Box Office Butcher

Box Office Butcher

by R. W. K. Clark
Box Office Butcher

Box Office Butcher

by R. W. K. Clark


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Do you like thrilling, edge-of-your-seat stories?
Box Office Butcher is a psychological serial killer thriller novel that will keep you captivated until the very end. It's full of suspense, mystery, and intrigue – perfect for crime fiction and thriller fans.

A meticulous killer is on the loose, and he'll stop at nothing until he performs every murder scene from his favorite horror film. Detective Kevin Harmes has his hands full. The blockbuster movie, Smash Hit, has drawn out copycat killers from all over the country.

But there's only one true Box Office Butcher.

Will Harmes catch him before he acts out the final scene? You won't be able to put this pulse pounder down! This book is so well written that you'll feel like you're right there in the thick of the action, experiencing everything firsthand. Purchase your copy of Box Office Butcher today!

Box Office Butcher is a psychological thriller murder mystery about a copycat killer. Dubbed 'The Box-Office Butcher' by the press, the killer is committing a couple of killings every weekend, and he isn't doing this in a specific area; he's moving around. This results in Detective Kevin Harmes of the Los Angeles Police Department scrambling from here to there and back again to try and keep up. Fortunately, this seasoned cop has some pretty spot-on suspicions of his own. Regardless of this fact, 'The Butcher' manages to keep him on his toes, and miserably so, with the sick game he is playing.
It is important to understand that the killer has a vendetta, and it is very necessary to accomplish it. For him, these murders are rooted in a history of abuse and rage, and he feels the compelling need to take care of the issue, which he has carried around with him his entire life. It is more than simply killing because he's a sicko or because it's fun, though these are true as well. His actions are essentially a way to make right a past that has, unbeknownst to him, destroyed him from the inside out.
The Butcher doesn't have the kind of power it would take to make his victims cooperate with a scripted film and still enjoy the spontaneity and horror he is set on sparking and enjoying. With this being said, he is a careful planner, spending both time and money to get the real-life murders as close to the ones on film as he possibly can, and he comes terrifyingly close each time.
The Butcher is a man of means, and this becomes obvious by his ability to move so freely from city to city; obviously, he isn't broke or lacking finances of some kind. This is a point that Detective Harmes picks up on and is vital to his investigation. Unfortunately, the suspects that are on his list all fall into this category at one level or another, so he must do the footwork to weed them out.
The Butcher is a very sick man, and it was important to drive this home through a variety of methods. The hardest part of this psychothriller novel, for me, was keeping the real serial killer's identity from being given away during the investigation. It was difficult to give some hints here and there while still shining the spotlight on another as a distraction. There was a fine line here that couldn't be crossed, at least not immediately, and it was like a balancing act to walk that line.
As an experienced detective, the fact that a criminal like The Butcher knows that Harmes will buy his bluff and veer off in another direction is bothersome, to say the least. He almost takes this as an assault on his policing ability. Sure, people are dying, but for Harmes, that's just the tip of the iceberg. As can be expected, as the crime thriller goes on, Harmes finds little tidbits here and there which begin to clear the fog covering The Butcher's identity.
Box Office Butcher, with all difficulties aside, was a fun novel to write. The psychological thriller genre, which it falls under, afforded me much freedom; I just had to sort my way through the murder mystery aspect, what was believable and what would appear to be smoke and mirrors to the reader. I had to reconcile the two to each other without giving away The Butcher's identity too quickly, and hopefully, I accomplished this properly.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798765560808
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 04/26/2022
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Bestselling author R.W.K Clark published his first sci-fi thriller in 2015. Thanks to his stockpile of short stories written throughout his lifetime. Since then, he has published over thirty-eight novels, including psychological horror and supernatural thrillers. He is published in twenty-four countries and two languages. He is an author of thrillers for both adults and teens, including Retribution, a psychological thriller, and Zombie Diaries, a Y.A. supernatural. He was born in Albuquerque, and he loves traveling the world.

Clark has been an I.T. Director and photographer. As an I.T. professional by day, novelist by night, he made his way back to his first love, creative writing. He has dived in the Caribbean, Gulf, and North Atlantic. Diving has allowed him to see many shipwrecks and swim with numerous sharks. He loves photography, sailing, and beaches. Currently, he resides in the tropics, most likely multitasking and occasionally wearing pants. With the belief that writing can change the world, he uses it to inspire people to create. You can catch him writing from the comfort of his southern porch with a glass of ice tea.

Feel free to chat with Clark on Twitter or Instagram at @rwkclark or visit him at
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