When a grisly murder rocks the small town of Black River Falls, Iowa, detective Mike Nolan is called in to solve the case. But as he begins to piece together the clues, he realizes that this isn’t just any ordinary homicide – it’s a brutal ritual killing straight out of a horror movie. And when more bodies turn up bearing the same macabre signature, Nolan knows he’s dealing with something even worse: a serial killer on a bloody rampage. As pressure builds and time runs out, Nolan races to catch the madman before he can claim another victim. But with each new clue only leading him further down into darkness Magik , will Nolan be able to stop him in time? Or will Scratch Fever claiming his ultimate prize?
For who is this book for ?
This book is for people who love mystery, thriller and suspense books. It is about a detective that has to solve a case of murders that are like in horror movies.
- Well-written, suspenseful mystery thriller
- Compelling characters and plot
- Richly detailed setting
- The book may be too gory for some readers.
- The plot may be confusing to follow.
- Some of the scenes may be disturbing or graphic.
Learn more about the author
Max Allan Collins is the author of more than fifty books, including the “New York Times” bestseller Road to Perdition. He has written screenplays for major motion pictures such as Dick Tracy and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, winning an Oscar nomination for his work on Road to Perdition.
“This is one of those books that will keep you glued to the pages until the very end. It’s exciting, thrilling and filled with suspense.”
“Collins has done it again. I couldn’t put the book down.”
“This book had everything I love in a thriller. A well-developed plot, interesting and believable characters, and plenty of suspense.”
“Collins crafts a taut, white-knuckle thriller in Scratch Fever. His detective Mike Nolan is an everyman hero buffeted by the storm of this horrific case, and readers will be rooting for him all the way.”