Near Death, by Richard Wall

Near Death, by Richard Wall

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"See you on the other side, Preacher Man.”


These are the last words of Joseph Hickey, a psychopath executed at Sing Sing prison for the murder of the Howell family in New York State. 


After giving the last rites and watching Hickey die, troubled prison chaplain John Henry Beauregard quits his job to start a new life in the Appalachian Mountains.


Hickey's death should have been the end of the nightmare, but then another family is murdered in identical circumstances, and John Henry is called back to New York to give the last rites to the killer.


As the killings continue, John Henry is drawn into a mystery with devastating consequences. 


Is it possible to commit murder from beyond the grave?


Can John Henry stop the endless cycle of torment and solve the mystery before it is too late?  


Near Death is the second chilling novel from Richard Wall, author of the acclaimed Amazon #1 bestseller, Fat Man Blues. With troubled heroes and a terrifyingly unstoppable villain clashing in authentic 1960s America, Near Death is a book you will not be able to put down.



Richard Wall grew up in a small market town in rural Herefordshire in the 1960s before joining the Royal Navy and travelling the world. Now a full-time writer, this is his second novel after the highly acclaimed Fat Man Blues, which has been adapted to screenplay for a feature film, and storyboarded for a 10-episode TV series.