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The 50/50 Killer

Steve Mosby

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Orion (19 April 2007)
ISBN-10: 0752874128

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To put it simply, Steve Mosby’s third novel, The 50/50 Killer, is so tight, lightening paced and terrifying, the words “breakthrough novel from one of the most talented crime writers around” might just – for once – be accurate.

This is a book that starts superbly well, then simply gets better.


Mark Nelson is a young police officer, newly assigned to the team of John Mercer - a highly-decorated and successful detective, and author of a best-selling true crime book based on his years of experience catching killers. Mercer is a legend in the force and it's a huge opportunity for Mark, who has dedicated his life to his job ever since the death of his girlfriend years before. When a man is found burned to death in his own home, Mercers team is thrown into an investigation that grows darker and more complex at every turn.

Steve Mosby has created a world in which the very nature of love and loyalty are tested at each turn of the page. The “Three Little Words” are easy to say, but here the author painstakingly explores just how difficult they can be to back up, as Mosby takes the reader on high-speed thrill ride of heart stopping proportions.

In Mercer, Nelson et al, the author has created characters so well rounded each step they take on the road to discovery is nerve shredding until – with the most exhilarating of denouements – the author finally ends the emotional turmoil, with style and finesse. His descriptive prose, too, are a delight as each and every crack of a twig and scream of anguish explodes from the page with shocking effect.

All in all, Steve Mosby’s The 50/50 Killer is an outstanding read guaranteed to get you running for its two predecessors as soon as you’ve finished.

“Hi Chris. I'm glad you enjoyed "The 50/50 Killer", and thanks for your kind words. Looking around your site, I'm not sure how you manage it, in all honesty - but I'm certainly glad you do. Keep up the good work, and all the best.”

Steve Mosby - May 2007

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