The Deepest Black
Literary Crime Thriller
New Release: August 16, 2022
Where does the line blur between fact and fiction?
Acclaimed author Randall Silvis is looking for a story—any story to follow up the series of gripping mystery novels that catapulted him to success. And then, out of nowhere, a story appears. A mysterious stranger named Thomas Kennaday tips Silvis off about a series of murders in a small Pennsylvania town, sending Silvis off on a tentative investigation in hopes of finding material for his next novel.
What Silvis discovers is much more than a typical small-town murder case, and it soon becomes clear that Kennaday, who seems to have disappeared into thin air, is somehow pulling the strings of the investigation from behind the scenes. Based on true events, The Deepest Black is a profoundly thoughtful, unsettling read, and a crime novel unlike any you've ever read before.
“Randall Silvis’s nonfiction novel The Deepest Black ventures into the darkest corners of the human psyche…a story rife with twists and turns, secret societies and those who are sworn to keep the secrets…a harrowing journey, a brilliant book, a must-read.” ~Susan Wingate, host of Dialogue: Authors on the Air Radio
“A very highly recommended metafiction true crime memoir…. This odd genre-bending novel follows the plot of a true crime novel and a mystery but also veers off into the supernatural—inexplicable events, spirituality, UFOs, oppression, mind control, men in black, and more. It was not only totally engrossing, but un-put-downable.” ~She Treads Softly, five stars
~THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
About Randall Silvis
Randall Silvis is the multi-genre author of numerous critically acclaimed novels and a past winner of the prestigious Drue Heinz Literature Prize. His work has been published in more than a hundred editions in several languages.
Perhaps best known for the literary thrillers of the Ryan DeMarco Mystery Series, he has also written magical realism, creative nonfiction, short story collections, and other mystery and crime novels. In addition, he is a playwright, screenwriter, and songwriter.
How do you keep up with a guy like that? For starters, subscribe to the Randall Silvis YouTube Channel where you can currently find five book trailers about The Deepest Black, plus music videos, spoken word poetry and prose, and more. If you happen to be in western Pennsylvania, you can catch Randall at the Butler Little Theatre, Butler, PA, at 7 pm, August 27, in an event that is free and open to the public. You can also find Randall on his website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Here are links to other recent releases from Randall, plus all of the books of the Ryan DeMarco Series.