The Author Murders
""The Author Murders" is boisterously imagined and vividly written. Eric Meeks's debut thriller is one wild ride."
-J.R. Lindermuth, author of "Cruel Cuts"
After the freakish death of famous novelist Woodie Stuart, the literary world shrugs its shoulders. After all, Woodie was drinking, consorting with a woman who wasn't his wife, and sailing in waters prowled by pirates. He got what he deserved, right?
But when more bestselling novelists are murdered, a strange thing occurs. The authors' first-edition books appear on online auction sights, garnering a fortune for some lucky individual. Palm Springs rare-book dealer Xanthe Anthony watches the events with interest but is a little disconcerted when he becomes a prime suspect.
When Anthony is arrested and jailed on suspicion of murder, he knows it's going to take a lot more than smooth talking to get him out of this one. He asks his friend Milo, an Internet hacker, to help him track down the real murderer. But as the body count continues to rise, Anthony has to act fast if he is to escape the net of justice slowly closing around him .