Cicero, New York: June 10, 1920 He had come to see the naked ladies and to lose his soul. He never got to see the naked ladies.   Imagine if Harry Potter had been Huck Finn . . .THE HOUDINI KILLERThe prequel to THE ZODIAC DECEPTION Coming in 2015... more


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All you fiction writers, listen up.Today’s December 25 and you know what that means.OK, maybe it’s not December 25 when you’re reading this, but just imagine it is. You’re writers, remember? Jeeze!So today’s December 25 and you know what that means.... more


It may not be Guinness-worthy, but I managed to break my own breaking record!Less than five minutes into the New Year and my Resolution was shot to -- whoops, almost got caught using a cliché.Anyway, there I was, having just watched Carson Daly drop... more


The reports of my blog's death have been greatly exaggerated!Moribund maybe, but dead? Sorry!Now it's back--with a vengence. So what's happened since last I wrote?Here's the big news: TOR/Forge, part of Macmillan, has bought two of my novels: THE... more


Better late than never!Happy Bloom's Day to one and all.Celebrate with a taste of Powers while reflecting on the following: . . . Yes . . . Yes . . . .


Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres it ain't, but it may be the perfect tonic for those who loved/hated/never took Latin or who think (depending on your age bracket) Latin means Ricky Ricardo disgustedly uttering "Loo-cee," Charo bursting out (... more


Today's Recipe for Writing: Krispies Marshmallow Squares a.k.a. Rice Krispies Treats. (I would add another "s" to Krispies, but there's that damn copyright thing!)Why make this? Because it's comfort food and comfort food is diverting and fun. The... more


Damn Wall Street Journal!No, it's not it's political leanings (I also damn The New York Times on a regular basis, and I used to work for "The Good Grey Lady"). No, it's not its owner. No it's not its price. It was a book review by John Heilpern, ... more


Wait a minute! Let me read that Blog Title again. Does it really say that fiction writers must be preachers?! Waz Up With Dat?? Isn't preaching one of the fundamental "no-nos" for fiction writers.  It says so--right there in every basic fiction... more



  • “The Zodiac Deception is an amazing and ingenious WWII thriller. From the opening set-up to the shocking ending, Gary Kriss carries the reader on a harrowing journey of espionage and intrigue across the war-torn world and up to the highest levels of Nazi power. Vivid, fast moving, beautifully imagined and convincing, this is an epic debut novel.”

    —Douglas Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Two Graves

  • "Gary Kriss is a brilliant new talent who has written a literate, complex, historical thriller filled with truly slimy villains, taut nail-biting suspense and snappy good guys you are going to like a lot.  Thanks, Gary, for a terrific fun read!”

    —Stephen Coonts , New York Times bestselling author of Pirate Alley

  • "A smart, sophisticated, and inventive thriller, THE ZODIAC DECEPTION is an utterly convincing and compelling debut. The effort Kriss put into the story shows — and the relationship between Max, double agent and Nazi filmmaker, and Peter, the con man who must assassinate Hitler, is one for the ages. Don’t miss it."

    -J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of WHEN SHADOWS FALL