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If you love the storytelling that made Barry Maher such a successful speaker internationally, just wait until you read his book-length fiction.

Here's What Bestselling Authors Say about Barry's Writing:

"Barry Maher is a highly original and completely delightful new voice."

   —Award-winning, internationally bestselling author,  Deon Meyer


A witches’ brew of sexual tension . . . lurid crime, tabloid scandal, and black magic, all served up with sly wit and some unexpected grace notes.”

—Michael Prescott

New York Times bestselling author of The Shadow Hunter. Michael has sold well over two million books.

"I love the writing. Incredibly readable—the pages just fly by—and hands down the most unique tale I've read in years." 

– Lisa Black 


New York Times bestselling author of Every Kind of Wicked.


“An enormous amount of fun. Wholly fresh and original. Wickedly funny . . . a hot, sweaty, magic- and murder-infused rollercoaster of a story that takes you in every direction except the one you’re expecting . . .I loved it.”

—David Moody

Author of Hater and Autumn. Guillermo Del Toro, director of The Shape of Water and Pan’s Labyrinth, bought the rights to  HaterAutumn became a film starring Dexter Fletcher and David Carradine.

"Barry Maher has got a wicked voice and a razor-sharp tongue to match . . . a great book."

—Clay McLeod Chapman

Author of The Remaking and Whisper Down the Lane. Co-author of the film, The Boy, starring Elijah Wood. Clay also teaches writing at The Actors Studio MFA program at Pace University. 


“A romp equal parts Indiana Jones and Elmore Leonard, with a smidge of Ira Levin for good measure!”

—John F.D. Taff


Multiple Bram Stoker Award-Nominated Author of The End in All Beginnings and The Fearing.

With a voice that jumps off the page, part thriller, part supernatural horror, [it's] like the product of a lusty, literary one night stand between Anne Rice and Lee Child. Here's hoping Maher progresses his lead character into a follow-up story."

—Pamela Fagan Hutchins 

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USA Today bestselling author of Switchback and the Patrick Flint novels. Pamela has sold over 3 million books. She’s an Amazon Charts Top 15 bestseller, a multiple USA Best Books winner and the winner of the Silver Falchion Award for Best Adult Mystery.


I'"I loved it. Barry Maher is a highly original and completely delightful new voice."


—Deon Meyer


Award-winning international bestselling author of The Last Hunt. Deon’s books have been published in more than 40 countries. Dead Before Dying (as Cape Town) and Trackers were turned into international TV series.

“Well written, suspenseful and original.”


—A.J. Banner

USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of The Good Neighbor. 


“[A] story so compulsively readable that you’ll carry it to the kitchen in the middle of the night while you’re waiting for your tea kettle to boil, he did, and this is it. 

Jacquelyn Mitchard

Number one New York Times bestselling author of The Deep End of the Ocean, the inaugural selection of the Oprah Winfrey Book Club, made into the film of the same name, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Whoopi Goldberg.

"What a page turner. Witty, literate, scary, sexy, and powerfully evocative . . . I can't wait to read his next novel. Barry Maher is a brilliant new literary talent." 

—Gayle Lynds


New York Times bestselling author of The Assassins and Masquerade. The Hades Factor, co-written with Robert Ludlum, became a CBS mini Series. Cofounder and former president of International Thriller Writers.


“Brilliant! Witty, fast, and fun. Maher’s novel makes your own relationship issues pale compared to the protagonist A taste of Fatal Attraction with a rewrite by Stephen King . . . twists and turns you cannot predict.”

—Kevin Tinto


Author of the Indie mega-bestselling Ice Trilogy, with over 500,000 copies sold and 4,700 reviews on Amazon alone.

“WOW! What a fascinating read . . . Just when you think you know what’s going on, you discover you don’t. A well-written, haunting debut that grabs hold and refuses to let you go. This is a book I’m not going to forget. Different and impossible to put down.”

—Chris Goff


Bestselling author of Dark Waters and Red Sky, Military Writers Society of America Gold Medalist for Mystery/Thriller.


I“Crackling writing, laser humor, and a little bit of magic to create a book that will keep readers turning the pages. . . a great read!”

—Casey Daniels

Bestselling author of 32 novels including Don of the Dead. Also writes as Kylie Logan, Mimi Granger and Miranda Bliss..

A rollicking, off-kilter joy ride in the vein of Bret Easton Ellis and Jack Kerouac. Hits all the laser-sharp high notes of a modern-day hero . . . as told by one of the more accessible voices I’ve read in ages. Compelling, twisting, irreverent, and entertaining, Barry Maher blends creative fiction and literary thriller in an unstoppable story for current times.”

—Claire Fullerton

Five time award-winning author of Little Tea and Mourning Dove. Winner of the 2020 International Book Award.


“An utter delight . . . exceptionally well-realized . . . Echoes of Denis Johnson, Carl Hiaasen, even Thomas Pynchon—those hilarious laureates of American calamity—abound, but Maher has a deadpan command that's entirely his own . . . an absolute blast.”

—Matthew Specktor

Author of The New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice American Dream Machine and The Golden Hour. Founding editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books.

"I loved it… Imaginative, told in an exciting voice, and altogether fascinating… reminded me of Graham Greene.”


—John C. Sheldon

Co-author with Gayle Lynds of A Triumph of Logic.


"Eternal truths or the next best thing."

          —Dave Murphy, San Francisco Chronicle.

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