This author/writer blog and website for Jeffrey A. Cooper showcases original novels and short stories. My books are dark, funny, fast-moving crime thrillers. My influences include literary workhorses like Donald Westlake (or Richard Stark, for that matter), Elmore Leonard, Patricia Highsmith, Richard Matheson, Cormac McCarthy, Raymond Carver, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Carl Hiaasen, among many others.
My new book, “Out to Get Me”, will be released on October 20, 2023. It’s a tense, adrenaline-fueled crime thriller about the consequences of greed and betrayal, and is filled with unexpected twists and turns. Set in modern day Los Angeles, a frightened, morally-conflicted woman tries to save her kidnapped husband from the dangerous criminal he robbed that morning while being chased by a determined, relentless killer seeking the five million dollars in her car that she needs to save her husband’s life. It will be available in hardcover, paperback, digital and audiobook.
Advance Reader Copies (ARC) of “Out to Get Me” are currently available to read through http://www.netgalley.com
This fall, I’m premiering a new web series called “Crime Novels to Film”. “Crime Novels to Film” is where I take on the book version versus the movie version debate to see which one I think told the story better. The first season highlights classic novels from crime fiction legends like Elmore Leonard, Walter Mosley, Patricia Highsmith, James Ellroy, Dashiell Hammett, Gillian Flynn, Janet Evanovich, and James Patterson, along with feature film adaptations from classic film directors like Quentin Tarantino, Curtis Hanson, David Fincher, Carl Franklin, Anthony Minghella, John Huston and Guillermo Del Toro. I’ve got a lot of great books and movies to cover, so I hope you’ll join me.
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