The Scavenger's Daughter: A Tyler West Mystery
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The Scavenger's Daughter: A Tyler West Mystery

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Tyler West, suspended Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter from the San Diego Sun, is desperate for a scoop that will save his career. Defying a spiteful publisher and a vindictive homicide detective, he investigates the baffling deaths of several of San Diego's powerful, rich and famous. Police call the murders unrelated, but Ty uncovers a common link: torture devices last use...more
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Published February 10th 2011 by Kite Press (first published December 27th 2010)
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Grace Krispy
After being suspended from the paper, Pulitzer prize winning journalist Ty West is desperate to revive his career. Luckily for him, there’s a medieval serial killer on the loose in San Diego, and Ty is uniquely situated to get all the scoops. With some serious perseverance and a bit of luck, everything seems to be going his way. But things can change in an instant. Chasing down this story may be the most dangerous story of his career, and one false move means Ty stands to lose everything that’s...more
The protagonist of "The Scavenger’s Daughter," Tyler West, is convinced that a series of murders are the work of the same person. Frustrated by police and city leaders who insist the murders aren’t related, Tyler digs deeper and uncovers the common thread that nobody expects. A killer, who calls himself Friar Tom in tribute to the first Grand Inquisitor of the Spanish Inquisition, is committing each of the murders with a medieval torture device.

I found "The Scavenger’s Daughter" to be one of tho...more
Jenny Hilborne
I just finished reading The Scavengers Daughter and had to share my comments so you don’t miss out on a fabulous read. A combination thriller/mystery/horror, this book starts out with a gripping prologue and launches straight into action with the first of its high-profile victims. McIntyre spares us no mercy in the vivid detail he gives of each torture method inflicted on his victims. The tension builds in every chapter – and there are a lot of them.

Set in San Diego, Southern California, the sto...more
This is the best free book I have picked up from Amazon. This novel is the author’s first fiction work and I thought it was very well done. The suspense and drama/horror (though I would not categorize this as horror at all) is spot on. Though you know who the killer is about half way through, I still could not put it down. I had to know why and when and disturbingly enough, what. I am rating this 4.5 stars only because I felt the conversation parts were a bit off.

This would be a great beginning...more
A Southern California self-storage unit filled with medieval instruments of torture…

A modern-day Torquemada hell-bent on updating the Spanish Inquisition…

An investigative reporter racing to connect the lurid dots…

Deadline has a whole new meaning.

Tyler West, suspended Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter from the San Diego Sun, is desperate for a scoop that will save his career. Defying a spiteful publisher and a vindictive homicide detective, he investigates the baffling deaths of several of San Dieg...more
L.C. Evans
First Rate Thriller

I'm not a fan of serial killer books and rarely read them, but The Scavenger's Daughter promised something different. And it delivered. Main character Tyler West is well-drawn and entirely believable as an investigative reporter who won't quit. Not surprisingly he has made enemies among some of the higher ups in his city--San Diego. Even the police don't like him or want to work with him.

But someone is using Medieval torture implements to kill people and the police don't have...more
Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
The Scavenger's Daughter is an impressive thriller by Mike McIntyre who draws on his experience as an investigative journalist to create a gripping tale of a terrifying serial killer spree in San Diego. Tyler West is a Pultizer prize winning newspaper writer whose investigation of several celebrity murders identifies a tenuous connection in the method of their death. His instincts are ignored by the police so Tyler follows up on his own, only to find himself a suspect, and the love of his life h...more
Caleb Blake
A self-appointed inquisitor is exacting a grisly revenge against the San Diego elite using medieval instruments of torture. Such is the premise of "The Scavenger's Daughter" by Mike McIntyre.

I am not a thriller afficionado, but I do have an idea on what I think a thriller should be: the language should be relatively simple (dense phrasing can slow things down), the pace needs to be break-neck (or at least needs to become faster as it progresses), the novel needs to quickly become `unputdownable...more
Bradley Convissar
I picked up Mike McIntyre's The Scavenger's Daughter based on several good reviews I read. And I'll admit, I enjoyed it.

I tend to not read too many books in the thriller/mystery/suspense genres simply because I am overwhelmed with fantasy and horror books. But, I am a fan of Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme books and Preston/Child's Pendergast books, I needed something to read on my Droid X, and it was only $.99 so I decided to give this book a try.

The story was fast-paced and follows suspended, Pulitzer-...more
Overall Feedback: A very compelling read, makes you never want to put it down. You will never want to put it down long enough to finish everything else. Go ahead and grab this one but make sure you either have everything else done or can do without getting it done.

Point of View: You follow Tyler throughout this suspense ridden storyline.

