Quirky Crime Noir Fiction
Quake City Investigations novel 1
What if delivering the mail was a matter of life and death?
Somebody brutally kills a postman in Quake City while he’s delivering the mail.
Private investigator Danny Ashford suspects the police will bungle the investigation—they usually do. He joins forces with headstrong investigative reporter Deepa Banwait to track down the killer.
But when a second murder follows close on the heels of the first, with a similar MO, Danny suspects a dangerous serial killer is at work.
How do you catch a serial killer who strikes seemingly at random?
Is it random, though? Danny and Deepa have their theories. But they have to find a way to work together to track down the fiend with a vendetta against postal workers and couriers before he or she strikes again. And they might succeed, if only they could stop arguing… but with Danny’s overconfidence and Deepa’s driving quest for a story, what could go wrong?
And then it becomes personal…
Published March 2020
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What people are saying about Shooting Messengers
"In his latest work, Shooting Messengers, award-winning author Kevin Berry proves his versatility by delivering a complex, compelling, and satisfying thriller mystery. Danny and Deepa are my new-favourite sleuths." — Lee Murray, three-time Bram Stoker Award® nominee and author of Into the Ashes.
A trip to the mailbox will never be the same again. A serial killer with a vendetta could be waiting for you. With an investigator who never thinks he’s wrong, a sassy reporter who knows better, and a healthy splash of humour among these spine-chilling murders, you’ll enjoy this noir thriller set against the background of a quake-stricken city. — Eileen Mueller, award-winning, best-selling author of Riders of Fire.