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“Corbett delivers a rich, hard-hitting epic.”

Publishers Weekly
Starred Review

“The best in contemporary crime fiction—or in contemporary fiction, period.”

Washington Post

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“Corbett, like Robert Stone and Graham Greene before him, is crafting important, immensely thrilling books.”

—George Pelecanos

“That rare beast: a work of popular fiction that is both serious and thrilling.”

—John Connolly

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“The line runs through Ernest Hemingway and Graham Greene, straight on to David Corbett. I’m not kidding. He’s that good.”

—John Lescroart

“For all the lyricism of his narration and the compassion he shows, Corbett never strays too far from the blunt vigor of California noir.”

New York Times Book Review

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“Corbett is the best of Quentin Tarantino and Elmore Leonard. Nobody writes crime fiction better.”

—Robert Dugoni

“Corbett handles his story line and subplots adroitly, in economical but polished prose, but his real strength is in character development.”

Booklist

“Corbett delivers a rich, hard-hitting epic.”
Publishers Weekly
Starred Review
“The best in contemporary crime fiction—or in contemporary fiction, period.”
Washington Post
“Corbett, like Robert Stone and Graham Greene before him, is crafting important, immensely thrilling books.”
—George Pelecanos
“That rare beast: a work of popular fiction that is both serious and thrilling.”
—John Connolly
“The line runs through Ernest Hemingway and Graham Greene, straight on to David Corbett. I’m not kidding. He’s that good.”
—John Lescroart
“For all the lyricism of his narration and the compassion he shows, Corbett never strays too far from the blunt vigor of California noir.”
New York Times Book Review
“Corbett is the best of Quentin Tarantino and Elmore Leonard. Nobody writes crime fiction better.”
—Robert Dugoni
“Corbett handles his story line and subplots adroitly, in economical but polished prose, but his real strength is in character development.”
—Booklist

The Truth Against The World

Now Available

An Irish ex-soldier with a cryptic past must protect his dearest friend, a brilliant young writer and artist, as they trek across a country in chaos to retrieve her stolen masterpiece.

In the near future, as America descends into violent conflict, Georgie O’Halloran creates an artistic and literary wonder—only to have it cruelly stolen from her and published under the thief’s name.

Worse, it’s become the inspiration for a wildly popular video game that serves as a watering hole for the militants seeking to transform America through bloodshed.

“Bloody amazing. I absolutely loved this book.”
New York Times bestselling author Deborah Crombie
“[R]eminiscent of King’s masterpiece, The Stand…. A fantastic read.”
—Bestselling Author Rachel Howzell Hall
“Brilliant, engaging, serious, philosophical, violent, really an amazing book.”
—Author Terry Shames in Criminal Minds
“Timeless and frighteningly relevant. You’ll struggle to put it down.”
—Critically acclaimed author Rob Hart
“Plot twists, suspense, and compelling characters… Corbett has outdone himself.”
—Bestselling author Alex Segura
“An interesting blend of a pending future with a mystical past, raw betrayal, powerful political messages, honest people, and above all else, hope.”
—Amanda M. Gordon, Twin Cities Geek

Latest News

May 2024
Chicago-based author and blogger G.P. Gottlieb interviewed me for the the New Books Network to discuss my latest novel, The Truth Against the World, which she described as “a brilliant literary fantasy about a divided, dystopian America on the verge of war.”
You can listen to the full interview here.

December 2023
TRUTH NAMED “FAVORITE OF THE YEAR” BY CRIMINAL MINDS
Reviewer Terry Shames named her picks for top mysteries and thrillers of 2023 for the Criminal Minds blog, and singled out The Truth Against the World as her favorite of the year, saying: “Brilliant, engaging, serious, philosophical, violent, really an amazing book. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Set in the near future, it will grab you and hold onto you through the whole book.”

December 2023
Culprits, the collaborative novel that David contributed to, caught the attention of some prominent film/TV people and will be available in the US on Hulu as of December 8.
Read more in David’s newsletter here

November 2023
David’s short story “Attrition” will appear in Close to the Bone on or around March 15, 2024.

November 2023
David’s story titled “Concerning the Ambiguities of Distance and Direction” appeared in the 12th issue of WayWords Literary Journal, published by The Writer’s Workout. The theme: Nightmares.

July 2023
Culprits anthology available in audiobook

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About David

David Corbett is the author of seven novels, which have been nominated for numerous awards, including the Edgar®. His second novel, Done for a Dime, was a New York Times Notable Book, and Patrick Anderson of the Washington Post described it as “one of the three or four best American crime novels I have ever read.” His latest novel, The Truth Against the World, was published in June, 2023. Corbett’s short fiction has twice been selected for Best American Mystery Stories, and a collaborative novel for which he contributed a chapter—Culprits—was adapted for TV by the producers of Killing Eve for Disney+ in the U.K. His non-fiction has appeared in the New York Times, Narrative, Writer’s Digest and other outlets. He has written two writing guides, The Art of Character (“A writer’s bible”) and The Compass of Character; and he is a monthly contributor to Writer Unboxed, an award-winning blog dedicated to the craft and business of fiction.