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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (244 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chuck Hogan Narrator: John Slattery Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2007 ISBN: 9780743564113
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The crack of a handgun shatters the silence of a warm summer night.... A notorious local felon and former child magician vanishes, seemingly without a trace.... A corrupt police force applies a stranglehold to a failing town.... An ailing old man hatches a last-ditch plan to save the police department he once headed, and the community he still loves.... An outsider arrives, bearing a simple recipe for death that could destroy them all....

The town of Black Falls isn't dying so much as it is quietly fading away. No supermarket. No traffic lights. No hope. Donald Maddox has returned to his hometown after fifteen years, a man with no law-enforcement background -- indeed, no background at all -- who finds himself employed as an auxiliary patrolman on a local police force known to inspire more fear than trust in its citizenry. But when a brutal murder shatters the isolation of this forgotten place, both the local cops and Maddox appear to have something to hide. As the tightly-wound mystery that is Maddox's past begins to unravel, he finds himself ensnared in a deadly conspiracy that ultimately threatens his life, as well as the lives of those nearest him. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A smart, fast, compelling read, The Killing Moon gives a glimpse into the moral darkness of small-town America. You’ll never want to leave the interstate again.” 

    Robert Ferrigno, author of Prayers for the Assassin 

  • “If you’re looking for something to keep you working out on the StairMaster, this tale of murder, mayhem, and corruption will keep you climbing.” 

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  • “Hogan, winner of the 2005 Hammett Prize, turns in another disturbing thriller, this one revealing the dark underside of small-town life.” 

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sallie | 2/15/2014

    " Another really good character story by Hogan with enough twists and turns to keep it interesting. It's not always pretty, but Hogan sucks you in and makes you unable to put the book down. Love what he's written here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan Kearns | 2/12/2014

    " I just don't think you can do much with whodunnits. They are like working a jig-saw puzzle, maybe. Satisfying, but not really provocative or thoughtful. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrew | 2/6/2014

    " This book is really nothing exciting. It is your everyday cop novel, but nothing really happened. I kept wanting to be drawn into the story. It just never happened. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 2/2/2014

    " I thought this book was amazing and am now obsessed with reading all his other books. I truly couldn't figure out whodunit until the last pages. The characters are all very rich and there are so many twists and turns, I literally didn't put it down until I was done. It turns our Chuck Hogan wrote The Town, which was a GREAT Boston movie, so I guess I slept on him more than a little. Can't wait to tear apart the rest of his books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Todd | 1/16/2014

    " Feels like the novel is set in the hillbilly backwoods SOUTH, yet it is set in Massachusetts. Okay storyline but Prince of Thieves owns this book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 1/10/2014

    " Not as good as "the prince of thieves," but it's fast paced and sharp with an evil twist at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evon | 1/6/2014

    " fast read. good twist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 12/27/2013

    " Good book! It's the lone gunman from the old westerns transplanted to Massachusetts, with a monster lurking in the woods, lots of sad characters. A bang up ending with a little bit of the Maltese Falcon feel to it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jake | 12/5/2013

    " not the best writing but the who-done-it suspense made it worthwhile for me to finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 12/5/2013

    " I wasn't too thrilled with my choice of this book at the beginning, but boy did it grow on me. Just when I thought that the author should get to the point, he did, love obedient authors lol. I will definitely read more of his work. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dottie | 11/30/2013

    " I would have given this book one star, but the last 100 pages bumped it up to a two star. I thought about giving up so many times, but I was determined to finish. I might give him another try. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim Bax | 11/29/2013

    " Fast paced, fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eli | 11/11/2013

    " Meticulous construction gives way to a truly inane climax. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessi | 9/20/2013

    " LAME. I kept telling myself it would get better and more interesting, but it didn't. No memorable characters, I found the number of players overwhelming actually,I could not remember who was who. It was just, I don't know ? Did I say lame? Lets go with that. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Frederic | 9/12/2013

    " It's okay...but a big letdown after the terrific "Prince of Theives"... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle | 8/20/2013

    " A very good read. Author develops his characters so that you get to know them and are more interested in them with as the plot develops just under the surface. Nothing outlandish, but does have surprises. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christie | 5/12/2013

    " I really like that Chuck Hogan's craft has me crossing into genres that don't usually draw me. He's a great storyteller with a fantastic ability with simile and description. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Serena DeNardo | 5/12/2013

