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By the Book

A Canadian Crime Novel

A. J. McCarthy


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"Intense and captivating." -Readers' Favorite

"Once again, AJ McCarthy has crafted a masterful mystery." -Mary Ellen Bramwell, author of The Apple of My Eye

" A] clever and engrossing serial-killer story." -Jeffrey James Higgins, author of Furious: Trapped in a Perfect Storm of Terror

"Dark, innovative..." -Timothy Gene Sojka, author of Payback Jack

A clue is left at a murder scene: a page from a paperback novel. The title of the book is Murder by the Dozen, and local author, T.L. McGinnis, cannot provide any leads. Detectives Josh Riddell and Clint Weller of the Ottawa Police Service are worried about what lies ahead. It soon becomes evident their worst fears have been realized, and a serial killer is using the novel as a guide. It's impossible to foresee and safeguard all the potential victims, and time is running out. But who is the killer's real target?

Black Rose Writing, 9781684335879, 274pp.

Publication Date: November 12, 2020