By Danny Rolling (2022)
Sondra London Presents... Death Row Fiction by a Serial Killer
From his cell on Death Row in Florida, confessed serial killer Danny Rolling started writing and illustrating this novel about the Daggerman Sicarius in 1999, seven years before his 2006 execution for the five murders he committed in 1990.
Drawing on years of research, Rolling follows zoologist Sir Winser Ashmole to the African island of Mauritius, to assist Dr. Borgum Konoff in saving endangered species.
But the doctor is dabbling in sinister forces, torturing the island girls in a mad quest for immortality, as an alien relic gives him the superhuman powers of a Sicarius.
Caught in the act, Konoff escapes to Boston, where he goes on a murder rampage. Ashmole helps police track him, but the power of the relic is still protecting the elusive Sicarius.
As the Powers That Be close in on the crazed killer, a deal with the Forces of Darkness is brokered by a witch whose name is Cath... a nod to the woman who served as Rolling's muse in real life, at the time he dreamed up the tale.
The novel was published in 2002 by Plotdigger Publications, a corporation owned by Canadian filmmaker Ryan Nicholson, who died in 2019 without renewing the copyright, so the book was orphaned until 2022, when Sondra London gave new life to this tale that Rolling had originally asked her to publish.
The cover is a painting by Danny Rolling, and his drawings illustrate the text.
For more on Danny Rolling, see The Making of a Serial Killer, 2d Ed., as well as Beyond The Making of a Serial Killer, and Danny Rolling, Serial Killer: Interviews by Sondra London.
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SEE ALSO THE AUTHOR'S LIFE STORY
THE MAKING OF A SERIAL KILLER 2D ED