Peter Fritz

About Peter Fritz

Peter Fritz's previous incarnations in life have included everything from corporate bond broker to lead singer. Currently, he resides in the ever-beautiful and ever-growing Portland, Oregon, where he spends his time contemplating politics and literature and defending salmon (when he's not eating it).

September 30, 2014

Martin Amis's Latest: A Provocative Holocaust Telling

'Who are you. You don’t know. Then you come to the Zone of Interest, and it tells you who you are.' –Paul Doll

September 11, 2014

Exquisite, Complex, McEwan: The Children Act

In The Children Act by Ian McEwan, the modern-day complexities of everyday life underlie the intriguing, exquisite story he tells.

March 6, 2014

Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg Re-team for The Chase

The Chase takes us on a joyride in extremis from the very first page. It is hotter and faster than a flaming-red Lamborghini.

January 18, 2014

Counterterrorism's New Hero, Courtesy of Brad Thor

Brad Thor’s character Scot Horvath thrills readers looking for a new hero.

December 7, 2013

A Mysterious Dance: Vatican Waltz by Rolan Merullo

In Merullo’s Vatican Waltz, we meet a grace-filled young woman – who has a certain power over the church.

November 11, 2013

John Grisham’s Thrilling Return to Clanton: Sycamore Row

In John Grisham’s spellbinding new book, Sycamore Row, we awake in Mississippi, 1988.

November 1, 2013

Get to Know Jack: Nicholson by Marc Eliot

'You can’t handle the truth!' taunted Jack Nicholson's Colonel Jessup in 'A Few Good Men.' And in the fabulous new biography, Nicholson by Marc Eliot, there is a lot of truth to handle.

October 1, 2013

Bill Bryson Is Back with One Summer: America, 1927

Bryson’s detailed revelations in One Summer are stunning, behind-the scenes accounts of a truly remarkable year.

September 20, 2013

Wild Tales: Graham Nash Remembers the Sixties

The clever quote, ‘If you remember the sixties, you weren’t (really) there,’ has been attributed to many people from Robin Williams to Timothy Leary.

August 1, 2013

Quintessential John le Carre: A Delicate Truth

If it were a category on 'Jeopardy' you might hear: 'I’ll take famous British authors for $500, Alex.' Mention the name John le Carre, however, and a surprising number of avid readers will not recognize this esteemed author’s name.

July 10, 2013

Octopus by Guy Lawson: A Thrilling Truth Stranger Than Fiction

Long before Bernie Madoff became a household name, there was Sam Israel. An '80s Wall Street stock trader who grew a relatively small investment ($600K) into a $450 million hedge fund, Israel’s story is one incredible tale.

June 24, 2013

Crime of Privilege: A Politically Infused Thriller

Do the wealthy, political classes do so much for Americans’ benefit that they should be given 'a pass' when faced with a law-breaking, personal scandal? These are a few of the intriguing questions posed in Crime of Privilege, the heart-thumping new novel by Walter Walker.

May 23, 2013

Where Everybody Knows Your Name: The Supremes at Earl’s All You Can Eat

Good friends are at the heart of the marvelous new novel, The Supremes at Earl’s All You Can Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore, an outrageously funny yet equally tender tale.

April 8, 2013

A Thriller from Abroad: Nele Neuhaus’ Snow White Must Die

Like most readers who love a good murder mystery, I most often read books by American authors: Janet Evanovich, Lee Child, Patricia Cornwell, David Baldacci, Michael Connelly – the usual suspects. Occasionally, though, a book from a foreign author washes up on our shore like a message in a bottle.

March 18, 2013

Before Gone Girl: Gillian Flynn's Dark Places

Fans of Gone Girl will want to read one of Gillian Flynn's earlier eBooks, Dark Places, in which a maladjusted young woman revisits and questions her mother and sisters' murders and her brother's imprisonment for the crime.