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Madison Square Murders
Memento Mori: Book One


Emporium Press
December 14, 2021
Series: Memento Mori

Length: 7hrs, 33min.
Narrated: Kale Williams

Cover art: Reese Dante
Genre: Police procedural mystery, romance

Everett Larkin works for the Cold Case Squad: an elite—if understaffed and overworked—group of detectives who solve the forgotten deaths of New York City. Larkin is different from others, but his deduction skills are unmatched and his memory for minute details is unparalleled.

So when a spring thunderstorm uproots a tree in Madison Square Park, unearthing a crate with human remains inside, the best Cold Case detective is assigned the job. And when a death mask, like those prominent during the Victorian era, is found with the body, Larkin requests assistance from the Forensic Artists Unit and receives it in the form of Detective Ira Doyle, his polar opposite in every way.

Factual reasoning and facial reconstruction puts Larkin and Doyle on a trail of old homicide cases and a murderer obsessed with casting his victims’ likeness in death. Include some unapologetic flirting from Doyle, and this case just may end up killing Everett Larkin.



"Williams's intimate style evokes compassion for Larkin ... and listeners will enjoy an uncommonly fine listening experience." - AudioFile

"Williams’ audio portrayal of Poe’s gripping story is devastating in its execution. He fully inhabits these characters and it’s obvious that he “gets” them. The linchpin in this story is Everett and Williams becomes him." - Love Bytes Reviews

"His [Kale Williams] portrayal of Larkin, too, is marvellous – he completely captures the man’s quirks and idiosyncrasies, realising his ‘otherness’ through a flatness of tone and inflection (described in the text as something Larkin is aware bothers people, but which is hard for him to control) that can sometimes come across as cold and uncaring – but somehow Mr. Williams injects an undercurrent of barely-there repressed emotion which conveys to the listener just how much Larkin cares." - Audio Gals

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