Voice: Does a great job of compelling the reader forward.

Character Development: Expertly crafted and spot on. The characters become a part of the reader and as t...more
Tyler West is an investigative reporter currently on suspension from his paper following an expose with some erroneous facts. His editor assigns him to cover the opening of a Museum of Torture and while there ends up covering a murder of the Mayor killed in the Iron Maiden, one of the displays. The editor takes his story and assigns it to another reporter, but Tyler continues to probe into the murder on his own time. When several other high profile celebrities also turn up dead and attributed to...more
If you love thrillers about seriel killers, look no further as this one has it all. The author has spun an amazing story with well-rounded characters that come across as real and believable, not to mention likable. Not only is it suspensful with lots of twists and turns to keep you guessing who the killer is, but it's also full of gory, descriptive details about Medieval torture devices, which the killer inflicts upon his many victims, that will keep you on the edge of your seat. This book is de...more
Rebecca J Whitley
The scavengers daughter, very intense, good read.

Good read. story line was built up and maintained through out the book. This book was hard to put down. Thank you Mrs. P for suggesting this book
Marla Madison
The Scavenger's Daughter is a very well-written suspense novel.The main premise, a killer who uses medieval torture apparatuses to murder his victims, is both interesting and disturbing. The plot has many tantalizing subplots and twists, all of which were fun to read.
The only detraction for this reader was the relationship of Tyler with his long lost love which went from him wondering about what she was doing all these years after dumping him, to finding her, reconnecting with her and marrying h...more
This first-rate crime novel did seem to ramble a bit in different sections, but it did not lose my attention. I hope McIntyre writes more thrillers with this character.
L.T. Fawkes
Tyler West is an investigative journalist in San Diego who has run afoul of his publisher and is being taken off the best stories in retribution. When the mayor dies in a bizarre accident, he thinks there's a lot more to the story.

When he begins to suspect a serial killer is targeting San Diego's elite, West can't stand to sit on the sidelines. He moves to on-line media and goes after the killer.

Tyler West is a very likeable character. The other characters are fully-fleshed and interesting; the...more
This book was a two_edged thriller. It was repulsive and grotesque, however, I could not stop reading it....even though I wanted to. It was well written, but if very descriptive torture is not for might want to skip it. You do get to like the main characters ( the good guys of course). Well written, but definitely not for the squeamish. Discovered it by accident...though it was a regency type, as was the apothecary a daughter and anatomist's apprentice. Needless to say...a slight shock...more
Susan Crowe
This was my Amazon Prime Lending book for the month. It was actually really good. I'm thinking this is suppose to be the first in a series. I'll be reading more from this series if so.
Good read, serial killer using medieval torture equipment to kill off his prey. Definitely a page turner.
Toni Rakestraw
I plowed through this book while waiting at the hospital for a family member to get a procedure. It was entertaining, kept my interest during a stressful time, and kept me guessing.

The hero, Tyler West, finds himself pitted against a modern day Torquemada, who enjoys hearing his victims scream. The stakes get higher when Ty's new bride is slated to be next on the killer's list. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good thriller.
I downloaded this free onto my Kindle and decided to give it a shot based on the reviews. I love this genre as well. This turned out to be one of the best crime-fiction thrillers I've read in recent months. I loved the main character and the story lines. This really did have me in suspense most of the way through. I could wait to finish. I would read more by this authors for sure.
Not the greatest suspense/thriller novel I've read, but not the worst. I did enjoy the history behind the torture devices, as disturbing as they were.
Krissy Labit
I'm usually not into these lines of books and it takes me weeks to finish one. it took less than a week, I couldn't put it down!!!
Really 3.5 stars, but only because some other books I've put in the 4 star category held me tighter than this one. I did love it though.
Very stimulating read. The historical references to Medieval weapons of torture seemed spot on. Highly recommend this book.
Isabella Ellis
Enjoyed the story and was particularly fascinated with the various medieval instruments. However, the ending felt too abrupt.
Laura Lemoine holobaugh
This book is somewhat disturbing but COULD NOT put it down! Read it in one day!
great book, kept me on the edge at all times, couldn't put it down!
This was a well-written book. Not for the squeamish, but good.
Nanda Zacharias
Really good book. I couldn't stop reading it.
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Mike McIntyre bounced around a lot as a child. As an adult, nothing's changed. He's lived, worked and traveled in eighty countries. His newest book is The Distance Between, a travel memoir about his three decades of wanderlust. His other travelogues are The Wander Year and The Kindness of Strangers, which was featured on Oprah. He's also the author of the crime novel The Scavenger's Daughter. Afte...more
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