COMING NOVEMBER 2019 in the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.

A new suspense thriller, first in a brand new series.


They call him the Undertaker…

For newly-minted LAPD homicide detective Howard Drew — a body dumped and posed in a Hollywood park provokes a personal obsession. A serial killer stalks Los Angeles and left a grisly calling card — the body of a young woman completely drained of blood, her hands severed, and her face horribly disfigured.

When the horrific murder ignites a nationwide media firestorm, feeling the heat, the LAPD bureaucracy pulls the case from Drew and his partner, turning the investigation over to the vaunted RHD Homicide Special Section. But, Drew is angry. He can't let the case go. Going off the reservation, and behind his partner's back, Drew works the case off the books. He is determined to hunt down the sadistic death-dealer before he strikes again. It’s a quest that takes Drew through the hard edges of L.A. and to a place he isn't sure he wants to go, an encounter with the big evil, the blackest depths of human depravity. Running on instincts and nerves, with a short fuse and everything to lose, Drew must prove himself not just by breaking the case, but by surviving it.

With The Girl in the Picture, author Larry Darter hits a whole new level in his career, a nail-biting thriller in a whole new series that thrusts you kicking and screaming into the horrifying world of a sadistic serial killer.