A Killer's Essence
By Dave Zeltserman
(Overlook Books, Paperback, 9781468300673, 240pp.)
Publication Date: September 4, 2012
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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In A Killer’s Essence, already optioned for the movies, Zeltserman's unique talent (“deserves comparison with the best of James Ellroy” –Publishers Weekly) is back with full, sinister effect. Stan Green is a jaded New York City cop assigned to the most shocking homicide of his career–and he finds only one witness, a neurologically damaged recluse subject to demonic hallucinations. Then the murderer strikes again. Stan’s best hope is a man who claims to be surrounded by ghoulish apparitions. And there’s just a chance this witness isn't insane, but instead terrifyingly perceptive…
Dave Zeltserman's grisly crime novel is backgrounded by the 2004 ALCS playoffs, when the Red Sox triumphed over the Yankees. A knuckle-whitening, surprising, and compelling trip into Stan’s obsession with a brutal case, this serial-killer mystery is Zeltserman's darkest, most gripping work yet.
Dave Zeltserman was born in Boston and educated at the University of Colorado. A former software engineer, he is the author of ten horror and crime novels including The Caretaker of Lorne Field and Monster, also published by Overlook. He and his wife live in the Boston area.
"A doozy of a doom-laded crime story." — –The Washington Post
“Zeltserman’s lean but muscular style, so evident in Killer and The Caretaker of Lorne Field, is just as sharply honed here . . . Riveting.” — –Boston Globe