Packed with ingenious twists and relentless excitement, and starring two of the most compelling heroes in crime fiction, THE KILLING ROOM is a major thriller event: the best novel yet from one of the world's best suspense writers.
In the heart of Philadelphia, Detectives Byrne and Balzano are faced with a particularly horrific case that has ominous echoes of an earlier one for Byrne. Someone is murdering seemingly random people and leaving their bodies in deconsecrated churches throughout the city.
Very soon the detectives realise that the killer has planned seven murders - exactly - and time is running out. But every time they sense they're getting closer it's literally another dead end. A very clever, determined and terrifyingly sadistic mind is at work.
Scary good! Montanari expertly weaves a mesmerizing tale of devillish killer stalking a city's abandoned churches and stoking its innermost fears. You will leave the lights on, long after finishing this book - Lisa Gardner
Richard Montanari was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to a traditional Italian-American family. After university, he travelled extensively in Europe and lived in London.
Returning to the US, he started working as a freelance writer for The Chicago Tribune, The Detroit Free Press, The Seattle Times, and many others. He wrote his first book, Deviant Way, in 1996 and it won the OLMA for Best First Mystery. His novels have now been published in more than twenty-five languages.