We’re giving away five copies of Manuel Muñoz’s new novel What You See in the Dark and five gorgeous broadsides created by Ander Monson, the multi-talented author of Vanishing Point and Other Electricities. The broadside features Monson’s original artwork and an excerpt from the novel, which NPR just picked as one of the top five mysteries for the summer!
“Manuel Munoz’s debut mystery, What You See in the Dark, takes flight from one of the cleverest suspense conceits I’ve encountered in a long time: Two young lovers become entwined in a doomed affair, while, at the same time, Hitchcock and his minions begin setting up their equipment in sleepy Bakersfield. Munoz uses the noir form to meditate on the evil spell that murder on the big screen casts on susceptible minds “in the dark.” This atmospheric tale of twisted minds and small-town murder would’ve put a demented gleam in The Master’s eye.” — Maureen Corrigan, NPR
For a chance to win a copy of What You See in the Dark and this one-of-a-kind broadside, comment here or on our Facebook page about your favorite summer read. And don’t miss the Hitchcockian book trailer below!
More Praise for What You See in the Dark:
“Manuel Muñoz’s vividly suspenseful first novel is a fine blend of Hitchcock’s chilly elegance and the sordid passions of James M. Cain: a dark, intimate, heartbreaking tale about four very different women, each one longing to escape the confines of her everyday life through the romantic illusions concocted by Hollywood. Their voices will haunt me for some time to come.” —Julia Glass, author of The Widower’s Tale and Three Junes
“[A] stellar first novel…with a subtlety worthy of Hitchcock himself.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Muñoz has hit upon a killer premise: the making of Psycho set against a real-life murder.”
“What You See in the Dark strikes emotional chords so deep and with such precision, it almost makes you believe you’ve discovered a new art form.”
“Refreshingly innovative…Muñoz has upended the conventional crime novel…Nice work.”
“An audacious debut novel…the book, like its double-entendre title, operates superbly on so many levels: as a sharply detailed portrait of small-town life, as a skillful whodunit and as a meditation on escapism and celebrity.”
—Cleveland Plain Dealer