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KATHERINE EWELL wrote Dear Killer when she was seventeen years old. She was one of fifty finalists out of five thousand entries in the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest and has attended the invitational Iowa Young Writers” Studio. Dear Killer is her first novel. You can visit her online at www.katherineewell.blogspot.com and follow her on Twitter and Tumblr.


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“Dear Killer is a book that has stuck with me for days—I can’t get Kit out of my head. I want to study About the Author Kit, become friends with her (assuming she is not going to kill me), and know more about her. Both Kit and the story have layers of morality that are fascinating and not often seen in YA. The author’s ability to create a character who walks that very thin line between right and wrong is incredible. What an amazing talent she is!

“I wish the book was already on the shelves so I could share all the story’s layers and complexities with other readers. I have been reading and hand-selling YA books for fourteen years, and there have been very About the Author few books that have stuck with me this long or this intensely. This author is a rare find, and I am already a lifelong fan.”

—Faith Hochhalter, Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, AZ

“This is a whole new twist for YA literature! Take a teenage serial killer named Kit who receives letters addressed ‘Dear Killer,’ add some money, and you get a response that is deathly permanent. A whole new take on the ‘Dear Abby’ advice letter. This book will explore the fine line between what is moral, what is ethical, and when the horrific becomes mundane. Kit will get under About the Author your skin, and she won’t let go until the satisfying climactic ending. This is a great YA crossover that adults will devour as well.”

—Becky Anderson, Anderson’s Bookshop, Naperville, IL

“In her absorbing debut novel, Dear Killer, Katherine Ewell takes our minds on a journey to the fringes of morality. What is right? What is evil? The story of a teenage serial assassin, Dear Killer explores the darker crevices of human nature. A teenager herself, Katherine writes about nihilism and ambivalence toward others with a tone that is just the right level of frightening. Part Dexter, part Pretty About the Author Little Liars, this book will fascinate and mesmerize you beyond the end.”

—Liesl Freudenstein, Boulder Book Store, Boulder, CO


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Katherine Tegen Books is an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

DEAR KILLER. Copyright © 2014 by Katherine Ewell. All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. By payment of the required fees, you have been granted the nonexclusive, nontransferable right to access and read the text of this e-book on-screen. No part of this text may be reproduced, transmitted, downloaded, decompiled, reverse-engineered, or stored in or introduced into any information About the Author storage and retrieval system, in any form or by any means, whether electronic or mechanical, now known or hereinafter invented, without the express written permission of HarperCollins e-books.


Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data is available.

ISBN 978-0-06-225780-2 (trade bdg.)

EPub Edition June 2013 ISBN 9780062257802

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