Chris Holm is an award-winning short story writer whose work has appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies, including Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Needle: A Magazine of Noir, and The Best American Mystery Stories 2011. His critically acclaimed trilogy of Collector novels, which blended fantasy with old-fashioned crime pulp, appeared on over forty year's best lists. He lives in Portland, Maine.
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A thriller in overdrive and a guilty pleasure as its pace never falters and keeps you hooked from page to page, THE KILLING KIND features an uncommon hero: a hitman! But Michael Hendricks is a hitman who only kills other hitmen and follows his own rigid sense of values. Pursued by both the FBI and the Mafia as a result, he negotiates a sticky path between invisibility and lethal war machine, all the while attempting to protect the loved ones he once knew as he is now pursued by an equally savage and professional killer: only one hitman can rule the roost! Violent, slick and hardboiled to the max, this almost begs to be turned into a movie and proves a major step forward by the author of the wonderfully quirky Collector series which blended pulp and fantasy and has become an underground hit. ~ Maxim Jakubowski
Meet Sam Thornton, collecter of souls. The souls of the damned, to be precise. Because of his efforts to avert the Apocalypse, Sam Thornton has been given a second chance: provided he can stick to the straight-and-narrow.Which sounds all well and good, but when the soul that Sam is sent to collect goes missing, he finds himself on a path leading straight to Hell.Chris Holm pulls readers in and pins us to the edge of our seats. New York Journal of Books
Meet Sam Thornton. He collects souls. Sams job is to collect the souls of the damned, and ensure they are dispatched to the appropriate destination. But when hes sent to collect the soul of a young woman he believes to be innocent of the horrific crime thats doomed her to Hell, he says something no Collector has ever said before. No.