The Pilgrim’s Staff

February 13, 2015
Cover Image: The Pilgrim's Staff by Peter Clothier

“I am no Rake,” protests the anonymous English gentleman whose two hundred year-old journal falls into the hands of the prominent Los Angeles-based figure painter and avid blogger, David Soames …who is skeptical of the author’s protestation. “No Rake…?” Blog and journal soon begin to mirror each other in an exchange that echoes across the […]


September 1, 2012
Chiarascuro Cover from Amazon

A Mystery, St. Martin’s Press, NY 1985
Modern master painter Jacob Molnar dropped quietly from the art world when he could no longer stomach the hype and greed. But word of murder shatters the peace of his isolated studio…


April 17, 1987
Cover: Dirty-Down by Peter Clothier

A Thriller. Atheneum, NY, 1987 Welcome to L.A.’s funky, insular art world–where everybody knows absolutely everybody, and inspiration can be… murder. “Stylish and sensuous, an entirely new slant on the L.A. mystery” –Jonathan Kellerman “Nobody writes about the art world with the skill and authority of Peter Clothier” –Lawrence Block Out of print–limited availability Click […]