Today’s featured book is 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
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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