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Michael Gruber: From Ghost Writer To Novelist

KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

Seattle writer Michael Gruber published the first novel under his own name 10 years ago when he turned 63. Since the he’s published four more thrillers and one children’s book.

Stephen King said  Grubers’ last book, "The Good Son," was the best book he read in 2012.  Publishers Weekly chose Gruber’s new novel, "The Return," as one of its top 10 mystery/thrillers of 2013. In the first scene, protagonist New York book editor Richard Marder is diagnosed with a terminal illness. He shuts down his old life to do something that’s been on his bucket list: return to Mexico and punish some people.

Michael Gruber talks with Ross Reynolds.

Produced by Arwen Nicks.