The Butcher and the Wren
Skilled and evocative.”
- Aaron Mahnke, creator of the Lore podcast and author of The World of Lore series
#2 New York Times Bestseller
#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
USA Today Bestseller
An Amazon Best Book of 2022 (Mystery, Thriller & Suspense)
A Barnes & Noble Best Mystery of 2022 and Bookseller Favorite
A PopSugar Thriller to Sink Your Teeth Into
A SheReads Best Thriller of Fall 2022
“A read in one sitting kind of book.”
— Sarah Gelman, CBS Mornings
From the co-host of chart-topping true crime podcast Morbid, a thrilling debut novel told from the dueling perspectives of a notorious serial killer and the medical examiner following where his trail of victims leads.
September 13, 2022
5.5 x 8.25
Something dark is lurking in the Louisiana bayou: a methodical killer with a penchant for medical experimentation is hard at work completing his most harrowing crime yet, taunting the authorities who desperately try to catch up.
But forensic pathologist Dr. Wren Muller is the best there is. Armed with an encyclopedic knowledge of historical crimes, and years of experience working in the Medical Examiner’s office, she’s never encountered a case she couldn’t solve. Until now. Case after case is piling up on Wren’s examination table, and soon she is sucked into an all-consuming cat-and-mouse chase with a brutal murderer getting more brazen by the day.
An addictive read with straight-from-the-morgue details only an autopsy technician could provide, The Butcher and the Wren promises to ensnare all who enter.
Alaina Urquhart announces the news of her first novel, The Butcher and the Wren, on the Morbid podcast!