The Killing Room
By Richard Montanari
Packed with ingenious twists and relentless excitement, and starring two of the most compelling heroes in crime fiction, The Killing Room is a major thriller event: the best novel yet from one of the world's best suspense writers
'The thing is, Detective...
If you believe in God, you've got to believe in the Devil.'
Deepest winter. Darkest Philadelphia.
A murder shocks the frozen city - the most spectacular homicide in its 300-year-old history: an ex-cop has been lured to the basement of an abandoned chapel, wrapped in barbed wire - and kept alive for ten days.
Twenty-four hours after the discovery, Detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano find another victim in another church, encased in a pristine block of ice.
Someone is transforming the city's cathederals into killing rooms, someone who is determined to raise hell on earth.
Packed with ingenious twists and relentless excitement, The Killing Room is a novel of blistering thrills and heart-stopping suspense.
Richard Montanari was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to a traditional Italian-American family. After university, he travelled extensively in Europe and lived in London.
Returning to the US, he started working as a freelance writer for The Chicago Tribune, The Detroit Free Press, The Seattle Times, and many others. He wrote his first book, Deviant Way, in 1996 and it won the OLMA for Best First Mystery. His novel Shutter Man was named a New York Times Crime Novel of the Year for 2016, and his books have now been published in more than twenty-five languages.
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28 Mar 2013
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Scary good! Montanari expertly weaves a mesmerizing tale of devillish killer stalking a city's abandoned churches and stoking its innermost fears. You will leave the lights on, long after finishing this book — Lisa Gardner
Killer thriller . . . there's a whiff of hellfire and brimstone in the air when a sadistic killer stalks the streets of Philadelphia in this bone-numbing thriller . . . suprises waiting round every cobwebbed corner . . . Byrne and Balzano make a great cop duo — Peterborough Evening Telegraph
The crescendo delivers with phenomenal force which can leave your mouths agape as you close the book. It's immensely satisfying . . . a wonderful spin on the crime fiction genre. This book is relentless — The Novel Reviewer
Ace chiller — Weekend Sport
A sizzling story that will not only keep you turning the pages, but also provides the kind of tender note not usually found in a thriller as taut and exciting as The Killing Room — Mystery People
A master of the pulse-pounding novel of suspense — Good Book Guide