Praise for Layton’s Work

Library Journal (Starred Review): “Gripping.”
A Novel Source: “Favorite book of the year so far.”
Publishers Weekly: “Relentless.”
San Francisco Book Review: “5/5 . . . A real page turner.”
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: “A story that will move you to the edge of your seat.”
Blood Writes Mystery Blog: “One of the top ten books of the year.”
Midwest Book Review: “A superbly crafted mystery by a master of the genre.”
Everything To Do With Books:
“Layton Green is an absolutely brilliant writer.

“Layton Green is a master of intellectual suspense.”
— JT Ellison, New York Times bestselling author

“Dostoevsky and Poe would be proud”  Knoxville News Sentinel

“Richly drawn and complex . . . written with profound elegance” – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

“Stirring and imaginative . . . the reader [is] in for a wild ride.”
— Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author

“A well-crafted and exciting thriller … a charismatic villain who makes our skin crawl.”
— Booklist

“I do believe Layton Green has moved into my top 5 author category – not an easy feat to attain!”
— A Novel Source

“The confines of a page are not enough for Layton Green’s writing. His work begs to be translated into 100-foot high IMAX images, rendered in 3D, and given a score by Hanz Zimmer”
— Biblioteca

Written in Blood combines bookishness and murder in brain-teasing ways, doubling the pleasure of a more conventional procedural. Fast paced and braided with twists, it’s terrific entertainment.”
— Andrew Pyper, bestselling author of The Only Child and The Demonologist

“Layton Green kicks things up a notch and delivers a novel that should, if there’s any justice to be found upon the shelves, make him a household name. The Diabolist is a dark, intelligent, spellbinding novel . . . I cannot recommend this one highly enough.”
Beauty in Ruins Reviews

“Green’s The Summoner proved his great talent. The Diabolist ensures his place at the top of crime fiction: his number 1 place. Unbelievably good, unbelievably intricate, unbelievably Green.”
The Review Broads

“[Y]ou need to order the ENTIRE four-book Dominic Grey Series . . . these books will keep you up into the wee hours of the morning because they are practically impossible to put down. Grey has become one of our favorite protagonists.”
— Blurppy.com book and pop culture blog

“This is what you get when you combine Indiana Jones with Ludlum’s Jason Borne . . . A must read for all you lovers of conspiracy theories, thrillers and mysteries alike!”
Baffled Books

Written in Blood [is] a smart page-turner, as dark and deep as the Carolina woods.” 
—Gordon McAlpine, author of Hammett Unwritten and the Edgar® Award finalist Woman with a Blue Pencil

“Green’s debut The Summoner was such a great read, I was hoping that he’d duplicate his literary excellence. In his second book, The Egyptian, Green exceeded my expectations.”
— BookPleasures.com

“A blend of action, history, anthropology, thrills, and chills, all delivered with a mature, polished voice. I am eager for more from this author.”
— Scott Nicholson, #1 Amazon Bestselling Author

“Layton Green has written a tale with supernatural and political undertones that unravels with ever increasing suspense . . . The book is plain terrific.”
— Richard Marek, former President and Publisher of E.P. Dutton

“An awesome read…. The writing is polished and evocative, the subject matter fascinating, the characters intriguing, and the pace non-stop. Spooky and occasionally metaphysical, The Summoner harkens back to The Serpent and the Rainbow in its ability to convincingly portray seemingly paranormal events in a realistic (and therefore even creepier) manner.”
Blood Writes, Mystery Pick of the Week

“[T]his book is above and beyond in its narrative, its cohesiveness, the depth of its characters and the quality of the writing. One of the best books I’ve ever read for Odyssey Reviews.”
— Odyssey Reviews

“Green writes like a dream.”
— Melody Moezzi, Award-winning Author, Haldol and Hyacinths

“[C]alls to mind such series as Jason Bourne and Indiana Jones, with supernatural/religious overtones thrown in. I recommend The Summoner to anyone looking for a suspense-filled journey into a unique—and at times, terrifying—culture that’ll keep you guessing.”
— Bookhound’s Den

“Yes, I did put TWO Five Stars up there . . . giving Green’s The Summoner Five stars and Five stars alone downplays how I felt about this book.”
— 1000 + Books To Read

“Dan Brown is pretty good at what he does and I don’t begrudge him his success, but when it comes to interesting characters embarking on a thrilling exploration into the dark world of cults, religions and magic Layton Green does it SO much better.”
— Nylon Admiral Reviews

“A compelling and elegant work of crime fiction.”
—Mark Pryor, author of the Hugo Marston novels

The Summoner is one of those books that make you want to turn on all the lights in your house and lock the doors . . . [t]he settings are authentic and you can feel and smell the countryside . . . a wonderful read for those who enjoy both suspense and action stories”
Seattle Post-Intelligencer