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Michael Slade

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Criminal lawyer MICHAEL SLADE has acted in over one hundred murder cases. His specialty is the law of insanity. He argued the last death penalty case in Canada’s highest court.

Backed by his forensic experience, Slade’s Special X and Wyatt Rook thrillers fuse the genres of police and legal procedure, whodunit and impossible crime, suspense, history, and horror.

Slade was guest of honor at both the Bloody Words crime convention and the World Horror Convention. As Time Out puts it, “A thin line separates crime and horror, and in Michael Slade’s thrillers, the demarcation vanishes altogether.”

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Michael Slade Hi Keith.

The glib answer is "a lifetime." But that's also the best answer. Every thriller, in some way, comes out of my childhood. If a subject…more
Hi Keith.

The glib answer is "a lifetime." But that's also the best answer. Every thriller, in some way, comes out of my childhood. If a subject interested me as a boy, it still interests me today.

For instance, gladiators hooked me in Grade 4 (age 9) and I've added to that knowledge ever since. So there's where the Roman scenes in BURNT BONES originate.

On top of that, however, I took a research trip to Britain, saw Stonehenge, and climbed all over Hadrian's Wall. (And picked up a dozen non-fiction texts at Foyles on Charing Cross Road.)

ZOMBIE (EVIL EYE) took me to Africa, and BED OF NAILS into the cannibal caves on Atiu, one of the Cook Islands.

And then there's the local library - which I've haunted since I was 9 - and now, the Internet.

A major reason why I had to do HEADHUNTER Reimagined ...

http://www.specialx.net/specialxdotne...

... was to work in what I've learned online since that book was originally published in 1984.

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Michael Slade HEADHUNTER Reimagined is an all-new telling of the first Special X thriller, published in 1984.

Because that novel was based on my practice of criminal…more
HEADHUNTER Reimagined is an all-new telling of the first Special X thriller, published in 1984.

Because that novel was based on my practice of criminal law, much of what it "foresaw" played out in real life over the following decades. Also, the Internet offered research unavailable before.

So, with 20/20 hindsight, here's The History of Michael Slade and HEADHUNTER Reimagined:

http://www.specialx.net/specialxdotne...(less)
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Headhunter Reimagined

3.95 avg rating — 1,390 ratings — published 1984 — 15 editions
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Ghoul  (Special X, #2)

3.92 avg rating — 1,030 ratings — published 1987 — 13 editions
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Ripper  (Special X, #4)

4.02 avg rating — 528 ratings — published 1994 — 7 editions
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Hangman  (Special X, #8)

3.74 avg rating — 463 ratings — published 2000 — 6 editions
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Cutthroat  (Special X, #3)

3.85 avg rating — 393 ratings — published 1992 — 8 editions
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Burnt Bones  (Special X, #7)

3.73 avg rating — 381 ratings — published 1999 — 6 editions
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Primal Scream  (Special X, #6)

3.88 avg rating — 329 ratings3 editions
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Bed Of Nails  (Special X, #10)

3.86 avg rating — 315 ratings — published 2003 — 5 editions
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Evil Eye  (Special X, #5)

3.78 avg rating — 323 ratings — published 1996 — 5 editions
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Death's Door  (Special X, #9)

3.64 avg rating — 274 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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Headhunter Reimagined (Special X Thrillers) by Michael Slade

Sixty years ago today, my dad died in a plane crash.

HEADHUNTER - published in 1984 - came out of my psychological reaction to his death, and veered my career from criminal law to crime writing.

Because HEADHUNTER was based on what I had experienced in defending and prosecuting murders linked to the sexual underground of Vancouver and hundreds of trials involving the RCMP, so much of the plot p... Read more of this blog post »
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Michael Hi. This is Michael Slade.

Henceforth, I'll be active on Goodreads, and am currently learning how it works.

Question: Who does this reach?

An all-new telling of the first Special X novel - HEADHUNTER Reimagined - is available as an ebook on Kindle, Apple iBooks, Kobo, and Nook for about $3.99 US here:

http://www.specialx.net/specialxdotne...

Why reimagine it? Well, I'll tell you:

http://www.specialx.net/specialxdotne...

Slade


Tomerobber Ha! I finally get to be first somewhere . . . (LOL) your first friend on the GOODREADS site. I've only been here since Nov. and am still finding out all the neat things to do here. And though I had a sizeable list of books in my ToBeRead pile when I started . . . now I have even MORE since I joined a few groups . . . hope my eyes and ears don't give out before I get through them all . . . or I'll need that guide dog sooner than I think . . . ;-)

WELCOME ABOARD! ! !


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