, and Inspector Gautier, while investigating the crime, tries not to revive an old scandal involving Madame Hassler, a woman of dubious morals, and France's f...


  • The house in Chelsea was smart, in an unpretentious way. But when detective John Bryant rang the front door bell, he found neither intellect nor artistry; what lay before him was a world of curious contrasts - of extravagance and squalor, luxury and ...


  • When car trouble forces private detective John Bryant to spend the night in the small village of Foxall, he is immediately struck by the antagonism and secrecy of the locals. Why was there so much hostility and fear? And why were the streets deserted...


  • Inside the furnace was a seething pool of molten metal, bubbling with a heat great enough to destroy a man's body so completely it would be impossible to trace. And Gerald Norris had disappeared without a trace! In London, Julie Crocker was hunting ...



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    Inspector Gautier of the Surete is on the spot at two dramaticallydifferent episodes - the murder of the vicar at the fashionable church of Sainte Clothilde, and the theft of the Duchesse de Paiva's diamond necklace at an extravagant fete. As he inve...






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    • / Suspense
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    Arriving home at his Rome apartment one night, Ronnie Bart, an English journalist, finds an attractive girl. She is wearing only his dressing-gown and eating the remains of his breakfast. Her stay is brief, for she is soon arrested by the police, acc...