Saturday, July 07, 2007

Gregg Hurwitz's "The Crime Writer," the movie

The current feature at My Book, The Movie: Gregg Hurwitz's The Crime Writer.

About the book, from the book flap:
Drew Danner, a crime novelist with a house off L.A.’s storied Mulholland Drive, awakens in a hospital bed with a scar on his head and no memory of being found convulsing over his ex-fiancée’s body the previous night. He was discovered holding a knife, her blood beneath his nails. He himself doesn’t know whether he’s guilty or innocent. To reconstruct the story, the writer must now become the protagonist, searching the corridors of his life and the city he loves.

Soon Drew closes in on clues he may or may not have left for himself, and as another young woman is similarly murdered he has to ask difficult questions not of others but of himself.
Read on to find out who the author imagines playing Drew Danner in a film adaptation of The Crime Writer.

Among the early praise for The Crime Writer:
"With The Crime Writer, Gregg Hurwitz has taken a quantum leap forward in the realm of American suspense literature. A thrilling, mind- bending journey, it is also deeply humane and beautifully written. You'll turn the final page with profound regret."
-Dennis Lehane

"The Crime Writer is the MUST READ crime novel of the year. Brilliantly rendered with hip intelligence and fierce originality, this book is a stunner. Gregg Hurwitz may well have created a brand name franchise, and deservedly so."
-Robert Crais

"Outstanding in every way. Hurwitz's previous books - great as they were - look like practice swings before this titanic blast."
-Lee Child

"It'd be so simple to say that The Crime Writer toys and pokes and jabs with the genre. And of course it does. But by merging author and hero, Hurwitz sharpens a brand-new edge in his voice. An elegant, engaging and wonderfully human book."
-Brad Meltzer

"A performance worthy of applause.... Hurwitz's carefully interwoven plot lines and taut writing, as well as his pulsing descriptions of Los Angeles, make for a deeply satisfying read, and the ending, revealed with masterful simplicity, shows the complex desires that make each of us capable of murder."

-Kirkus (starred Review)

"The plot has more twists and turns than Mulholland Drive.... Hurwitz's insights about L.A. life sound knowing and are often ruefully funny.... Crime fans looking for something different will love this one."

Visit Gregg Hurwitz's website to learn more about The Crime Writer.

My Book, The Movie: The Crime Writer.

--Marshal Zeringue