MUSINGS OF A STORY MERCHANT

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Seven Ways To Die Highlighted in Atlanta Magazine



SEVEN WAYS TO DIE by William Diehl with Kenneth John Atchity AEI/Story Merchant Books Before he died in 2006, Diehl (Sharky's Machine and Primal Fear) had written more than 400 pages of his tenth novel, about a captain in the NYPD on the trail of a serial killer in Manhattan. Using an outline and notes that Diehl left behind, Atchity finished the thriller, staying very true to the fast-paced, screenplay-ready plot that was the author's trademark. It's a fitting posthumous tribute to the former journalist-and first managing editor of Atlanta magazine who left his day job in his fifties to pursue his dream of writing fiction.

 FIRST LOOK: As always his psyche was mamentarilyaskew. He perfarmed each autapsy compassionately. They were constant reminders of the finite line between life and death, between the human body and a corpse without a soul.

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