14 Blurb cover

14 is a mystery-thriller by Peter Clines. It was published in 2012 by Permuted Press. A limited run of thirty copies was available at Crypticon Seattle in May of 2012. This edition was marked by all white text on the back cover (the general edition has a paragraph of red text).

To date, it is the largest book Permuted Press has put out.

Cover by Conzpiracy Digital Arts.


Padlocked doors. Strange lighting fixtures. Mutant cockroaches.

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment.

Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much.

At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

Because every room in this old Los Angeles brownstone has a mystery or two. Mysteries that stretch back over a hundred years. Some of them are in plain sight. Some are behind locked doors. And all together these mysteries could mean the end of Nate and his friends.

...or the end of everything.

Critical ResponseEdit

14 became an instant bestseller on, partly due to the popularity of narrator Ray Porter. Within one week of its release it was in the overall top 50 best-selling audiobooks, and spent seven weeks in the top twenty. Three of these weeks were in the top ten, and the novel was the number three bestseller for one week.