by William Bayer
In this multi-layered psychological mystery, photographer Jason Poe is transfixed by a disturbing set of murals he encounters in the attic of an abandoned house, and resolves to uncover the secret behind them.
“The murals hit me hard. First came terror, then awe. It was only after I’d taken them in that I began to feel their immense power.”
Jason Poe, a former war photographer, has been breaking into abandoned houses for an art project to document what previous tenants have left behind. One night he finds more than expected when he ascends to an attic and is confronted by a haunting set of murals.
The murals cover all four walls of the cramped space and hypnotise Jason. Convinced there’s an important story behind them, he embarks upon a quest to identify their creator and uncover their meaning. To do so Jason recruits several friends, including Joan Nguyen, a reporter for Calista Times-Dispatch. As the team delve deeper they uncover a mystery involving accusations of satanism, police corruption, a scandal involving a wealthy Calista family, a series of contemporary arson attacks . . . and an enigmatic patient in a Swiss psychiatric clinic.
“Bayer has a gift for creating people who feel completely real … a solid thriller that will hold readers' interest”
“In this clever psychological thriller, Bayer chillingly and skillfully depicts the divide between good and evil. Suggest to Thomas Harris and Michael Connelly devotees”
Library Journal Starred Review of The Luzern Photograph
“Bayer keeps the suspense high as he artfully toggles among story lines and thoughtfully develops his characters”
Publishers Weekly on The Luzern Photograph
“Nazis, sadomasochism, and psychoanalysis always provide a heady mix, and a little murder thrown in pushes Bayer's latest into the radioactive zone”
Kirkus Reviews on The Luzern Photograph
“A classy and compelling psychoerotic suspense tale”
Publishers Weekly on The Dream of the Broken Horses
The Murals by William Bayer is available in the following formats
|Hardback||9780727889737||1st December 2019||140 X 225mm||224||$28.99|
|Hardback||9780727889737||30th August 2019||140 X 225mm||224||£20.99|
|Ebook||9781448303335||1st October 2019||N/A||224||$10.99|
|Ebook||9781448303335||1st October 2019||N/A||224||£8.99|
|Hardback - Large Print||9781780291826||31st August 2021||143 X 225mm||352||$36.95|
|Hardback - Large Print||9781780291826||24th June 2021||143 X 225mm||352||£22.99|
|Paperback||9781780296340||7th July 2020||136 X 218mm||224||$17.95|
|Paperback||9781780296340||31st March 2020||136 X 218mm||224||£12.99|