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Author William BayerWilliam Bayer was born in Cleveland, Ohio on February 20, 1939. He graduated cum laude from Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1960. From 1962_68 he served as an officer with the United States Information Agency.

His books have been published in fourteen foreign languages. Two of his novels, Switch and Pattern Crimes, were New York Times best sellers.

His novels have won the following awards: Peregrine (The Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel, aka "The Edgar"); Switch, (the French Prix Mystre de la Critique); Mirror Maze, (the French Le Grand Prix Calibre 38); The Magician's Tale (The Lambda Literary Award for Best Mystery); The Dream Of The Broken Horses (the French Prix Mystre de la Critique).

His novel, Switch, was the source for seven television movies, including two four-hour mini-series. In all of them the main character, NYPD Detective Frank Janek, was played by the actor Richard Crenna. All seven movies were broadcast nationally by CBS in prime time.

Bayer is married to food writer, Paula Wolfert. They have lived in Paris, New York, Connecticut, Tangier (Morocco), and San Francisco. They currently reside in the Sonoma Valley, an area North of San Francisco which Jack London called "The Valley of the Moon."

William Bayer Book List
His website: www.williambayer.com
Similar authors: David Baldacci, William Bernhardt, Phillip Margolin, Scott Turow

The Dream of the Broken Horses
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The Dream of the Broken Horses by William Bayer

The Magician's Tale
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The Magician's Tale by William Bayer

Mirror Maze
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Mirror Maze by William Bayer

Pattern Crimes
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Pattern Crimes by William Bayer

Switch
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Switch by William Bayer
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Bayer, William (as Hunt, David) | Magician's Tale, The | First Edition Book Bayer, William (as Hunt, David) | Magician's Tale, The | First Edition Book

First Edition Hardcover Book 1999 NY: Putnam First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Bayer, William - Blind Side (Signed First Edition) Bayer, William | Blind Side | Signed First Edition Book

1989 NY: Villard  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by author.

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Bayer, William - Dream of the Broken Horses, The (Signed First Edition) Bayer, William | Dream of the Broken Horses, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book 2002 NY: Pocket  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Bayer, William - Mirror Maze (Signed Advance Reading Copy) Bayer, William | Mirror Maze | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC. 1994 NY: Villard  Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Bayer, William - Mirror Maze (Signed First Edition) Bayer, William | Mirror Maze | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1994 NY: Villard  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Bayer, William - Pattern Crimes (Signed Advance Reading Copy) Bayer, William | Pattern Crimes | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC. May 1987: Villard Books Scarce, collectible, one-of-a-kind. Bound upside down and backwards. A rare novelty. Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Bayer, William - Pattern Crimes (Signed First Edition) Bayer, William | Pattern Crimes | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1987 NY: Villard  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Bayer, William - Pattern Crimes (Signed First Edition) Bayer, William | Pattern Crimes | Signed First Edition Book

1987 NY: Villard  First edition, first printing, fine in fine dust jacket, signed by author, imperfections noted.

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Bayer, William - Peregrine (Signed Thus) Bayer, William | Peregrine | Signed First Edition Thus Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book  2005 NY: Forge Books  First edition (thus), first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Bayer, William - Punish Me with Kisses (Signed Advance Reading Copy) Bayer, William | Punish Me with Kisses | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC.  1980 NY: Congdon & Lattes Advance reading copy, some minor discoloration to white wraps otherwise perfect, signed by the author.

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Bayer, William - Switch (Signed First Edition) Bayer, William | Switch | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1984 NY: Simon & Schuster  First edition, first printing, fine in a near- fine dust jacket (some edge chipping), signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Bayer, William - Switch (Signed First Edition) Bayer, William | Switch | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1984 NY: Simon & Schuster  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Bayer, William | Switch | Signed Special Preview Edition Paperback Book Bayer, William | Switch | Signed Special Preview Edition Paperback Book

Author Signed Paperback Book 1984 NY: Simon & Schuster Special Preview Edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps, signed by the author.

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Bayer, William - Wallflower (Signed First Edition) Bayer, William | Wallflower | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1991 NY: Random House  First edition, first printing, near-fine (samll stain to pages edge) in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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William Bayer Bibliography


Novels

  • In Search of a Hero - 1962
  • Stardust - 1974
  • Visions of Isabelle - 1975
  • Tangier - 1978
  • Punish Me With Kisses - 1981
  • Peregrine - 1981
  • Switch - 1984
  • Pattern Crimes - 1987
  • Blind Side - 1989
  • Wallflower - 1991
  • Mirror Maze - 1994
  • Tarot, fr:Payot & Rivages - 2001
  • The Magician's Tale - 1997 (Originally published under the pen name "David Hunt")
  • Trick of Light - 1998 (Originally published under the pen name "David Hunt")
  • The Dream of the Broken Horses - 2002
  • City of Knives - 2013
  • Hiding In The Weave - 2014
  • The Luzern Photograph - 2015

Non-Fiction


  • Breaking Through, Selling Out, Dropping Dead & Other Notes On Filmmaking - 1971
  • The Great Movies - 1973

William Bayer Awards

  • Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel
  • French Prix Mystère de la Critique, twice
  • French Le Grand Prix Calibre 38
  • Lambda Literary Award for Best Mystery

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