El Dorado

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Crime Fiction
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Serial Killer
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There is a serial child killer stalking the streets of Melbourne.

The victims are killed gently, lovingly, a gold mark traced on their forehead.

This killer doesn't hate children.  This killer believes in childhood innocence at any cost.

Unflinching and morally uncompromising, El Dorado is the story of a friendship under siege, and the very long shadows that jealousy and betrayal can cast.  It is both a complex thriller and a compelling reading experience from Australia's maverick and most versatile poet.


I was intrigued by this, as I hadn't thought it was that popular!

Could you direct me to some titles? Are they fairly new or older? I'm presuming you're referring directly to the character from Carroll's story -- THE Hatter. Yes? Or just 'mad as a hatter' AKA 'psycho killer' type?



Mad, bad serial killer type books are very common in crime fiction - not that they are in any way related to Lewis Carroll's characters. Many of them are very unsavoury, and alas, there's an increasing propensity for them to be of the barking mad variety. Which is not my favourite form of villain.

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