Jack Kerley - Author

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Jack Kerley worked in advertising and teaching before becoming a full-time novelist. He lives in Newport, Kentucky, but also spends a good deal of time in Southern Alabama, the setting for The Hundredth Man.


His love of the suspense genre was sparked at age thirteen, when his father gave him a collection of Saint stories by Leslie Charteris. Other cited influences include William Shakespeare, Louis Armstrong, and any large and moving body of water.


Jack Kerley is married with two children.

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Author: Jack Kerley Format: eBook Release Date: 16/04/2012

Eine Frau wird in einem Teich ertrankt, ein Pfarrer qualvoll vergiftet, ein LKW-Fahrer unter seinem Truck zermalmt. Detective Carson Ryder jagt einen Serienmorder, dessen bizarre Mordlust keine Grenzen kennt. Er sieht nur einen Ausweg und bittet heimlich seinen psychopathischen Bruder Jeremy, ein Profil des Morders zu erstellen. Doch als dieser ihm den entscheidenden Tipp gibt, ist es scheinbar zu spat -Carson wird selbst zum Gejagten.

The Death Collectors

The Death Collectors

Author: Jack Kerley Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/05/2006

A terrifying new serial-killer thriller featuring Carson Ryder, hero of the bestselling The Hundredth Man. Thirty years after his death, Marsden Hexcamp's `Art of the Final Moment' remains as sought after as ever. But this is no ordinary collection. Hexcamp's portfolio was completed with the aid of a devoted band of acolytes - and half a dozen victims, each of whom was slowly tortured to death so that their final agonies could be distilled into art. When tiny scraps of Hexcamp's `art' begin appearing at murder scenes alongside gruesomely displayed corpses, Detective Carson Ryder and his partner Harry Nautilus must go back three decades in search of answers. Meanwhile an auction has been announced and the death collectors are gathering. These wealthy connoisseurs of serial-killer memorabilia will pay millions to acquire Hexcamp's art - unless Carson and Harry can beat them in their quest for the anti-grail.

Death Collectors

Death Collectors

Author: Jack Kerley Format: eBook Release Date: 23/06/2005

In 1972, on the day of his sentencing, renowned artist and serial killer Marden Hexcamp is shot dead in the courtroom. Members of his Mansonesque band of followers are imprisoned or simply disappear. Fast-forward more than thirty years: A suspected prostitute is found murdered in a candlelit motel room, the first in a series of horrors suggesting Hexcamps art remains alive and treacherous. Following a trail of beautiful and profoundly disturbing artwork, homicide detectives Carson Ryder and Harry Nautilus descend into the shocking world of the Death Collectors, people who spend vast sums to collect serial-killer memorabilia. As Ryder and Nautilus race to solve a thirty-year conspiracy, it becomes sadly evident that at the intersection of art and madness, death is beauty, tragedy a memento, and suffering suitable for framing.

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