The Serialist by David Gordon
A Novel

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Harry Bloch is a struggling writer who pumps out pulpy serial novels—from vampire books to detective stories—under various pseudonyms. But his life begins to imitate his fiction when he agrees to ghostwrite the memoir of Darian Clay, New York City’s infamous Photo Killer. Soon, three young women turn up dead, each one murdered in the Photo Killer’s gruesome signature style, and Harry must play detective in a real-life murder plot as he struggles to avoid becoming the killer’s next victim.

Witty, irreverent, and original, The Serialist is a love letter to books—from poetry to pornography—and proof that truth really can be stranger than fiction.

About David Gordon

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David Gordon was born in Queens and currently lives in New York City. He attended Sarah Lawrence College, holds an MA in English and Comparative Literature and an MFA in Writing, both from Columbia University, and has worked in flim, fashion, publishing, and pornography. This is his first book.
Published February 14, 2010 by Simon & Schuster. 352 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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You dress up like your dead mother and write soft-core S&M vampire books and meanwhile you haven’t had a real, human girlfriend in how long?” Then, a real killer, someone about to be executed for really bad serial killer stuff, contacts Harry with an idea about writing his story – for a weird co...

Apr 05 2010 | Read Full Review of The Serialist: A Novel

David G. Schwartz

I know there are probably way too many writers writing about writing, but to me it’s more fun to read that than a writer writing about serial killers.

Jun 18 2010 | Read Full Review of The Serialist: A Novel

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