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Myth Man

4.46 of 5 stars 4.46  ·  rating details  ·  57 ratings  ·  21 reviews
A serial killer is on a killing spree of the religious in New York City, and a seasoned police detective is the only one who can stop him. He is a lion, and the religious cattle his prey. A serial killer is focused on severing religion's stranglehold on humanity in order to cleanse the world of superstitions, religious leaders, and gullible citizens. Myth Man is preparing...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 25th 2010 by
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Alex Mueck
Feb 19, 2012 Alex Mueck added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Mueck has crafted an engaging and well-paced mystery with a lead detective who's under no illusions about himself or what others think of his physical appearance. Humor is threaded throughout the novel, never too much or too little, and always in service of the story. The scenes with his mother—particularly when they're discussing his upcoming blind date—breathe with life and realism. All the characters are three-dimensional and their actions follow clearly established m...more
Justin Yan

Ahh, yet more incentive to win more books from Goodreads FirstReads program. A very pleasing book mainly targeted towards older high school students and such. There is some pretty intense cussing, really only in one spot in the plot, and just an occasional S*1+ or F*** here and there. Really nothing to detract from your interest in this book. Definitely not intense romance or other deep emotions except for one scene in the book that was exceptionally uncalled for but happened for a very logical

I really wanted to like this. It was a giveaway prize; it's a nicely produced paperback; a mystery set in NYC; according to his dedication to me, the author is a Stoke City fan and his cover photo is sweet - sitting on his armchair, smiling - what's not to like?

But I hated it.

It has so many errors - "your / you're" and "faired / fared" issues could mean it's just poorly edited but when I see "should of" not "should have"; "inferred" not "implied" and someone's "conscious" rather than their "cons...more
This is a great story, with a deep and interesting cast of characters. Each (even the villain)has very human aspects that ground the story and make them relatable. I thought I had a handle on the story, but then after about 100 pages the author added an entirely new and unexpected level of emotion and motivation. This extra gear floored me and made me even more invested in the story. For sheer inventiveness, intensity and shock-value, Myth Man ranks as one of the better cop/serial killer thrille...more
I won this book in a GoodReads give-away in exchange for my review.

I wanted to like it. I thought the premise was interesting. I had hoped to see some exploration of the role religion plays in the formation of current society (i.e., the rising political influence the church has gained, etc.). There was none of that.

I do enjoy a good mystery. Myth Man wasn't that either. I find the best books are both character driven as well as story driven. I found the characters to be more like character actor...more
I received this through Goodreads Giveaways at no cost.

I was hoping that I would win this book because I am a sucker for stories involving religious crimes, insanity, etc. I am completely fascinated by the power that religion has for so many people.

I really love Detectiv Dom Presto and hope he will be featured in more books; I greatly enjoyed his passion for eating and I am one of those people that love detailed descriptions of food in my stories. Dom is described as being very heavy and endures...more
I won this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I enjoyed the mystery/crime story of the Myth Man and Presto's struggle to figure out who he was. I thought that the idea was original and interesting. I thought the twists and surprises were great. What I did not enjoy about this book was the way that the main character, Dominic Presto, was portrayed. He was written as an overweight detective and his weight was made fun of throughout the book, not only by other characters but also by the author. I felt...more
This is my first review. My friend won this book from Goodreads and gave me the book to read. He also told me about this website. So I joined hoping to win free books too.

Since, his winning this book got me to join, I made this my first review.

My friend won this and loved it, so he gave to me as this is more my genre, he is more a sci-fi guy.

This books starts off quick, no setting the stage or anything like that. Immediately you meet the killer on his way to the first kill, and I liked that it...more
I was fortunate to win a copy of this book through the goodreads first reads contest.

This is a great suspense novel, about a crazed serial killer who is offing religious officials to make some sort of a political statement. The killer is a master of disguise and terrorizes New York City. The book involves corruption, double crossing and the like. A morbidly obese and brilliant Lieutenant named Dominick Presto chases the killer, and there are all sorts of "office politics" with other cops. It wi...more
The Myth Man is a story of a serial killer. Lieutenant Dominick Preston works for NYPD and is set to find this serial killer. Father Venezia had faith however it did not help when the serial killer attacked him.

"In the span of 24 ours, they lost Revered Perkins, markov and siz police officers. The last time more police officers perished in a single event was the September 11, 2001 tragedy."

The author has written an interesting serial killer story . The key character, one of the NYPD finest, lie...more
It's a pleasure watching Mr. Mueck evolve from a promising newcomer into a well honed veteran. Imagine being able to grab a JRR Tolkien or George Martin first edition book, hot off the press, and recognizing the talent for what it is, before it is ever acknowledged in the main stream media. The relationship that Mueck has with his fans is more along the lines of people travelling together on the same dark road to insanity. Grab this book now.
Reminded me of a real good James Patterson book, but with better auxiliary characters, and much more humor. For a serial kilers story, I laughed a lot. The FBI character, Donavan, was a jerk, but was funny in am obnoxious way, and Detective Presto and the killer Myth Man were both done well and seemed original. Fast fun read
My life is busy, but I still love to read for pleasure whenever I have time. “Myth Man” was recommended to me, and I was not disappointed. Once I started reading, the book was hard to put down. I spent few late nights absorbed in book, finishing intriguing story, and waiting for the plot to untangle. Great read!
This was a goodreads first readers win for me. It seemed like a great idea for a story. I will just say I wasn't as impressed as I thought I would be, but it was still a decent book and worth a read for anyone who enjoys this type of story!
Lacey Lane
Excellent book! What starts out as a typical serial killer vs. detective book evolves into more with some truely unexpected plot twists at the end. I can't wait to see if there will be a second book involving our hero Dom Presto.
I received a copy of Myth Man from a goodreads giveaway. The book is a decent crime drama with a varied cast of characters and an interesting plot. I was engaged from start to finish and fully enjoyed myself.
Got this for free from a friend who loved it, which is a plus in today's economy. I liked the killer, Myth Man, who was truly evil and crazy. Probably 4 to 4.5 stars, but I rounded it up as it was FREE!
I really enjoyed this book and would certainly read it again. To other readers I would suggest you give this book a try as I thoroughly enjoyed in front to back
Entertaining thriller with interesting characters. Have recommended to others and already passed to a friend.
Apr 15, 2012 Lulu marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I won this book from the first reads giveaways and I am so excited to read it. Thanks.
Zuzu Burford
A great read. A murderer that wants to end all religions.
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