The author I've been referring to is a prolific man whose novels can be described as suspense thrillers, but he usually adds to the concoction a pinch of horror, science fiction, mystery, and even satire. A huge number of his books has appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List, with 14 reaching the number one slot. These days he calls home a stunning, albeit sinister, mansion located in Shadow Street, to which he lovingly refers to as "a beautiful place to die".
It is a Gilded Age palace built in the late 1800's that almost from the beginning has been scarred by episodes of madness, murder, and whispers of things far worse. How befitting, don't you think? Just the place where such a mind can create the most unnerving tales. However, since the re-christening of the Pendleton as a luxury apartment building where our author chose -here comes a shocker- the penthouse, its dark past is all but forgotten.
I invite you to lurk around in all the usual places, if you got my six previous clues, this should be simple as killing the mailman and cook him for dinner. Ooh, what a lovely thought!
If through your meanderings you shall come across the famed Pendleton, I encourage you to spend an hour visiting its baleful hallways and hidden monsters. Who nows? You might be obliged to extend your visit... forever.
Great hunting everyone! Or should I say haunting? I always get those mixed... like the spices on my mailman. =)
PS. Don't forget to leave a way for me to contact you along with your guess of who the author is. Tomorrow I'll make the great announcement. Happy Creepfest!