Craig Larsen

Craig Larsen is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and Columbia Law School. He is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. He maintains a personal Web site at In his debut thriller, Mania, Larsen examines the nature of memory through his engaging protagonist, a young photographer who begins to lose his grip on reality after witnessing the brutal and seemingly random murder of his brother. Mania was published by Kensington., and debuted at number one on’s Kindle Store bestsellers list.

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by Craig Larsen

On the foggy streets of Seattle, a serial killer known as the Street Butcher is terrorizing the city. Newspaper photographer Nick Wilder is accustomed to seeing gruesome homicide scenes, but when the Street Butcher claims Nick's brother his latest casualty, the case suddenly becomes very personal.

Determined to find his brother's killer, Nick stumbles into a dizzying labyrinth of deceit and danger. As he digs deeper, Nick discovers his own past holds a key to unmasking a clever, diabolical psychopath. But the real motives behind the murders are as cold and stark as Seattle's winters - and much more blood will spill before Nick learns the horrifying truth.

Craig Larsen’s debut novel Mania weaves deftly in and around beautifully crafted characters, rendering a reader defenseless against its terrifying climax. The trailer for this exciting new title screened in theaters this fall, and can be seen here.

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