"Damn. Good. Book. The Body Below plunges deep beneath the placid waters of the present to confront the murkier water below the surface . . . This finely wrought murder mystery shows the reader the wisdom that comes when a search for the truth takes aim at a distant shore.  Get ready to dive in!”  

          -- Glenn Stout, author of Young Woman and the Sea and Tiger Girl and the Candy Kid

  • Fox and I, by Catherine Raven
  • Six Feet Over, by Mary Roach
  • Fuzz, by Mary Roach
  • No Beast So Fierce, by Dane Hucklebridge
  • Desert Star, by Michael Connelly
  • The Law of Innocence, by Michael Connelly
  • What She Knew, by Gilly Macmillan
  • The Tangled Tree of Life, by David Quammen
  • The Searcher, by Tana French​​

​​​​​​    Recent Reading

  • Of Boys and Men, by Richard Reeves
  • ​Notes on an Execution, by Danya Kukafka
  • The Devil Takes You Home, by Gabino Iglesias
  • American Rust, by Philipp Meyer
  • The Body Keeps the Score, by Bessel van der Kolk
  • The Guide, by Peter Heller
  • Shifty's Boys, by Chris Offutt
  • The Killing Hills, by Chris Offutt
  • Young Woman and the Sea, by Glenn Stout
  • Why Fish Don't Exist, by Lulu Miller

Bookshelf photo of Daniel Hecht's books by Stella Hovis.  For permission to use the cover images displayed on this site, I would like to thank Blackstone Publishing, Bloomsbury, Viking/Penguin, Signet/New American Library, Macmillan, Crown/Random House, Simon & Schuster UK/Pan, Blackstone Audio Books, Uitgeverij Luitingh-Sijthoff, Plaza y Janes Editores, Kustannusosakeyhtio Otava, Uitgave van Concentra Uitgeversmaatschappij, Circulo de Lectores, Editora Rocco Ltda., Wilhelm Goldmann Verlag, Arnoldo Mondator Editores, G.K. Hall & Co., Presses de la Cite.

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​​"Former musician Daniel Hecht has brought a welcome artistry to his new field . . .  He is a writer for those who demand texture, intriguing information, and a provocative thesis along with their thrills."     -  Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Daniel Hecht's story made me fall in love . . . In times of

darkness, a story like this gives light, and strength, and hope.

          -- Laurie R. King,New York Times bestselling author

A wondrous, unique love story . . .  There is backbreaking labor, beauty, tragedy, and joy in this story of starting life again.
            -- Publishers Weekly

​​Don't miss Daniel Hecht's latest novel -- coming August 29 from Blackstone Publishing!

On Brassard's Farm is a beautifully written homage to a way

of life and a moving story of love and connection.

           -- Library Journal (starred review) 

​Read Daniel Hecht's On Brassard's Farm !

​​A classic murder mystery set amid Vermont's forested

hills, mountain lakes, and traditional villages . . . 

where murder is sometimes deemed necessary and

acceptable.  ​

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