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ISBN13: 9780765320261
ISBN10: 0765320266
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Marlowe Higgins has had a hard life. Since being dishonorably discharged after a tour in Vietnam, he's been in and out of prison, moving from town to town, going wherever the wind takes him. He can't stay in one place too long — every full moon he kills someone.

Marlowe Higgins is a werewolf. For years he struggled with his affliction, until he found a way to use this unfortunate curse for good — he only kills really bad people.

Settling at last in the small town of Evelyn, Higgins works at a local restaurant and even has a friend, Daniel Pearce, one of Evelyn's two police detectives.

One night everything changes. It turns out Marlowe Higgins isn't the only monster lurking in the area. A fiendish serial killer, known as the Rose Killer, is brutally murdering young girls all around the county. Higgins targets the killer as his next victim, but on the night of the full moon, things go drastically wrong...

Review:

"Spare, evocative prose lifts this impressive debut from Pekearo, who was killed in the line of duty as an auxiliary police officer in New York City in 2007. Marlowe Higgins, who's both a werewolf and a detective, lives in the small town of Evelyn, 'just outside the Tennessee border,' flipping burgers by day and waiting for the full moon that will awaken the blood curse that has afflicted his family for generations. Higgins has hit on a way to alleviate the guilt he feels for having claimed countless innocent lives — he investigates vicious crimes that have gone unsolved by the police and targets the perpetrators in his lupine form. When a sadistic serial killer known as the Rose Killer for the flowers left in the victims' eye sockets appears in Evelyn, Higgins turns his attention to tracking him down. Higgins may remind some of Jeff Lindsay's Dexter, but Pekearo's skill at making Higgins both believable and sympathetic is a considerable achievement that should give this novel crossover appeal beyond crime and horror readers." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"[A] fresh twist on werewolf lore....[A] gripping fusion of detective and horror fiction that includes one of the most riveting werewolf portraits ever penned." Booklist

Review:

"The too-short life of Nicholas Pekearo was both triumph and tragedy. He died a hero's death, sacrificing his own life to save others. And now comes The Wolfman, a brilliant, insightful, overpowering debut from a writer who studied, listened, and learned before he took his shot...and centered the bulls-eye. Published posthumously, this 'debut' novel is a triumph." Andrew Vachss

Review:

"Consider Lon Chaney Jr. meets The Incredible Hulk — as imagined by Charles Bukowski. The Wolfman's great fun. My suggestion? Don't wait for the next full moon. Pounce!" Jack Ketchum

Review:

"The Wolfman takes a tried and true wooly-booger icon and turns it on its ear and gives it a fresh coat of fur and new sheen on its very sharp teeth. Nicholas Pekearo has the wolf chops and the writing chops to make this horror/thriller a must read." Joe R. Lansdale

Synopsis:

Marlowe Higgins is a werewolf. For years he struggled with his affliction, until he finds a way to use this unfortunate curse for good — he only kills really bad people. Settling at last in a small town, Higgins realizes he isn't the only monster lurking in the area.

Synopsis:

Marlowe Higgins has had a hard life. Since being dishonorably discharged after a tour in Vietnam, he's been in and out of prison, moving from town to town, going wherever the wind takes him. He cant stay in one place too long--every full moon he kills someone.

Marlowe Higgins is a werewolf. For years he struggled with his affliction, until he found a way to use this unfortunate curse for good--he only kills really bad people. 

Settling at last in the small town of Evelyn, Higgins works at a local restaurant and even has a friend, Daniel Pearce, one of Evelyn's two police detectives.

One night everything changes. It turns out Marlowe Higgins isnt the only monster lurking in the area. A fiendish serial killer, known as the Rose Killer, is brutally murdering young girls all around the county. Higgins targets the killer as his next victim, but on the night of the full moon, things go drastically wrong. . . .

Synopsis:

Since being dishonorably discharged after a tour in Vietnam, Marlowe Higgins has been in and out of prison, moving from town to town, going wherever the wind takes him. He's not the kind of guy who can stay in one place too long. Every full moon he kills someone. For years he struggled with his affliction, until he found a way to use his unfortunate curse for good--he only kills really bad people.

 

After years on the road, Higgins finds a home in the small town of Evelyn, Tennessee. He even has a friend, Daniel Pearce, one of Evelyn's two detectives. Then, one night, everything changes. Higgins is not the only monster lurking in the area. The Rose Killer, a fiendish serial killer, is brutally murdering young women all around the county. Higgins targets the killer as his next victim. But on the night of the full moon, things go drastically wrong . . . .

