20 January, 2014

The Rainy Day Killer by Michael J. McCann Review and Giveaway!!

The Rainy Day Killer Book Summary:
A man in a business suit offers the protection of his umbrella to an unsuspecting woman, and several days later she turns up dead on a river bank, raped and strangled. The terrifying serial killer known in the press as the Rainy Day Killer is now hunting new victims in the city of Glendale ... whenever it rains.

Homicide Lieutenant Hank Donaghue leads the investigation as the killer begins to communicate directly to him through phone calls and grisly packages containing body parts of his victims. Assisted by FBI profiler Ed Griffin, Donaghue and Detective Karen Stainer pursue an elusive predator who leaves no physical evidence behind.

The timing couldn't be worse, however, as Karen Stainer's attention is divided between the investigation and preparations for her upcoming wedding. Distracted and uncertain about her future, Stainer is furious when she learns that the Rainy Day Killer has followed her to Virginia, where the wedding will take place, and that he intends to make her his next victim!

Prices/Formats: $3.99 ebook, $19.99 paperback
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9780987708786
Publisher: Plaid Raccoon Press
Release: August 30, 2013

Michael J. McCann's Bio: 

Michael J. McCann was born and raised in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. He earned a B.A. (Hons.) in English from Trent University and an M.A. in English from Queen's University. He has worked as an editor and a project and training consultant and manager with the federal government. He is an author of crime fiction and supernatural thrillers. His Donaghue and Stainer Crime Novel series includes Blood Passage, Marcie's Murder, The Fregoli Delusion, and The Rainy Day Killer. He is also the author of the supernatural thriller The Ghost Man and is currently working on another supernatural novel.

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My Review
Mr.McCann has done it again with his new book, Rainy Day Killer, a Donaghue and Stainer Crime Novel. Another killer is on the loose in the Chesapeake area. He is torturing, sexually assaulting and murdering young women and sending cut off breasts and other body parts to the Detective in charge of the investigations. He is a serial killer who enjoys showing off his work via videos, oh yes, he kills when it rains, taking women right from their front door steps, off the street etc. He is very well dressed and carries an umbrella who looks like any average guy,a very narcissistic man who thoroughly enjoys keeping the detectives guessing when he will strike next. 

Detective Karen Stainer is preparing for her wedding to Sandy Alexander, an FBI agent. It appears that the killer has chosen his next victim and Karen may just be his next target, at her own wedding no less. This is a great continuation of the series, a well thought out and true to life police procedural. I love the characters, especially Karen, who is just one of the guys, nothing girly about her. When she puts on that wedding gown, then she is transformed, but still ready for the bad guy with a gun strapped under her gown. Each book I read by Michael just gets better. I totally enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the next in the series, assuming of course that there will be one.    

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Tribute Books said...

Kathleen, thanks for being a fan of Michael's work and for sharing your thoughts on his latest release! :)

Michael J. McCann said...

Hello Kathleen, thanks very much for taking the time to review this book. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed this latest installment in the series. And yes... there might be at least one more novel in the works!!! All the best to you, Mike

Kathleen Kelly said...

I did enjoy the book as did my husband although he does not write reviews...lol

audreygeddes said...

I can't wait to read Michael's book! Thanks for the giveaway and great review :-). Reminds me of another good suspense book I just finished entitled, "Chasing A Miracle," by Eliot Hartford Bailey. It is the first book in a trilogy that will only get stronger as it progresses. Loved it! http://eliothbailey.com/

Amanda Zane said...

Thank you for your excellent review of Michael's book. I am adding this to my reading list! I appreciate your recommend, Audrey, and will check Chasing A Miracle out as well :-).

audreygeddes said...

You're welcome, Amanda! I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did :-).

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