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A. J. Rich


A. J. Rich

Amy Hempel is the author of four collections of stories: REASONS TO LIVE, AT THE GATES OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOM, TUMBLE HOME and THE DOG OF THE MARRIAGE. THE COLLECTED STORIES was published in 2006. She has won many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inaugural USA Foundation Fellowship, and the PEN/Malamud Award for the Short Story. She teaches writing at the University of Florida and at Bennington College. She is a founding board member of two dog rescue nonprofit organizations: The Deja Foundation ( and Morgan's Place, a rescue in New Milford, CT.

Jill Ciment was born in Montreal, Canada. She is the author of SMALL CLAIMS, a collection of short stories and novellas; THE LAW OF FALLING BODIES, TEETH OF THE DOG, THE TATTOO ARTIST, HAROIC MEASURES and ACT OF GOD, novels; and HALF A LIFE, a memoir. She has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts, a NEA Japan Fellowship Prize, two New York State Fellowships for the Arts, the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. A film adaptation of Heroic Measures, starring Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton, will be in theaters 2015. Ciment is a professor at the University of Florida. She lives in Gainesville, Florida, and Brooklyn, New York.

A. J. Rich

Books by A. J. Rich

by A. J. Rich - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Morgan Prager, who is completing her thesis on victim psychology, is newly engaged to Bennett, a seductive but possessive and secretive man. She returns from class one day to find Bennett mauled to death and her dogs covered in blood. When Morgan tries to locate Bennett’s parents to tell them about their son’s hideous death, she discovers he was not the man he said he was. Suddenly Morgan’s research into Bennett takes on the urgency of survival: to stay alive, she must find out who is killing the women to whom Bennett was closest.