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Serial killers and murder are what make Laura Drake’s novels bestsellers. Twelve years ago, she came to Castlebay to write Murder, the first book of her Black Shadow series. But a terrifying experience with Regina Tate made her too frightened to return to write the sequel.
Now, Laura is finally back in Castlebay.
Mayhem begins where Murder ended in fictional Shadylake with serial killer Alice Crain. Alice has just murdered Eve Collins and stolen her manuscript. Willing to do anything to become a famous mystery writer, she decides to write what she knows best—murder. Alice’s plan—one murder equals a new chapter.
When Laura Drake completes Mayhem, a last-minute decision leads her to visit an old woman in Bear Ridge. With each strange signpost, she’s pulled into her own mystery of black shadows.
Serial killer Alice Crain is a character in Laura’s books.
But who is Laura Drake, the writer who created Alice?
What makes Laura so adept at writing about murder and mayhem?
Blair Russo makes the biggest mistake of her life when she hires private detective Jack Darrow to help solve the brutal slayings of her sister and brother-in-law.
One unforgettable night in New York, Jack delivers a shocking message that turns Blair’s world upside down. Jack’s idea of fun is to play a deadly game, promising that people close to Blair will die in her hometown of Greenpointe, California—not now, but at some point in the future—all just for fun. More than a year passes before Blair receives a package from Jack—he’s in town and he’s ready to play. As Jack’s game of murder begins, the body count steadily rises.
Is Jack’s game really what it seems? What secrets and lies are hiding behind the handsome and charismatic Jack Darrow? Does someone else know about the game?
A deadly surprise is waiting where and when it is least suspected.
Someone else has malice in mind.
Nina Riley’s life revolves around serial killers. An avid researcher and lecturer on these predators, she’s drawn to a prolific one called the Hunter, who has eluded capture for more than thirty years. When she’s not studying murderers and talking about them, Nina enjoys her quiet life in the pretty Northern California town of Abbey Glen.
One night Nina’s quiet life changes when her boyfriend, Richard Devlin, shows his violent side. Soon after, a mysterious package filled with shocking surprises shows up on her doorstep.
Nina Riley’s life has suddenly become mysterious, frightening, and filled with unanswered questions.
What is the secret organization called the Council? Who is the Hunter and does he live in Abbey Glen? What goes on at the Devlin Ranch at the old monastery called Red Abbey?
Nina doesn’t know that Abbey Glen is hiding many more secrets and that they are all connected to Red Abbey—and to her.
Until it’s too late.
Paige DeWitt paid little attention to the creepy abandoned hospital, Wolf Lodge.
Until her grandmother died and Paige moved into Emily DeWitt’s pretty house next to the cemetery at the end of 32 Greenapple Road.
What Paige and her best friend, Grace Nolan, discover in the basement that first night is only the beginning of the mystery. Soon Paige finds herself on a quest to discover the secrets her grandmother left behind, including a mysterious "box of secrets."
As Paige and Grace begin to unravel the mystery, it leads to two unexpected places—Greystoke Cemetery and Wolf Lodge. The more they unearth, the more they realize that it could get them killed—or worse—missing. Underneath the guise of a perfect little town, something odd is going on in Greystoke Heights.
When Paige finds a hidden note from her grandmother, it leaves her curious, as well as frightened. Emily DeWitt’s final parting words, as if from the grave, were chilling.
“Always keep the basement locked!”