Death's Door

Death's Door

by Michael Slade

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The photos pinned to the Strategy Wall in Chief Superintendent Robert DeClercq's office prove that he and his colleagues are up against a monster this time — or is it monsters?

First there's the baffling murder by incineration of eight people in Britain, which seems to have been done simply to steal a corpse. Next it's two Canada Customs officials who are killed so the corpse can be smuggled into Vancouver. Mixed in with these mysteries is a local porn king, a network of wealthy connoisseurs obsessed with made-to-order snuff videos, and a slew of deformed bodies that are being dumped around the Gulf Islands.

Then there's the madman the Mounties don't know about. The psycho to end all psychos, who has confounded them before. And this time he's looking for diabolical revenge...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451410603
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Publication date: 12/28/2002
Edition description: REISSUE
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 4.44(w) x 6.56(h) x 1.05(d)

About the Author

MICHAEL SLADE is a criminal lawyer and the author of fourteen dark mystery thrillers. As a lawyer, his specialty is the law of insanity and he has acted in over one hundred murder cases. The Slade thrillers fuse the genres of police procedure, whodunit, history, suspense, and horror. In researching these plots, he has travelled around the world, from climbing to the top of the Great Pyramid of Cheops to descending into the secret cannibal cave of the Cook Islands. For more on the real-life story behind each of his novels, visit Morgue at Slade’s website,

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Death's Door 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Lord and Lady Ridding in England had a bit of a financial setback so he arranges to have his mummy Sleeping Beauty sold to the highest bidder. Before that can happen, Stopwatch, a master criminal hired to steal the mummy, puts his plan in motion to get it in his hands. Six guards die but the mummy in the coffin is safe and on a plane to Richmond Columbia where it is picked up by an albino looking man known as the Undertaker. The Undertaker kills two custom officials and takes the mummy to its new owner, The Director. Sleeping Beauty is perfectly preserved, flesh and body parts are as new today as when the mummy was alive years ago. The Director thinks that Sleeping Beauty, with the help of the Doctor, can help him unlock the secrets of aging and the patients they chose to experiment on don¿t have any say in the matter. It will be up to Chief Superintendent Robert De Clerq and his team to get some answers before even more bodies are found. This is a very gory tale detailing cruel acts done to people by psychopaths who love different kinds of torture. Do not read this book on a full stomach or if you easily turn squeamish especially if you can¿t handle the ugly results of torture. DEATH¿S DOOR is a fascinating excursion into the sick and psychopathic mind and the audience will feel sorry for the police who have to deal with this trash as the novel makes Norman Bates look like a choirboy. Harriet Klausner