Campus Killer: (Book 1 of the Detective Ryan Series)

Campus Killer: (Book 1 of the Detective Ryan Series)


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Ali Ryan has dreamed of being a hot shot detective that solves high profile cases. Her love for crime novels and police dramas was her inspiration to become a cop, but it was her pushy demeanor and sassy impulsive attitude that earned her the detective promotion she coveted. But is your dream job worth sacrificing the ones you love?
The fall semester for New Paltz has begun complete with a dead body turning up in the dorms. Police claim the case is open and shut, but Detective Ali Ryan doesn't think so. She throws herself into the case desperately searching for answers as the death toll on campus rises; each made to look like a suicide.
With Ali getting closer to uncovering the truth, the killer wants to make his attacks more personal. His sights are set on Detective Ryan and her sister. Police are forced to place them under their protection, but Ali is determined to hunt down the killer and stop him before he kills again. But how far is Detective Ryan willing to go to protect her sister and take down the sadistic killer?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781505839807
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/07/2015
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Andrew Hess is a resident of Long Island New York who likes to spend much of his time traveling between Long Island, New York City and the Dutchess County areas. In 2011 he debuted with his first book Chamber of Souls, a small book of free verse poetry which depicted the struggles of a man who thought he had everything in the world only to feel like he lost everything after a rough break-up. In 2013, Andrew debuted his novel The Phoenix Blade: Project Justice; the first in The Phoenix Blade series. Andrew is also a blogger at where he interviews and promotes other authors in order to assist indie authors get more exposure. Andrew is also a frequent guest on the Anthony Charles Podcast, a show dedicated to creative professionals as they give insight into their works and the lives they lead; guests have included authors, comedians, musicians, stuntmen, actors and producers.

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Campus Killer 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
mimipeggy More than 1 year ago
A great crime story! This book kept my attention. The heroic detective, Ali Ryan, was a true, tough person. Her boss should have listened to her. The killer really ticked me off. I wanted to go find him myself. I wanted him caught so bad, but Ali just wasn’t catching a break. All of the characters were portrayed in a way that drew me into their life. When I read this book, there were a lot of errors that took my attention away from the story. From what I understand, there has been some editing since then. This is a cliffhanger! I liked this book so well, I bought the 2nd book to read. I would recommend this book if you like mystery/crime with a great female heroine.
sciencexcharm More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of Campus Killer from Loving the Book in exchange for an honest review. This story begins with a young man who has some problems with acceptance from his peers. The love of his life broke up with him and he is now returning to college with a vengeance against those who assisted her with making that decision. He takes on a new look and a new personality in an attempt to get close to his victims, he even takes on a new name! When Detective Ali Ryan gets involved after the first dead body on the college campus is found, she is not convinced that the death is a suicide. Can the detective push her Lieutenant and partner to keep the investigation over? How many incidents will happen before they realize that there may just be a campus killer? My favorite characters are Detective Ali Ryan and Mark. The detective has a strong head on her shoulders and is usually pretty confident with most cases. After the first murder, everyone rules out homicide, but Ali is just not so sure. She is very brave for being so consistent with the Leiutenant, so much so that she could have lost her job for disobeying orders. Mark, on the other hand—is all over the place. This new persona makes him confident and very dangerous while still able to think quickly on his feet. He has this whole scenario planned out about how he is going to exact his revenge, leaving no trace or evidence of homicide. He is clever, witty and still manages to stay under the radar while being completely in control of his surroundings. To me, he is the perfect bad guy. He is the one that you really just don’t like because he gets under your skin. In my opinion, this book deserves four stars. I thought that the overall story was thought out and planned really well. The content flowed well and there was an incredible amount of creativity. The story started off quick and maintained its pace until a little over half-way. I found that the pace started to slow down and became inconsistent which I did not really like. I wanted the story to continue with the quick pace instead of dragging on as much as it did. I am overly excited to start the second in this series called Scorned, so for those of you who are keeping a close eye to my reviews—stay tuned! I think that this author is very good and has so much potential to improve, especially grammatically. I look forward to reading more of his other books as well because his creativity and character development have piqued my interest.
Cowgirl2Fireman More than 1 year ago
When I first started reading the book my first thought was I really didn’t want to know who the killer is. I read through the book and was intrigued with how the killings took place and were covered up so well. I enjoyed the twist and turns the book took however I didn’t expect the turn at the end. I can’t wait for the next book to be out so I can quench my curiosity. It captured my attention from the beginning to the end and kept me wondering what will happen next. Once I started reading it, I didn’t want to put the book down, in fact I can’t wait for the next book to see what happens next. A definite must read for anyone that likes a mystery/suspense book.