Murder From the Grave

Murder From the Grave

by Marcus McGee
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

THE GREATEST SERIAL MURDER ARTIST OF ALL TIME?

While investigating a murder crime scene, San Francisco police find a letter addressed to one of their detectives, the clever and highly-respected Inspector Deuteronomy Saint Claire, who is at odds with the city’s top brass for not sharing information over a career of twelve years. The letter is from a

Overview

THE GREATEST SERIAL MURDER ARTIST OF ALL TIME?

While investigating a murder crime scene, San Francisco police find a letter addressed to one of their detectives, the clever and highly-respected Inspector Deuteronomy Saint Claire, who is at odds with the city’s top brass for not sharing information over a career of twelve years. The letter is from a serial killer who tells Saint Claire that, despite being dead and in a grave for the last twelve days, he will murder seven people over the next thirty days.

Because the planned murders are interdependent, with each killing setting off the next, the killer dares the secretive detective to either stop him or proclaim his genius to the world.

Former Berkeley criminal psychology professor Saint Claire, convinced the letter is from the same killer who murdered his son, cautiously accepts the premise and the challenge.

By preventing any one of the planned murders, Saint Claire can interrupt the sequence and save lives, but only if the killer’s claim to murder from the grave is true. Using clues from the letter and crime scenes, the detective is determined to defeat the killer, and if his instincts prove true, solve the murder of his son.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000898581
Publisher:
Pegasus Books
Publication date:
11/26/2009
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
540 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author




MARCUS MCGEE
Curriculum Vitae


Birth dateAugust 8, 1960, Casablanca Morocco

Locale

1960 – 1964Casablanca, Morocco
1964 – 1967Madrid, Spain
1967 – 1969Omaha, Nebraska
1969 – 1984Sacramento, California
Valley High School
(Speech, Debate, Languages, Music)
California State University, Sacramento
(Communication Studies major, French Language & Theatre Arts minors)
1984 - presentSacramento, CA and Los Angeles, CA

Writing/Production History

1982Three plays: Solomon and Constance, Michael Angelo, Stevie: The Eighth Wonder of the World
1983Produced and directed Stevie at Sierra II Theatre, Sacramento, July; wrote stage play Table 21
Wrote No More Cheesecake!; began first novel
1985Completed novel Deus Ex Machina, completed two plays: Caesar and Kidstuff
1986Wrote stage play Dream and one-act Fashion
1987Adapted Dream as screenplay; Piss Only on the Porcelain, short stories Till Death Do Us Part, Mr. Peacock, Anthropophagi
1988Wrote The Love Tragedies and Remember
1990Produced, directed and starred in No More Cheesecake! at the Sacramento Community Center Theatre, March; began Willie Brown biography
1994Wrote Mommy! There’s A Little Boy Under My Bed!
1996Completed Willie: The Man, The Myth & The Era; wrote short stories
1998Founded Pegasus Books; Published An Essay: On Niggers and Squirrels; began writing legal novel; wrote Black Bertha
1999Published short story collection: Four Stories; finished novel; wrote Apology
2000Published novel Legal Thriller; Published An Essay: On The Execution of Timothy McVeigh
2001Published short story collection: Synchronicity; began new novel
2002Published thriller The Last Year
2003Researched and developed Griot film project
2004Completed short story collection: The Silk Noose; began sequel to Legal Thriller
2005-06 Published The Silk Noose; researched and
developed thriller Viral Vector; continued
writing Murder From the Grave
2007-08 Completed Murder From the Grave; began writing ViralVector; founded Parnassus Press Partnership Publishing
2009-10: Published Murder From the Grave; published Shadow In The Sky, published Moment of Truth, published Mommy, There’s A Little Boy Under My Bed! completed Viral Vector; began work on An Old Negro Spiritual and An Essay On What They’ve Called Us; Borders Book tour of the Northwest – Murder From The Grave a bestseller for region in Q4 2010
2011Wrote and published How To Eat An Elephant and Two Matadors; converted all books to eBooks; greater emphasis on publishing new writers

Personal:Single father raising two children; son Mark, 21 and daughter Natsumi, 14; fourth of seven
children: four brothers and two sisters

Extras: Fluent in French, competent at Latin and
Spanish; accomplished at saxophone and other
woodwinds; strong science, math, history,
political science and religions background

Hobbies: Reading history and philosophy; theatrical
production; music and movies

Passions: Writing, research, stories, wine, art,

Odd Fact: Marcus managed an upscale/political/lobbyist hangout Chinese restaurant called Frank Fat’s, one block from the California State Capitol, for fourteen years.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >