JON OSBORNE has been a newspaper reporter for a decade and is currently a freelance reporter for the Naples Daily News in Florida, where he covers everything from bake sales to triple murders. He is a veteran of the United States Navy.





Arrow UK – December 6, 2012

A criminal mastermind is carrying out a deadly game of murder on the streets of New York. Following the rules of chess he moves his victims around the city, leaving his sinister calling cards at each blood-soaked crime scene.

But as the body count mounts, the New York police force are no nearer to catching this sadistic killer. And expert profiler, FBI Special Agent Dana Whitestone, is brought in to help.

Dana, and her partner Jeremy Brown, soon become embroiled in a macabre game of cat and mouse as they try to hunt down this highly intelligent but utterly ruthless murderer before he claims his next victim.

And then they realize they might be up against not one killer but two – and all hell breaks loose…





Arrow/Random House UK – January 20, 2011

A thoroughly shocking, riveting, and startlingly inventive thriller from a chilling new voice.

Nathan Stiedowe is seeking perfection – and he has been learning from the best. Recreating some of the most sickening murders in history, his objective appears chillingly simple, but his true motive remains unclear.

On the trail of this sadistic monster is FBI Special Agent Dana Whitestone. Driven by the brutal childhood slaying of her parents, Dana’s relentless pursuit of the most evil and twisted criminals has seen her profile many violent cases. But never has she encountered a maniac as demented as Stiedowe, or a mind as horrifyingly disturbed…


Praise for KILL ME ONCE

“Terrifying, suspenseful and genuinely original, Kill Me Once will chill you to the bone.“—Karin Slaughter, author of Broken

“I felt like I was being chased by an axe-murderer. If you like a hard edge that glitters and drips, you’ll enjoy Mr. Osborne’s first foray.“—Cody Mcfadyen

“The plot is pretty complicated and one that probably won’t be solved by guesswork by the reader. However, it is still very well written and Osborne seems very comfortable in his writing style and writes like a seasoned professional.“—



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