Charlie Scanlon intends to murder eight women, but can he complete his equation?
Charlie Scanlon is on a mission and his objective is to kill; eight women in all. But what is it that drives a man to murder? And can either of the women in his life, his wife Maureen or the elderly Mrs Gibson who he works for through his association with the Salvation Army, suspect that he is a serial killer?
The Equation of Murder begins as Charlie commits his second murder and gradually unravels his thought processes as he adds to his crimes, covering his tracks, choosing his locations and selecting his victims.
What is it that drives a man to murder? And does Charlie fully understand the consequences of his actions? He starts out thinking that he knows The Equation of Murder, but is he about to find out that being a serial killer can be a lot more complicated than he first thought?
I collect. I've been collecting for a while. But I've only recently started collecting corpses and even they cannot be considered to be a collection because I don't get to keep them. Which I suppose, if you look at it like that, also invalidates the rest of my items because I don't intend to keep the rest of my items either. You see my collection is different to an average person's. I don't collect any particular type of music, I don't collect antiques, I don't collect books or magazines, or stamps, nor anything to do with cars, ornaments don't interest me. Not autographs. Nor anything to do with television programmes. Not bric-a-brac. I'm not into films. Not plants. Not cards. Nor medals. I collect DNA.