A Fire in the Night

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Crooked Lane Books
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6.3 X 9.2 X 1.0 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Christopher Swann is a graduate of Woodberry Forest School in Virginia. He earned a B.A. in English from Washington and Lee University, an M.A. in English and creative writing from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a Ph.D. in creative writing from Georgia State University. He lives with his wife and two sons in Atlanta, where he is the English department chair at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School.


Praise for A Fire in the Night

"Highly proficient."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Captivating from start to finish . . . great for fans of Baldacci and Patterson."
--Manhattan Book Review

"I don't know how Swann did it -- he's written a mesmerizing book that's literary fiction, a spy novel, and a relentless thriller all in one."
--Lee Goldberg, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"A Fire in the Night is a searing story about the ties that bind and how sometimes they begin to strangle us. Christopher Swann has created a nuanced yet thrilling novel of family, grief and ultimately hope. Not to be missed."
--S.A. Cosby, best selling author of Blacktop Wasteland and Razorblade Tears

"A rural noir that's loaded with surprises, Christopher Swann's A FIRE IN THE NIGHT blends the moral grays of the best espionage stories with a taut, relentless mystery steeped in setting. Character-driven and memorable, A FIRE IN THE NIGHT is Swann's best yet."
--Alex Segura, acclaimed author of Star Wars Poe Dameron: Free Fall, Blackout and Miami Midnight

"Swann really delivers with his latest, a solid murder mystery starring Nick, a grieving former professor with a secret past and an orphaned niece who shows up on his doorstep. Tense and action-packed, with an ending that will make your heart stop, A Fire in the Night is a nail-biter with a Southern twang."
--Kimberly Belle, internationally bestselling author of Dear Wife and Stranger in the Lake

Praise for Never Turn Back
"An extraordinarily compulsive read...Swann's writing packs a huge emotional wallop and delivers a breathtaking ending."
--Booklist starred review

"Fans of literary crime fiction will want to take a look at this thoughtful outing."
--Publishers Weekly

"A wild, compelling ride from beginning to end."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Thriller readers will enjoy and look forward to more from Swann, especially fans of Harlan Coben and Linwood Barclay."
--Library Journal

"Swann has gifted us with a quiet bombshell...Never Turn Back is a perfect wake-up call if you are stuck in the reading doldrums."

"Swann is a master of the kind of narrative storytelling style that artfully conveys both emotion and nuance."
--Midwest Book Review

"Full of emotion and drama...The characters are deep and nuanced."
--Manhattan Book Review

"I loved this twisty, sexy, fast-paced thriller."
--Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author

"Christopher Swann never disappoints. Swann's unmistakable voice catapults this suspenseful story to the finish line, one dark secret at a time. A must-read."
--J. T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author

"An intelligent and layered mystery that had me burning through the pages."
--Brian Panowich, award-winning author of Bull Mountain

"Swann understands the dread that an incidental glance, a casual comment, silence between two characters can conjure. And it's with this delicate but sure touch that he tells the story of a man trying to make sense of his violent past and prevent it from destroying the new life he's built."
--Emily Carpenter, bestselling author of Until the Day I Die