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The Black Swan Killer (Philosophical Detective Book 1) by [Daniel McKay]

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"If you're reading another mystery novel, stop it. Pick this one up. It's better." - Literary Titan
"If you have a penchant for mental pursuits, The Black Swan Killer will be right up your alley!" -Indies Today

"A refreshingly unique and cerebral take on the eccentric detective archetype, 
The Black Swan Killer by Daniel McKay is a fast-paced crime novel with an unforgettable protagonist." - Self-Publishing Review

"Daniel McKay's THE BLACK SWAN KILLER is a well-written mystery, with a plot in constant motion, a trail of dubitable clues, and a strong compelling cast of characters that will keep readers turning the pages." - IndieReader

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BG6188RS
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 20, 2022
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2354 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 193 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 4.8 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

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Daniel McKay lives in New Zealand where he spends his time writing, teaching philosophy, and playing cards. He writes the Philosophical Detective series, which combines his love for philosophy with his love for sarcasm, and the Pantheon series, which combines his love for interesting magic powers with his love for awesome fight scenes.

He can be reached at or contacted through his website Or you could try shining a Dan-Signal in the sky on a cloudy night. No guarantees that one will work though.

P.S. The augmentamancer series books have been moved out of print on account of them having all the problems that early career books almost always do. They are slowly returning as Dan buffs out the dents, gives them a proper editing, and gets them covers that look cool instead of rubbish. The first two are currently available with the others to follow.

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Light hearted story about John the “Philosophical” detective! Could see this becoming an interesting series!
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