Winner of 2020 Lefty Award for Best Debut Mystery Novel
When you're the son of a serial killer, you can never escape your past.
William MacNary was eight years old when his father went to prison. Since then, he's carefully built a life as a family man and a private banker for the wealthy. He tries to forget that his father dismembered and photographed thirteen women. And he tries to forget those exquisitely composed photos of severed hands, heads, and feet that launched the murderabilia art market.
William has not spoken to his father for thirty-one years. No one at his tony bank knows whose son he is. Not until his wife's colleague is murdered and carved up in the same way his father would have done it.
All the evidence points to William. And only one person can understand the copycat killer--the monster William hasn't seen since he was a child.
Murderabilia is] a story that will lay a cold finger of dread on the back of your neck. Vonderau is a terrific writer who has written a terrific book.--Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Daughter
Murderabilia is a fascinating crime novel and a look into the human soul and all that makes us the men and women we become. An excellent read --Heather Graham, New York Times bestselling author of A Dangerous Game
Murderabilia explores the dark corners of the soul in a riveting story sure to grab your attention and keep you reading till the final page. This is a superb debut from a striking new voice.--William Bernhardt, author of The Last Chance Lawyers
Murderabilia is a dark, tense, sophisticated story about just how deep and far the sins of the father can reach into the innocent lives of his children. Carl Vonderau is a new (and very scary) voice.--Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of The Ocean
Murderabilia offers a rare insider's view into the mysterious world of private banking. International landscapes, deep family secrets, and religious overtones create the perfect backdrop for a brilliant debut. Vonderau's fresh prose and heart-stopping twists promise that he is a writer to watch --K.J. Howe, internationally bestselling author of The Freedom Broker and Skyjack