Greg Iles spent most of his youth in Natchez, Mississippi. His first novel, Spandau Phoenix, was the first of thirteen New York Times bestsellers, and his new trilogy continues the story of Penn Cage, protagonist of The Quiet Game, Turning Angel, and #1 New York Times bestseller The Devil's Punchbowl. Iles's novels have been made into films and published in more than thirty-five countries. He lives in Natchez with his wife and has two children.
"While Natchez Burning excels as a contemporary thriller, it shines brightest when Iles draws from a deeper, and older, well in American fiction. The most compelling passages of the novel echo Iles? writer-predecessor from Natchez, Richard Wright . . . Utterly--and chillingly--believable. Epic."--Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MS) "The breathtaking ending to an expertly crafted trilogy. . . . Page-turning suspense. Well-written and a must read."--CriminalElement.com "Just when the trial seems to be ending there are more twists and turns that I never saw coming.... A great ending for the final installment of this thrilling novel. When I read the last page all I could say was WOW! Iles never disappoints."--ReaderToReader.com "[The] terrific conclusion to his Natchez Burning trilogy is a sweeping story that remains intimate... Relentless pacing keeps the story churning... The trial scenes are among the most exciting ever written in the genre."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "[The books] are page-turning entertainments with an edge of history and a deep understanding of race relations in the American South. . . . Mississippi Blood is packed with compelling characters. . . . Harrowing and spellbinding."--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Natchez Burning obliterates the artificial distinction between genre and literary fiction with passion, grace, and considerable style. This is Greg Iles at this formidable best. It's good to have him back."--Washington Post "From his opening line, Iles draws you back into Penn Cage's deep South in this phenomenal trilogy's final novel (after Natchez Burning; The Bone Tree). [A] heart-racing, enthralling thriller."--Library Journal (starred review) on Mississippi Blood "A superb entertainment that is a work of power, distinction and high seriousness... also (a) prime example of what the thriller--and other forms of so-called 'genre' fiction--can accomplish when pushed beyond traditional limits."--Washington Post "This trilogy is destined to become a classic of literary crime fiction."--Booklist (starred review) "Prepare to be surprised. Iles has always been an exceptional storyteller, and he has invested these volumes with an energy and sense of personal urgency that rarely, if ever, falter."--Denver Post "Natchez Burning is extraordinarily entertaining and fiendishly suspenseful. I defy you to start it and find a way to put it down; as long as it is, I wished it were longer. . . . This is an amazing work of popular fiction."--Stephen King "Operatic in its reach, this is still essentially a tough crime procedural, with courtroom drama that is far more blistering than the John Grisham variety."--Financial Times on Mississippi Blood "Almost nobody works in crime fiction at this level-or this many levels-of psychological, social, and civic sharpness, and with this clarity as well as richness of style. And maintains fiendish levels of suspense."--Sullivan County Democrat on Mississippi Blood "This magnificent saga concludes in breathtaking fashion. . . . Tender and gripping."--RT Book Reviews on Mississippi Blood "The Natchez trilogy is a sprawling plunge into some of the worst crimes of the civil-rights era."--Knoxville News-Sentinel on Mississippi Blood "A fabulous story. . . . Love, betrayal, murder, sadness, racism, adultery, hatred and revenge, with a bit of history thrown in. . . . The conclusion to a phenomenal trilogy."--Biloxi Sun Herald on Mississippi Blood "There is a graphic beauty to Iles' writing. He uses measured words to express voluminous stories. . . . He is a masterful storyteller!"--Huffington Post on Mississippi Blood "In this dramatic conclusion to a stunning piece of work, Iles works suspense until the last second, making us question whether we'd be able to keep fighting if all the precious things in our lives were taken away."--Southern Living on Mississippi Blood "Iles draws his characters so well, and brings off scenes so deftly."--Houston Chronicle on Mississippi Blood "It matches, or even outdoes, the first story in excitement and drama... A searing saga of remorse and revenge."--Huffington Post on The Bone Tree