Killer in the Holy City
Marilyn J Bardsley and Mark Gado
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Charleston P.D. calls in an investigative team to help solve bizarre murders that eerily mimic a notorious case from the past. Calvin (Cal) Callahan, a former Atlanta medical examiner, and his wife, Danielle (Danie), a former FBI profiler and criminal psychologist, become critical to the investigation of the murders of wealthy women, whose bodies have been posed in a sexually grotesque manner.
Throughout, the Callahans face conflicting demands made by the police, politicians, the media, and their personal lives. Based on their theory of the case, the next murder is “scheduled” to take place soon—and none of the likely suspects are panning out. With a city on edge, some are casting doubts on Danie’s theories. The Charleston police chief is fully supportive, but an ambitious city councilman is ratcheting up the heat in the media. Worse, someone tries to kill Danie, exposing her to the real possibility of her death if she continues to hunt the Charleston killer.
With great local characters and the flavor of Charleston, known from its colonial beginning as the “Holy City” for its religious tolerance, KILLER IN THE HOLY CITY moves along at a fast pace, with all the banter we’ve come to expect from police officers and with very realistic crime scene descriptions.
About Marilyn J Bardsley
Marilyn J Bardsley is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author and the CEO of Crimescape®. She is the former executive editor and founder of Time Warner’s Court TV Crime Library, the premier true crime site on the Internet for more than a decade. Bardsley has written extensively on true crime and is an expert on serial killers. She also appears frequently on news programs and documentaries for the History Channel, The Learning Channel, Carolina Public Television and other television shows. Her feature story on the Atlanta child murders was required reading for the Green River serial killer police task force. Her novel The American Sweeney Todd: Inside the Mind of a Terrifying Serial Killer was one of three 2017 best reviewed thrillers by Indie Reader.Read Full Bio
About Mark Gado
Former Detective Mark Gado’s 29 years as with the City of New Rochelle Police Department in New York and two years as a federal agent on a Drug Enforcement Administration task force gives him a perspective on murder that few other true crime writers have. During his D.E.A assignment, he received the International Award of Honor in New Orleans, Louisiana. Gado was also named Investigator of the Year 2000 and received dozens of other awards and commendations during his long police career.Read Full Bio