Murder in the Holy City
5.5 x 8.5, 200 pp.
Pub Date: 11/14/2006
Price:        $5.00


Published by Texas Review Press

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Murder in the Holy City

By Ben Greer

Archibald Sims, Charleston's premier detective, has a mansion on The Battery and a $1-a-year job as a homicide detective. What starts as a routine investigation quickly sends him on the trail of a series of bizarre murders in the Lowcountry. At the heart of the case is a cunning, perverse loner who will stop at nothing in his quest for the ultimate revenge. The bodies are piling up fast, and this investigation will test Sims like no other. As he races to stop the killer, he discovers a horrible truth—his girlfriend and his young son are targets too.

BEN GREER, a native of South Carolina, published his first book of fiction at the age of twenty-six. Slammer, a novel based upon his experiences in a maximum security prison, received rave reviews, and his subsequent three novels were extensively reviewed in the United States and Canada. Currently Greer teaches at the University of South Carolina and is at work on his second Archibald Sims novel.

What Readers Are Saying:

"Archibald Sims has got to be one of the most intriguing detectives since Sherlock Holmes. Get this: he is a Rhodes Scholar, a great cook, a doting father, a widower enamored of College of Charleston girls, and a passionate (and inept) grower of organic vegetables. He does have a dark side, but you'll have to read to find out about that struggle. Murder in the Holy City scares you on one page and makes you laugh on the other." --William Price Fox


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