“With his latest, Everson dives into the diabolical world of Giallo with a twisted tale of madness and murder.”
Someone is killing the Songbirds.
The star of the school’s piano program is found strangled with piano wire, a grainy Facebook picture of the victim’s final moments the only clue. Now Eve has to take the girl’s place. She receives a coveted scholarship and membership to the famed Songbirds. When Eve is drugged and another Songbird is murdered, she finds herself a suspect.
When another picture of the latest victim appears online, Eve is sure the hands seen around the victim’s neck are hers. Did she kill the girl while under the influence?
Could the killer be Phillip, the creepy caretaker? Or Gianna, who seems to hate everyone? Maybe it’s Professor Von Klein … so handy with a camera, and he has a secret room in his office? With so many others likely to be the killer, Eve is forced to figure out who it is. And now someone has left a dead canary on the keys of her piano … Eve’s life may be in danger.
Why we’re excited about this book:
John Everson has been published in horror fiction for over twenty years, with over twenty books under his belt. He is the author of Covenant, The 13th, Sacrifice, Violet Eyes, The House By the Cemetery, The Devil’s Equinox, and Voodoo Heart, among others. Everson’s short fiction has graced the pages of such anthologies and ‘zines as Tales to Terrify, Dark Discoveries, Beyond the Veil, Midnight in the Graveyard, Drive-In Creature Feature, V-Wars: Night Terrors, Suspended in Dusk, and Dread: A Headful of Bad Dreams. With his latest, Everson dives into the diabolical world of Giallo with a twisted tale of madness and murder. Ernesto Gastaldi, screenwriter of So Sweet… So Perverse calls Five Deaths for Seven Songbirds “Passionate, overwhelming, a classic thriller with a rock rhythm.”, and Sergio Martino (director: All the Colors of the Dark, Torso) says: “I read this story with ever-increasing interest. The dynamics and tension felt reminiscent of my thriller films from the 70s and 80s, which have been appreciated by many American directors such as Quentin Tarantino. It would make a great film for lovers of the genre. Ottimo intrigo! Enjoy the read everyone!”
Forthcoming 22 February 2022 from Flametree Press, Five Deaths for Seven Songbirds by John Everson is available for pre-order now.