William Bayer

Biography

New York Times best-selling author WILLIAM BAYER has written numerous crime novels. His books have won several prizes, including the "best novel" Edgar, have been published in fifteen foreign languages, and his Janek series novels have been made into seven television movies all broadcast on CBS. He and his wife, cookbook author, Paula Wolfert, lived in the Sonoma Valley in Northern California.

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Books

Hiding in the Weave
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,390. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
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 is a novel for adults about the strivings of youth. . . love, passion, art, art-making, growing up and letting go. It takes the traditional coming-of-age boarding school novel into fascinating new territory.
City of Knives
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Series: Foreign Detective, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 122,630. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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.
Punish Me with Kisses
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,930. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
It begins in Bar Harbor, Maine, summer playground of the rich. Shy and sensitive Penny Berring watches as her beautiful sister Suzie puts on a bizarre display- flaunting her transgressions beneath her parent's windows. Her behavior is bizarre, and compelling, and then...a scream in the night, Suzie is murdered. There is a sensational inconclusive trial. And an enigma: What really happened?
Mirror Maze - Book III in the Janek Detective Series
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Series: Janek Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 119,080. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A beautiful young woman meets her latest "pickup" in a Manhattan hotel bar and goes back with him to his room, where she drugs him, robs him, and humiliates him. Several hours later, the "mark" is found dead, the mysterious young woman is wanted for the murder, and Janek and his team of detectives are assigned to the case.
Trick of Light - A Kay Farrow Novel
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Series: Kay Farrow Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 122,690. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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, probes the mysterious death of her beloved mentor on a quest that takes her to the darkest intersections of San Francisco's Mission District.
The Magician's Tale - A Kay Farrow Novel
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Series: Kay Farrow Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 125,270. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A 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 Dream of the Broken Horses
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 122,140. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
One hot summer afternoon a quarter century ago, a wealthy socialite and her young lover, a private school teacher, were gunned down in a cheap hotel room on the outskirts of the Midwestern city of Calista. Now, forensic sketch artist David Weiss has returned to his hometown to cover a routine celebrity murder trial for ABC, and to reconcile his past.
Visions of Isabelle
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,270. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
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 well as in North Africa. This compelling novel is a fictional biography.
Blind Side
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Series: Foreign Detective, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,760. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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-emotionally, mentally and sexually. Eventually he is able to photograph her. Then she disappears...
Wallflower - Book II in the Janek Series
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Series: Janek Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,680. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
New York Police Lieutenant Frank Janek, hero of William Bayer's million-copy bestseller Switch, returns to solve his strongest, most obsessive, most dangerous case- Wallflower. Riveting psychological suspense, psychosexual intrigue and terror, a labyrinthine journey into a murderer's twisted, tormented past-all the hallmarks of William Bayer's extraordinary crime fiction are here.
Tangier
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Series: Foreign Detective, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 118,370. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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, aging former Nazis, decadents of every sort play out their rituals, competing for stunning lovers and social power.
Switch - Book One of the Janek Series
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Series: Janek Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,150. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Detective Frank Janek immediately knows that he has entered the realm of a lethal madness. Middle-aged, divorced, a man centered solely on his work, Janek is practiced in piercing the minds of the criminals he pursues. In the absence of clues from the killer, he has only the awful symmetry of the crime to work with, only his own finely honed intuition.
Pattern Crimes
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Series: Foreign Detective, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,440. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
This is a book about patterns – in love, in relationships, in politics, in art, in death. And always at the center is David Bar-Lev, one of the most memorable characters in recent crime fiction, relentlessly searching for the pattern that will unlock his case – the pattern he must uncover in order to clarify his vision … of himself, his family, and the country that he loves.

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