Blessed Mayhem

The Mayhem Series

Book 2
Crossroad Press
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A chance encounter …a deadly predicament …a lethal decision.


The infamous Mr. Mayhem is not your average serial killer. Reminiscent of the beloved Hannibal Lecter, minus his thirst for flesh—because eating humans is just plain rude—Mr. Mayhem storms on the scene with style, grace, elegance, and a zest for life unlike any other. Impeccable manners also help. He may commit murder, but there’s no reason to be impolite about it. 


Accompanied by his loyal crow companions, Poe, Allan, and Edgar, his crimes strike fear in the hearts and minds of folks across Massachusetts’ North Shore. When Shawnee Daniels—cat burglar extraordinaire and forensic hacker for the police—meets Mayhem in the dark, she piques his curiosity. Sadly for her, she leaves behind an item best left undiscovered. Or is it serendipity by design?


Color him curious, but he yearns to examine the psychology behind her life choices, tough girl routine, witty banter, and unique double-life. In a different time and place they may even become friends. But unfortunately, their predicament defines the risk. 


The stakes are too high to stop now. 


For reasons authorities cannot fathom, these seemingly unrelated murders will go down in history as the most impressive killing regime of all time. His coup de grace, if you will. Even if it means permanently erasing Ms. Daniels from the equation. All the pieces are there if the authorities look hard enough. The question is, will they? The only new wrinkle is Shawnee Daniels, and she may be his toughest opponent yet …if she’s clever enough to play the game.

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Crossroad Press
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Published on
Aug 9, 2017
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Pages
258
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ISBN
9781946025272
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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Shawnee Daniels — cybercrimes specialist by day, cat burglar by night — ignites the hellfire fury of a serial killer when she unknowingly steals his trophy box.

Wings of Mayhem by Sue Coletta, the author of the psychological thriller and highly praised mystery, MARRED, takes you deep into the terrifying world of serial killers, murder, and mayhem.

Cat burglar Shawnee Daniels always believed her “fearlessness rules” mantra would keep her on top and out of jail. When she hacks into a confiscated hard drive at the Revere PD, she discovers a white-collar criminal stole almost a mil from his employee’s retirement fund. But when she breaks into his massive contemporary in Bear Clave Estates to recoup the funds, she discovers even more secrets, deadly secrets, secrets worth killing over. 

Shawnee thinks she made it out clean until a deadly package arrives at her door soon after. He’s found her. When he taunts her through Skype, she knows he’s not going away. As an eagle glows on the dark screen, his demonic voice whispers how she stole his precious trophy box — and he wants it back!

The only problem is, she can’t find it. Did the box fall out of her backpack when she bolted from the house? Fear ripples across her skin, but outing her secret life isn’t an option.

When her “helpful” best friend, librarian Nadine Couture, convinces her to give into charismatic Detective Levaughn Samuels’ charm, her two worlds might collide. Ordinarily Shawnee keeps a firm line between her professions, but dating Levaughn might help her get this psycho off her tail.

In this lightning-fast-paced psychological thriller of secrets and lies, Shawnee juggles a serial stalker, dating the lead detective on the case, and tap dancing around her librarian best friend.

When a seasoned detective in her department investigates a string of burglaries — her burglaries — and the serial killer ups his game by framing her for murder, everyone looks suspicious.

Who can she trust?

If she doesn’t find the trophy box, the killer’s coming for her. If she doesn’t expose her secrets and lies, more will die. And if she does, she could lose her freedom and everyone she holds dear.

If you’re a fan of Lisa Jackson, Rachel Abbott, Karin Slaughter thrillers, crime fiction with an edge, or psychological thrillers, mystery, and suspense, then Wings of Mayhem is for you.

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But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are inseparable.

Some might call this true love. Others might wonder why Grace never answers the phone. Or why she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. Or why she never seems to take anything with her when she leaves the house, not even a pen. Or why there are such high-security metal shutters on all the downstairs windows.

Some might wonder what’s really going on once the dinner party is over, and the front door has closed.

From bestselling author B. A. Paris comes the gripping thriller and international phenomenon Behind Closed Doors.

Shawnee Daniels — cybercrimes specialist by day, cat burglar by night — ignites the hellfire fury of a serial killer when she unknowingly steals his trophy box.

Wings of Mayhem by Sue Coletta, the author of the psychological thriller and highly praised mystery, MARRED, takes you deep into the terrifying world of serial killers, murder, and mayhem.

Cat burglar Shawnee Daniels always believed her “fearlessness rules” mantra would keep her on top and out of jail. When she hacks into a confiscated hard drive at the Revere PD, she discovers a white-collar criminal stole almost a mil from his employee’s retirement fund. But when she breaks into his massive contemporary in Bear Clave Estates to recoup the funds, she discovers even more secrets, deadly secrets, secrets worth killing over. 

Shawnee thinks she made it out clean until a deadly package arrives at her door soon after. He’s found her. When he taunts her through Skype, she knows he’s not going away. As an eagle glows on the dark screen, his demonic voice whispers how she stole his precious trophy box — and he wants it back!

The only problem is, she can’t find it. Did the box fall out of her backpack when she bolted from the house? Fear ripples across her skin, but outing her secret life isn’t an option.

When her “helpful” best friend, librarian Nadine Couture, convinces her to give into charismatic Detective Levaughn Samuels’ charm, her two worlds might collide. Ordinarily Shawnee keeps a firm line between her professions, but dating Levaughn might help her get this psycho off her tail.

In this lightning-fast-paced psychological thriller of secrets and lies, Shawnee juggles a serial stalker, dating the lead detective on the case, and tap dancing around her librarian best friend.

When a seasoned detective in her department investigates a string of burglaries — her burglaries — and the serial killer ups his game by framing her for murder, everyone looks suspicious.

Who can she trust?

If she doesn’t find the trophy box, the killer’s coming for her. If she doesn’t expose her secrets and lies, more will die. And if she does, she could lose her freedom and everyone she holds dear.

If you’re a fan of Lisa Jackson, Rachel Abbott, Karin Slaughter thrillers, crime fiction with an edge, or psychological thrillers, mystery, and suspense, then Wings of Mayhem is for you.

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