Tim Garrity Vargulf

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Vargulf

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When the mutilated body of a young woman is discovered in Boston’s historic North End Detectives Ed Fischer and John Nadeau are called in to investigate. Despite the brutality of the crime, there are no leads and it appears to be an isolated incident. However, a second murder just twenty-four hours later in Boston’s Backbay Fens seems eerily similar and the victims appear to be linked. Before the duo can put the pieces together, two more dead are found. Faced with a rising body count and the real prospect of a serial killer on the loose, the detectives must race against the clock to uncover the killer’s hair-raising identity before he, she or it strikes again. The debut novel from Tim Garrity, Vargulf represents a refreshing departure from the classic werewolf tale.

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Tim Garrity is a graduate of Northeastern University, class of 2007, and currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts. This is his first novel.

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"An urban werewolf mystery set in modern-day Boston. When a badly mutilated body is found in a North End park, detectives Ed Fischer and John Nadeau suspect the grisly murder an isolated incident. But soon, more shredded corpses are discovered, and the detectives look into the connections that bond the murder victims together. Their investigation reveals that the dead all participated in an ill-fated anthropological field study to a remote village in India where children were being snatched in the night, supposedly by a treacherous monster. During the trip, two graduate students perished mysteriously, and, now 10 years later, the murderer seems intent on silencing eyewitnesses who could reveal new information about these suspicious deaths. As more bodies pile up, Ed and John begin to realize that their key suspects are not wholly truthful and no one, not even the mild-mannered professors, are who they claim. Vargulf is an entertaining diversion, though its narrative style is at times grating—it reads more like a description of a movie than a novel. There’s also a distracting discordance between what Garrity’s characters know and what information he offers his readers that renders the central mystery different for both—from the first page (or even, arguably, the book’s cover), readers understand that a werewolf is responsible the murders, but the author’s detectives spend most of the novel puzzling over the culprit. Thus, his two constituencies want two different things—readers want to know how this werewolf got to Boston and why it’s killing people, while the book’s characters only want to identify the beast. Because of this, the tension and suspense is lost. The climax for the detectives comes when they battle the werewolf in person, but the resolution for readers comes when the werewolf’s identity (as well as the story of his creation) is revealed. But despite its clichéd imagery and stilted dialogue, Vargulf melds the supernatural and the quotidian into a passable modern-day urban thriller. A mystery fans of monster tales will want to sink their teeth into." -Kirkus Discoveries

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