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The Surreal Killer

2.8  ·  Rating Details ·  35 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
A serial killer is leaving a trail of dead women across Chile, Peru, and Bolivia. The gruesome corpses all seem to have died in exactly the same macabre way. There may be a link to a small group of scientists who meet annually in different locations in the region. Roger Bowman and Suzanne Foster are asked by the local police to attend this year’s meeting of the group in ...more
Kindle Edition, 178 pages
Published March 2012
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Suzie Ivy
Mar 24, 2012 Suzie Ivy rated it it was amazing
I'm not usually a fan of serial killer mysteries but every so often one comes along that makes not turning the page impossible. I started The Surreal Killer in the afternoon and with only a few breaks, finished in the am hours. Mr. Last kept me on the edge of my seat while throwing in fascinating facts about South American culture and history. His descriptive ability paints a picture of surrounding beauty and unique people. It's hard not to plan my next vacation to visit the places he writes ...more
K.r. Morrison
Nov 12, 2014 K.r. Morrison rated it it was amazing
OK–checklist for the South America trip:

Camera–check. Extra batteries–check. Tour book–check.

Handgun and extra ammo–check.


It seems that vacationing with Suzanne Foster and Roger Bowman is not for everyone. Just getting past security at the airport would be an adventure.

However, the two of them, a husband-and-wife detective team, are not going south of the Equator for fun and relaxation. At the request of their friend Eduardo, who has his fingers in many intelligence and counter-intelli
Sep 25, 2012 Stacie rated it liked it
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The Surreal Killer by Jerold Last takes readers on a exhilarating journey inside the mind of a psychopath without revealing the killer's true identity until the very end.

When nine women in three different South American countries turn up dead, Detective Eduardo Gomez knows he must enlist the help of his American friends Suzanne and Roger Bowman. Eduardo has connected the killings to a small regional group of biochemists who study tropical plants. The killings have occurred each time the group m
Kim (Wistfulskimmies Book Reviews)
We are once again joining Roger Bowman and Suzanne Foster, except this time they are Mr & Mrs Bowman and Suzanne is 3 months pregnant. Someone is brutally killing and mutilating women in South America. The brutality of the kills and the way the killer burns the bodies after has earned him the name 'The Surreal Killer'. Eduardo - the Paraguayan Police Chief from 'The Ambivalent Corpse' has once again asked for Roger and Suzanne's help. Whilst infiltrating a Biochemist Convention, can they ...more
Sharon Michael
Apr 20, 2012 Sharon Michael rated it really liked it
Very much enjoyed this book, the first I've read by this author, but not the last.

The serial killer plot is believable and well crafted with an interesting twist. The author, instead of going for the gore and splash, is focused on the deductive process, a much more cerebral process. There is a great deal of fascinating detail about the culture and people of several South American countries and cities as well as truly vivid descriptions of the land and the Inca history and culture.

My biggest pers
Melissa Pomeroy
Feb 21, 2013 Melissa Pomeroy rated it did not like it
Although I ususally enjoy murder mysteries this book was more history than anything and I found it boring and hard to get through.
Stephanie Hughes
Aug 19, 2013 Stephanie Hughes rated it it was ok
Really not that interesting or well written to be that honest. I won't be bothering reading any more by this author.
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Apr 30, 2012 Mary Alaina rated it did not like it

Bad writing with editing and grammatical mistakes. Could have done more with the plot.
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