Review: “Blessed Are the Dead” by Kristi Belcamino


Disclaimer: Kristi is a friend and I got to high-five her when she got her book deal for this and its sequels so I’m biased, but trust me, this is a good book.

Blessed Are the Dead by Kristi Belcamino is thumping good read about a serial killer and the newspaper reporter who becomes the Clarice Starling to his Hannibal Lecter. Gabriella is a great main character: flawed, relate-able, hard-nosed and Italian Catholic.

I have some crack sources–cops who call me, and say, “Hey, there’s a dead body in Civic Park, try not to beat the homicide detectives there.

I loved the details of the newsroom and her Catholicism. The killer, based on a real-life one, is chillingly credible. Plus there’s humor, romance, and family drama throughout that elevates this well beyond a by-the-numbers thriller. I can’t wait for the sequel, Blessed Are the Meek!

Blessed Are the Dead
is only available electronically for now, but it’s only $1.99, and a fast, fun read with heft. Go, buy, read, andsupport a writer!

One Response to “Review: “Blessed Are the Dead” by Kristi Belcamino”

  1. Kristi Belcamino Says:

    Thanks Kristin! So happy you liked it!
    PS I need to try to find that video of our high five! So cool!