Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Tuesday, May 29, 2012 / “Dead Last” by James W Hall

Today’s featured book is Dead Last by James W Hall.

"Dead Last" by James W. Hall

“Dead Last” by James W. Hall

Why I chose this book:

Serial killer using the obituaries to plan the next kill. Multiple layers. Realistic psychological behavior. Sense of humor. Author Hall is a past Edgar and Shamus winner.

From an acclaimed “master of suspense”(New York Times Book Review) comes a thriller in which Thorn must confront an assassin whose victims and methods are taken directly from the script of a popular TV show

April Moss writes obituaries for the Miami Herald. Her son, Sawyer, also a writer, has been scripting a cable TV series called “Miami Ops” and has been using his mother’s work as a central element of the show’s storyline. In “Miami Ops,” a serial killer is using obituaries published in the local paper as a blueprint for selecting his next victims.

With the pacing of a thriller, and the lyrical prose for which Hall is renowned, this story pits Thorn against a killer-or killers-whose motives are as elusive as their identities.

“Hall combines crisp prose, solid psychology, sardonic humor, and glimpses of an edgy, fast-changing Florida into a suspenseful and satisfying whole.” – Publishers Weekly

If you want to make your own comments on this selection, we would love to hear from you. Join our Facebook Killer Nashville group page and join in the discussion.

Remember that these books are listed at a discount through Amazon. You also don’t have to purchase the version that is featured here. Many of these books are available in multiple formats: e–book, hardcover, softcover, and audio. Enjoy!

– Clay Stafford, Founder of Killer Nashville

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About Clay Stafford

Clay Stafford is an author / filmmaker (www.ClayStafford.com) and founder of Killer Nashville (www.KillerNashville.com). As a writer himself, he has over 1.5 million copies of his own books in print in over 14 languages. Stafford’s latest projects are the feature documentary “One of the Miracles” (www.OneOfTheMiracles.com) and the music CD “XO” (www.JefferyDeaverXOMusic.com). A champion of writers, Publishers Weekly has identified Stafford as playing “an essential role in defining which books become bestsellers” throughout “the nation’s book culture.” (PW 6/10/13)
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