A Bloody Love Letter to L.A.: Revealing Maeve Fly by CJ Leede

Step aside Patrick Bateman, it’s Maeve’s turn with the knife…

We’re thrilled to share the cover of Maeve Fly, the provocative, blood-soaked debut from CJ Leede—publishing June 6, 2023 with Tor Nightfire.

A provocative debut that is both a blood-soaked love letter to Los Angeles and a gleeful send-up to iconic horror villains, CJ Leede’s Maeve Fly will thrill fans of Stephen Graham Jones’ My Heart is a Chainsaw and Caroline Kepnes’ You series.

By day, Maeve Fly works at the happiest place in the world as every child’s favorite ice princess.

By the neon night glow of the Sunset Strip, Maeve haunts the dive bars with a drink in one hand and a book in the other, imitating her misanthropic literary heroes.

But when Gideon Green—her best friend’s brother—moves to town, he awakens something dangerous within her, and the world she knows suddenly shifts beneath her feet.

Untethered, Maeve ditches her discontented act and tries on a new persona. A bolder, bloodier one, inspired by the pages of American Psycho. Step aside Patrick Bateman, it’s Maeve’s turn with the knife.

“This is gory and brutal and beautiful and painful and terrifying and a pure delight.” —Stephen Graham Jones, New York Times bestselling author

“An apocalyptic Anaheim Psycho.” —Grady Hendrix, New York Times bestselling author

Cover art by Carly Janine Mazur; Design by Christine Foltzer

CJ Leede is a horror writer, hiker, and Trekkie. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University, and a BA from NYU’s Gallatin School, where she studied Mythology and the Middle Ages. When she is not driving around the country, she can be found in LA with her boyfriend and four rescue dogs. Alongside Maeve Fly, CJ has two more horror novels coming from Nightfire.

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