John Verdon, author of Let the Devil Sleep, on tour July/August 2012

Posted By on May 8, 2012

About Let the Devil Sleep

  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Crown (July 24, 2012)

From the internationally bestselling author of Think of a Number and Shut Your Eyes Tight, this latest puzzle masterpiece from John Verdon pits superstar detective Dave Gurney against the nation’s law enforcement experts as he offers an alternative explanation for why a once dormant serial killer–enshrined in the textbooks–appears to be reanimated and out for blood.


Dave Gurney, the most decorated homicide detective in the history of the NYPD, is still trying to adjust to life in upstate New York when a young woman who is producing a documentary on serial killers asks for his input.  Soon after this conversation, odd events begin occurring in Dave’s life: There is a strange problem with his tractor, a razor-sharp hunting arrow lands in his yard, and he narrowly escapes serious injury in a booby-trapped basement.  As things grow more bizarre, Dave finds himself reexamining the case of “The Good Shepherd”–which, 10 years before, involved a series of roadway shootings and a “Unabomber-like” manifesto expressing rage at society.  The killings ceased, and a cult of analysis grew up around the case with a consensus opinion that no one would dream of challenging–no one, that is, except Dave Gurney.  Mocked even by some who’d  been his allies in previous investigative outings, Dave is only heeded when the reawakened Good Shepherd proves by his actions that his agenda is more complex than previously thought.


About John Verdon

JOHN VERDON, a former Manhattan advertising executive, lives with his wife on a small hilltop in upstate New York.  His first two Dave Gurney novels are Think of a Number and Shut Your Eyes Tight.  Let the Devil Sleep is his third.






John Verdon’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Tuesday, July 24th:  Wordsmithonia

Wednesday, July 25th:  Jenny Loves to Read

Thursday, July 26th:  Jen’s Book Thoughts

Monday, July 30th:  A Bookworm’s World

Tuesday, July 31st:  Sara’s Organized Chaos

Wednesday, August 1st:  Life in Review

Monday, August 6th:  Booklover Book Reviews

Tuesday, August 7th:  Stacy’s Books

Wednesday, August 8th:  Book Addict Katie

Thursday, August 9th:  House of Crime and Mystery

Monday, August 13th:  Crime Fiction Lover

Tuesday, August 14th:  A Novel Source

Thursday, August 16th:  Bewitched Bookworms

Monday, August 20th:  Girls Just Reading

Wednesday, August 22nd:  Thoughts of Joy

Friday, August 24th:  Book Reviews by Elizabeth A. White

Monday, August 27th:  Musings of a Bookish Kitty

TBD:  Colloquium


One Response to “John Verdon, author of Let the Devil Sleep, on tour July/August 2012”

  1. judy says:

    I just finised Ler the Devil Sleep and I finished it in one day. John Verdon just keeps getting better with his elegant prose and dizzying murder mysteries. John Verdon is
    very conscientious about his plots and his writing style. You can tell he doesn’t want to dissappoint–and he foesn’t. My question for you,
    john, is are you oin to write a fourth? I say keep going, you are brilliant!

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