Reviews and Blog Posts: serial killers

Inspector of the dead

by David Morrell

Reviewer Rating:
4

David Morrell is back with Thomas De Quincey, the opium eater and his daughter Emma. This time there is a serial killer who is killing off members of the English upper class and appears to be working his/her way towards Queen Victoria.  A suspenseful novel that gives the reader a...

Karen Memory

by Elizabeth Bear

Reviewer Rating:
4

I'll admit it--this was my first steampunk book. And I will certainly be reading more! Bear doesn't go into a ton of detail describing her world (an old west/mad scientist version of Seattle), but there is plenty of flavor to spark the reader's imagination. The real treasures here are Karen's...

Hannibal. Season 2

Reviewer Rating:
5

Hannibal Season 2 wastes no time starting off.  It begins with FBI agent Jack Crawford confronting Hannibal as the serial killer and cannibal Jack discovered him to be.  It purposefully starts out this way to shock the viewer, but before the results of the battle are disclosed, the show immediately sets...

I hunt killers

by Barry Lyga

Reviewer Rating:
4

I have read many Young Adult novels however; I have not read any in the thriller/horror genre.  Recently, I  read, I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga.

Delia's shadow

by Jaime Lee Moyer

Delia Martin has always seen ghosts. She tried to run from her cursed gift after the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 killed both her parents and new ghosts swelled her city's streets, but a very persistent ghost has started to follow her everywhere, including her dreams, and Delia needs to...

Dear killer

by Katherine Ewell

Reviewer Rating:
3

Only Kit and her mother know that Kit is London's feared "Perfect Killer." At 17, she's been a murderer for hire for years, and lives by the code her mother has taught her: Nothing is right, nothing is wrong. Be careful. Don't be anything but perfect. But Kit's carefully segmented...

The alienist

by Caleb Carr

Reviewer Rating:
4

A top notch mystery – one of the best and most complete I’ve ever read. Set in New York City in 1896, the novel unfolds through the eyes of a New York Times journalist who has connections in all the right places. As a series of murders begin to show...

Let me go

by Chelsea Cain

Reviewer Rating:
3

In Let Me Go serial killer Gretchen does anything but to detective Archie Sheridan. And Archie must choose between going after the elusive Gretchen or saving intrepid girl-reporter Susan Ward while attending a Halloween party hosted by a twisted mob boss. The longer the series goes on, the more Gretchen becomes...

The monster of Florence a true story

by Douglas J Preston

Reviewer Rating:
3

SPOILER ALERT!

Alex

by Pierre Lemaître

Reviewer Rating:
3

A young woman named Alex is kidnapped from the street in Paris, held in a wooden crate in an abandoned warehouse, is waiting to die. Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven reluctantly takes the case--his wife was kidnapped and murdered, and his boss needs him to focus on new cases, not dwell...

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