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Killing Time

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Publisher:
Dzanc Books
Pub. Date:
2015
Language:
English
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Thomas Berger breaks all the rules in this detective story that's less who-done-it, and more why-done-it. "An original and powerful tale of a saintly murderer."--Arthur Koestler "Detweiler is one of the most complex characters in modern fiction...the eeriest thing about him is that he is wholly believable, which is to say, of course, that Thomas Berger is a magnificent novelist."-- National Review Meet Joseph Detweiler--a polite, sincere, and thoughtful murderer. He believes in living in the moment, it's just that every moment comes at a price. So when he murders Billie Bayson, her mother, and a boarder in their home on Christmas Eve, he really means no harm. He's also not the first suspect. As the police delve into the sordid private lives of the Bayson family in the aftermath of this horrific event, seeking the real killer, Detweiler befriends Tierney, a detective assigned to the case. But as details of the case unravel, so does the chilling truth about Detweiler. He has not just committed the murder at hand. He believes he's performed a kindness to Billie and to himself. In his mind has freed her from life, and himself from the flow of time. Can Detective Tierney live with knowing the killer was right under his nose?
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Killing Time is a psychological novel about crime. The hero, Joseph Detweiler, is the world's most courteous, sensitive, sincere, and likable killer. He is even innocent of the fact that a crime has been committed.
This tough and bizarre story breaks all the rules. It is not a whodunit, because the killer is already known. It is not a detective story or a sociological treatise on crime, because it is told from the point of view of the criminal.
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“Detweiler is one of the most complex characters in modern fiction . . . the eeriest thing about him is that he is wholly believable, which is to say, of course, that Thomas Berger is a magnificent novelist." —National Review

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