An innocent discovery on the beach in Sea Haven leads to a string of gruesome clues and one chilling conclusion: a long dormant serial killer is poised to strike again.
In another fast-paced thrill ride, Danny and Ceepak, the cop with a strict moral code, race against the clock to undercover a hidden mole with a twisted code all his own. If they don't catch the killer in time, someone they love may become the next victim.
"Grabenstein has done his homework. His portrait of summer on the Jersey shore, replete with tacky boardwalk arcades, kitschy souvenir and T-shirt shops, manic city folk who bring their attytood on vacation, and hordes of young people awash in hormones, is virtually note-perfect. Another winner in the Jersey Shore series."
"Whack A Mole is as engaging and enjoyable as the debut Tilt A Whirl. Certainly more fun when read as part of a series, this title nevertheless stands on its own as a well-written mystery, complete with humor, humanity, a fast-moving plot, and memorable characters. Highly recommended."
"Grabenstein has crafted a solid mystery here. The manner in which the killer taunts the police is very unique—I will never be able to walk into a resort town gift shop again without thinking of this book—and the identity of the murderer, while plausible, will keep you guessing. I was absolutely sure I had his identity pegged and nailed, but I was totally wrong. This series has already won an Anthony Award in the course of its short history; after reading Whack A Mole, it would seem that Grabenstein, who undoubtedly will receive additional accolades, may need to add a trophy room to his domicile if he has not done so already."
—Joe Hartlaub, Bookreporter.com
"If Agatha Christie was around now, and lived in say, New Jersey, this is the kind of mystery she would weave... Despite all the clues, Grabenstein still managed to hang out enough red herrings to throw me off the track of the killer. Just like Christie, his writing is no frills, but there's enough twists and turns to keep you guessing, right to the end."
—Cindy White, Calgary Herald
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