Wayne's Dead

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Jackson Daniels, investigative detective with the Knoxville Police Department, is called to the scene of a murder at a ritzy hotel in Knoxville. A dead man lies on the bed, above his mutilated body the words, Wayne's Dead, have been written. Jackson and his team of detectives ascertain fairly quickly that they are faced with a brutal serial killer who has been on the loose in the Southeast for the past twelve years. Choosing married, middle-aged attorneys as prey, the killer seduces them, murders them, and then ...

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Overview

Jackson Daniels, investigative detective with the Knoxville Police Department, is called to the scene of a murder at a ritzy hotel in Knoxville. A dead man lies on the bed, above his mutilated body the words, Wayne's Dead, have been written. Jackson and his team of detectives ascertain fairly quickly that they are faced with a brutal serial killer who has been on the loose in the Southeast for the past twelve years. Choosing married, middle-aged attorneys as prey, the killer seduces them, murders them, and then mutilates the body afterwards, leaving the same message on the wall above the victims. Frustrated over the lack of evidence found at each scene, Jackson and his team frantically search for their perpetrator, never suspecting that the person they are trying to find has been with them from the start.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591291978
  • Publisher: Publish America
  • Publication date: 7/29/2002
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.42 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2005

    Twisted Thriller

    This book hooked me in the Prologue¿¿The small child hovers in a corner of the room in the dark, her knees drawn up to her chest, her face covered by her hands, trembling, tears running down her face¿.¿ Then there¿s Chapter 1! The tale this book tells is tragic and, even though the reader knows its fiction, what happens in this book happens in real life. The story revolves around a series of gory murders of men who¿ve been killed by a woman with whom each has been having a one-night fling¿his last night! Detective Jack (Jackson) Daniels and partner, Marvin, are called upon to investigate the case. As the investigation proceeds, Jack meets and falls for the beautiful Gillian. Divorced, but still seeing his ex-wife on occasion, Jack begins to think he could get seriously involved with the enigmatic woman who is not always at his beck and call. While Jack is making love to Gillian and trying to find the killer, other men are dying and the same gruesome message is left behind by the killer, a bloody handprint on the wall behind the bed with the words ¿Wayne¿s Dead¿ inscribed in blood. What¿s the meaning of the words? And what is that grotesque, bloody body part on the floor? The final outcome, though somewhat predictable, is well handled by Ms. French. You know what they say about reading a book. If the end leaves you saying, ¿Wow! That was good!¿ then the author has done her job. Carolyn Rowe Hill

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2004

    Why was this book so highly recommended?

    I gave up trying to find a discounted copy of this '5-star' suspense novel and paid $19.95 for it. I wish I'd kept my money! I read this book expecting with each chapter that something interestingly twisty and shocking was going to occur, but boy was I wrong! The author essentially tells you exactly what's going on from the get go. This isn't a mystery at all, and it's a terrible print job with an annoying number of varied spellings of character's names - occurring on the same page!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2004

    Disappointing!!

    I read the other reviews and was expecting to read an outstanding book, but was very disappointed. By the first few chapters you know who did it, there were no twists, no mystery, no suspense...I am sorry to disagree with all the other readers. In a mystery you need to be kept guessing, don't you?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2004

    Good but too short

    I liked the story, but wanted more. Perhaps a little more detail in a few places would have held my interest better. Liked the author's writing style.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2003

    "Wayne's Dead" is a POWERHOUSE thriller!

    If you enjoy pulsating original suspense, put Christy Tillery French on you menu! "Wayne's Dead" is tensely plotted, totally terrifying, and breathtakingly believable! Ms. French displays a sure instinct for suspense by weaving her psychological thriller with a maze of brutal violence, sensual intrigue, and true-to-life characters. "Wayne's Dead" is a no-holds-barred look at Multiple Personality Disorder giving the reader a startling account of a mutilating murder being chased by a lonely perplexed detective by the name of Jackson Daniels. Along with his partner, Marvin, Jack finds every avenue of his investigations all run to the same dead end street. Once meeting and falling in love with the stunning and naive Gillian; Jack finds himself swept into a confusion of delights concerning his new affection. Ms. French brilliantly entwines this searing love story with the blood-thirsty desire of a serial killer to perfection making this book an exploding powerhouse! With realistic dialog that is fast and furious, Christy writes with a vast in depth knowledge of MPD, fully developed characters, and incredibly accurate accounts of investigating style and procedures. For hair-raising excitement, with all-too-real characters and horrifying details that will leave your blood cold: Christy Tillery French is a godsend to thriller fans every where and "Wayne's Dead" is a MUST READ! I strongly recommend this book to any one who enjoys energetic suspense and furious thrillers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2002

    Midwest Book Review - fast paced thriller

    Ms. French has created a tidy thriller here, beginning with the prologue and ending with the epilogue's last line. The characters are believable and carry this story along swiftly with gritty realism. That the reader suspects from the beginning who the murderer might be does not dilute the suspense. Jackson Daniels - Jack to his friends - is a lonely police detective whose empty life has worn him down. When a serial killer stalks successful lawyers in Knoxville, there are few clues to help Jack and his partner Marvin break the case. Each crime scene they encounter is awash with the sight and scent of blood, every victim has been mutilated. And above each death bed the murderer has scrawled, "Wayne's Dead". Every facet of their investigation leads to a dead end. Jack meets and is immediately attracted to the beautiful and childlike Gillian. Starkly sexual one minute and innocent enough to break Jack's heart the next, her changeability keeps him off center and bemused. All Jack knows is that he can't remember loving or being loved so thoroughly in the past, and can't imagine life without her. The author interweaves Jack's love story with a serial killer's handiwork in ways that make Wayne's Dead a fast and fascinating read. This is not a story for children or sensitive adults due to realistic dialog, violent scenarios, and mature themes. But those who enjoy adult thrillers will find it worth their while.

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