Critical Reviews for J. Michael Major

Many thanks to everyone who has read my work and taken the time to say something nice about it! Do you have a review of One Man’s Castle or another one of my stories? Please let me know!

Major’s crime thriller debut displays … genuine talent … Major makes his complex lead a plausible character, and the investigating officers are fully realized as well.”

Publishers Weekly

Michael Major is an exciting new voice in the world of suspense fiction. We breathe, sweat, and bleed along with his characters, and the pace is relentless, with all the betrayals, twists and thrills of a Shakespearean tragedy. If there’s any justice, One Man’s Castle is the first of many wonderful surprises to come from this writer.”

Loren D. Estleman, author of Burning Midnight

With One Man’s Castle, debut novelist J. Michael Major has hit the ground running. He’s penned a compassionate, complex, thoroughly compelling story of ordinary people trapped in extraordinary circumstances, one you’ll be thinking about long after you’ve turned the last page. Get on the bandwagon early and read this book NOW!”

William Kent KruegerNew York Times bestselling author of Trickster’s Point

J. Michael Major’s debut One Man’s Castle is a kaleidoscopic noir that grabs a reader and carries them away in a fever dream of twisted, mordant suspense. Reminiscent of the works of James Cain and Jim Thompson—perhaps if they were under the influence of LSD—this crazy quilt of crime, horror, and psychological weirdness is an incredibly impressive first novel, as well as a crackling great read.”

Jay BonansingaNew York Times bestselling co-author of The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor

One Man’s Castle, the new thriller from J. Michael Major, is a whopper of a debut. Delivering pulse-pounding suspense amid heartbreaking tragedy, it also tackles one of life’s really big questions: What is justice? Don’t miss out. One Man’s Castle is this year’s Must-Read.”

Julie HyzyNew York Times bestselling author of the White House Chef Mysteries and the Manor House Mystery series

Join uneasy cop partners Riehle and Capparelli as they pursue a serial killer with more than just a dark side in a whopping good police procedural that turns convention on its head. J. Michael Major’s One Man’s Castle is not only a page turner, it’ll knock you out.”

Michael A. Black, author of Sacrificial Offerings and Hostile Takeovers

J. Michael Major explores the depths of obsession and revenge in a novel that delivers a fast-paced plot loaded with compelling, multi-faceted characters. An outstanding debut.”

D.C. Brod, author of Getting Lucky

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