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Death On A Dark Street

A killer prowls his hunting ground

A new novel by Fred Dickey

Available on, and in bookstores.

High praise, indeed!

Legendary crime writer Joseph Wambaugh recommends Fred Dickey’s new novel “Death On A Dark Street.”

Wambaugh Says:

"This is a suspenseful, authentic, and well-researched manhunt for a serial killer. It introduces rookie homicide detective Jaye Peoria, a tough but tender young woman determined to prove herself and stop an elusive killer. It's a good book."

And that’s not all.

Maura Parga, San Diego P.D. cold case detective (ret.), says:

“Fred Dickey is a brilliant writer. I love the way the detectives interact with each other, so right on target. It’s just like I’m working the case myself. The investigation methods and procedures are accurate. The descriptions of the homeless and their struggles--perfect. I LOVE THIS BOOK!”

        The Story...

          A serial killer wants to make San Diego Detective Jaye Peoria another victim. She needs to bring him down.

          Jaye is a gentle woman, but she’s also a bulldog of a cop. Will that be enough? The hunt is on.

He will kill her if he can.

She will kill him if she has to.

Reviews On

January 21, 2019 5 Stars

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

I really enjoyed this book. In addition to being a good "who done it", this story gives you a real sense of the camaraderie and difficult daily lives of police officers and the patience it can require to find the perpetrator. I also liked how the book explored the role that mental health and many other factors can play in criminal behavior and homelessness.

Excellent book! 5 Stars

January 22, 2019

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

What a compelling story. It was riveting, I couldn't put it down!! I hope this becomes a series and we see more soon!

5.0 out of 5 stars   Evil is harder to understand

January 12, 2019

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

Dickey is a master metaphor and similie. Good detective mystery flavored with a hint of philosophy and wit

5.0 out of 5 stars    Could hve been written by a cop

January 14, 2019

Format: Kindle Edition

As a retired police officer, I can say this book could have been written by a cop. Dickey obviously did his research and got it right. Liked the accurate portrayal of the investigative techniques and the interaction amongst the cops. Suspenseful plot keeps your attention. Fred Dickey and Detective Jaye Peoria have gained a fan.

5.0 out of 5 stars   Holds your attention

January 8, 2019

Format: Paperback

This is a book that holds your attention from start to finish. Clever, intriguing plot and realistic, identifiable characters make it difficult to put down. I would look forward to reading anything by Fred Dickey.

5.0 out of 5 stars   Get a second copy because you wont want to lend yours out.

January 8, 2019

Format: Paperback

You wont be disappointed reading this book. Fred brings you in, right along side the detectives feel the energy as the investigators unravel the mistery.

Editorial Review from Readers' Favorite

Reviewed By Viga Boland for Readers’ Favorite: 5 STARS!  

“It occurred to me last night that when you die, so does everybody else.” This rather deep statement, uttered by one of the many detectives trying to zero in on what appears to be a serial killer in Death On A Dark Street by Fred Dickey, lingered in my mind after I finished reading this crime thriller which, in many ways, is so much more than just another “whodunit”. Here’s why. While the plot is centered on Detective Jaye Peoria and her team’s efforts to nail “The Dark Street Assassin” - who chokes downtrodden women, douses them in bleach, and leaves no clues to his identity - several other themes are explored through the interesting and colorful cast of characters of Jaye herself, her police department comrades, criminal offenders and a psychologist who provides a romantic angle. What might be especially interesting to female readers is seeing the lengths to which Jaye must go to be accepted by her colleagues, from being comfortable with male cop jargon, jokes and attitudes while inwardly coping with her female reaction to seeing her own sex heartlessly murdered and discarded like rubbish.

Readers who are intrigued by the effects of a perpetrator’s past on their present criminal activity will enjoy the psychological profiling coupled with the methods used by the police to narrow down the suspect list. And as always in crime thriller fiction, what can be more riveting than learning just how evil the narcissistic killer is, how clever he believes he is, and seeing him finally caught after the author has managed to keep us turning pages to the very end before we discover his identity. Overall, Death On A Dark Street is an entertaining read that offers suspense relieved by humorous cop banter, along with a little sex and romance and plenty of other issues to think about after you close the book. Enjoy!

A Scene...

“When the young prostitute saw the door she almost sang out in joy. But just as she reached for the handle, he stepped out of the shadows.

“She screamed, but as their eyes met she was surprised at the absence of violence in his. She wanted to understand how that could be, but there was no time.

“His fingers closed around her throat. The last words she gasped were, “Don’t! Please, don’t.” Then, there was no more air.”

Fred Dickey is a popular novelist, a much-honored journalist, and a Pulitzer Prize nominee. In this book, he makes danger real and brings cops to life. Dickey lives in Cardiff by the Sea, Calif. with his scientist wife, Kathy.

Death On A Dark Street is available from Amazon or book stores in paperback, hardback or digital e-book. look for Books--Dickey, Fred--Death On A Dark Street.

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