About the Author

Nicholas Pekearo was a young, prolific writer who left the world too soon. While volunteering as an NYPD Auxiliary Police Officer, he was killed in the line of duty, in the very neighborhood he grew up in, New York City's Greenwich Village. He worked in bookstores throughout New York City most of his life, including Crawford-Doyle. The Wolfman is his first published novel.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765320261
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Author:
Pekearo, Nicholas
Subject:
Serial murderers
Subject:
Werewolves
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st
Publication Date:
May 13, 2008
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 x 1.06 in

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Product details 288 pages Tor Books - English 9780765320261 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Spare, evocative prose lifts this impressive debut from Pekearo, who was killed in the line of duty as an auxiliary police officer in New York City in 2007. Marlowe Higgins, who's both a werewolf and a detective, lives in the small town of Evelyn, 'just outside the Tennessee border,' flipping burgers by day and waiting for the full moon that will awaken the blood curse that has afflicted his family for generations. Higgins has hit on a way to alleviate the guilt he feels for having claimed countless innocent lives — he investigates vicious crimes that have gone unsolved by the police and targets the perpetrators in his lupine form. When a sadistic serial killer known as the Rose Killer for the flowers left in the victims' eye sockets appears in Evelyn, Higgins turns his attention to tracking him down. Higgins may remind some of Jeff Lindsay's Dexter, but Pekearo's skill at making Higgins both believable and sympathetic is a considerable achievement that should give this novel crossover appeal beyond crime and horror readers." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "[A] fresh twist on werewolf lore....[A] gripping fusion of detective and horror fiction that includes one of the most riveting werewolf portraits ever penned."
"Review" by , "The too-short life of Nicholas Pekearo was both triumph and tragedy. He died a hero's death, sacrificing his own life to save others. And now comes The Wolfman, a brilliant, insightful, overpowering debut from a writer who studied, listened, and learned before he took his shot...and centered the bulls-eye. Published posthumously, this 'debut' novel is a triumph."
"Review" by , "Consider Lon Chaney Jr. meets The Incredible Hulk — as imagined by Charles Bukowski. The Wolfman's great fun. My suggestion? Don't wait for the next full moon. Pounce!"
"Review" by , "The Wolfman takes a tried and true wooly-booger icon and turns it on its ear and gives it a fresh coat of fur and new sheen on its very sharp teeth. Nicholas Pekearo has the wolf chops and the writing chops to make this horror/thriller a must read."
"Synopsis" by , Marlowe Higgins is a werewolf. For years he struggled with his affliction, until he finds a way to use this unfortunate curse for good — he only kills really bad people. Settling at last in a small town, Higgins realizes he isn't the only monster lurking in the area.
"Synopsis" by ,

Marlowe Higgins has had a hard life. Since being dishonorably discharged after a tour in Vietnam, he's been in and out of prison, moving from town to town, going wherever the wind takes him. He cant stay in one place too long--every full moon he kills someone.

Marlowe Higgins is a werewolf. For years he struggled with his affliction, until he found a way to use this unfortunate curse for good--he only kills really bad people. 

Settling at last in the small town of Evelyn, Higgins works at a local restaurant and even has a friend, Daniel Pearce, one of Evelyn's two police detectives.

One night everything changes. It turns out Marlowe Higgins isnt the only monster lurking in the area. A fiendish serial killer, known as the Rose Killer, is brutally murdering young girls all around the county. Higgins targets the killer as his next victim, but on the night of the full moon, things go drastically wrong. . . .

"Synopsis" by ,

Since being dishonorably discharged after a tour in Vietnam, Marlowe Higgins has been in and out of prison, moving from town to town, going wherever the wind takes him. He's not the kind of guy who can stay in one place too long. Every full moon he kills someone. For years he struggled with his affliction, until he found a way to use his unfortunate curse for good--he only kills really bad people.

 

After years on the road, Higgins finds a home in the small town of Evelyn, Tennessee. He even has a friend, Daniel Pearce, one of Evelyn's two detectives. Then, one night, everything changes. Higgins is not the only monster lurking in the area. The Rose Killer, a fiendish serial killer, is brutally murdering young women all around the county. Higgins targets the killer as his next victim. But on the night of the full moon, things go drastically wrong . . . .

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