Paint It Black
Publisher: Our Noir
The placid town of Sereno Key is being rocked by a serial killer who is targeting black men, leaving his victims marked with black paint. When police zero in on a suspect, his wife hires Louis to help clear him. Lured from Michigan to work as a PI by his ex-boss, Louis joins forces with a novice FBI profiler, Emily Farrantino, and they quickly discover these are no ordinary hate crimes and that Sereno Key is only the latest stop on a psychopath's road tour from hell.
Shamus Award finalist 2003
Anthony Award finalist
"If you haven't read the other Louis Kincaid novels by P.J. Parrish, Paint it Black will send you scurrying in search of them. It's a deft, fast-paced plot, knowledgeable writing on police procedure and an interesting lead character propel you through the book, but it's the inclusion of intriguing ideas on racism and identity that elevate it."
"Absorbing...interesting characters, some nifty action a couple of unusual murder weapons and, most important, a thoughtful examination of racial attitudes. Louis Kincaid continues to evolve as an interesting young man trying to come to grips with his past and his future."
"Fast-paced and engrossing."
Lansing (Mich.) State Journal
"A wonderful journey into the minds of a psychopathic killer and those who hunt him."
Angie Dixon, MysteriousReaders.com
"ExcellentP.J. Parrish is a superb storyteller."
Alan Caruba, National Book Critics Circle