Phoef Sutton is a New York Times-bestselling novelist, television writer, and playwright whose work has won two Emmys, a Peabody, a Writers Guild Award, a GLAAD Award, and a Television Academy Honors Award. All three novels in the Crush series, Crush, Heart Attack and Vine, and Colorado Boulevard were Kirkus Best Mysteries of the Year. Crush was also a Los Angeles Times "Summer Reading Page-Turner" and Heart Attack and Vine was a "Ten Best Mystery of 2016" for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Sutton has been an executive producer of Cheers, a writer/producer for such shows as Boston Legal and NewsRadio, a writer for Terriers, the writer of six TV movies for Hallmark Movies and Mystery Channel including the Darrow & Darrow series, and the creator of several TV shows including the cult hit Thanks. He is also the co-author, with Janet Evanovich, of two New York Times bestsellers, Curious Minds and Wicked Charms. His other novels include the supernatural ghost story From Away and the romantic thriller 15 Minutes to Live. Sutton lives with his wife and two daughters in South Pasadena, California, and Vinalhaven, Maine. Learn more at phoefsutton.com
"So big, bald, and brutal was he that we took him to our hearts at
once... exceptionally fine writing."
"A smart, noirish mystery loaded with clever dialogue and vivid
characters. The Crush series is as good as it gets."
-- Kirkus (starred review) "Man, these Crush novels just keep getting better and better. Crush is like Jack Reacher with a hair up his ass. And the Los Angeles that Sutton writes about is the secret Los Angeles that nobody knows and everybody wants to know. Sutton answers questions about the city that I didn't even know I had."
-- Hart Hanson, author of The Driver and creator of Bones "Welcome to the Pasadena you won't find in the guidebooks as Phoef Sutton puts you in the shotgun seat with the tough and terse Crush in the cold-eyed Colorado Boulevard."
-- Gary Phillips, editor of The Obama Inheritance: 15 Stories of Conspiracy Noir "A family saga meets thriller on the streets of Pasadena--Colorado Boulevard is the best Crush book yet!"
-- Naomi Hirahara, Edgar-winning author of the Mas Arai and Ellie Rush mystery series "Caleb Rush, AKA Crush, has a history riveted with dangerous living: soldier, drifter, bodyguard, recovering alcoholic, and "friend bro" to his hapless stepbrother, K.C. Zerbe. When K.C. is kidnapped, Crush sets off on a madcap ride through Pasadena and environs to rescue him. Car crashes, concussions, nail-biting suspense, and a cast of quirky characters...Colorado Boulevard has it all. But it's Crush's humor and humanity that highlight the resilience of the human spirit and make this story soar."
-- Patricia Smiley, Los Angeles Times-bestselling author of Pacific Homicide.
"There's magic in this book."
-- Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel "Terrific.... Crush makes a wonderful lead."
-- Publishers Weekly "Sutton writes great dialogue and lavishes almost as much care and attention on his villains as he does his heroes."
-- Los Angeles Times