Blog Tour: The Rainy Day Killer by Michael J. McCann (review, giveaway)

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Rainy Day Killer Cover using Viper2 jpgThe Rainy Day Killer
written by Michael J. McCann
published by The Plaid Raccoon Press

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Why did I pick this book: I participated in the blog tour hosted by Tribute Books. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)

Did I enjoy this book:
I really did.

I can make this review really short and simple: Stop what you’re doing and go buy this book.

This story grabs your attention on the first page and doesn’t let go until the end. Mr. McCann skips the stereotypical characters and predictable storyline to create an original and exciting murder mystery.

Being a native of Virginia, where a lot of the action takes place, I found some of his geographical references a bit off. But no one will notice that but me. He is from Canada. And this is fiction. So I guess I can let our author off the hook on that one.


Would I recommend it: Seriously y’all. Stop reading this and go get the book.

Will I read it again: I never read a mystery twice. Once you know the outcome, it’s no fun.

About the book:
A man in a business suit offers the protection of his umbrella to an unsuspecting woman, and several days later she turns up dead on a river bank, raped and strangled. The terrifying serial killer known in the press as the Rainy Day Killer is now hunting new victims in the city of Glendale … whenever it rains.

Homicide Lieutenant Hank Donaghue leads the investigation as the killer begins to communicate directly to him through phone calls and grisly packages containing body parts of his victims. Assisted by FBI profiler Ed Griffin, Donaghue and Detective Karen Stainer pursue an elusive predator who leaves no physical evidence behind.

The timing couldn’t be worse, however, as Karen Stainer’s attention is divided between the investigation and preparations for her upcoming wedding. Distracted and uncertain about her future, Stainer is furious when she learns that the Rainy Day Killer has followed her to Virginia, where the wedding will take place, and that he intends to make her his next victim!


michael mccannAbout the author: Michael J. McCann was born and raised in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. He earned a B.A. (Hons.) in English from Trent University and an M.A. in English from Queen’s University. He has worked as an editor and a project and training consultant and manager with the federal government. He is an author of crime fiction and supernatural thrillers. His Donaghue and Stainer Crime Novel series includes Blood Passage, Marcie’s Murder, The Fregoli Delusion, and The Rainy Day Killer. He is also the author of the supernatural thriller The Ghost Man and is currently working on another supernatural novel.

Find Mr. McCann here: web, blog, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest


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  1. Chrissy, thanks for giving Michael’s thriller a big thumbs up! 🙂

  2. Thank you very much for participating in the blog tour and for your very kind words. I’m glad you enjoyed the story! All the best, Mike

  3. I do mysteries every once in awhile so I will have to put this on my Goodread “to read” list!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle