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Eliot Ness and the Mad Butcher: Hunting America’s Deadliest Unidentified Serial Killer at the Dawn of Modern Criminology

A successful blend of history and suspense, this volume will appeal to readers interested in true crime and law enforcement. Readers intrigued by the Mad Butcher may also enjoy James Jessen Badal’s In the Wake of the Butcher.

The Legend of Caleb York

This novel, apparently the first of a series, rolls out like a B Western. Nothing surprises here. For readers who enjoy formulaic Westerns, this book will not disappoint.

Target Lancer

Fans of hard-boiled detective novels will be joined by the myriad readers still awaiting more on Kennedy’s assassination, and neither group will be disappointed. This one delivers the goods all around. [For other fictional takes on JFK’s assassination almost 50 years ago, see also Stephen King’s 11/22/63 and Stephen Hunter’s The Third Bullet—Ed.]

The Consummata

Spillane/Collins furnishes just enough good old-fashioned sex and violence to keep the story flowing without overkill. The men are tough, the women are sexy, and the pages turn faster than the bodies pile up—what else could you ask for in a hard-boiled thriller? This should prove a satisfying read for either author's fans.

Kiss Her Goodbye


Bye Bye, Baby

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