Luke Jerod Kummer’s nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, New Republic, The Washingtonian, New York Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Village Voice, and other publications. His novel "The Blue Period" imagines the tragic events that led a young Pablo Picasso to paint somber portraits in nocturnal shades, before Cubism turned the artist into a celebrity. Booklist called the debut "lush biographical fiction," and the story was featured in American Way, Literary Hub, The Millions, and Full Stop magazine. "Takers Mad," Kummer’s new Audible Original, picks up the twisting trail of a real-life murder that transfixed New York during the Gilded Age.
"Takers Mad" is a new Audible Original that follows the true story of a New York prisoner accused of being Jack the Ripper. When a young pulp writer learns of the horrendous 1891 crime that put him behind bars, she seeks to solve this real-life mystery. https://www.audible.com/pd/Takers-Mad-Audiobook/B09F3W99PL
The Blue Period2019