3. Track down a prolific serial killer who has evaded law enforcement long enough to amass seven victims.
Things are never easy for Apprentice Detective R.D. Clarke. Already suffering from horrific recurring nightmares stemming from his first major case, R.D. finds himself stuck in the middle of a manhunt targeting a serial killer whose gruesome methodology has earned him a chilling nickname: the Reaper.
When the childhood sweetheart of R.D.'s best friend -- superstar blogger Quentin Gardner -- shows up as the latest victim, the soft-boiled detective (well, actually detective's apprentice) must defy the wishes of his father, legendary detective Jerry Clarke, in an attempt to do what the most decorated law enforcement professionals in the world haven’t been able to do: bring the Reaper to justice.
With nerves closer to jelly than steel, R.D. digs deep into a case that forces him to confront his deepest fears while venturing into places even the bravest souls would think twice about stepping foot into – seedy bars, morgues, and the most dreaded of them all: the D.M.V.
As our hero chips away at the case, he must come to terms with the fact that all of the evidence seems to be pointing in one direction: toward Quentin Gardner.
Detective Clarke Meets The Reaper: You'll Laugh, You'll Cry, People Will Die.
Seamlessly blending his two favorite forms of literary entertainment: comedy and detective fiction, Brian P. Borcky has been writing in various mediums of entertainment for over a decade, since penning his first screenplay at the age of sixteen. Graduating from screenwriting into acting, producing, editing and various other tasks, Brian penned (well, typed) his first novel: I'm Detective Clarke, in the summer of 2011.
The Clarke series marks a new direction for the classic private eye novel: R.D. Clarke is the anti-Sherlock Holmes. Though he has the initiative and the heart of the great private eyes in famous lore, Clarke's inexperience is often his downfall, leading him down hilariously dangerous paths.
Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Brian now resides in northwest New Jersey and is working on several film projects -- shorts and features -- for Project Humanoid: the independent production company he co-founded.