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The Last Commandment

Fiction: Mystery
Unabridged   11 hour(s)
Publication date: 07/13/2021

The Last Commandment

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Digital Download ISBN:9781696604550


The Last Commandment is the third novel by acclaimed screenwriter and producer Scott Shepherd, whose decades of television writing experience shine through in the swift pace and character-driven storytelling of this devilishly fun mystery.

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Product Description

A Scotland Yard detective tracks a serial killer from London to New York City

Christmastime in London. When three seemingly unconnected victims are murdered with matching sequential Roman numerals carved into their foreheads, Metropolitan Police Commander Austin Grant finds his answer in one of the last places he'd expect: the Holy Bible. Each of the deaths correspond to a transgression of one of the Ten Commandments, and Grant must find the killer before the remaining Commandments are commemorated with homicides.

Unfortunately for Grant, the next victim with a number on their forehead turns up not in London, but across the pond at the iconic St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, turning this English murder case into a transatlantic manhunt spanning two global metropolises, each with its own rich history and culture. Commander Grant must team up with a charming NYPD detective named John Frankel, as well as his own estranged daughter Rachel—a cunning investigative reporter with conflicting feelings about her father.


"A serial killer seems to be taking his cues from Agatha Christie and Ellery Queen [...] A fast-paced tale that weds its golden-age homage to some serious violence. Sinners beware." ― Kirkus

"A real corker [...] Good idea, expertly executed." ― Booklist

"The intensifying, suspenseful investigation ends in a shocking, made-for-TV reveal [...] The fast-paced story and twisted villain will appeal to fans of crime dramas." ― Library Journal

Author Bio

Scott Shepherd is a veteran writer/producer/show-runner with years of experience running network series; his production and screenwriting credits include The Equalizer, Miami Vice, The Outer Limits, Haven, and Quantum Leap. He teaches television writing at the University of Texas in Austin.