Thursday, August 25, 2016

"Quiz Show" by Duncan Whitehead

Quiz Show:
A Dark Comedy
by Duncan Whitehead

Quiz Show is the latest short story by bestselling and award-winning author Duncan Whitehead. It's ON SALE for only $0.99 to 26 August. You can read my review below.
For more books by this author, please check out my blog post on The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club and my blog post on The Reluctant Jesus.

A retired FBI serial killer hunter who solved every case but one. A flawless record apart from the elusive killer who got away. No clues, no motive, no logical connection between the victims. Until now.

Click below to read an excerpt.

Praise for the Book
"This is a refreshingly blunt soliloquy about the author's most baffling whodunnit of his career. What a fascinating and great read!" ~ Donna Templeton
"A good short story about a retired FBI agent and the one case he never closed. A short fun read. Check it out." ~ D. Keller
"Very short story. This is not your typical all the answers at the end 'mystery'. If you need closure this is not the story for you. I did enjoy the story and was shocked when it just ended." ~ Mary Rhonda Marquez
"Totally different type of book for me. Enjoyed it very much first time for this author as well. Found it entertaining." ~ Jackie
"A retired investigator is bothered by the serial killer he wasn't able to catch. He could not figure out what these victims had in common or why they were selected to be killed. This story was keeping my interest right up until it suddenly ended in a cliffhanger." ~ Judy A. Ptacek

My Review

By Lynda Dickson
On retiring from the Serial Killer Unit of the FBI, our narrator finds himself at a loose end. But he's got that one cold case that still haunts him. They have fingerprints and even a description, but what is the killer's motive behind these seemingly unrelated murders?
The narrator has a great conversational tone that makes us feel like he is speaking directly to us, and he provides just enough interesting details about his job to keep us wanting more. This is a clever story that highlights the power of serendipity. And it just goes to show that it's not about the result, it's all about the thrill of the chase.

About the Author
Award Winning Writer, Duncan Whitehead, was born in England and is the author of the best-selling and award-winning The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club trilogy. The series, inspired by the quirky characters and eeriness in the real life Savannah neighborhood in which he once lived is a humorous mystery, which boasts an assortment of characters and plot twists.
He has also written over 2,000 spoof and comedy news articles, under various aliases, for a variety of websites both in the US and the UK.
He has written further novels: a comedy set in Manhattan, The Reluctant Jesus, published in April 2014 and republished in July 2015, and several short stories.
Duncan is well known for his charity work, kindness to animals, children and old people; and, of course, his short-lived bullfighting career and his hideous hunchback.
In February 2045, he invented time travel and now spends much of his time in either the future (where he has won the lottery an astonishing 117 times) and the present day.

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