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Body Count

298 pages
Severn River Publishing Llc

A serial killer is leaving numbers as his only clues...but nothing seems to add up.

From USA Today bestselling author Carolyn Ridder Aspenson.

When the fire department discovers a body near the scene of a suspicious blaze, Detective Rachel Ryder and her partner Rob Bishop are called to investigate. A set of numbers has been deliberately left near the body, and an autopsy reveals that the victim was killed before the fire.

This death was no accident.

When the investigation turns up few clues and no previous references to the killer's calling card, Rachel and Rob turn to the media for help, eliciting contact from an unexpected source. It seems a killer from the past is back in the game...and the body count is growing.

Rachel and Bishop must solve a seemingly impossible case to stop the murders-and they don't have much time. Because the killer is taunting them with clues about the next victim-twisting their investigation into a cruel game of cat-and-mouse.

Facing off against a cold-blooded mastermind who leaves nothing to chance, what will it take for Rachel to beat the serial killer at their own game.before another victim's number is up?


Praise for Carolyn Ridder Aspenson and the Rachel Ryder series:

"Detective Rachel Ryder is smart, tough, and fearless-readers will gladly follow her through every twist." -LynDee Walker, Amazon Charts bestselling author of Fear No Truth

"Tight writing, unexpected twists, and the tough but vulnerable lead Detective Rachel Ryder will leave you eager to read the next book..."-Susan Hunter, author of Dangerous Habits

"Rachel Ryder is a new heroine on the suspense scene that you'll want to engage with again and again." -Kimberly Charleston, Books Uplift


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Author Bio
USA Today Bestselling author Carolyn Ridder Aspenson writes cozy mysteries, thrillers, and paranormal women's fiction featuring strong female leads. Her stories shine through her dialogue, which readers have praised for being realistic and compelling. Her first novel, Unfinished Business, was a Reader's Favorite and reached the top 100 books sold on Amazon. In 2021 she introduced readers to detective Rachel Ryder in Damaging Secrets. Overkill, the third book in the Rachel Ryder series was one of Thrillerfix's best thrillers of 2021. Prior to publishing, she worked as a journalist in the suburbs of Atlanta where her work appeared in multiple newspapers and magazines. Writing is only one of Carolyn's passions. She is an avid dog lover and currently babies two pit bull boxer mixes. She lives in the mountains of North Georgia as an empty nester with her husband, a cantankerous cat, and those two spoiled dogs. You can chat with Carolyn on Facebook at Carolyn Ridder Aspenson Books.