Pulitzer Prize-winning author

Devil’s Here

We all keep secrets? Is someone monitoring them? Even changing them?

I am pleased to announce that today marks the debut of my latest novel, Devil’s Plaything. It’s a fast-paced suspense story set in San Francisco, built around a conspiracy drawn from real science. This is what Publishers Weekly raved: “Numerous plot twists and cliffhangers keep the reader turning pages in this plausible if disquieting scenario of Big Brother not only watching but messing with minds.”

The story revolves around an unusual duo: Nat Idle, a seasoned investigative reporter, and his aging grandmother, Lane, who suffers severe dementia. The book starts when the pair are nearly, inexplicably shot and killed in Golden Gate Park. Nat quickly realizes his grandmother carries a secret inside her and he must unlock it to uncover the world-changing conspiracy.

James Rollins , the NY Times bestselling thriller writer, wrote that Devil’s Plaything is “a brilliant thriller, a blend of Michael Crichton and Alfred Hitchcock. From page one, you’ll not be able to put this book down.”

I would be thrilled if you would buy a copy from your local retailer, the Independent Bookseller’s Association, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Borders, or at Costco, Sam’s Club, the airport. Wherever you buy your books.

Please join me for one my readings in the coming month. The first is TONIGHT, Tuesday, May 31, 6:30 p.m., our launch event at Books, Inc. in the marina in San Francisco. More event dates in the Bay Area, Colorado and Arizona at http://www.mattrichtel.com.

And please share this note with your friends. I’ve tried to write a great story. I hope it will find its audience. But the book business is tough and I am grateful for your support.

Thank you for reading and remember: an Idle Mind is the Devil’s Plaything.



One response

  1. Holly Scribnick

    Dear Matt,
    I did read a Devil’s Plaything last year and passed it on to other members of my family who really enjoyed it as well. But my question is about A Deadly Wandering which I just finished reading today. As I don’t have a Facebook account, I couldn’t find a way on your website to ask you about John Kaiserman and how he was affected by the accident. We know that Reggie Shaw created the accident but it would be interesting to know how Mr. Kaiserman, who unwillingly drove his truck into the victims’ vehicle, is doing in the aftermath. I found the book to be so well done and will recommend it to as many people as possible in support of the cause. Thank you!


    March 8, 2015 at 12:47 am

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