Violet Darger

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 472 ratings

Dead End Girl Publisher's Summary

Her body is broken. Wrapped in plastic. Dumped on the side of the road. She is the first. There will be more.

A serial killer stalks women in rural Ohio. He is deranged but brilliant, known only by the grotesque nickname the media has given him - The Doll Parts Killer. The name is apt. He dismembers his victims and leaves them in garbage bags in public places. A residential neighborhood. Next to a roller rink. Behind a Burger King.

The investigation is a disaster. No physical evidence. Unreliable witnesses. To make matters worse, the FBI has lost contact with the star profiler working the case. Now rookie agent Violet Darger gets the most important assignment of her career.

When Darger travels to Ohio, she brings along demons of her own. Her last case ended in tragedy. The death of a 16 year old girl. Darger still has nightmares about the bloody scene, still has panic attacks when she remembers. The trauma shattered her core beliefs.

Now she faces a killer unlike anything she's seen. Aggressive. Territorial. If she fails, more will die. He will kill again and again.

Will this case restore her faith? Or push her over the edge?

The victims harbor dark secrets. The clues twist and writhe and refuse to keep still. And the killer watches the investigation on the nightly news, gleeful to relive the violence, knowing that he can't be stopped.

©2017 Tim McBain, L.T. Vargus (P)2017 Smarmy Press
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  • Book 1

    • Dead End Girl

    • Violet Darger, Book 1
    • By: L.T. Vargus, Tim McBain
    • Narrated by: Kate Marcin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 400
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 351
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 350

    A serial killer stalks women in rural Ohio. He is deranged but brilliant, known only by the grotesque nickname the media has given him - The Doll Parts Killer. The name is apt. He dismembers his victims and leaves them in garbage bags in public places. A residential neighborhood. Next to a roller rink. Behind a Burger King. The investigation is a disaster. No physical evidence. Unreliable witnesses. To make matters worse, the FBI has lost contact with the star profiler working the case.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exciting Thriller

    • By Tami Buhl Dallos Wells on 06-16-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 1.5

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  • Book 2

    • Killing Season

    • Violet Darger FBI Thriller Book 2
    • By: Tim McBain, L.T. Vargus
    • Narrated by: Kate Marcin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Two days. Fourteen dead. The next victim could be you. The first bullet punches through the windshield of an SUV. A head shot. The driver's death is instantaneous. And it's only the beginning. A sniper along I-20 kills eight and causes a 36 car pileup. Brutal. Efficient. The next morning, the same individual stalks through a grocery store parking lot with a handgun. He takes out six innocent shoppers along with the store's front window before fleeing without a trace. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • One chapter completely omitted

    • By Suzette Wood on 06-18-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2.5

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