Bad Men A Novel

Bad Men

A Novel

  • ISBN: 9781419772337
  • Publication Date: May 7, 2024


Price: $27.00

Meet the most irresistible serial killer of the year . . . Award-winning author Julie Mae Cohen’s twisty feminist thriller is lethal and wickedly fun.

“The feminist serial killer you didn’t know you were waiting for. Sensational.” —Claire Mackintosh, bestselling author of The Last Party

“Silence of the Lambs meets Sex and the City.” —Financial Times

Saffy Huntley-Oliver is an intelligent and glamorous socialite; she also happens to be a proficient serial killer. For the past fifteen years, she’s hunted down and dispatched rapists, murderers, domestic abusers—bad men all. But leading a double life has left her lonely—dating’s tough when your boyfriend might turn out to be your next victim. Saffy thinks she’s finally found a truly good man in Jonathan Desrosiers, a true-crime podcaster who’s amassed legions of die-hard fans for cracking cold cases and bringing justice to victims.

When a decapitated body shows up on Jon’s doorstep the morning after his wife leaves him, he becomes the chief suspect for a murder he insists he didn’t commit. Saffy’s crush becomes an obsession as she orchestrates a meet-cute and volunteers to help Jon clear his name, using every trick up her sleeve to find the real killer and get her man—no matter the cost.

Darkly comic and addictively readable, Bad Men is a wild romp of a feminist thriller that asks if even a serial killer can have a happily ever after.


"A thrilling journey."
—Josephine Fenton for The Irish Examiner

"Silence of the Lambs meets Sex and the City."
—Financial Times

"Sharp, acidic, funny, dark."
—Zoe Ball, BBC2 Radio Book Club

"The feminist serial killer you didn’t know you were waiting for. Sensational."
—Claire Mackintosh, bestselling author of The Last Party

"I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a thriller this much. Bad Men is a delight on every page. Saffy is an unforgettable character, funny, charming, horny, posh, homicidal in the tradition of Villanelle or Sweetpea, but also totally original. 10/10 from me."
—Erin Kelly, bestselling author of The Poison Tree

“What a great read––revenge-hungry female killer, hot true crime podcaster, body parts à gogo. What’s not to like? Had me turning the pages like a fiend.”
—CJ Skuse, author of Sweetpea

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