The Steel Van Man

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Pub Date 05 Oct 2017 | Archive Date 19 Dec 2019

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In a sleepy coastal town north of Boston, a serial killer selects its victims using a unique code of ethics...

Detective Stanley Devonshire is uncovering a trail of evidence in an attempt to determine exactly how the killer has managed to continue on its horrific rampage undiscovered for what appears to be eighty years with the exact same pattern.

At the outset, there is no discernible thread of reason connecting the killings. So Stan enlists the help of his longtime friend from Marblehead, Detective Mark Brown. Stan is also joined forcibly by a stunning state police officer and imposing federal agent who follow him along on a journey of revelation twist after convoluted twist. Devonshire is certain he is close to solving the cases stacking up on his desk, but in his attempt to identify the illusive killer he may become the hunter’s next victim.

In a sleepy coastal town north of Boston, a serial killer selects its victims using a unique code of ethics...

Detective Stanley Devonshire is uncovering a trail of evidence in an attempt to...


A Note From the Publisher

Available in the following formats: Hardcover: (978-1-946848-83-3) Softcover: (978-1-946848-35-2) & Ebook. LCCN: (2013906753). Print distribution through Ingram, Bertrams, and Baker & Taylor. Ebook library distribution through Overdrive.

Available in the following formats: Hardcover: (978-1-946848-83-3) Softcover: (978-1-946848-35-2) & Ebook. LCCN: (2013906753). Print distribution through Ingram, Bertrams, and Baker & Taylor. Ebook...


Advance Praise

This novel turns the crime/thriller genre on its head…an intriguing idea… —Ignite Books

Stadtlander writes with perfection—and takes you inside the inner workings of a sociopath’s damaged psyche. —Ashley Fontainne, Award-winning Author

…a great suspense story with a twist…I found myself not wanting to put the book down… —LibraryThing Early Reviewers

This novel turns the crime/thriller genre on its head…an intriguing idea… —Ignite Books

Stadtlander writes with perfection—and takes you inside the inner workings of a sociopath’s damaged psyche...


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• Extensive magazine and blogger outreach for editorial coverage and features (Recently covered in five publications in the Northeast)

• National review coverage

• Digital ARCs on NetGalley and LibraryThing

• B&N Book Tour in Massachusetts

• Print and online advertising and marketing promotion

• Extensive magazine and...


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Featured Reviews

A gripping and entertaining book, action packed, and full of twists and turns. It kept me on the edge till the end and it has the right creepy factor. I liked the style of writing and the well thought cast of characters. Recommended. Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.

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Strange but compelling thriller This thriller starts with Detective Stan Devonshire of Swampscott, Massachusetts, a widower with a teenage son, coming to the scene of a ghastly murder/mutilation of a couple he knows. Soon he, another detective, an attractive State cop, and an FBI agent are on the trail of innumerable serial killings that go back decades. The reader rides along with The Hunter, not knowing who it is for part of the book until a twisty reveal. This is definitely a strange book, not at all formulaic. There are some twists I definitely wasn't expecting. I enjoyed it but it's definitely different, with maybe a tinge of DEXTER. I received this book from BHC Press Books through Net Galley in the hopes that I would read it and leave an unbiased review.

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A unique and gripping premise, this book takes you on a wild ride inside the mind of a diabolical killer...one who ends up hitting a bit too close to home. Eye-opening twists keep you engrossed in the story for hours on end, and culminates with a satisfying conclusion. Recommended. **My sincere thanks to the author and publisher for providing a copy free of charge through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.**

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