Author

Ira Levin

Ira Levin
  • Sliver, Ira Levin’s chilling tale of psychological suspense, takes readers on a twisted journey of obsession and seduction inside a glittering New York City high-rise.

    When successful book editor Kay Norris moves into a high-end “sliver” building on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, little does she realize her every move is being monitored by an intricate system of surveillance cameras watched by a mysterious voyeur. As she delves deeper into the unsettling truth behind this surveillance, Kay becomes entangled in an extremely dangerous game—where nothing is as it seems, and one false move could spell disaster. 

    A sinuously erotic thriller, Sliver’s atmospheric setting, “Fabergé egg” construction (Peter Straub), and characters drawn with “a texture and a reality that’s almost eerie” (Stephen King) evoke Levin’s signature bestsellers Rosemary’s Baby and The Stepford Wives, and showcase his unparalleled ability to captivate readers and leave them questioning their sense of security and reality.

    Adapted into a major motion picture starring Sharon Stone, Sliver will grip you with its exploration of the darkest depths of human behavior, and the inescapable lure of voyeurism in the digital age.

  • A Nazi hunter uncovers a fugitive SS doctor’s terrifying plot to create a Fourth Reich in The Boys from Brazil, a riveting techno-thriller from the incomparable master of suspense, Ira Levin. 

    Veteran Nazi hunter Yakov Liebermann finds himself entangled in a web of unimaginable horror when he is tipped off to a sinister conspiracy hatching in the depths of South America: a plan to establish a new, globe-spanning Fourth Reich. 

    Why has Dr. Josef Mengele—Auschwitz’s fiendish “Angel of Death”—tasked a team of former SS men with the slaughter of ninety-four harmless, aging men across the globe? What hidden link binds these men together? What significance could they possibly hold for their pursuers? 

    With the clock ticking, and the future of humanity hanging in the balance, can the ailing Liebermann take on a seemingly unstoppable enemy and alter the course of history? 

    Adapted into the film starring Gregory Peck and Laurence Olivier, The Boys from Brazil is a gripping, thought-provoking thriller that explores the depths of human malevolence, and the eternal struggle between good and evil.

  • Ira Levin’s dark suburban tale remains as compelling—and frighteningly relevant—as ever. Psychological suspense mixes with elements of science fiction to create an extraordinary thriller tinted with Levin’s sly, satirical wit. 

    Few novels have enshrined themselves in the collective consciousness to the degree The Stepford Wives has. Levin’s biting critique has been spun off into countless film and television adaptations, from 1975’s original Katharine Ross filming to 2004’s Nicole Kidman offering—and its influence can be felt in later works from The Handmaid’s Tale to Get Out. Its title alone has become part of our common lexicon.

    Joanna Eberhart is a creative, self-possessed wife and mother, newly arrived in seemingly idyllic Stepford, Connecticut. But as she and her family begin settling in, she’s jarred by the unaccountable sameness of the local wives: all flawlessly attractive, with perfectly maintained homes—and little seeming interest in anything else. As curiosity turns to concern, Joanna finds herself unraveling a web of malice that threatens her very existence. 

    Prepare to be captivated, unnerved, and utterly engrossed by Ira Levin’s dark and unforgettable modern classic, The Stepford Wives.

  • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST MYSTERY AND THRILLER BOOKS OF ALL TIME.

    Iconic author Ira Levin’s Edgar Award–winning debut novel set a new standard in the art of psychological suspense. A modern classic published to rave reviews, and twice adapted for the screen, A Kiss Before Dying is a darkly thrilling, twisting tale of criminal psychopathy. 

    Known for his looks and charm, a young man obsessed with wealth and status will stop at nothing to get what he wants. He sets his sights on a beautiful and innocent college student named Dorothy, intent on marrying her for her family’s money. But when Dorothy becomes pregnant, his careful plans start to unravel, and he begins to take cold, calculating, and drastic measures to protect his future. 

    A Kiss Before Dying, told from multiple points of view, has thrilled millions of readers with its perfectly constructed plotting and is an acknowledged masterpiece of crime fiction.

  • The genre-defining classic that ushered in the era of modern horror  

    One of the best-selling books of all time, Rosemary’s Baby is a foundational work of suspense and psychological horror which remains as powerful and chilling as the day it was written. Hailed by Truman Capote as a “darkly brilliant tale” and adapted with near-total fidelity into the monumental film starring Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes, Ira Levin’s Rosemary’s Baby ushered in the era of contemporary horror as we know it, opening the floodgates to later works such as The Exorcist and The Omen. Levin ingeniously fused gothic literary tradition with modern-day New York, creating an enduring classic which the New York Times placed on its recent list of The 25 Most Significant New York City Novels From the Last 100 Years.

    Rosemary Woodhouse and her struggling-actor husband Guy are thrilled to move into the Bramford, a sought-after Manhattan apartment building prized for its Victorian details and gargoyled facade. Yet as they learn of a darker side to the building’s history—and become acquainted with their overly attentive neighbors, the Castevets—unspoken tensions enter into the young couples’ relationship. Matters improve when Guy lands a major role, and Rosemary at last becomes pregnant. But as her pregnancy takes frightening turns, Rosemary begins to question if her neighbors’ heightened interest is strictly innocent, or if their motivations—and those of Guy himself—portend terrifying consequences for her, and her unborn child. Is Rosemary “…going mad, or going sane”?

    Foreword by Chuck Palahniuk. Afterword by R. L. Stine.