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In the city that never sleeps, evil is wide awake. From the bright lights of Times Square to the dark alleys of New York, the Ladykiller is at work and at prey. Four women savagely murdered on the mean streets of NYC. The Ladykiller leaves no trail, no clues. The pressure is on for NYPD detective Dave Dillon - either he solves the crime or he can kiss his job goodbye.

When Dave joins forces with Megan Morrison, a beautiful young social worker, the search for a cold-hearted killer leads to a hot romance. But a host of forces threaten to intrude. Megan's jealous mentor would delight in derailing the romance, as would Jamie, a determined detective with her own not-so-hidden agenda. And Dave's shadowy past is never far behind. The clock is ticking for Dave and Megan. Will they close in on the shocking truth behind the crimes, or will it close in on them? In the world of the Ladykiller, passion can turn deadly in a New York minute.

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Pages   252
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.3" Width: 6.1" Height: 1"
Weight:   1.05 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 15, 2007
Publisher   Oceanview Publishing
ISBN  1933515058  
ISBN13  9781933515052  

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More About Lawrence Light

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! An award-winning journalist, Lawrence Light is currently the Wall St. Editor for Forbes magazine. A graduate of Columbia School of Journalism, he has been a reporter and editor for Business Week and Newsday. Meredith Anthony has written for film and TV. As a humorist, her work has appeared in MAD magazine and the women's humor quarterly, Hysteria.

Lawrence Light currently resides in New York, in the state of New York.

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OK, but missing something  Mar 31, 2008
The authors did a wonderful job of bringing the villain to life, and the plot twists were nicely twisty, so the book did hold my interest. What I kept waiting for was something that would cause me to care about the leading good guy. For me, he was never more than cardboard, a pastiche of cliched fictional detectives who always stay on the wrong side of their bosses and girlfriends. So when one of the plot twists involving him should have surprised me, instead I felt indifferent because I never felt I had related to him in any way. It may be easier to create a fine villain than to create a 3D hero, I don't know, but I like to see both when I'm reading crime fiction.
Gritty & Unflinching  Jun 13, 2007
Newspapers attach a media savvy nickname to murderers, in order to grab a reader's attention. Ladykiller is no exception. The husband wife writing team of Meredith Anthony and Lawrence Light has delivered a frightening glimpse at the dark, sinister side of the city that never sleeps.

The senseless murder of four innocent women has the public demanding justice. With public tension, rising Detective Dillon gets the case. In addition to the mounting pressure to catch the killer, Dillon gets a stern ultimatum from his superiors, "catch him or you're out." Therefore, it is with his career on the line Detective Dillon is determined to bring justice to the Ladykiller.

Tracking the killer leads Dillon to the Crisis center and Megan Morrison, a gorgeous young social worker and her mentor and co-worker, Nita. The instant attraction between Dave and Megan creates yet another layer, bringing the reader deeper into, not only the story, but also the lives of the characters themselves. The relationship is electric between Dave and Megan. What follows is a passionate affair that could derail their investigation, as well as, their careers.

Anthony and Lawrence have created a character in the Ladykiller, with no conscience, that is able to move among the community practically unseen. He enjoys the tabloid and newspaper reports about the murders. Pausing to purchase a copy, he could not help but grin as he read, how stupid everyone was, he thought. Just because they could not fathom a reason for the carnage, certainly did not mean there was not a purpose. There was a purpose. Maybe one day not everyone would understand it, maybe.

This could very well be Detective Dillon's last chance to right a wrong from his past, which haunts his mind and dwells deep within his soul. With time running out, answers few and far between, finding the Ladykiller is his only hope. Repeatedly studying the crime scenes, searching the grotesque photos hoping the victims would speak to him. What could link a cheerleader, a hooker, a housewife and a stockbroker? Lies, secrets, manipulations, swirl together to create an atmosphere of anxiety, anticipation and an insatiable desire to know the truth, for both Detective Dillon and the reader.

Ladykiller is superbly written, with an intense plot line, multi-dimensional characters and a setting that is detailed in such a way that it becomes an integral part of the story. This book moves forward with astonishing speed, taking the reader to places we wish only existed in movies and books. Anthony and Lawrence shine a light into the darkened alleyways and hidden underbelly of New York, bringing to the reader a gritty and unflinching view of the very things that haunt us in our nightmares.

From the safety of my own home, I felt uneasy and found myself checking the doors and turning on an extra light. To deliver a novel that is refreshing and interesting when dealing with such dark, complex issues reveals true talent. With a few questions left a bit iffy at the conclusion. It is my sincere hope that this is the beginning of novel two, as opposed to simply the end of the Ladykiller.

Well-written and gripping - definitely one to read.  May 23, 2007
Life in Times Square isn't all bright lights and glamour, especially for four very unlucky ladies who have met their maker with a quick bullet to the brain. LADYKILLER takes you on the twisted trail of these killings, mostly through the watchful eye of Detective Dillion who has been assigned to the special task force handling the murders. With the odds stacked against him (in more ways than one), Dillion steadily pulls the pieces of the puzzle together, leading the reader through an intriguing web of characters and settings. However there is one clue he's missed by a mile - the shocking end is worth every second spent reading! I highly recommend this book!
Great crime novel - a must read!  May 8, 2007
Ladykiller is a fast-paced, psychological thriller that I highly recommend. This book is my kind of mystery, with constant twists and turns and full of interesting characters. Set in New York City, the story mostly takes place during the night's darkest hours, adding great detail to the pursuit of a terrifying serial killer. The plot offers many surprises, the biggest of which happens in the very last paragraphs of the book. I really enjoyed reading Ladykiller and hope for more of the same from the authors.
An astounding 5 stars!  Apr 20, 2007
By Lawrence Light and Meredith Anthony
ISBN: 1-933515-05-8
Suspense/Thriller 240 pages
Oceanview Publishing

Ladykiller is the debut suspense novel by Lawrence Light and Meredith Anthony, the husband and wife writing team, and what a unique writing team. They have penned a novel that is a must for crime enthusiast.

The setting is the streets of New York, and the year is 1991. Four women have been murdered from all different walks of life, including a cheerleader, stockbroker, a housewife and a prostitute. Homicide detective Dave Dillion of the NYPD is on the case and must solve these murders or risk losing his job. Dave encounters a beautiful social worker by the name of Megan Morrison, the two join forces in search for the serial killer, and romance ensues.

The press is calling the serial killer "Ladykiller". The killer has left no clues and no trail behind to follow. The murders always take place in some out of the way place where no witnesses can be found. There are never any signs of the victim being taken against her will and no signs of a struggle with their attacker, and the murders all appear to be personal in nature. Will Dave find the killer before its too late?

Lawrence Light is an award-winning journalist and is currently the Wall Street Editor for Forbes magazine. He graduated from Columbia School of Journalism and is the author of the Karen Glick novels. He currently resides in Manhattan with his wife and co-author Meredith Anthony.

Meredith Anthony has written for a variety of sources including film, television, print and the web. She graduated from St. John's College and also received a MA from The Johns Hopkins University.

Ladykiller is an intriguing, compelling and suspenseful crime novel packed with enticing twists and turns to keep you on the edge. The authors have created a powerful thriller that tantalizes with a sense of suspense and a steady flow of action. The characters are believable, finely developed and engaging. Ladykiller is superbly crafted with vivid detail that draws you into the story.

An astounding 5 stars!


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