On this anything but typical Monday morning Jenna Scali, who works part-time for a shrink, opens an email that depicts the brutal death of a young girl. On that same day the police uncover a dead coed two blocks from Jenna’s house. The e-murderer’s description creepily echos the death described in the newspapers.
When Jenna receives other emails, she takes what she knows to the police and thus begins her journey in the path of the e-murderer. Her curious nature impels her from e-messages to dead coeds to a ring of prostitutes. With the help of her quirky friends, Jenna learns that she’s more than a conduit for the killer. She’s his target. New secrets unfold, and finally her love life takes a tumble when the true killer emerges.
THE E-MURDERER is a race to find a psychotic killer before he kills again.
This new mystery series with a young female sleuth promises to keep you glued to your seat until the last page.
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Check out an excerpt from E-murderer!
“Listen, Michael, I didn’t actually call you to talk about this. Some strange
things happened at work yesterday. I got these disgusting e-mails on the computer at work. What do you know about sending anonymous mail?”
“That was a quick subject change.”
“Maybe, but that’s really why I called, and I thought you might have some ideas.”
“There’s a guy in Finland who specializes in anonymity. He’d give up his life before he’d divulge a client. At least that’s what I read in Wired.”
“God, did you say Finland?”
“That’s the place. He has a site that guarantees anonymity. As far as I know it’s the only one. So, if you want to send an e-mail and you don’t want it traced, he’s your man.”
“You don’t have to generate the message from Finland?”
“The article explains how it works, and I don’t remember everything. But, more than likely his clients can initiate their e-mails from anywhere.”
“Do you have the article?”
“Someplace. I’m sure I can dig it up. I’ll send you the link. What are these messages? Some type of obscene stuff?”
“Weird’s more like it. I’d appreciate the article.”
About the author:
Joan is an award-winning writer who has published 6 books and numerous stories. Readers compare her to the great Southern writer, Fanny Flagg. “She writes characters and a story that will stay with you.”
Her debut mystery/suspense novel, The Clock Strikes Midnight, won the silver medal for fiction/suspense in the Global eBook Awards for 2015 and is a finalist for the Royal Palm Literary Award. The e-Murderer won first place in the Malice Domestic Grants competition for new writers.
Joan has been an avid reader for as long as she can remember. She reads all kinds of books, including women’s fiction, mysteries, biography, and nonfiction. Mystery/suspense with a psychological twist is exactly the kind of book Joan loves to read.
“I write about characters who remind me of myself at times and my sister at times, but never fully so. My stories are told from a woman’s point of view with a destiny. Characters drive my writing and my reading.”
Having grown up in the South with a mother from Westchester County New York, Joan has a unique take on blending the Southern traditions with the eye of a Northerner. She spent most of her childhood in North Carolina and now resides in Athens, Georgia.