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The Mercy Killers
The new one! Set in Ypsilanti, Michigan at the end of the 1960s, the book follows the less than sunny path of Charlie Simpkins: boyfriend to a hooker, brother to a nutcase, husband to a nice white girl, friend to thieves, drunks and drug addicts, and himself a Vietnam veteran.
"BEST OF 2004 PICK" -- "a timely novel of terrific suspense... altogether terrific." - Washington Post
"Sharply written and stylistically brilliant"
"A gripping and compelling tale." - Rocky Mountain News
Novel, March 2000.
The story of a typical American woman refusing to see what's in front of her nose.
"a suspenseful read." - Time Out NY
"...we have a major new talent in our midst." - Penzler's Pick on Amazon
"an insightful, empathetic novel" - Publishers Weekly
Novel, October 1998.
Author's first novel, depicting family life in rural Michigan. Also a murder mystery.
"A brave, heart-wrenching debut. I couldn't look away." -Alice Munro
"Reardon owes something to Faulkner...she can summon up the menace of the past, rustling in the dark." - The New Yorker
"An extraordinary novel...one of the most powerful debuts in recent American fiction." - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Moving, heartbreaking, and always vividly told." - Detroit Free Press
The Sweet Trade
Full-Length Play, 1994
Knife fights, attacks at sea, cross-dressing, walking the plank, sex, adventure, this play has it all.
Full-Length Play, 1992
Gloria the Warrior Vampire springs to life from her cartoons and goes on an unauthorized killing spree in her creator's hometown.
Blush at Nothing
Full-Length Play, 1991
Silly romantic farce with mistaken identities, hidden treasure, a pig farm and a ghost.
Cost of Living
Full-Length Play, 1990
Three factory workers fight unsafe working conditions, a threatened union strike, and each other.
Wendy and Danny
One Act Play, October 1994
Two criminals take a hostage who turns the tables.
One Act Play, September, 1993
A Mourning Dove roosts on a Manhattanite's fire escape and drives him crazy because no one else can hear it.
Dog and Fruit
One Act Play, 1993
Silly play involving a bound and gagged nun, a tree, and a stuffed poodle named Lola.