William Bayer's last novel was the noir thriller Blind Side. He is the author of the bestsellers Switch and Pattern Crimes and the Edgar Award winner Peregrine. He and his wife, food writer Paula Wolfen, divide their time between homes in western Connecticut and Martha's Vineyard.

Book List in Order: 16 titles

  • In this multi-layered psychological mystery, photographer Jason Poe is transfixed by a disturbing set of murals he encounters in the attic of an abandoned house, and resolves to uncover the secret behind them. "The murals hit me hard. First ca...


  • In this fascinating psychological neo-noir mystery, a notorious late 19th-century photograph provides the key to a contemporary murder. In 1882, the young Lou Andreas-Salome, writer, psychoanalyst and femme fatale, appears with Friedrich Nietzche ...


  • New York Times best-selling crime fiction writer William Bayer breaks new ground with this novel, a coming-of-age/psychological mystery. Hiding in the Weave, written from the perspective of eighteen-year-old Joel Barlev, a senior at Delamere, a schoo...


  • CITY OF KNIVES is a psychological thriller set in one of the world’s most fascinating cities. The destinies of four main characters, each pursuing his/her own agenda, intersect in Buenos Aires. MARTA ABECASIS, homicide detective, known as La Incorr...


  • This book was previously published under the pseudonym David HuntA woman who sees what others cannot see seeks the murderer of a young street hustler, a man she had befriended in photographing San Francisco's dark, sexually charged netherworld.The co...


  • Originally released under the pseudonym David Hunt.A shocking and provocative new thriller from the author of the national bestseller The Magician's Tale. Kay Farrow, a color-blind photographer who sees the world in black, white and shades of gray, p...


  • One hot summer afternoon a quarter century ago, a wealthy socialite and her young lover were gunned down in a cheap motel room on the outskirts of the Midwestern city of Calista. Forensic sketch-artist David Weiss has been haunted by the notorious...


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    The ritual was always the same. First, she would visit the abandoned mirror maze from her broken childhood. Then, she would drive into the city, pick up a stranger, drug him, rob him, and humiliate him. Now one of her "marks" has been found murdered....


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    Not since the infamous "Switch" case had Detective Janek seen such perverse brutality. The killer hod defiled the victims' bodies so carefully, so lovingly, that only a mind twisted by the most extreme sexual obsession could conceive such acts. But n...






  • Geoffrey Barnett is a photographer. Due to a mysterious trauma in his past, he has for many years been unable to photograph people. When Kimberly Yates suddenly enters his life, Geoffrey's world is turned upside down. She nurtures him back to life-em...


  • It begins when the strangely marked body of a young prostitute is found just outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. A similarly disfigured corpse of an American nun turns up. Then an Arab boy. As the list of victims grows, their only apparen...


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    When a prim and proper teacher from New York's Upper East Side and a prostitute across town are decapitated, and their heads switched, Detective Frank Janek must become as coldly creative as the killer he is stalking...


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    This novel won the Mystery Writers of American Edgar Award for Best Novel.Circling high over Rockefeller Center is a peregrine falcon, the most awesome of the flying predators. She awaits a signal from her falconer. It is given: the bird attacks, plu...


  • Punish Me with Kisses is the story of two sisters and the Mysterious Dark Man to whom both are helplessly drawn. It begins in Bar Harbor, Maine, summer playground of the rich. Shy and sensitive Penny Berring watches as her beautiful sister Suzie puts...


  • Tangier, a sweeping novel of romance and intrigue set in a fabled North African resort, may remind readers of the Alexandria Quartet. In this book Tangier is more than just a place; it is a city of unholy loves. Titled Europeans, Moroccan hustlers,...


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    In 1903, a tall woman with flashing Tartar eyes was the talk of military circles, newspaper offices and salons. Her name was Isabelle Eberhardt, and the life she actually led made her justifiably the object of the most scandalous gossip in Paris as w...