By Reason of Insanity
Back in the '70s, when the term "serial killer" wasn't yet popular, Shane Stevens wrote this long, exquisitely detailed novel about a psychopathic murderer.
Thomas Bishop escapes from an insane asylum at age 25 and begins what he fully intends to be a historic career as a multiple murderer. He is meticulous, intelligent, conscious of what he is doing, and utterly amoral. And we are inside his head, every step of the way. Behind him is a grotesque history of pain, murder, and rage. Ahead lay a path of horrifying vengeance that would trigger the most intense manhunt in history.
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San Diego Union-Tribune
One of the finest novels ever written about perfect evil... I recommend it unreservedly. Stephen King
The New York Times Full Review
Irresistible, unrelenting suspense... Stevens creates a ‘monster’ for our time.
Chicago Tribune Full Review