Saturday, September 13, 2008

Pg. 69: JT Ellison's "14"

The current feature at the Page 69 Test: JT Ellison's 14.

About the novel, from the publisher:
Ten victims, each with pale skin and long dark hair. All have been slashed across the throat, the same red lipstick smeared across their lips.

In the mid-1980s the Snow White Killer terrorized the streets of Nashville, Tennessee. Then suddenly the murders stopped. A letter from the killer to the police stated that his work was done.

Now four more bodies are found, marked with his fatal signature. The residents of Nashville fear a madman has returned, decades later, to finish his sick fairy tale.

Homicide Lieutenant Taylor Jackson believes the killings are the work of a copycat killer who's even more terrifying. For this monster is meticulously honing his craft as he mimics famous serial murders…proving that the past is not to be forgotten.
Among the early praise for 14:
14 is a twisty creepy and wonderful book... Ellison is relentless and grabs the reader from the first page and refuses to let go until the soul tearing climax.”

"Ellison's second Taylor Jackson story is precisely plotted and crisply written, and there are several effective twists. It's guaranteed to elicit shivers with its cold-blooded, sociopathic villain--and to keep readers on edge until the last page."
--Romantic Times - 4 1/2 Stars!

14, is right on par with her spectacular debut, ALL THE PRETTY GIRLS. With bold characters, a breathtaking pace and a gob of clever twists, 14 is unbelievably brilliant. The characters, the plotting and the relentless action are meticulously drawn. The terrifying surprises just keep on coming ... Ms. Ellison is on her way to becoming a major new talent.”
--Romance Reader at Heart (RRAH) Top Pick
Read an excerpt from 14, and learn more about the book and author at J.T. Ellison's website and MySpace page.

JT Ellison is Murderati's Friday columnist, a short story writer, and a novelist.

Watch the video trailer for 14.

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