Monday, September 29, 2014

Blog tour: Angel Killer by Andrew Mayne

Author: Andrew Mayne
Publisher: Bourbon Street Books
Date of publication: September 2014

FBI agent Jessica Blackwood believes she’s left her complicated life as a gifted magician behind her . . . until a killer with seemingly supernatural powers puts her talents to the ultimate test.

A hacker who identifies himself only as “Warlock” brings down the FBI’s website and posts a code in its place that leads to a Michigan cemetery, where a dead girl is discovered rising from the ground . . . as if she tried to crawl out of her own grave.

Born into a dynasty of illusionists, Jessica Blackwood is destined to become its next star—until she turns her back on her troubled family to begin a new life in law enforcement. But FBI consultant Dr. Jeffrey Ailes’s discovery of an old magic magazine will turn Jessica’s world upside down. Faced with a crime that appears beyond explanation, Ailes has nothing to lose—and everything to gain—by taking a chance on an agent raised in a world devoted to achieving the seemingly impossible.
The body in the cemetery is only the first in the Warlock’s series of dark miracles. Thrust into the media spotlight, with time ticking away until the next crime, can Jessica confront her past to stop a depraved killer? If she can’t, she may become his next victim.

Angel Killer is the debut novel by Mr. Mayne. I find that debut novels in general to be an iffy prospect. You never know what you are going to get.  After devouring Angel Killer, I can honestly say that this debut book was awesome!  I loved it and am pretty sure it will make my top 10 for the year.  Jessica Blackwood comes from a family of magicians, but has decided to make her living as an FBI agent.  I felt like her background in illusion and deception gave her an edge as an investigator because she can really think outside the box. Her background was essential in helping to stop "Warlock".

While I was a little disappointed with the mildly cliffhanger ending ( you all know I hate those...), I loved the mystery.  It was was fast paced and full of puzzles.  I really felt like this would make a great movie!  The author has a background in magic and working in the industry.  You could tell that the author really threw his knowledge into the story-line.  I loved trying to figure out how the Warlock did something and eagerly read to find out how it was done.

The ending left it open with the possibility for another book.  I feel like Mr. Mayne has a bright future in books and hope the next Jessica Blackwood novel comes out soon!

About the author:

Andrew Mayne is the star of A&E’s magic reality show Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne, and has worked for David Copperfield, Penn & Teller, and David Blaine. He lives in Los Angeles.

Connect with him through his website, Facebook or follow him on Twitter.

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Andrew’s Tour Stop
Tuesday, September 23rd: Always With a Book
Wednesday, September 24th: Living in the Kitchen with Puppies
Thursday, September 25th: Priscilla and Her Books
Thursday, September 25th: Mysteries and My Musings
Monday, September 29th: From the TBR Pile
Wednesday, October 1st: The Road to Here
Thursday, October 2nd: A Dream Within a Dream
Friday, October 3rd: Not in Jersey
Monday, October 6th: BoundbyWords
Tuesday, October 7th: Ace and Hoser Blook
Wednesday, October 8th: Book Loving Hippo
Thursday, October 9th: Open Book Society
Monday, October 13th: Tales of a Book Addict
Tuesday, October 14th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Wednesday, October 15th: Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Wednesday, October 15th: A Bookworm’s World
Thursday, October 16th: Book Marks the Spot
Friday, October 17th: Girl Lost in a Book

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love it when magic is explained - I find it fascinating!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.