Monday, 28 March 2011

Armchair Novel Review - So Close the Hand of Death

So Close the Hand of Death
J.T. Ellison
Paperback, 416 pages

Talent borrows. Genius steals. Evil delegates.

In this latest in the Taylor Jackson series, there is a rash of copy-cat murders across America - imitations of famous serial killers. Crimes in the style of the Boston Strangler, Zodiac Killer and Son of Sam have the communities terrorized and the investigators baffled.

Jackson's obsessed nemesis, The Pretender, has orchestrated a country-wide display of power narrowing in on Jackson herself and those that she holds dear.

The book is part of a series, but stands alone as a great crime thriller. I have read only the one before, The Immortals, and was an instant fan of J.T. Ellison.

The author used to work for the White House, but left to follow her dream of writing about crime and forensics, working closely with Nashville police and FBI. Her books draw you in quickly, are fast paced and intelligently written procedural crime/mystery thrillers.You'll be hooked from the first page until the exciting climax.

photo by Chris Blanz, Cabedge
Ellison is a best-selling author whose books have been published in 21 countries. You can check her out at or follow her @Thrillerchick on Twitter.