As the Twig is Bent

Mystery & Thrillers

By Joe Perrone Jr.

Publisher : CreateSpace

ABOUT Joe Perrone Jr.

Joe Perrone Jr.
I was a sportswriter for the Passaic-Clifton, NJ, Herald News, as well as a freelance advertising copywriter.  I am the author of two novels: As the Twig is Bent, a mystery thriller, andEscaping Innocence (A Story of Awakening), a coming-of-age novel set in the turbulent ‘60s.  In addi More...



A serial killer is roaming the Internet, using sex chat rooms to find his victims. The only clues: a signature heart carved into each victim's breast (inside are the initials "J.C." and those of the deceased); copies of the New Testament (with underlined passages referring to infidelity); and fingerprints of a juvenile arrested in the 1960s.   AS THE TWIG IS BENT is an explosive thriller that tears the cover off the sordid underbelly of the world of Internet chat rooms, and propels the reader on a no-holds-barred journey towards its bone-chilling conclusion.
Contains material that may be offensive to some readers.

"Aside from having the most beautiful cover I have ever seen on a book, the story itself matches perfectly. As excellent a murder mystery as I have ever read, and I have read the greats!" --Vahan Gregory, noted playwright & sculptor, Beverly Hills, CA

"Characters with substance; crisp, authentic dialogue; and a plot with more twists and turns than a giant slalom. Kept me on the edge of my seat right up until the shocking end."
--Bob Walker, former CEO Promotion Mechanics, Inc., a Division of Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, NYC