Meet Michael McCabe:
Single Father. Homicide Cop. A Murderer’s Worst Enemy.
From a formidable new voice in suspense fiction comes an edge-of-the-seat story about a homicide detective on the trail of a killer who slays with exacting precision, and who harbors a terrifying motive.
“This crackling debut from a former New York advertising man packs a terrific punch, and comes complete with pace and panache. Taut, deft, and with a delicate sense of place, this is supremely accomplished storytelling.” – The Daily Mail (UK)
“Pick of The Week” -Boston Globe
“A suspenseful police procedural whirling around a character who has the brains, courage and human concern to be the reader’s hero from start to finish.
Even less often does a writer create characters as well-drawn and centered as Hayman gives us with his Portland Police Detective Sgt. Mike McCabe, three years into life in his new city.” -The Portland Press Herald
“Hayman’s pacing is perfect. An unsettling thriller, not because Portland and the state have a history of madmen killing strangers on a rampage. What’s frightening is that Hayman makes it seem possible, even probable.” -The Bangor Daily News
“A stunning debut that gripped me from first page to last. A thriller of a thriller.” -Tess Gerritsen, New York Times Best Selling Author of Ice Cold
is the second Mike McCabe book from James Hayman. Brilliant, beautiful and ambitious, Portland attorney Lainie Goff seemed to have it all. Until one cold night in the coldest winter the city had ever known, the dark secret of an abused childhood came crashing back and Lainie died for another’s sins.
Rave Reviews for James Hayman’s The Chill of Night
“Readers of James Hayman’s second mystery novel are in for a treat. “The Chill of Night” is an engrossing, character-driven novel… As the who-dun-it plot unfolds, one comes to admire Hayman as a genius of suspenseful writing.” Lloyd Ferris, Maine Sunday Telegram,
“Hayman has penned an engrossing whodunit with a tenacious investigator, who luckily also happens to have the gift of a photographic memory. Highly recommended for readers of suspenseful, captivating mysteries with a cast of colorful yet believable characters.” -Library Journal Starred Review
“A twisting, action-filled plot. This one puts Portland, Maine firmly on the crime fiction map.” -Booklist.
“A formidable detective tested to the limit in Hayman’s atmospheric puzzler.” -Publisher’s Weekly
“Suspense-filled and action-packed…It’s a real page-turner, unpredictable and smart, and i can’t think of a better beach read, than that! Read it!” -Paging Amy
On Sale Now from St. Martin’s Minotaur.