top of page
  • N. N. Light

And the Devil Walks Away by Kevin R. Doyle is a BHW pick #supsense #wrpbks #mustread #bookboost



Title And the Devil Walks Away

 

Author Kevin R. Doyle

 

Genre Suspense

 

Publisher The Wild Rose Press

 

Book Blurb

 

Helen Lipscomb seemingly has nowhere to go but down. Cashiered from the force, ostracized by most of her former acquaintances, and with no real connections left to the community, she's been getting by as a sort of unofficial investigator, doing piecework for various lawyers and bail bondsmen. Her former life as a homicide detective seems far behind her until a notorious serial killer, locked away and facing the death penalty, offers her the challenge of a lifetime. Not to prove his innocence, but to prove him guilty of even more murders than the authorities suspect, murders for which another convicted man, several states away, is taking credit.

 

Excerpt

 

“I think you’re working under something of a misconception,” Benson said. “You’re correct. The authorities suspect me of more slayings than they’ve convicted me of, though even they can’t guess the actual number. But I don’t want you to work to prove my innocence. My guilt has been pretty much firmly established, at least in the three cases that have brought me to death row. Considering all the death sentences I currently face, wouldn’t you agree that would be pretty much a waste of your time and my money to attempt to prove otherwise?”

 

Helen frowned and glanced at Conroy, whose face remained impassive, before turning back to Benson.

 

“Then what do you want out of me?” she asked.

 

Benson smiled, but the expression had no warmth.

 

“I want you to prove that I’m guilty,” he said in a flat, calm tone. “Guilty of those murders they haven’t yet pinned on me.”

 

“Excuse me?” Helen was sure she looked as baffled as she felt.

 

“I thought that was fairly clear,” Benson said. “Someone’s out there taking credit for my work, and I want you to put a stop to it. If I have anything to say about it, no one’s going to get the credit for my work but me.”

 

Buy Links (including Goodreads and BookBub)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Author Biography

 

A retired high-school teacher and former college instructor, Kevin R. Doyle is the author of four novels in the Sam Quinton mystery series, all published by Camel Press. He’s also written four crime thrillers, including And the Devil Walks Away and The Anchor, and one horror novel, The Litter, along with numerous short horror stories published in small magazines over the years. The first Quinton book, Squatter’s Rights, was nominated for the 2021 Shamus award for Best First PI Novel. A lifelong Midwesterner, Doyle currently resides in Missouri and has loosely based the city of Providence in the Quinton books on Columbia.

 

Social Media Links

 

 

1 Comment


N. N. Light
N. N. Light
Mar 20

Thank you, Kevin, for sharing your book with us!

Like
bottom of page