The author on his pick, ''Mr. Peanut'' by Adam Ross

By EW Staff
Updated March 05, 2010 at 05:00 AM EST


”It’s by Adam Ross. It’s coming from Knopf in June, and it’s the most riveting look at the dark side of marriage since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? It mixes true crime (the Sam Sheppard case), fictional crime (Rear Window), and dream crime (the main story, dealing with a maybe-wife-murderer named David Pepin) into a stew that’s sometimes a little too chewy but always fascinating. And it induced nightmares, at least in this reader. No mean feat.”