Chris F. Holm was born in Syracuse, New York. His work has appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, and The Best American Mystery Stories 2011. He has been long-listed for a Stoker Award and nominated for a pair each of Anthony, Derringer, and Spinetingler Awards, as well as Killer Nashville's Silver Falchion Award and a few House of Crime and Mystery Readers' Choice Awards.
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"Thrilling, riveting, and hardboiled as hell..." Hilary Davidson
"Holm’s sophomore effort proves that he’s no one-hit wonder, but rather a true contender. The author’s amazing talent for writing and limitless genius for storytelling guarantees readers a wild ride..." The New York Journal of Books
"... twisty, fast-paced, and thoroughly enjoyable." Publishers Weekly
"The breakneck pace of the narrative, and the world Holm creates, make for a thrillingly brutal ride." SFX Magazine
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Meet Sam Thornton. He collects souls. Sam’s job is to collect the souls of the damned, and ensure they are dispatched to the appropriate destination. But when he’s sent to collect the soul of a young woman he believes to be innocent of the horrific crime that’s doomed her to Hell, he says something no Collector has ever said before. “No.”
"This is a fun book full of cool concepts and big action sequences. Mysteries are posed, answers that make sense are found, and characters are fundamentally changed in the process. Holm has created a fantastic world and I can’t wait to see what happens next." Ryan Lawler, Fantasy Book Review
Meet Sam Thornton, Collector of Souls. Because of his efforts to avert the Apocalypse, Sam Thornton has been given a second chance – provided he can stick to the straight-and-narrow. Which sounds all well and good, but when the soul Sam’s sent to collect goes missing, Sam finds himself off the straight-and-narrow pretty quick.
"The Wrong Goodbye is witty, dark and action-driven with dialogue that captivates and provides a story just as compelling as in the first book."