Locked Room - A Katla KillFile (Amsterdam Assassin Series, #1)

Locked Room - A Katla KillFile (Amsterdam Assassin Series, #1)

by Martyn V. Halm

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Assassin Katla reinvents a forensic landmark while creating a Locked Room mystery...

The Locked Room KillFile (7,800 words) follows freelance assassin Katla Sieltjes executing a contract on a physician responsible for the death of her client’s wife. Using an updated version of a lethal puzzle that astounded forensic scientists at the end of the twentieth century, Katla recreates a diabolical killing method that became a landmark in the forensic sciences. Thwarting forensic scientists is not her only hurdle in fulfilling her contract, as her target has to be killed in his home, an opulent penthouse in a fortress-like apartment building…

The Katla KillFile short stories chronologically precede the novels in the Amsterdam Assassin Series.

Each KillFile features Katla Sieltjes, expert in disguising homicide, executing one of her contracts. While not mandatory reading, each KillFile provides insight both in Katla’s work methods and skill, and additional background information in her character and personal history. The KillFiles can be read out of order, as the contracts are random samples from her past.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016138909
Publisher: Pushdagger Publishing Limited
Publication date: 09/01/2012
Series: Amsterdam Assassin Series , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 158,661
File size: 611 KB

About the Author

Martyn V. Halm lives in Amsterdam with his wife Maaike, two children, two cats, and countless imaginary characters vying for attention.


Writing realistic crime fiction is hard work, especially when you're a stickler for verisimilitude. When your protagonist is a seasoned killer, research can take you right up to Nietzsche’s abyss. Luckily, things get easier after the first few killings...

Apart from being an accomplished prevaricator, Martyn already possessed an eclectic variety of skills that qualified him to write the Amsterdam Assassin Series. Skills he shares with his deadly fictional characters...

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Locked Room - A Katla KillFile (Amsterdam Assassin Series, #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Makes breaking into a house & murder look like child's play
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very short but detailed story about an assassin for hire. Well thought out and believable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read about a main character that is the "good" guy that commits murders. An unusual story plot to be sure. I found this short story very intertaining. The author also tells the reader about other entries penned around the same character in this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty good
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