Text Box: The books of Russell H. Greenan

The details “grisly”, the people “lunatic”, the results, “magnetic”.

Russell H. Greenan


Photo: Andrew Browder


“There is something wrong with a world in which Russell Greenan is not a household name.” (Michele Slung “Murder Most Mordant”, The Washington Post, Aug 1987)

The books of Russell H. Greenan have fascinated critics, actors, filmmakers, fellow writers, book cover artists and many other readers since the late 1960s. His appeal ranges beyond the USA where the books have been published in France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.  Critics view his work as mystery, horror, crime, fantasy and “cheerful gothica”, ranging from the “superbly macabre”  to “exuberant comedy”. You will find his books in bibliographies as diverse as Archeology in Fiction and The Ultimate Netsuke Bibliography to Fiction Set in Boston. This web site offers an introduction to the published works of this “literary prestidigitator of unusual gifts” along with the book designs and press reviews that his oeuvre inspires.