Book: Looking Glass Killer - Volume II - The Matthew-Matt Trilogy by Floyd Merrellcategories: Book, Psychopath, Detective, Forensics, Psychology, Riddles, Paradoxes, Ambiguity, Jabberwocky, Mystery
Floyd Merrellabout this book: This book is the second volume of the Matthew-Matt trilogy. It is about a psychopathic killer is on the loose. Detectives Lucia and Mike find themselves in a bind. They must decipher the criminal's outpouring of riddles, puzzles, paradoxes, and words fused with words. It reminds them of a Lewis Carroll novel. In fact, Alice's looking glass often comes to mind. It is as if the psychopath existed in an illogical, irrational and inconsistent world of his own making. This killer is obviously brilliant. He knows forensics and the media inside out. Who is he? How can Lucia and Mike come to terms with his idiosyncrasies and bring him to justice?
This is an important book for readers interested in criminal justice, psychopaths who take pride in their presumed superiority over detectives out to catch them, forensic work, and in general strange language twists and turns. It took me a few years to do research on psychopathic behavior, police work, the interrelations between logic and reason and premonitions and intuitions, and cultural and ethnic differences. I wrote the book over a period of a year. The detective, Lucia, is bicultural, of Brazilian and Anglo parents. One of the most difficult tasks was portraying her behavior in the novel. The third volume of the trilogy, The Dilemma, will be out by the end of 2015.
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