Book 2, Mayhem Series ~ Top 10 Amazon Bestseller
A chance encounter … a deadly predicament … a lethal decision.
The infamous Mr. Mayhem is not your average serial killer. Reminiscent of the beloved Hannibal Lecter, minus his thirst for flesh—because eating humans is just plain rude—Mr. Mayhem storms on the scene with style, grace, elegance, and a zest for life unlike any other. Impeccable manners also help. He may commit murder, but there’s no reason to be impolite about it.
Accompanied by his loyal crow companions, Poe, Allan, and Edgar, his crimes strike fear in the hearts and minds of folks across Massachusetts’ North Shore. When Shawnee Daniels—cat burglar extraordinaire and forensic hacker for the police—meets Mayhem in the dark, she piques his curiosity. Sadly for her, she leaves behind an item best left undiscovered. Or is it serendipity by design?
Color him curious, but he yearns to examine the psychology behind her life choices, tough girl routine, witty banter, and unique double-life. In a different time and place they may even become friends. But unfortunately, their predicament defines the risk.
The stakes are too high to stop now.
For reasons authorities cannot fathom, these seemingly unrelated murders will go down in history as the most impressive killing regime of all time. His coup de grace, if you will. Even if it means permanently erasing Ms. Daniels from the equation. All the pieces are there if the authorities look hard enough. The question is, will they? The only new wrinkle is Shawnee Daniels, and she may be his toughest opponent yet … if she’s clever enough to play the game.
265 pp. ~ ASIN: B0749CJPYV ~ Ebook (Mobi/Epub/Pdf) $2.99 ~ Trade Paperback coming soon!
Ebook Publication: August 9, 2017 ~ Trade Paperback Publication:
12 Reviews — ALL five stars ~ Readers love Mr. Mayhem!
“I had heard so much about this book going in, that I was excited to start it, and wow, I’m glad I did!
This book has so many twists and turns it kept me guessing the whole way through. Filled with snarky characters and a killer that gets a thrill out of turning his victims into masterpieces, and you have one thrilling ride!
Shawnee Daniels is a memorable heroine; part-time cat burglar, full-time police computer techie, she is all attitude, strong, brave, and maybe a little bit naive.
Mr. Mayhem; talk about a complex character! Ms. Coletta does a stupendous job of drawing the reader into the chilling mind of a serial killer with a twisted sense of humor and an imaginative way of murdering his victims. Oh yeah, he trains crows to do his bidding, as well!
This book will stay with you long after it’s finished, a highly recommended read.” ~ USA Today Bestselling Author Jacquie Biggar
Book 1, Mayhem Series ~ Top 10 Amazon Bestseller
Never steal a killer’s trophy box.
Shawnee Daniels — forensic hacker for the police by day, cat burglar by night — ignites the hellfire fury of a serial killer when she unknowingly steals his trophy box.
Described by readers as SILENCE OF THE LAMBS meets THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, WINGS OF MAYHEM is a whirlwind of heart-thumping, non-stop action that takes your breath away. Impossible to put down.
Shawnee Daniels breaks into the home of Jack Delsin, a white-collar criminal accused of embezzling money from his employees’ retirement fund. In Robin Hood-esque fashion, her intention is to return their hard-earned cash, but she stumbles across a shocking spectacle. Jack has secrets, evil secrets, secrets worth killing over.
A deadly game of cat-and-mouse torpedoes Shawnee’s life. Can she outrun the killer, prove she’s innocent of murder after Jack sets her up to take the fall, and protect those she loves before he strikes again?
2016 Winner of the Mystery, Thriller, Heist Award
285 pp. ~ ISBN: 978-1941408902 ~ Ebook (Mobi/Epub/Pdf) $3.99 ~ Trade Paperback $13.99
Ebook Publication: May 27, 2016 ~ Trade Paperback Publication: November 13, 2016 ~ Audio releases Fall, 2017
28 – 4 & 5 Star Reviews
“For someone not named Patterson, Harris or Lindsay, Sue Coletta has reinvented the serial killer genre without stepping over the tropes for which we flock to it. Sue Coletta is on a path. She earned her ticket into the crowded arena of dark thriller contenders with her previous novel MARRED, and in WINGS OF MAYHEM she announces her arrival with the wail of approaching sirens and the quiet horror of a blade swinging at your throat in the dark. Don’t miss this one. A star is born.” ~ Larry Brooks, Critically-Acclaimed Author of Bait & Switch
“Riveting and haunting! Sue Coletta’s page-turning crime fiction is deliciously nuanced with delectable horror and dark humor. Unique and compelling characters make a sumptuous and satisfying meal. Save room for a decadent dessert of plot twists.” ~ Jordan Dane, bestselling, critically-acclaimed author of the Ryker Townsend FBI Profiler series
“Sue Coletta is very descriptive and writes a masterful crime scene with just enough detail to make you cringe and feel like you’re standing over the scene. There’s even a little humor to break up the mayhem. WINGS OF MAYHEM is a gripping thriller that will keep you on the edge and wanting more.” ~ Books & Benches
Book 2.5, Mayhem Series ~ Top 10 Amazon Bestseller
A Mayhem Series Crossover Novella in Elle James’ Kindle World: Brotherhood Protectors
Three couples, the perfect Maine vacation, and a fateful night that lands one of the women in mortal danger.
Couples are going missing in Sunset Cove at Long Lake, and the authorities seem more concerned with not tarnishing the reputation of their popular tourist destination. Until … while out for a spin on her wave runner, Shawnee Daniels pulls alongside a deserted canoe.
Blood stains the seat.
When retired SEAL Brandon “Boomer” Rayne wakes to an empty bed—his bride-to-be Daphne nowhere inside their rented cabin—he enlists the help of the only people he’s met in the state: the couple next door, Shawnee Daniels and Revere, Massachusetts Detective Levaughn Samuels.
Uncertainty bonds the two neighbors, forced together by tragedy. Their predicament turns even deadlier when the half-nude body of a female washes ashore. No obvious signs of homicide exist. How did she die? Does her death relate to Daphne’s disappearance?
Time’s running out.
Can they piece together the mystery to find Boomer’s fiancé? Or will an elusive serial killer determine their fate?
Inside the U.S.: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075FFNWD9/
Outside the U.S., please refer to the excerpt page HERE.
Book 1.5, Mayhem Series ~ #1 Amazon Bestseller
A Mayhem Series Crossover Novella in Susan Stoker’s Kindle World: Special Forces: Operation Alpha
Shawnee Daniels wrongly assumes she’s being punished for innocently hacking the Police Chief’s photos. Okay, maybe not-so-innocently, but someone had to expose him for the dog that he is. When she arrives at the mandatory computer seminar, the FBI enlists her help in stopping a serial killer who’s remotely hacking vehicles while the owners are behind the wheel.
Why he’s targeted these people remains a mystery. None of the victims frequent the same places, some don’t even live in the same state. The only commonality is they all drive Fords.
When Detective Levaughn Samuels is taken hostage—his life teetering on the edge of a high-speed chase—there’s nothing Shawnee won’t do to save him, no line she won’t cross. And when her BFF shows up unannounced with problems of her own, she only complicates matters.
Can Shawnee stop the killer before she loses the only man she’s ever loved? Or will the ride of his life end in death?
In the U.S.: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073RSR5JD/
Outside the U.S., please refer to the excerpt page HERE.
David Naill Wilson, Publisher
Also available on Ingram.