Book Of The Day – The Beholder

by Ron on November 12, 2013

Today’s Book of the Day is a Mystery by bestselling author, David Bishop, and it’s 80% off for a limited time. The Beholder has a 4.3 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $4!

“Mr. Bishop lays on the suspense and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Scary and spellbinding, a great combo!” Bobbie – Amazon Reviewer

The Beholder
by David Bishop
Rating: 4.3 Stars
Genre: Mystery
Price: $0.99


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Maddie Richards is an efficient and resourceful detective with a secret wish that she could handle her messy personal life as well as she handles her work life. As a homicide sergeant for the Phoenix, Arizona Police Department, she has one of the highest solve rates in America. Her success leads her chief of police to assign her a serial killer case. Some sicko the press calls the Beholder is killing beautiful women. Her chief describes the case as “a career maker or breaker, get me?”

She has an ex-husband she still cares for, but who was bad for her and her ten-year-old son. Her widowed mother who lives with her is both a blessing and a trial. And, oh yes, her ex-husband has married an extremely wealthy and politically connected woman who cannot give birth. So, Maddie’s ex is filing a motion to obtain permanent custody of their son, citing the risks attendant to Maddie’s police work endanger the boy.

If that were not enough, the brother-in-law of the chief of police is using his position as an administrative assistant to sexually harass Maddie. She could file a formal complaint, but the good-old-boys network in the department is watching how she handles the situation.

Further complicating Maddie’s life is two love interests: Gary Packard, a hunk who recently moved in across the street, and Lincoln Rogers, a confirmed bachelor, who lives thousands of miles away and works for the FBI.

As the case develops Maddie learns that the victims all wore the same bra size. She must decide if this is merely a coincidence or a criterion the killer uses when selecting his victims. She also finds that each of the victims is somehow connected to the Phoenix police department. This realization isolates her further as she must pursue the killer without disclosing this theory to her department because, if her suspicion is correct, the Beholder would learn she is closing in.

As the story races toward its climax, Maddie is betrayed by those closest to her, and she begins to believe her own name may be on the killer’s list.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

Great story, great story line and great conclusion!!! I can’t wait to read more about Maddie!!


Great book. I couldn’t put it down. It kept me guessing right up to the end. Looking forward to the next in this series.


The authors shows his experience and skill on multiple levels, including showing not telling. He manifests a character’s emotional state through observations of mannerisms and facial expressions; he doesn’t just simply state that a certain character looks sad for example, he paints the picture so we draw that conclusion ourselves.


The author has made this an intriguing, interest holding, an adventure and a must read.


A Five Star MUST Read Masterpiece. No doubt about!!! An incredible suspense novel written by a rising star, David Bishop.

Get The Beholder here: The Beholder

About The Author

David Bishop stuck his author nose under the edge of the mystery tent with his first novel in October 2011. Since then his mysteries have maintained a constant presence on Amazon Best Selling Lists in multiple categories of mystery novels. He has also been listed numerous times among the 100 best selling authors of mysteries, including appearances among the top 10.

He writes several series characters:

MATT KILE MYSTERIES (in the order of release): Who Murdered Garson Talmadge, The Original Alibi, and Money & Murder.
MADDIE RICHARDS MYSTERIES (in order of release): The Beholder, and Death of a Bankster.
JACK McCALL MYSTERIES (in order of release): The Third Coincidence, and The Blackmail Club.
The stories within these series are independent, not continuing. They can be read in any order.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – David Bishop and ENT appreciate it.


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