This debut pacy crime novel is for fans who love the crime genre, and novels about novels.
US exchange student Hieronymous Beck is Professor Jack Griffen’s biggest fan. Why else would he inveigle himself into the English Literature course that Jack is running, and why else would he devote so much time to chatting with Jack after hours about the anatomy of crime fiction, the roles of heroes and villains, and his favourite true crime book of all time, In Cold Blood?
But everything changes when Jack Griffen picks up a list of five templates to murder that has been written by Beck.
The mild-mannered professor who has never incurred anything more than a parking fine suddenly finds himself in a deadly race to protect those he loves, as he is plunged into Hiero’s crime writer’s fantasy and the darkness of his student’s heart.
Brett Adams was raised in country Western Australia, and lives in Perth. He has a PhD in Computer Science that taught him to love puzzles, and a family who taught him to love stories (or vice versa). He writes fiction across a range of genres, and has been known to plant an easter egg or two.