The Darknet – Murder by Munchausen Future Crimes Mystery #2 -A Sci-Fi Police Procedural Techno-Thriller

The Darknet
180 Pages
ISBN 978-1-946266-02-6

It was the case of a lifetime…but then it went sideways on her. The serial killer Maddie put behind bars might have been crazy but it turns out he was innocent, and now she finds herself hunting robot killers in the Artificial Crimes Unit. Worse yet, she's partnered up with Jake, her former lover.

When androids are hacked and reprogrammed into hit men, Maddie and Jake investigate and track down the hackers. But now, an evil genius is using droids to recreate the infamous Jack the Ripper murders.

"It might not make sense, but the beloved Media tags it 'Murder by Munchausen.' For a price, there are hackers out there who will reprogram a synthoid to do your dirty work. The bad news: no fingerprints or DNA left at the crime scene. The good news—at least for us—is that they’re like missiles: once they hit their target, they’re usually as harmless as empty brass. The trick is to get them before they melt down their core OS data, so you can get the unit into forensics for analysis and, hopefully, an arrest." [excerpt from Murder by Munchausen]

Artificial Intelligence? Fuhgeddaboudit!

Artificial Evil has a name…Munchausen.

M.T. Bass

About M.T. Bass (Cleveland, Ohio Author)

M.T. Bass

Ohio born & bred (Athens), M.T. Bass graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with degrees in English and Philosophy. He has scribbled out six stories that explore the somewhat skewed, sometimes dark, and often certifiable reality of being an American: My Brother’s Keeper, Crossroads, In the Black, Lodging, Somethin’ for Nothin’ and Untethered.

M.T. Bass lives, writes, flies and makes music in Mudcat Falls.

His books are available at, the Apple iBooks Store, Barnes & Noble,, and independent bookstores through IngramSpark.

“I aim to pay forward at least some small portion of the fun I’ve had and the discoveries I’ve made from reading great books, holding fast to the notion that while victors may get to write history, novelists get to write/right reality.” ~M.T. Bass