Max Sees Red

Martha King


ISBN 978-1-949966-06-0      256 pages        $18.00


The way King handles the art gallery banter, the implicit critique of it, reminded me of Gilbert Sorrentino’s satires of the 70’s NYC literary and art world – both Sorrentino and King have great eyes and ears for detail, and know how to wield it!

                                      Andrew Levy

“Always remember,” Robby intoned solemnly, “everyone’s scared of an artist. You might be a quack or you might not and not a single one of them really knows how to tell.  It’s all done with mirrors.  That’s why sometimes it pays to be crazy.”

An American thriller. New York City's and upstate Hudson Valley's inhabitants at constant odds with one another... old rural families, wealthy art types, publishers, artists, struggling writers, and murders old and new.

       Lynn Honesto, former sheriff of Gila County, Arizona

Bonnie Finberg

Martha King has never lived in the Hudson Valley or in SoHo where this story takes place. By the late 1970s, the time of this story, she was a matron in Brooklyn and with her mate, the artist Basil King, a parent of two half-grown daughters. She has written poetry, memoir, and short stories as well as writing for her former employers, Poets & Writers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This is her first novel.


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