The Overlook Press

Books published by The Overlook Press

Carolina Skeletons

A 14-year-old black boy follows two white schoolgirls into the woods. Later they are found brutally murdered.  In an atmosphere of racism and possible Klan violence, he is sentenced to death. Forty years later his nephew tries to find out what really happened.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by John Cleal

Knife Music

When a bright, attractive teenager hangs herself after her mother discovers her diary in which she confesses to sex with the surgeon who saved her life, Detective Hank Madden must decide whether her death was suicide – and prove whether the doctor was involved or not.

Reviewed on 01 November 2014 by John Cleal

The Octopus On My Head

Curly Watkins plays guitar for a modest living, but is persuaded into a repossession job which turns out to have complications.

Reviewed on 03 May 2014 by Chris Roberts

The Cherry Pages

Sam Cooper, chief of police of a small Gulf coast town, doesn’t have a lot to do until an old friend asks him to fill in as bodyguard for the most envied and seductive movie star of the age who has received threatening e-mails. Cooper is delighted with his client and the job – but it soon becomes apparent he faces a very real threat from a maniacal serial killer.

Reviewed on 08 February 2014 by John Cleal