New mystery-thriller horror novel from the author of Claw Hammer. Part of The Instruments of Death series from Crossroad Press.

Someone is killing old men in West Riverdale. Homicide Detective Del Conklin and Coroner’s Assistant Harvey “George” Fredriks (Pickaxe, Icepick, Meat Cleaver) track down a serial killer, known as “Mr. Aces and Eights,” who smashes bodies with a sledgehammer and steals victims’ hands as trophies.

It isn’t easy growing older. Del, a reformed alcoholic, is almost fifty. George is over seventy. Can they successfully match wits and physical strength with a serial killer half their age?

And what if there’s not one serial killer on the loose, but two?

And what if one is a professional mob hit man who meticulously plans out his kills so he can’t be identified and won’t ever be caught?

If you enjoyed Stephen King’s Mister Mercedes, you’ll love Sledgehammer!