About the Series
True crime enthusiasts are drawn to this fictional Hudson Valley town. Committed centuries apart, notorious unsolved homicides put Mundy’s Landing on the map, luring modern day detectives trying to solve the murders, as well as copycat killers bent on re-enacting them.
From New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub comes the first in a terrifying new series set in a small town with a sinister secret.
The razor’s gleaming blade slices effortlessly through skin and tendon, and he relishes the final anguished moments of his prey. There’s only one thing he prizes more: their long, silken strands of red hair. But these women are merely stand-ins…a prelude to his ultimate victim.
Nestled in New York’s Hudson Valley, Mundy’s Landing is famous for its picturesque setting—and for a century-old string of gruesome unsolved murders. Rowan returned to her hometown years ago, fleeing a momentary mistake that could have destroyed her family. Life is good here. Peaceful. Until an anonymous gift brings Rowan’s fears to life again.
The town’s violent history was just the beginning. Soon everyone in Mundy’s Landing will know that the past cannot be forgotten or forgiven—not until every sin has been paid for, in blood.
“Staub sets her new trilogy in the picturesque Hudson River Valley town of Mundy’s Landing, a place that has a history of murder. Those past crimes lend a creepy sense of atmosphere to Blood Red as the novel’s protagonist finds herself the target of a modern-day serial killer. The juxtaposition between the book’s cozy domestic setting and the ominous sense of dread as the killer gets closer is handled with perfect aplomb by Staub, who also demonstrates a real flair for being able to chill readers’ blood without drenching them in gore. With its empathetic protagonist and a cleverly executed plot filled with unexpected twists and turns, Blood Red is guaranteed to keep suspense fans up long past their regularly scheduled bedtimes.”
— John Charles for Reader to Reader
“Wendy Corsi Staub writes an intense thriller that takes readers along on a killer’s path of destruction. Mundy’s Landing is a town that has a long history with murder. With part of the tale told from the killer’s POV, you will see what he does to his victims and why. The author has way of telling the story that will keep readers glued to their seats, waiting to find out what will happen next. A thrilling read!”
— RT Book Reviews
“Staub is at it again, offering up a new and terrifying series that will have readers wanting more. This book has a terrific plotline that keeps readers guessing up until the last page…”
— Suspense Magazine
“Wendy Corsi Staub has created a murder masterpiece…Blood Red was one wild ride. Wendy Corsi Staub expertly sets the stage, and builds up to one hell of a crescendo. If you like murder mysteries, crime dramas, psychological thrillers or just plain good books, Blood Red is a great addition to your TBR list!”
— Black Dog Speaks
“I loved Blood Red…it’s suspenseful and scary. This is a serious winner!”
— Alison Gaylin, author of Stay With Me
“Wendy Corsi Staub is a master of the domestic thriller, and Blood Red is a perfect example of her mastery. Lock your doors, turn on your porch light, and brace yourself for a deliciously scary novel.”
— Tom Savage, author of Mrs. John Doe
“A quiet town’s dark past and a serial killer’s quest for his ideal victim create a perfect storm in Staub’s frothy new thriller. While the subject matter may seem gruesome, the violence is fairly muted and Staub mostly maintains the suspense throughout, despite a few too many coincidences.”
New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub returns to Mundy’s Landing—a small town where bygone bloodshed has become big business.
Hair neatly braided, hands serenely clasped, eyes closed, the young woman appeared to be sound asleep. But the peaceful tableau was a madman’s handiwork. Beneath the covers, her white nightgown was spattered in blood. At daybreak, a horrified family would discover her corpse tucked into their guest room. The cunning killer would strike again…and again…before vanishing into the mists of time.
A century ago, the Sleeping Beauty Murders terrified picturesque Mundy’s Landing. The victims, like the killer, were never identified. Now, on the hundredth anniversary, the Historical Society’s annual “Mundypalooza” offers a hefty reward for solving the notorious case.
Annabelle Bingham, living in one of the three notorious Murder houses, can’t escape the feeling that her family is being watched—and not just by news crews and amateur sleuths. She’s right. Having unearthed the startling truth behind the horrific crimes, a copycat killer is about to reenact them—beneath her dream home’s mansard roof…
“Take one part Brothers Grimm, one part James Patterson, one part magic, and you’ve got Wendy Corsi Staub’s remarkable new Blue Moon. You never know who’s around the next corner or coming at you from out of the past.”
—Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author of Where It Hurts
“Wendy Corsi Staub is my go-to author for great suspense. Her novels are taut, compelling and impossible to put down.”
—Alison Gaylin, author of What Remains of Me
“WCS knows that evil things sometimes happen in small towns! If I were going to spend a few days lost in smalltown America, Mundy’s Landing is where I’d like it to happen.”
—Alex Marwood, author of The Killer Next Door
“An addictive trilogy! […] Blue Moon is a fast-paced read that will leave readers wanting more.”
—The BOLO Books Review
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New York Times Bestselling Author Wendy Corsi Staub revisits Mundy’s Landing—a small town with a blood-soaked past.
The town of Mundy’s Landing was founded on a horrifying secret, but stark white bones of the dead never lie…
“We shall never tell.” Spurred by the cryptic phrase in a centuries-old letter, Emerson Mundy travels to her ancestral hometown to trace her past. In Mundy’s Landing, she connects with long lost relatives—and a closet full of skeletons going back centuries.
In the year since former NYPD Detective Sullivan Leary solved the historic Sleeping Beauty Murders, she—like the village itself—has made a fresh start. But someone has unearthed blood-drenched secrets in a disembodied skull, and is hacking away at the Mundy family tree, branch by branch…
“Cunningly orchestrated, Bone White once again proves why Wendy Corsi Staub’s name remains at the very forefront of domestic psychological suspense.”