The Killing Kind


After a critically acclaimed trilogy and short stories in great publications like The Best American Mystery Stories 2011, Holm is ready to break out as the next major voice in commercial thrillers. In THE KILLING KIND (Mulholland Books, September 15, 2015), Michael Hendricks kills people for money. That aside, he’s not such a bad guy. Once a covert operative for a false-flag unit of the US military and now presumed dead after a mission in Afghanistan that went awry, he left behind his old life and set out on a path of redemption…or perhaps one of willful self-destruction. Now Hendricks makes his living as a hit man entrepreneur of sorts: he only hits other hit men. Not a bad way for a guy with his skill-set to make a living, but a great way to make himself a target.

Meet the Author

CHRIS HOLM is an award-winning short story writer whose work has appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies, including Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Needle: A Magazine of Noir, and The Best American Mystery Stories. His critically acclaimed trilogy of Collector novels, which blends fantasy with old-fashioned crime pulp, appeared on over forty “year’s best” lists. is a hub for booklovers and dedicated to on-the-rise authors that readers may not have heard of. For readers constantly in search of new titles, authors and ideas for their next read, BookTrib will introduce them under-the-radar writers who might be a perfect match. BookTrib has it all: new and noteworthy, exclusive reviews, video interviews, the hottest book podcasts, and all the buzz to enhance readers' understanding and enjoyment of books and up and coming authors. Top-notch contributors. In-the-know content partners. Expert recommendations. Behind-the-scenes peeks. is produced by Meryl Moss Media, a 25-year-old literary marketing, publicity and social media firm. Visit

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