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Criminal Zoo

Sean McDaniel



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16 October 2018
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Horror & ghost stories; Crime ; Dystopia; Thriller Horror
Like millions of children, Samuel Bradbury comes from a broken home. Yet he still enjoys the everyday activities of being a kid: playing basketball, shooting his air rifle, and hanging out. Something else, however, exists inside Samuel - something that sets him apart from other children. He enjoys killing.

Samuel's murderous impulses follow him into manhood and his lethal actions ultimately land him in the Criminal Zoo - society's final answer to a problem as old as mankind. His days are filled with suffering, as visitors with revenge in mind are allowed physical interaction with the inmates. He exists in torturous misery and all hope is lost. Death, an unattainable early release, becomes his only desire. An unexpected guest, however, changes everything; a surprise visit will decide Samuel's fate.

This is his story.
By:   Sean McDaniel
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 140mm, 
ISBN:   9781947856295
ISBN 10:   1947856294
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   16 October 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sean McDaniel, born in Durango, CO, grew up on the plains of southeastern New Mexico. At the age of twenty-five, he founded Plaza Fitness Health Club, and is also a contributing editor for MuscleMag International. He lives in Billings, MT.

Reviews for Criminal Zoo

A penetrating look inside a killer's head; disquieting but insightful. --Kirkus Reviews I often found myself almost buying Samuel's twisted logic and it made me think about what a fragile thing sanity is. The idea of the criminal zoo is such a great way to write about the darkest side of human nature. Monsters and victims and the fine line between. --Katie Arnoldi, author of Chemical Pink and Point Dume Criminal Zoo is a chilling narrative into the mind of a serial killer. This book is terrifying, not the creepy 'who's behind the door' scary, but disquieting, in the way the reader is immediately brought into the killer's world. Sean McDaniel does a great job of giving the reader an insight into the thoughts, actions, and justifications of the villian through a first person chronicle. McDaniel has created a standout novel. Good character development, a twisting plot complete with a couple of 'didn't see that coming' moments, and a crucial social issue all contribute to making this a must read. --Larry Kennedy, owner of The Book Cellar

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