Monday, April 1, 2013
New Standalone e-Short Story from New York Times Bestselling Author Richard Kadrey is a killer good read!
On-Sale 4/16/13 * e-ISBN 9780062230676 * $0.99
Every young tradesman needs a mentor—even serial killers. Maybe especially serial killers.
But young Gabriel—an aspiring assassin—thinks he’s beyond tutelage…until he meets “Suspect Zero,” a living legend who gives new meaning to the phrase “kill or be killed.”
On the blood-spattered stretch of highway, with a man who may or may not be an ancient god of murder as his only company, Gabe begins to truly understand that he might not be meant to do what Suspect Zero calls “the work” of an ultimate killer. Between one bloody thrust of his knife and the next, Gabe realizes that the Suspect Zero is much greater—and much worse—than he ever could have imagined.
Between the pages of SUSPECT ZERO (Harper Voyager; on-sale April 16, 2013; $0.99 e-book; e-ISBN 9780062230676), a new digital original by New York Times best-selling author Richard Kadrey, readers may hope for cameos from Sandman Slim or Mustang Sally, but this story is a complete original that showcases Kadrey’s flair for writing terrifying urban fantasy fare. Blending Norse mythology and classic horror with modern aesthetics, SUSPECT ZERO will leave you chilled, terrified, and wanting more. Kadrey’s critically acclaimed writing, described by the Austin American Statesman as “raw and gutter-tough, Raymond Chandler meets Lux Interior at the Whisky a Go Go at the end of days,” is a perfect foil for the eponymous enigmatic super-serial killer legend. Popular author Cory Doctorow (Little Brother) is an ardent supporter of Kadrey’s work, saying, “This bad-ass supernatural horror stuff is clearly the material he was born to write.”
SUSPECT ZERO features an advance excerpt of KILL CITY BLUES, a new, full-length Sandman Slim novel by Richard Kadrey (on-sale July 30, 2013, from Harper Voyager; ISBN: 9780062094599 ; e-ISBN 9780062094605). The book continues the exploits of Stark as he wreaks havoc from Heaven to Hell and everything in between—and pisses off some very ancient gods in the process.
About the author: New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey has published eight novels, including Devil Said Bang, Aloha from Hell, Kill the Dead, Sandman Slim, Metrophage and Butcher Bird, and more than fifty stories. He has been immortalized as an action figure, his short story “Goodbye Houston Street, Goodbye,” was nominated for a British Science Fiction Association Award, and his novel Butcher Bird was nominated for the Prix Elkaban in France. A freelance writer and photographer, he lives in San Francisco, CA. He is also a fetish photographer and digital artist. His work can be seen at KaosBeautyKlinik.com (Warning: Adult Content; 18+ only!).
More information available online at www.richardkadrey.com.