Night Film

“Mysterious and even a little head-spinning, an amazing act of imagination.”

Dean Baquet, The New York Times

On a damp October night, beautiful young Ashley Cordova is found dead in an abandoned warehouse in lower Manhattan. Though her death is ruled a suicide, veteran investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects otherwise. As he probes the strange circumstances surrounding Ashley’s life and death, McGrath comes face-to-face with the legacy of her father: the legendary, reclusive cult-horror-film director Stanislas Cordova—a man who hasn’t been seen in public for more than thirty years.

For McGrath, another death connected to this seemingly cursed family dynasty seems more than just a coincidence. Though much has been written about Cordova’s dark and unsettling films, very little is known about the man himself.

Driven by revenge, curiosity, and a thirst for the truth, McGrath, with the aid of two strangers, is drawn deeper and deeper into Cordova’s eerie, hypnotic world.

The last time he got close to exposing the director, McGrath lost his marriage and his career.  This time he might lose even more.

Night Film Decoder

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“Part Huck Finn, part Holden Caulfield, part Fran Leibowitz, and part Nora Ephron.”


Blue van Meer is a sixteen-year-old genius with a head full of literary, philosophical, and scientific knowledge.  And yet, she could use some friends.  Upon entering the elite St. Gallway School, she finds some—a clique of gorgeous eccentrics known as the Bluebloods.  A drowning, a terrifying camping trip, and one hanging later, Blue finds herself puzzling out a byzantine murder mystery.  Nabokov meets Agatha Christie (then invites the rest of the Western Canon to the party) in this riotous debut—with visual aids drawn by the author—which has won over readers of all ages.

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