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I am Not a Serial Killer by Dan Wells

I am Not a Serial Killer

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This is definitely not for the feint hearted, but if your stomach is strong enough then this is an original debut from a terrific new voice in teenage fiction. This is the first in a chilling three part series and for anyone who enjoys reading that’s disturbingly dark, very quirky and full of the supernatural then grab it now. The protagonist is a 15 year old boy whose seen a lot of death – he’s a mortician, a sociopath but he’s not, at least I don’t think he is, a serial killer. It’s gripping stuff.

1. I am Not a Serial Killer

2. Mr Monster


I am Not a Serial Killer by Dan Wells

The first book in a darkly comic new series from a debut author.

John works in his family's mortuary and has an obsession with serial killers. He wants to be a good person, but fears he is a sociopath, and for years he has suppressed his dark side through a strict system of rules designed to mimic "normal" behavior. Then a demon begins stalking his small town and killing people one by one, and John is forced to give in to his darker nature in order to save them.

As he struggles to understand the demon and find a way to kill it, his own mind begins to unravel until he fears he may never regain control. Faced with the reality that he is, perhaps, more monstrous than the monster he is fighting, John must make a final stand against the horrors of both the demon and himself.


An unabashedly gory gem... this deft mix of several genres features a completely believable teenage sociopath (with a heart of gold), dark humor, a riveting mystery and enough description of embalming to make any teen squeamish even if they won't admit it. Buy multiples where it won't be banned * Kirkus *

About the Author

Dan Wells

Daniel Wells is a newcomer on the professional writing scene. A bachelor’s in English has led him to a successful career as a corporate writer for close to ten years. He recently received an offer on his first horror novel, I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER, from Tor books.

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5th March 2009


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