At Rope's End: A Dr. James Verraday Mystery by Edward KayAt Rope's End: A Dr. James Verraday Mystery by Edward Kay

At Rope's End: A Dr. James Verraday Mystery

byEdward Kay

Paperback | January 20, 2017

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Dr. James Verraday is a professor of forensic psychology specializing in eyewitness recall and criminal profiling. He's a brilliant original thinker with a passion for social justice and a very antagonistic relationship with authority, especially the police force. So when Detective Constance Maclean appears in Verraday's lecture hall at the end of one of his classes, he bristles. But the body of a young woman has just been found in a cranberry bog south of Seattle, and Maclean is convinced that this murder is tied to an earlier killing.The Seattle police already have a suspect in custody for that case, but Maclean suspects the lead detective is knowingly putting away an innocent man to boost his numbers and quiet his critics. Verraday reluctantly agrees to use his skills as a profiler to help out with the investigation - if only to satisfy his own conviction that law enforcement is riddled with corruption. They form an unlikely alliance and soon find themselves tied up in a deadly game to find a serial killer whose wealth and influence make him almost untouchable.
Edward Kay is an award-winning author and screenwriter with an eclectic background in live-action and animated television, as well as fiction and print journalism. He is best known for is work as a senior staff writer and producer for CBS's International Emmy-nominated political satire This Hour Has 22 Minutes during its four most suc...
Title:At Rope's End: A Dr. James Verraday MysteryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.81 inPublished:January 20, 2017Publisher:Crooked Lane BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1683310012

ISBN - 13:9781683310013

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must-read! Make sure you’re not alone when you read At Rope’s End OR that you have anything to do for the next 48 hours because it will draw you in and scare the hell out of you. It is superbly written; the attention to detail brings to mind a Stephen King novel. The storyline, the characters, and the suspense – all are well developed. I love the James Verraday character and I hope At Rope’s End is the first in a long series of mystery novels by Edward Kay.
Date published: 2017-01-24

Editorial Reviews

This is a promising start from a fresh voice in forensic fiction, a subgenre that's always in need of new blood as the technology changes. With intricate backstories and believable issues, Verraday and Maclean are a duo to watch." - Library Journal starred review, Debut of the Month"[An] intriguing mystery debut... Kay spins a good whodunit with a juicy bonus twist at the end." - Publishers Weekly "Twisted."- Kirkus Reviews "Fans of my books are always asking me for thriller recommendations. Well, this is it. At Rope's End is exactly the kind of thriller I love to read. I will be recommending this book to my readers for years to come. Thank you, Edward Kay!" - Chelsea Cain, NYT bestselling author of One Kick 'Delivers suspense as cool and dark as the Seattle rain.' - Brian Freeman, bestselling author of Goodbye to the Dead "