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As cozy as their house had seemed, there was a cold secret beneath the house. At the bottom of the basement stairs and beyond a small pond-like sized puddle was where evil lived. It was the only part of the house that was always cold and damp no matter the time of day or time of year. Structurally speaking, it was part of the house but there were two, perhaps three steps that separated home from hell. Time at the bottom of those stairs didn't seem to exist either- like a black hole between space, where the air was always still and metallic. It had seen so much horror, it become death itself. In this basement, death was the butchers apprentice and William Suff was the master. A simple country man. A family man. His way of life - this was the way he and his family survived. He provided for them and he was good at it. Unbeknownst to him, the brutality of his actions caused people pain and suffering - the people that he butchered and maimed then killed. In fact, it was alleged that he used the breast of one of his victims in his chili, which won the Riverside County Employee Chili Cook-off. In The Chili King, author Brian Lee Tucker examines the case through William Suff's eyes, through his mind, and beyond, into a nightmarish world where death is the normality and cannibalism the main course.

©2016 Brian Lee Tucker (P)2016 Brian Lee Tucker

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A Horror Masterpiece!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Chili King to be better than the print version?

way, way better

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

how evil this guy was---the narrator really brought that out

Which scene was your favorite?

when he's talking to the arresting officer at the end

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the very last one, when he's being taken in

Any additional comments?

a singular and compelling vision is at work here

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Nothing like the official record

This story has nothing to do with the official record of events... even the cause and manner of death of the victims isn't similar to the police reports.

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