Mammoth (Paperback)

A Novel

By Douglas Perry

Amberjack Publishing, 9780997237719, 266pp.

Publication Date: September 6, 2016

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Description

The small, isolated town of Mammoth View is hit with terrifying news on a summer morning: a mysterious, large-scale attack is unfolding in the surrounding forest. It’s not clear what happened, but it’s bad. And it’s not over. As residents flee in panic, Police Chief Hicks and his deputy set off into the woods to investigate. 
 
The attack seems like the perfect coincidence for Billy Lane. Looking for the biggest score of his career, he targets the local bank. The robbery does not go well—and the aftermath is even worse, leading the robbers to a nearby running camp for teen girls. 
 
Over the next twenty-four hours, chaos descends on Mammoth View as Billy, the police officers, and a courageous teen athlete at the camp face down murderous strangers and ghosts from their pasts—all leading back to what really happened outside of town.


About the Author

Douglas Perry is an award-winning writer and editor whose work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago magazine, The Oregonian, Tennis, and many other publications. He is the author of two nonfiction books and co-author of another. The Wall Street Journal called Perry’s The Girls of Murder City “a sexy, swaggering, historical tale.” His biography of Eliot Ness, wrote the Christian Science Monitor, is “smart, authoritative, and bristling with challenges to the status quo.”



Praise For Mammoth: A Novel

"Bursting with vigor and electrified characters and with an ending the author stamps with a knowing wink." Kirkus Reviews

"Douglas Perry's edgy debut novel MAMMOTH is as taut, moody and full of characters as his nonfiction tales. Perry ignites our nerves and then feeds the unease until the very last page." - Julia Heaberlin, author of Black-Eyed Susans

"Mammoth is a gripping thriller built on conundrums -- and not necessarily the 'whodunit?' kind. The puzzles it presents are the ones we face every day. Why do people do what they do? What makes us who we are? Why do bad things happen? Fittingly for its title, Mammoth is that rare crime novel that takes on the biggest mysteries of them all." - Steve Hockensmith, Edgar Award finalist for Holmes on the Range

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