A chance encounter ...a deadly predicament ...a lethal decision.
The infamous Mr. Mayhem is not your average serial killer. Reminiscent of the beloved Hannibal Lecter, minus his thirst for flesh--because eating humans is just plain rude--Mr. Mayhem storms on the scene with style, grace, elegance, and a zest for life unlike any other. Impeccable manners also help. He may commit murder, but there's no reason to be impolite about it.
Accompanied by his loyal crow companions, Poe, Allan, and Edgar, his crimes strike fear in the hearts and minds of folks across Massachusetts' North Shore. When Shawnee Daniels--cat burglar extraordinaire and forensic hacker for the police--meets Mayhem in the dark, she piques his curiosity. Sadly for her, she leaves behind an item best left undiscovered. Or is it serendipity by design?
Color him curious, but he yearns to examine the psychology behind her life choices, tough girl routine, witty banter, and unique double-life. In a different time and place they may even become friends. But unfortunately, their predicament defines the risk.
The stakes are too high to stop now.
For reasons authorities cannot fathom, these seemingly unrelated murders will go down in history as the most impressive killing regime of all time. His coup de grace, if you will. Even if it means permanently erasing Ms. Daniels from the equation. All the pieces are there if the authorities look hard enough. The question is, will they? The only new wrinkle is Shawnee Daniels, and she may be his toughest opponent yet ...if she's clever enough to play the game.
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Sue Coletta's Blessed Mayhem Phenomenal, Electrifying and Spectacular Read!!! Cat burglar versus a serial killer brings the reader into a horrifying, intriguing, bone chilling world of terror. Shawnee Daniels is computer specialist/hacker for the police department. She had been a cat burglar at night but refrained from this for months. But tonight, she found a man who needs to be avenged, so the cat burglar in her has resurfaced. Only Shawnee finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time!!!! After breaking into the house, she discovers another intruder present. He is in the process of murdering the woman of the house. Shawnee realizes that she has come face to face with the recent serial killer that keeps invading capture leaving no clues to be followed. Now she is in deep trouble as the serial killer calling himself, Mr Mayhem also has a flock of trained crows to attack and follow those that get near him. Will Shawnee be able to escape his reach?? Will she be able to keep the ones she cares about safe from Mr Mayhem? The story contains harsh reality. The plot has many surprising twist and turns plus subplots. It also address child endangerment and Children's Services child placement. The characters are creatively and artfully drawn. Each character is a distinctive person. Each one influences whether the consequences involving the others will be evil or good. A highly recommended, compulsive page turner. This is a story will stay with you long after you finish reading. I volunteered to read Blessed Mayhem. Thanks to the author for the opportunity. My opinion is my own.