Book Review: The Saints Go Dying by Erik Hanberg

Posted 29 January, 2012 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

The Saints Go Dying
Erik Hanberg
Arthur Beautyman Mysteries, #1
April 1,2010
159 pages
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5/5 Books

The Saints Go Dying starts with a familiar tread: a serial killer loose in Los Angeles–in this case, the victims are modern-day saints. But it takes a unique twist, as the detective on the case must battle an unscrupulous reality TV show in order to catch the killer. It becomes a cat-and-mouse game between the killer and the detective played out right in front of the Hollywood cameras.

Author Erik Hanberg

About The Author:
Erik Hanberg has been a writer all his life. Novels, screenplays, plays, even a stray poem or two.

Arthur Beautyman Mysteries

The Saints Go Dying (2010) and The Marinara Murders (2011) are about Arthur Beautyman, a computer hacker turned detective. While The Marinara Murders follows The Saints Go Dying, it stands wholly on its own, and readers should not feel they have to read the first book to understand it.

Nonprofit Fundraising

Based on his years of nonprofit fundraising and leadership, Hanberg published The Little Book of Gold, a fundraising guide for small (and very small) nonprofits.

When he was just 23, Erik Hanberg was hired to run a non-profit arts organization with an annual budget just over $600,000. Two years later, he had increased the budget to $800,000, and increasing fundraising more than 400%.

Since then he has worked in development at multi-million dollar non-profit, and has volunteered on many boards.

He is currently the Executive Director of a small civic non-profit and sits on the distribution committee for a foundation that gives away more than $200,000 a year.

He lives in Tacoma Washington with his wife Mary, where in addition to writing novels, he is a Park Commissioner.

Connect With The Author:
Website | Facebook | Twitter| Google+

My Review:
Are you looking for an edge of your seat thriller? A book that will hook you and keep you until the last page? A story that will have you reading it in ONE sitting? Well then, Erik Hanberg’s well written, complex, and mysterious, yet humorous book, The Saints Go Dying is the one for you. It’s the first in the Arthur Beautyman series, and it’s a hit with me. I loved every minute of this suspenseful,humourous thriller.

Arthur Beautyman is not your average everyday detective. Nope. Not a bit. He does his crime solving in a whole different way, yet it’s believable and fun to follow. Watching him as a hacker, watching him solve his crime with his whole self was awesome. I absolutely LOVED it! Catching a serial killer can’t be easy but Beautyman makes it seem so! This is not a long book, but it’s definitely addictive and easily read in one sitting. The way that Erik wrote this story and the way the story ended (I won’t go into detail for I don’t give spoilers!), you’ll be surprised!

This is most definitely a high 5 Book worthy story and I am so happy that the author contacted me to review this. I loved every minute of this roller coaster ride, and I can’t wait for more of these Beautyman Mysteries to release (which #2 is The Marina Murders and I am super excited to be able review that one, too!). Well, what are you waiting for? Grab your copy now!

NOTE:Today and tomorrow, January 29 and 30 2012, if you click the purchase link for Amazon above you can get your copy of this awesome mystery for FREE!

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