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"A war is brewing between angels and demons in this twisty, fast-paced, and thoroughly enjoyable urban fantasy debut... Sam is a likable antihero, pleasantly human despite being unquestionably damned, and the politics of Heaven and Hell provide plenty of material for sequels." - Publishers Weekly
"A very promising first novel." - Locus
"With a candid style that exhibits solid confidence and finesse, Chris Holm pulls readers in and pins us to the edge of our seats with a cleverly conceived story that is flawlessly executed." - NY Journal of Books
"Chris Holm’s smooth writing style and rather charming characters (yes, Sam is charming, so there), made Dead Harvest a pleasure for me. 4.5/5 stars." - My Bookish Ways
"Dead Harvest does not feel like a debut. Chris F. Holm's writing is assured and the world building is outstanding... I completely enjoyed reading Dead Harvest with its unlikely anti-hero and world painted in shades of gray. The Collector series is on my must buy list." - The Qwillery
"The first book in The Collector series, is completely fresh and absolutely distracting. You won’t be able to put it down, and you’ll want a stiff drink and a smoke to go with it." - Sacramento Book Review
“...classic mix of deduction, ultra-violence, narrow escapes, shocking revelations, and sudden turns of fortune that make noir such a satisfying genre. Also, possessions, demons, seraphs, and lucky cat statues. Just fantastic enough to be entertaining, but not so unrealistic that it stretches the bounds of credulity.” -Josh, In Order of Importance
"A great protagonist, powerful bad guys (you have to love Bishop, the bad guy who can be anybody), pacing, tension and some really clever twists (the need for, and effects of, meatsuits is particularly cool) make this one of my favourite books."
Chris Holm was born in Syracuse, New York, the grandson of a cop with a penchant for crime fiction. It was the year of punk rock and Star Wars, two influences that to this day hold more sway over him than perhaps his wife would like.
His stories have appeared in a slew of publications, including Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Beat to a Pulp, and Thuglit. He has been an Anthony Award nominee, a Derringer Award finalist, and a Spinetingler Award winner.
He lives on the coast of Maine with his wife and a noisy, noisy cat. When he’s not writing, you can find him on his porch, annoying the neighbours with his guitar.
A fantastic, and incredibly smart, retelling of the battle between heaven and hell. A must read for fans of urban fantasy, or of good books.Published 3 months ago by Erica
Entertaining book, though not the most original idea I've seen.Published 9 months ago by Soccer Dad
When you're a soul collector, you've got one job, and you better do it right. On one job, Sam decides to ignore the sole (soul) requirement and take initiative, which lands him in... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dale
One of the best cross-genre books I've ever read! Mr. Holm melds noir and urban fantasy perfectly. I love how Samuel's backstory unfolds in flashbacks to his human life in the... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Kourtney Heintz
Fast paced, relentlessly imaginative, and fun as hell. The first Collector novel is one of those books you find hard to put down, even between chapters. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Angel Luis Colon
Sam Thornton is a Collector of Souls in this first part of a trilogy.
In DEAD HARVEST, Thornton collects souls for hell, but when he’s sent to collect the soul of a... Read more
This book just kept me wanting the read no-stop. The characters, the story, and the way the writer has you guessing and waiting what is going to happen next. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Brian
When we first meet Sam Thornton, he’s in the midst of being assigned his next job, one that will prove a little more than the status quo. Read morePublished 18 months ago by MyBookishWays