- Title: The Surreal Killer
- Series: Roger and Suzanne Mystery Series
- Author: Jerold Last
- Genre: Mystery / Thriller / Suspense
- Length: 180 pages
- Publication Date: March 4, 2012
The Surreal Killer is leaving a trail of dead women across Chile, Peru, and Bolivia. The victims all seem to have been murdered in exactly the same way. There may be a link to a small group of scientists who meet annually in different locations in the region. Roger Bowman and Suzanne Foster are asked to attend this year’s meeting of the group in Lima, Peru to try to find out whether a lunatic was lurking at the previous meetings when the murders occurred. And the reader is off on a fast paced hunt for the killer through Lima, Cuzco, and Machu Picchu in Peru and Chile’s Atacama Desert. This Indie Book of the day Award-winning psychological thriller is a true whodunit mystery novel set in an unusual and exotic locale featuring clean language and no on-screen sex.
About the Author
The author is a Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of California’s Medical School at Davis, near Sacramento in Northern California. Jerry, a two-time winner of The Indie Book of the Day Award, writes “tweener” mystery books (tough mystery stories that follow the cozy conventions of no graphic sex and no cussing) that are fast moving and entertain the reader. Several of the books introduce the readers to South America, a region where he has lived and worked that is a long way from home for most English speakers. He and his wife Elaine lived previously in Salta, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay. Jerry selects the most interesting South American locations he found for Roger and Suzanne to visit while solving miscellaneous murders. Montevideo, Salta, Machu Picchu, the Galapagos Islands, and Iguazu Falls are also characters in these books, and the novels portray these places as vivid and real. Jerry and Elaine breed prize-winning German shorthaired pointer dogs; Elaine also provides technical advice for Jerry’s dog-related novels like The Deadly Dog Show and Hunter Down, as well as editing for all of the books.