This is the official website of the writer Christopher Farnsworth.
His latest novel, FLASHMOB, about psychic troubleshooter John Smith, was named one of the best books of 2017 by Publishers Weekly. It's on sale everywhere from William Morrow. You can order it on Amazon, at Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, or get a copy at your local bookstore through IndieBound.
The first John Smith adventure, KILLFILE, is still on sale everywhere as well.
He is also the author of THE ETERNAL WORLD, a novel about the Fountain of Youth, and the Nathaniel Cade series, about a vampire who works for the President of the United States. Blood Oath, The President’s Vampire, and Red, White, and Blood are all available from G.P. Putnam’s Sons. Two short novellas about Cade, The Burning Men, and Deep State, are available from Amazon.com. The Cade books were finalists for the Goodreads Choice awards, translated into nine languages and published in more than a dozen countries, and optioned for film and television.
Christopher’s work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Post, the New Republic, Washington Monthly, and on The Awl. Born and raised in Idaho, he worked as an award-winning investigative and business reporter before selling his first script, THE ACADEMY, to MGM.
He is represented by Alexandra Machinist of ICM Partners. For inquiries about film and TV rights to his books, please contact Josie Freedman at ICM Partners in Los Angeles. For television, please contact Howie Tanenbaum at ICM Partners in Los Angeles.
He can be reached at chris[at]chrisfarnsworth.com, or you can sign up for his newsletter to receive regular updates on his books.
- My Life in Pulp Fiction in the New York Post
- Interviewing Authors with Tim Knox
- The Orange County Register
- Author Magazine (video)
Praise for FLASHMOB:
“The main elements of Farnsworth’s brilliant second thriller featuring the man known as John Smith would individually be enough to sustain interest; the combination of a telepathic lead and a terrifyingly plausible effort to use the Internet for social manipulation produces intelligent and knuckle-biting suspense . . . Farnsworth credibly ups the ante for his hero and makes accepting his paranormal abilities easy. Many will want to read this novel in one sitting.” — Publishers Weekly, *starred* boxed review
“Farnsworth . . . is a genuinely gifted storyteller, able to take a fantastic premise and build onto it a story that feels not just plausible but completely natural . . . A fine genre-bender.” — Booklist
Farnsworth has a definite knack for taking something relatively esoteric, combining it with something just a little the other side of ordinary, and winding up with something totally possible and incredibly readable. — Reviewing the Evidence
“Flashmob is even more suspenseful than its predecessor, Killfile. Farnsworth writes in first-person in the present tense, which greatly adds to the suspense. This technique allows the reader to immerse themselves into the plot and closely follow the action. Character development is quite strong in the book as well. However, what I liked most about Flashmob is its premise. The book shows the tremendous power rapid advances in modern technology such as social networking and the “Internet of Things” have in our lives and how they can be turned against us by evil persons. The book is a dire warning to our society, a stark reminder that we must use modern technology with great responsibility, especially with all the advancements that happen almost daily.” — San Francisco Book Review
“[In] Christopher Farnsworth’s clever new international thriller . . . it’s Smith’s amazing strength that profoundly weakens him at times. [This] offers a very original twist in a creepy tale about stalking, social media madness, celebrity, the Dark Net, privacy in the digital age, Internet cruelty, cyber crime, and mob psychosis . . . . deft story-telling and the explosive finale which made me think of master thriller writer Joseph Finder. Flashmob is truly disturbing. It’s one thing to worry about computer programs that can perform highly intrusive surveillance on you, it’s another to think of people who can insidiously do the exact same thing mentally while drinking a cappuccino just a few tables away from you at Starbucks.” — The Huffington Post
Praise for KILLFILE:
“Fast, fun, and frenetic. A whip-smart edge-of-your-seat thriller. I enjoyed the hell out of it.” — Ernest Cline, author of READY PLAYER ONE and ARMADA
“Christopher Farnsworth has written a blistering, provocative, and propulsive novel — reading KILLFILE is the equivalent of being strapped to the nosecone of a ballistic missile hurtling through the sky at 5,000 MPH. Which is to say, it’s one hell of a ride.” — Nick Cutter, author of THE TROOP and THE DEEP
“Part James Bond, part Jason Bourne, part Professor X, only smarter, wittier, and can run faster. Adrenaline action at its mind-reading best. Christopher Farnsworth’s KILLFILE unleashes the greatest weapon ever: the human mind.” — Beau Smith, creator/writer of WYNONNA EARP
“Like his protagonist, Chris Farnsworth is a mind reader: he knows how to keep me hooked until I reach the last page. KILLFILE is his best yet.” — Ian Tregillis, author of BITTER SEEDS and THE RISING
“From the very first page of KILLFILE, I knew I was in the hands of a master storyteller. Christopher Farnsworth delivers his best thriller yet, and I can’t wait to read whatever he comes up with next.” — Boyd Morrison, author of THE ARK and THE EMPEROR’S REVENGE (with Clive Cussler)
“Telepathy and dirty deeds have been a staple since at least Bester’s The Demolished Man, but Christopher Farnsworth has demonstrated in KILLFILE that there’s still fresh territory to be claimed there. Mixing a deliciously readable hybrid of “man on the run” adventure with technothriller elements and a protagonist with a powerful telepathic talent that doesn’t hesitate to kick him in the balls on occasion, Killfile is, in the final analysis, bloody good fun. — Jonathan Howard, author of JOHANNES CABAL THE NECROMANCER
Praise for THE ETERNAL WORLD:
“Farnsworth offers a fantastical witch’s brew of Spanish conquistadors, biotechnology, and hubris… With cinematic pacing and colorful action scenes, Farnsworth blends a unique premise into fun summer reading. Michael Crichton’s gone, but Farnsworth entertainingly explores the border where science fantasy meets reality.” — Kirkus Reviews
“The discovery of the fountain of youth kick-starts this excellent fantasy thriller from Farnsworth… The realistic approach is one of this inventive novel’s major strengths.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“I’ve been a fan of Christopher Farnsworth ever since his first book, and he just keeps getting better. The Eternal World has exactly what I look for in great adventure fiction: a compelling plot, memorable characters, top-notch action scenes, and heart-stopping twists.” — Boyd Morrison, author of The Ark and, with Clive Cussler, Piranha
“If you’re looking for action and adventure with a supernatural twist, Farnsworth’s your man.” — The New York Post
“Farnsworth has blended history, espionage, suspense, science, and even a bit of romance so well that it’s hard to place this novel within a specific genre and even harder to put it down.” — Marcus Hammond, Luxury Reading
Praise for Christopher Farnsworth and the Nathaniel Cade books:
“…Witty, exciting, and compulsively readable…” — John Connolly, bestselling author of Every Dead Thing and A Song of Shadows
“Simply fun… I’m envious… this is an excellent read.” — Charlaine Harris, New York Times–bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series
“Farnsworth keeps the twists and explosive violence coming, keeping readers in suspense until the very last page.” — Publishers Weekly