Hello folks! Hope you’re having a wonderful day out there in cyberspace. The reason for today’s post is to help promote a friend of mine, and fellow writer.
While I’ve read this book, I love it, and am so excited about the re-release of it into print, can’t wait to hold it in my hands! The material is adult content but if you can’t take the heat, get out the kitchen!
Let me introduce you to this wonderfully scary work of thriller fiction shall I?
Synopsis of Everett Holmes The Case of the Forged Fingerprint Killer:
A sadistic serial killer is on the loose, carving up the mean streets of Chicago one body at a time. This killer knows his trade and he takes pride in the slaying of each and every one of his victims. He taunts the elite group of investigators from the specialized homicide squad of the 16th precinct on a daily basis and leaves behind a bloody path of carnage and a purposely placed trail of clues in the form of fingerprints; fingerprints that just happen to belong to some of the most horrific serial killers in recent history. The problem lies in the fact that these killers of the innocent are all dead, killed by lethal injection at the hand of the court system.
Private investigator Everett Holmes, the great-grandson of the legendary investigator Sherlock Holmes has been running his own consulting service since leaving the Chicago Police Department. He takes on private clients, which is the bulk of his business, but he is also called in from time to time to help out with older cases that remain unsolved. His track record averages near a ninety-eight percent success rate, which makes him a valuable commodity to anyone hiring him, and he accepts the case as long as the price is right. Then there are those certain cases, the ones that touch his soul at the core, and the ones that demand to be solved. These are the cases that he does for free not only to solve it but, to keep his edge in the business.
Everett Holmes: Case of the Forged Fingerprint Killer is a story of a man with a need to live up to his family’s reputation. No matter how skilled or how many difficult cases he solves, Everett seems to lack the self-confidence once exhibited by his great-grandfather Sherlock and all of the other Holmes men, generation to generation. Everett’s self-loathing characteristics lead him down the dangerous path of drug and alcohol addiction; where he plays a daily game of Russian roulette with his own life. On a particularly bad downward spiral, Everett gets the call from his friend Lieutenant Max McQueen of the Chicago Police Department. The killer has struck again and they are out of options; they need his help now.
As Everett joins up with the team he finds himself embroiled in one of the toughest cases of his career; a case filled with dirty cops and politicians, blurred friendships, incessant lies, a never ending supply of victims and a killer that can’t be stopped. With each passing moment and with each new body, Everett’s personal demons are conjured up once again throwing him into his own personal hell. Will he be able to get out of it in time to stop the brutal murders of the Forged Fingerprint Killer, or will Everett himself become the next victim?
Here’s what some of the fans had to say about it!
“I live in a world of murderers, killers, thieves, con men, scammers. and all around bad people. I am a suspense thriller writer. I thought I was pretty cool and creative and knew my trade craft, that is until I read Erik J. Ekstrom’s Novel, The Case of the Forged Fingerprint Killer. I doubt that I will ever be able to create such evil or monstrous characters as Ekstrom has. Even his protagonist can’t be trusted to do what you think he should do as he unwinds the coil of death and murder that leads the reader to the brink of insanity. I was never sure which character I could turn my back on as I burned through page after page of killings so creative only a person familiar himself with serial murder could possibly know and write about. I am tempted to make an anonymous call to the FBI’s Serial Killer team at Quantico and give them a heads up on Mr. Ekstrom…but first I want to read this novel again to steal parts and ideas for my own manuscript.”
“Everett Holmes is an intense psychological thriller that will keep you guessing. Erik’s writing brings the characters to life allowing an emotional attachment to each one. Each chapter takes you deeper and deeper into the mind of the killer while allowing you to feel Everett’s pain and frustrations. There are many shocking twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end. Excellent book. Can’t wait for the next in the series.”
“Everett Holmes: The Case of the Forged Fingerprint Killer” kept me involved with feelings of sympathy, irony, fear, disgust and many other emotions from the beginning! I love the twists and turns of the case! Everett, who is an EX police officer turned Cold Case solver and dealing with his own issues. Takes on a bizarre to say the least case and real psycho!! I am a HUGE fan of psychological thrillers and trying to solve before the end. However in this case I was unable to….GREAT WORK there Erik, takes a lot to stump me!!
If you want to read a book that you can’t put down and that keeps you twisting in your chair, THIS IS IT! PLEASE MORE EVERETT! I am having withdrawals :)”
“Loved this book!! It is seriously twisted. It has a interesting group of characters including the main character, Everett, who is Sherlock Holmes’ great-grandson. Following in his great-grandfather’s footsteps, Everett is an investigator. He works on cold cases the cops have been unable to solve. He is doing well for himself until a mistake sends him into a tailspin. While still fighting with his demons, he is caught up in serial killer case that he hopes will get him back in the game, but what he finds may wind up sending him over the edge! If you love thrillers, don’t pass this one up! A word to the wise, it is graphic and deals with some sensitive subjects.”
“The first time I had ever heard of the book Everett Holmes: The Case of the Forged Fingerprint Killer was while I was on Facebook. I normally do not read this type of genre of book so I just overlooked it as another Novelist trying to get expose for their new book. About a week later I got my “recommendations” from Amazon and they were suggesting this book. Again I overlooked their suggestions. As time went by Amazon would still put this book on my recommendation list. Then Amazon offered a “sneak peek preview” of the book. So I downloaded the preview onto my kindle. Once I started reading I didn’t put it down until I read the preview. I can honestly say that I immensely enjoyed the preview and now I am reading the book in it’s entirety. Mr. Ekstrom has his own unique writing style that captures and holds your attention through the whole book. I have recommended to my book clubs to review this book and discuss our thoughts on the book, and the writing style in which it is written. After I finish this reading this book I have plans on purchasing his Storyteller series that he has out and any others he may write in this ongoing and continuing series.”
“If you like scary thrillers, you will love Everett Holmes: The Case of the Forged Fingerprint Killer.
From the beginning you are introduced to Everett Holmes, ex cop, now solving cold case files. He’s a very human very likeable character who finds what he is truly made of.
You’ll be thrown into the pits of hell, thrashed about and then spit out whole and alive on the other side. Literally.
I won’t tell you about the ending. Well, you will NEVER expect the ending…or will you??”
So, there ya have it folks, something you don’t want to miss if you haven’t had the pleasure of reading it and if you have, get it in print, there’s a few little surprises in there that just may startle you.
This is what I had to say about it when I had the enjoyment of reading it:
“Looking for a book in the mystery/psycho thriller genre? Well the first book in the Everett Holmes series, The Case of the Forged Fingerprint Killer is a must read folks. It will surprise you until the very end, twisting up and unraveling the mystery is only part of the fun of this novel. And if you like your killers to be bad, try very bad, this guy will have you wishing you had the lights on, doors locked, and alarm system on.
As for Everett Holmes, being the great-grandson of legendary investigator Sherlock Holmes, it’s in his blood to find killers solving mysteries, and comes at a price; can Everett figure out the case in time to save some lives?”
Get your copy of Everett Holmes Case of the Forged Fingerprint Killer and find out today! It’s been re-launched on Kindle and is now in print format! I urge you not to miss this!
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Coming soon! Everett Holmes Sanctuary of the Damned, for kindle and print! I’m very excited!! I know some of us have really been being patient waiting but the wait is finally almost over!
I hope to see you soon with the release of this book!