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He likes killing. But he knows he must be patient, like an actor preparing for a role. He must cast the part of the victim. Stage the scene of the crime. Find the motivation to kill. Then, with blade in hand, he must make it real. So real, it hurts…

NYPD profiler Lee Campbell arrives to find the victim lying in the lobby of her building. In a pool of blood. Wearing a white mask. When he learns the girl was an actress, he follows the trail to an off-Broadway theater where she was rehearsing for a play. But Campbell suspects the killer was rehearsing, too—for another murder—because one of the victim’s co-stars has just received a warning: “You’re next.”

SILENT STALKER is available from Amazon.


“Pulse-racing, compelling, first-rate.” — John Lutz

“Startlingly suspenseful…an extraordinary page-turner.” — Cody Mcfadyen

“Fascinating characters. . . . a great story.” — J. T. Ellison


C.E. Lawrence is the byline of a New York-based suspense writer, performer, composer and prize-winning playwright and poet whose previous books have been praised as “lively. . .” (Publishers Weekly); “constantly absorbing. . .” (starred Kirkus Review); and “superbly crafted prose” (Boston Herald). Silent Screams, Silent Victim, Silent Kills, and recently released Silent Slaughter are the first four books in her Lee Campbell thriller series along with her short novella Silent Stalker available on Kindle.

Her other works have been published under the name of Carole Buggé.

Titan Press recently reissued her first Sherlock Holmes novel, The Star of India.

She has also been a featured guest on Canned Laughter and Coffee with Renee Bernard, Comedy Concepts with Nancy Lombardo, ITW Thriller Roundtable Online Forum, WBAI FM 99.5 in NYC “In the Moment” with Ibrahim Gonzalez & Ahmad Adali, and Cafe Ali, WUSB FM 90.1.

Most recently C.E. Lawrence was selected as one of 21 authors featured in the 2012 anthology edited by Lee Child, and published by Mystery Writers of America Presents, called Vengeance.

Her story The Vly has also be chosen for the 2013 anthology titled What Lies Inside published by Mystery Writers of America and edited by Brad Meltzer schedule for release in 2013.

C.E. Lawrence also teaches classes at NYU, and holds regular writers workshops, all while writing, lecturing and writing about the craft of writing. She most recently taught a crime writing class at the San Miguel Writers Conference held in the lovely historic town of San Miguel d’Allende, Mexico and she had a cover article titled The Moral of the Story published in the July 2012 Mystery Writers of America’s National Newsletter.