The Worldwide Mystery imprint of Harlequin purchased the mass market paperback rights for The Chessman, which will come out in April.
Jeff was delighted to be one of the winners in the ThrillerFest 2015 Best First Sentence Contest.
Special Agent Drew Cady is on the mend, both physically and emotionally, as he works on the FBI’s Medicare Fraud Strike Force in Minneapolis. Chasing white collar criminals is a far cry from hunting serial killers and Cady basks in the glow of his newer, more laid-back lifestyle, that is, until a young woman’s body possessing a most-disturbing characteristic is pulled from Lake Superior. And if being ordered to investigate this case isn’t bad enough, Cady’s former boss—Assistant Director Roland Jund—has killed a fellow agent and stands accused of being a spy. Now Agent Cady must draw upon every last bit of experience he has to clear his friend’s name while at the same time ensuring that no more innocent lives are extinguished by a sadistic killer with a taste for blood.
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Jeff's mystery/thriller, The Chessman (a serial killer is in hot pursuit of his own copycat), was listed by Publishers Weekly as one of the best new books for the Week of May 21, 2012.
Burton delivers an outstanding serial killer thriller that will impress even seasoned practitioners of this subgenre.
—Publishers Weekly (A Starred Review)
That's the barebones outline of Minnesotan Jeffrey Burton's terrific mystery, The Chessman, made up of a lot of moving parts the author brings together masterfully.
—St. Paul Pioneer Press
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