The Dark and the Dead

The dark and the Dead cover

Haley McGlinn has a car trunk full of light bulbs and a purse full of flashlights. She has good reason to fear the dark.  Five years ago she survived a vicious serial killer.  When another murder shocks the city bearing the signature of Haley’s attacker she wrestles with her own questions as she finds herself wrestling with the possibility that the only man she trusts could be the killer!


Royal Palm Award winner


Who did it?

This book kept me guessing as to who did it and questioning what would happen next. Suspenseful from start to finish!

Megan Venning

A complex and enjoyable protagonist

Good debut mystery with a complex and enjoyable protagonist. The protagonist is a cartoonist as is the author. I found the peek into his world very enjoyable. He has a slightly noir voice with a dry sense of humor. It contrasts nicely with the Orlando setting. There are several crimes and lots to keep you guessing. I’d like to see this protagonist again.


Couldn’t put it down

The characters were the biggest stars of the show…..The Dark and the Dead is clever, well executed, and gripping enough that I couldn’t put it down even though it was hours past my bedtime.

Writers Digest self published contest judge

A must read

Another suspenseful thriller from Dana J. Summers. The plot is full of twists and turns, and the bad guys get it in the end. The kind of book you can’t put down.

Carolyn Stansberry

Great book.

I thought this book is just as good as any best seller crime books. Once I decided to really get into it I couldn’t put it down. The ending was heart pounding. Very well done.

Nancy M. Kunzman