By Blood Written

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At first, it was only research . . .

Author Michael Schiftmann has received resounding critical acclaim for his novels that few people buy or read. The sad truth is that readers aren't interested in great literature—they only want glitz and violence. So that's what Michael intends to give them—shocking stories of a blood-chillingly efficient serial killer that are filled with gore and horror. And to ensure that his books are impeccably realistic in every aspect, he plans to try his own hand . . . at murder.

Soon his fictional killer is a sensation, and Michael is a rich, sought-after celebrity—and his beautiful, rising-star literary agent, Taylor Robinson, is falling in love with him. But there is one serious problem: Michael Schiftmann has discovered that bloodletting feels good . . . and he can't seem to stop.

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Steven Womack is the New York Times Notable, Edgar® and Shamus awards-winning author of ten novels, including Dead Folks' Blues and Dirty Money. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Nashville, Tennessee, where he is also a professor of screenwriting at Watkins Film School.

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Michael Schiftmann, born in a Cleveland slum, is a highly intelligent, urbane author of a grisly, best-selling series about a serial killer. But beneath Michael's charming exterior lurks a cold-blooded psychopathic killer. The brutal murders he commits serve, as Michael puts it, as "background research" for his books, which feed on "society's sick fascination with violence." He has committed 13 murders, each time leaving behind a letter of the alphabet written in the victim's blood. After the brutalized bodies of Michael's two latest victims are discovered in a massage parlor in Nashville, FBI agent Hank Powell decides he can't rest until the "Alphabet Man" is caught. It takes just one slipup on Michael's part for Powell to get close enough to capture him. But Michael refuses to acknowledge defeat and conjures up a few more ghastly surprises. Although the prose is occasionally uneven, the plot is chockablock with unusual twists, the tension is palpable, and the denouement is terrifying. An edge-of-the-seat thriller. Emily Melton
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