Tuesday, April 2, 2013

"Angel Wings," by Howard Kaminsky

Rhode Island Detective Danny Martell hunts for a serial killer who dresses up his victims as angels, but the stakes rise dramatically when his wife Linda disappears.

Angel Wings, by Howard Kaminsky

“Angel Wings is a top-notch thriller, original, sharp, tough, smart, suspenseful and full of surprises, in which a tough guy cop and the most original and intriguing serial killer since Hannibal Lecter fight it out in a book which reads like a classic vintage noir novel.” --Michael Korda, author of Queenie 

“Howard Kaminsky's Angel Wings is a haunting thriller that proves itself and provides its satisfactions line by line. It involves the pursuit of a psychopathic killer in coastal New England. Brisk and salted with character and setting, wonderfully suspenseful, with memorable dialogue and fine turns of plot, Angel Wings is entertaining from first to last.” --Robert Stone, author of Dog Soldiers, A Flag for Sunrise, and Damascus Gate 

As a veteran member of the Providence police department's elite homicide squad, Detective Danny Martell has seen his fair share of dead bodies. But he’s never seen anything quite like this. Women around the city are being brutally murdered, their dead faces elaborately made up and fabric angel wings attached to their lifeless bodies. The attacks are immediately dubbed "the Angel Murders"—yet it doesn’t take long for the deadly crime wave to drag Danny into his own personal hell…

Because soon after the killings begin, Danny’s wife, Linda, abruptly disappears. And when his worst fears are realized, a grief-stricken Danny redoubles his efforts to hunt down the deranged serial killer. But is Linda just another random "angel"' Or is she the victim of a copycat killer with a vendetta against Danny?

Gritty, suspenseful, and fiendishly fascinating, this chilling whodunit will keep readers guessing right alongside Danny—and on the very edge of their seats until the final page is turned.


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Meet the Author

Howard Kaminsky was born in Brooklyn, New York and attended Brooklyn College, San Francisco State University and the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of seven books and served as the president and publisher of Warner Books, Random House, and William Morrow/Avon. The author of several screenplays, including 1972′s "Homebodies," he was a producer of the 2011 film "My Dog Tulip." He served on the Board of Directors of American Publishers and the National Book Foundation and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Howard's new novel, "Angel Wings" will be published by Thomas & Mercer (a division of Amazon) later this year.

Also, Howard is producing with Rick Burns a documentary called "The Two Popes" about Generoso Pope & his son, Generoso (Gene) Pope Jr., the creator of The National Enquirer.

He is currently working on a new novel titled, 'Perfection.'

Mr. Kaminsky lives in New York City and Connecticut.

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