Vincent Zandri is the New York Times bestselling, ITW Thriller Award-winning author of more than 45 novels and novellas including The Remains, The Embalmer, The Shroud Key and Orchard Grove. He lives in New York and Florence, Italy. Please visit his website for a free thriller.
Read our review of his latest novel, The Girl Who Wasn’t There.
For Zandri’s independently published works, please visit his website.
Your biggest literary influences:
Ernest Hemingway, James Crumley, Jim Harrison, Norman Mailer, Patricia Highsmith, Max Frisch, Don Winslow, Harlan Coben, Charlie Houston and more.
Last book read:
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson.
The book that changed your life:
Hemingway’s In Our Time: Masterfully crafted short stories that are both brief and gut punching. They make you feel like you lived the experience you were reading on the page.
Your favorite literary character:
Hank Thompson from Charlie Houston’s Hank Thompson trilogy. He’s a fuck-up, but also a survivor. That kind of thread runs throughout my series books. Survival is something that is paramount in my standalone psychological suspense novels like The Girl Who Wasn’t There, The Remains, The Ashes and Paradox Lake.
Currently working on:
Seven new novels, including new books in my Steve Jobz PI series, my Dick Moonlight PI series and my Chase Baker action/adventure series. Also, look for a new season of my steamy noir episodic series, The Handyman.
Words to live by:
“There’s nothing to writing. You just sit at your typewriter and bleed.” —Ernest Hemingway.
Advice for aspiring authors:
Hang in there. It might seem like other authors are always getting ahead of you and getting the breaks, but if you keep jabbing, you’ll eventually score a knockout or two.
New York Times
Publishers Weekly (review of Orchard Grove)
Publishers Weekly (review of The Detonator)
Publishers Weekly (review of The Caretaker’s Wife)
“Sensational … masterful … brilliant.”
—New York Post
“(A) chilling tale of obsessive love from Thriller Award–winner Zandri (Moonlight Weeps) … Riveting.”
“… Oh, what a story it is … Riveting … A terrific old-school thriller.”