Of Blood and Water is the story of prolific serial killers operating in a small town in 1974. Based loosely on several real cases, it tells how the FBI began its BAU and "profiling" technique over twenty-five years ago. This is a deep look into a serial killer's mind, a small town. family loyalty, and a crime spree that rocked a nation. A young deputy, forced to solve the case shares his new methods of crime-solving, and they will shape the future of the entire FBI. Using new, "strange ideas", Virgil McLendon feels he is chasing ghosts as the killers kidnap young people, torture victims, leave a trail of dead campers, and seek to shock an entire town. Virgil does the first known "profile" of a suspect, and the chase is on. Everything is falling into place as he works. until the serial killers decide to go after the local law enforcement department as well. It's a battle of brains and nothing is as it seems.
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It's sunny California and everyone is grooving to Elton John, The Bee Gees, The Eagles, and Earth, Wind, and Fire. In the land of free love and messages of peace, A serial killer is preying on military men and other tough guys, drugging them, mutilating and torturing them, and then killing them. The murders are in double figures and the Sierra Vista sheriff's office, working with the FBI, call Virgil McLendon to come show them his weird system of "profiling" and of "reading crime scenes". As a large task force tried to find the killer, the killer taunts them. Virgil pauses to solve another case as he works and then he and his team begin to develop a picture of the murderer. As they close in, tables are turned and the danger becomes personal. Just as a lion rips a lab's throat away, this killer (a lion) will play with his prey and wait for just the right second to bite down. Can Virgil McLendon catch him in time? It'll be a race to the finish.
Virgil McLendon, small town sheriff, agrees to look into a murder case. The problems is the scene is at the Fordham Institute of the Criminally Insane. Every patient is a murderer. How can he figure out what the killer wants and who he is? As Virgil delves into mysterious mental illnesses and gathers clues, he begins to see that that the crime is all about a secret relating to Abraham Lincoln, and it's a secret that could change history. Virgil races a killer as the body count grows, trying to unravel the mystery before the killer can share it with the world. Luckily, Virgil has the help of his wife and an unlikely, slightly odd staff of doctors and nurses; one may be an accomplice. Everyone is clinically insane and Virgil fees he is loosing his own mind. Can he nail the killer and hide the secret that is best not revealed?
Of Lost and Found...coming soon...based on the mysteries of the Stanley Hotel, this is the story of a house with secrets that was built with evil intentions and that is still causing vanishings in the small town where it sits. Virgil McLendon and his team will uncover the reasons for the disappearances of so many people, and all will be found, but it may have been best left covered as secrets have teeth and tend to return to wreak havoc on all. Clockworks, mechanics, and diabolical plans have all joined forces to make the innocent pay the ultimate price for entering the Kingsborough House, the most luxurious, most lovely house of all....
Catt Dahman lives in Texas with her Husband, son, 4 cats (Ollie, T.S. Eliot, and Procol, and a dog named Levi. Catt writes horror, thrillers, spooky stories, and westerns.