A Scotland Yard detective tracks a serial killer from London to New York City.
Christmastime in London. When three seemingly unconnected victims are murdered with matching sequential Roman numerals carved into their foreheads, Metropolitan Police Commander Austin Grant finds his answer in one of the last places he’d expect: the Holy Bible. Each of the deaths correspond to a transgression of one of the Ten Commandments, and Grant must find the killer before the remaining Commandments are commemorated with homicides.
Praise for the Book
“A serial killer seems to be taking his cues from Agatha Christie and Ellery Queen […] A fast-paced tale that weds its golden-age homage to some serious violence. Sinners beware.”
“Scott Shepherd is a marvelous storyteller, and The Last Commandment is further proof of his abilities. Smart, funny, and layered with a terrific sense of time and place, the story rockets from one twist to the next while always deepening the questions of family, trust, and the weight of old sins. A gem of a thriller, not to be missed.”
MICHAEL KORYTA, New York Times bestselling author of Never Far Away
“An enthralling mystery that will hook you on the very first page and keep you turning until the last. Shepherd’s signature storytelling is on full display in The Last Commandment.”
KARIN SLAUGHTER, New York Times and internationally bestselling author
“A twisty, turny, globetrotting tale filled with mystery and suspense.”
F. PAUL WILSON, New York Times bestselling author of the Repairman Jack series
“Ingeniously constructed and breathlessly told, The Last Commandment is Scott Shepherd at his gripping best.”
CHARLES ARDAI, publisher of Hard Case Crime