    " Interesting POV, read like a movie. At times it was a bit distracting, but the story was so good - I couldn't stop reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lana | 1/11/2013

    " This is my first book by Chuck Hogan, but it certainly won't be my last. Chuck used to be a clerk in a video store until the success of his first novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 12/29/2012

    " good book... had lots of turns and i didn't expect the final twist. definitely want to check more out by him. enjoy the massachusetts setting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alison Livingston | 10/12/2012

    " After 13 chapters I got bored. Too much description, not enough action. Plus after 13 chapters there was no body. Wasn't this supposed to be a murder mystery? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roberta | 7/31/2012

    " Entertaining mystery novel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 9/18/2011

    " it was ok...to much swearing for my liking but the chapters are really short so you can get 2 in before lights out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nate Hendrix | 8/19/2011

    " It's a murder mystery. I like that the start of the book is confusing. As it goes along your learn more and more about each person. It forces you to pay attention, so later on things make sense. I will be reading everything Hogan writes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 2/16/2011

    " good book... had lots of turns and i didn't expect the final twist. definitely want to check more out by him. enjoy the massachusetts setting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 2/16/2011

    " This took me a long time to get into and the story was quite fractured, with lots of different characters and story lines combining. It was reasonably enjoyable as crime books go, but I wouldn't rush out to read another Chuck Hogan novel as this book did not really capture my imagination. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 1/12/2011

    " it was ok...to much swearing for my liking but the chapters are really short so you can get 2 in before lights out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 12/22/2010

    " Good book! It's the lone gunman from the old westerns transplanted to Massachusetts, with a monster lurking in the woods, lots of sad characters. A bang up ending with a little bit of the Maltese Falcon feel to it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dottie | 10/5/2010

    " I would have given this book one star, but the last 100 pages bumped it up to a two star. I thought about giving up so many times, but I was determined to finish. I might give him another try. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Frederic | 8/9/2010

    " It's okay...but a big letdown after the terrific "Prince of Theives"... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 7/23/2010

    " I just don't think you can do much with whodunnits. They are like working a jig-saw puzzle, maybe. Satisfying, but not really provocative or thoughtful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christie | 6/18/2010

    " I really like that Chuck Hogan's craft has me crossing into genres that don't usually draw me. He's a great storyteller with a fantastic ability with simile and description. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle | 6/4/2010

    " A very good read. Author develops his characters so that you get to know them and are more interested in them with as the plot develops just under the surface. Nothing outlandish, but does have surprises. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 12/23/2009

    " This took me a long time to get into and the story was quite fractured, with lots of different characters and story lines combining. It was reasonably enjoyable as crime books go, but I wouldn't rush out to read another Chuck Hogan novel as this book did not really capture my imagination. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/8/2009

    " It's due tomorrow... maybe I can bully through 300 pages tonight. Prove whether it's a page-turner!

    With a small "donation" to the public library it's done. Light, easy, and hey -Stephen King liked it! Predictable but okay. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annette | 10/2/2009

    " I liked this book. It's very dark, with characters so flawed they made me cringe. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alison | 9/20/2009

    " After 13 chapters I got bored. Too much description, not enough action. Plus after 13 chapters there was no body. Wasn't this supposed to be a murder mystery? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Todd | 7/18/2009

    " Feels like the novel is set in the hillbilly backwoods SOUTH, yet it is set in Massachusetts. Okay storyline but Prince of Thieves owns this book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lana | 12/30/2008

    " This is my first book by Chuck Hogan, but it certainly won't be my last. Chuck used to be a clerk in a video store until the success of his first novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pastor | 7/24/2008

    " I wasn't really impressed with it. The first half of the book seemed confusing. It kept jumping back and forth from character to character.

    The second half was much better and pulled everything into a tightly knit package. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 1/28/2008

    " Not as good as "the prince of thieves," but it's fast paced and sharp with an evil twist at the end.

    "

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Author Chuck Hogan

Chuck Hogan was a video store clerk in Boston when his first thriller, The Standoff, was published to critical acclaim and went on to become a national bestseller translated into fourteen international editions. He subsequently wrote three additional suspense novels, The Blood Artists, The Killing Moon, and the acclaimed Prince of Thieves. The Blood Artist and The Killing Moon each blended thrills with chills, while Prince of Thieves won the Hammett award for excellence in crime writing and was proclaimed by Steven King to be one of the best novels of the year. In 2010 Prince of Thieves was adapted into a major motion picture.