Could the psychiatrist who is treating the husband of a missing woman be the woman’s murderer?
A wealthy businessman and his troubled psychiatrist, who suffers from amnesia, both become suspects in a woman’s murder. The dreams of the woman’s husband and the obsessions of the psychiatrist crisscross in a plot that has the police, a forensic psychologist, a private investigator and the psychiatrist himself wondering who is the real killer. The story has enough twists and turns that the reader, like the characters in the story, is unsure who is the real killer. The Oedipus Murders is a book you can’t put down.
“A jaw-dropping work of contemporary California noir.” —Best Thrillers
“A gripping murder mystery and a fascinating journey through the tricks and tribulations of the head, intelligent, illuminating, and immensely entertaining.”
Panayotis Cacoyannis, award-winning author of The Madness of Grief.
“Recalling the great “erotic thrillers” of the 1980s, Dorman’s The Oedipus Murders consistently intrigues, excites and surprises. I was fooled time and again as the twists and turns came at me. And I couldn’t have been more delighted.”
Leslie Bohem, Emmy-award winning screenwriter and producer
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Casey Dorman is a former university professor and dean, a psychologist, a literary review editor, an essayist, and the author of ten novels, including his new novel, The Oedipus Murders (Black Rose Writing, September, 2019).
Casey’s novels borrow heavily from his clinical and research background as a psychologist and neuroscientist. His recent mystery, The Oedipus Murders explores the intricacies of a killer’s mind, while his upcoming Ezekiel’s Brain (NewLink Publishing, 2020) is a sci-fi novel on the cutting edge of research in neuroscience and artificial intelligence.
Casey has a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Washington. He has published numerous research articles and a volume in the Johns Hopkins Series on Neuroscience and Psychiatry. In addition, he was editor and publisher of the literary quarterly, Lost Coast Review, for seven years. His sci-fi/mystery novel, I, Carlos has been optioned as a screenplay. He is a member of the Society of Philosophers in America and has published in their official journal.
Casey lives in California near the ocean and enjoys gardening, hiking, reading and wine tasting with his wife, In addition to writing his own books, he is a prolific reviewer of others’ works. He can often be found in a coffee house near the ocean, hunched over his MacBook or Kindle, while enjoying the sounds of waves and the calls of seagulls.