“…it may be said that only the bad live twice, as indeed I have. Yes, the Lord reserves that particular fate for those whom he truly hates.”
Atlanta, 1987. FBI profiler and feminist icon Frances Lazarus is dispatched to Cordelia Academy, a preppy suburban high school, after a wave of suicides among teenage girls. Her investigation of the “Cordelia Heart-Killer” leads her to Johann Salvadorus, a self-proclaimed “carnal terrorist” and the school’s resident outcast. In the process, Frances is forced to confront her own sexual depravity, sending her and Johann on a journey towards mutual annihilation.
Blending erotica, police procedural, science fiction, and alternate history, Heart Killer is a piercing look at modern sexual relationships, sadomasochism, and desire. Andy Nowicki’s novel lifts up the floorboards of human sexuality to examine the rot underneath, shining a light on that unseen monster which consumes us all: lust.
Originally published by ER Books in 2012, Terror House Press is proud to bring this affecting work back into print.
“It is hard to shake Heart Killer off once you decide to pick it up, particularly when you are able to plumb its labyrinthine depths. Nowicki wrote a novel that out-Crowleys Crowley, out-Mishimas Mishima, out-Palahniuks Palahniuk, out-Kings King, and maybe even in some ways out-Covingtons Covington.” — Juleigh Howard-Hobson, Counter-Currents Publishing
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