A phone call thrusts Rick Cahill's past and all its tragic consequences into his present. Krista Landingham, his former partner on the Santa Barbara Police Department, is dead. When Rick goes to the funeral in the city where his wife was murdered and where he is seen as guilty for her death in the eyes of the police, he discovers that Krista's death may not have been a tragic accident, but murder. Hired by Krista's sister, Leah, to investigate, Rick follows clues that lead him to the truth, not only about Krista's death, but about the tragedy that ruined his life. Along the way, Leah shows him that his life can be salvaged and he can feel love again if he can just move beyond his past. But the past is Rick's present and will always be until he rights his one great wrong. In the end, Rick is left with a decision that forces him to confront the horrific actions he'll need to take to exact revenge and achieve redemption. (Oceanview Publishing)
William MacNary was eight years old when his father went to prison. Since then, he's carefully built a life as a family man and a private banker for the wealthy. He tries to forget that his father dismembered and photographed thirteen women. And he tries to forget those exquisitely composed photos of severed hands, heads, and feet that launched the "murderabilia" art market.
William has not spoken to his father for thirty-one years. No one at his tony bank knows whose son he is. Not until his wife's colleague is murdered and carved up in the same way his father would have done it. All the evidence points to William. And only one person can understand the copycat killer--the monster William hasn't seen since he was a child. (Midnight Ink)
Matt Coyle is the award winning author of the best-selling Rick Cahill crime novels. He knew he wanted to be a crime writer when he was fourteen and his father gave him The Simple Art of Murder by Raymond Chandler. His short story, The #2 Pencil, was a finalist for a Derringer and Macavity Award. He graduated with a degree in English from University of California at Santa Barbara. Matt lives in San Diego with his yellow Lab, Angus, where he is writing his seventh crime novel.
Carl Vonderau is the author of Murderabilia, a thriller that takes place in the upper crust world of private banking. He studied economics at Stanford and music at San Jose State University before he embarked on a career in banking. That career enabled him to live and work in Latin America, Canada, and North Africa and to do business in Spanish, French and Portuguese. Carl says that fiction allows him to synthesize the seemingly contradictory parts of his life. Murderabilia combines private banking, serial murderers, and Christian Science. Nonprofit work also inspires him. He is a partner at San Diego Social Venture Partners, an organization that mentors other nonprofits to reach the next level. He also serves on the Board for the local chapter of Sisters in Crime called Partners in Crime. Carl lives with his wife in San Diego.
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