The Surreal Killer is a multi-5-Star psychological thriller that takes us deep into the mind of a serial killer as the suspense mounts to a shocking conclusion. The Indie Book of the Day prizewinning novel is set in Peru and Chile. The Surreal Killer seamlessly mixes the genres of whodunit thriller and travel to exotic places to introduce the reader to the regional culture and history of the Incas, while a mysterious modern-day murderer proves we reap what we sow. The gripping story blends murder, intrigue, and modern Chile’s history with the genesis of a serial killer.
Targeted Age Group: Adult
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
My genre is Mystery/Thriller/Suspense. I don’t know that writing in this genre is different than others. The thriller author has to remember to maintain the suspense throughout a novel-length book, while also inserting enough action scenes to attract the reader who needs a wake-up episode of violence every now and then.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Don’t give up your day job!
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My wife and I have visited Macchu Pichu, Cuzco, Lima, and Northern Chile’s Atacama Desert, the driest place on Earth. I’ve been back to Peru several times since then to teach courses in Environmental Toxicology and have become fascinated by the Incan culture and its traditions. It seemed like a good place and a fascinating backdrop to bring my series characters to track down a killer. It should be a great place to visit for all of you armchair tourists out there.
About the Author:
The author is a Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of California’s Medical School at Davis, near Sacramento in Northern California. Jerry writes “tweener” mystery books (hard boiled stories that follow the cozy conventions of no graphic sex and no cussing) that are fast moving and entertain the reader, while introducing the readers to a region where he has lived and worked that is a long way from home for most English speakers. He and his wife lived previously in Salta, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay for several months each. Jerry selects the most interesting South American locations he found for Roger and Suzanne to visit while solving miscellaneous murders. Montevideo, Salta, Machu Picchu, the Galapagos Islands, and Iguazu Falls are also characters in these books, and the novels portray these places as vivid and real. Jerry and his wife Elaine breed prize-winning German Shorthaired Pointer dogs; Elaine also provides technical advice for Jerry’s novels like The Deadly Dog Show and editing for all of the books.