Bed of Nails [NOOK Book]

Overview

From deep within the high-security ward of a mental hospital, the Ripper plots revenge against Inspector Zinc Chandler. When Chandler responds to a bizarre murder at a hotel in Vancouver - a Hollywood producer suspended upside down like the Hanged Man card in a tarot deck, with a crown of nails hammered into his head - the Mountie becomes enmeshed in a deadly battle with the most implacable of psychotic enemies.

To solve that murder and the ...
See more details below
Bed of Nails

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$3.99
BN.com price

Overview

From deep within the high-security ward of a mental hospital, the Ripper plots revenge against Inspector Zinc Chandler. When Chandler responds to a bizarre murder at a hotel in Vancouver - a Hollywood producer suspended upside down like the Hanged Man card in a tarot deck, with a crown of nails hammered into his head - the Mountie becomes enmeshed in a deadly battle with the most implacable of psychotic enemies.

To solve that murder and the horrific killings that follow at the foot of Maltby Cemetery's 13 Steps to Hell and Ted Bundy's house, Chandler must look back in time to 1888, when London was terrorized by its own demented Ripper, and into the weird world of H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos.

His search takes him from a high-speed car chase with guns blazing in the streets of Vancouver to the fantasy realm of the Goths at the World Horror Convention in Seattle to a nail-biting climax in the Kingdom of Bones on the cannibal island of Tangaroa in the South Pacific, where Survivor is the game and Chandler an unwilling contestant.

* * *

"BED OF NAILS electroshocks the reader into turning pages long into the night. It's a get-under-your-skin thriller with machine-gun dialogue and impressive real-world research. It's one heck of a ride, and definitely not for the faint of heart." - CNN

"Nerve-wracking. BED OF NAILS blends cunning whodunits with creepy psychos derived from Slade's criminal defense history." - Cemetery Dance

"Michael Slade is undeniably the best thriller writer of our generation." - Del Howison, Dark Delicacies

"BED OF NAILS is a paean to South Seas cannibalism. You’re never quite sure who the killer is until all the stops are pulled out in the thrilling climax. This bloody good yarn is well told, and seamlessly blends intensely researched historical fact with present day drama jacked up with brains, twisted sex, and buckets of gore." - Rue Morgue

"Slade's winning style is to reach down deep into his soul, find something that scares the hell out of him, and spin it into a story that will resonate." - The Vancouver Sun

"In 2001, Michael Slade was guest of honor at the World Horror Convention in Seattle. That conference forms the backdrop for BED OF NAILS. Slade is a raconteur par excellence who moves effortlessly from elaborating gruesome criminal cases to exploring scary cannibal caves in the South Pacific." - Montreal Mirror

"Now for something you can sink your teeth into. BED OF NAILS takes horror to a new level, with grisly murders and kinky sex." - Rose & Thorn

"BED OF NAILS could stand tall beside the horror-ific works of Stephen King." - Halifax Daily News

"A graphic, unflinching novel full of action, suspense, and intensity that turns the screws on its readers." - The Georgia Straight

"More squirm than a bucketful of worms. What makes Slade tales so addictive is not just the well-written shocks, but also the well-thought-out whodunits." - The Outlook

"Michael Slade is the king of psycho-thrillers, and BED OF NAILS contains incredible imagery that will give readers nightmares. Crime addicts who relish monsters wearing a human face must read a Michael Slade novel." – Harriet Klausner, Amazon
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016390765
  • Publisher: Headhunter Holdings Ltd.
  • Publication date: 3/25/2013
  • Series: SPECIAL X THRILLER , #10
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 588,073
  • File size: 750 KB

Meet the Author

Criminal lawyer Michael Slade has acted in over a hundred murder cases. He specializes in the law of insanity, and argued the last hanging appeal in the Supreme Court.

Slade was guest of honor at both the Bloody Words Crime Convention in 2011 and the World Horror Convention in 2001. He teaches "How to Write a Mystery Thriller" at Simon Fraser University.

Slade was guest speaker at the international Police Leadership Conference and several RCMP regimental dinners. Reader’s Digest says: "The Slade books have developed a strong following among police officers because of their strict adherence to proper police procedure."

Researching BED OF NAILS took Slade into the overgrown 18th century cannibal caves on Atiu, one of the Cook Islands in the South Pacific.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
( 3 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2003

    Very gorey

    The Forensic Psychiatric Hospital at Colony Farm in Vancouver is the home of the insane serial killer known as the Ripper. He believes that he is actually the real Jack the Ripper who can go back in time through a wyrmhole in space caused by his magical manipulation of the tarot card The Hanged Man. He blames Inspector Zinc Chandler of the Special External section of the RCMP for his inability to do go anywhere besides Victorian England. Ripper holds Zach responsible for ruining a magical rite the Ripper was performing. He also knows that Zach's efforts led to his present captivity.<P> When the Goth visits the Ripper at the hospital, he begs the psycho to teach him the art of time travel. The Ripper does so in return for the Goth¿s promise to kill and then eat Zinc. The police feel that two murders, one and a half years apart in Vancouver and Seattle, were committed by the same person. Zinc, who is involved in both cases, is taking a vacation to the South Seas Cook Islands lured there by the Goth who intends to spring his trap while on tour.<P> Michael Slade is the king of psychothrillers, and his latest work BED OF NAILS comes as close to horror as the genre is defined without actually crossing over the line. This is not a work for the faint of heart for there is very gruesome, gory and explicit scenes spread throughout the story line. The incredible imagery will give readers nightmares. Readers who like relish monsters wearing a human face must read a Michael Slade novel.<P> Harriet Klausner

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 16, 2013

    Whoops

    I wrote a review which disappeared. This book is too weird and disgusting. I did not feel that it was worthwhile.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2014

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)