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Dead Air: A Thrilling Serialized Mystery for Armchair Detectives

Some secrets are best left buried.

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Are you on the hunt for a new mystery experience? Dead Air belongs in your queue. Dead Air is a serialized mystery from Serial Box, a multiplatform storytelling team that partners with acclaimed writers to create enthralling fiction released in weekly installments.

The serialized murder mystery follows college senior and radio host Mackenzie Walker as she investigates the death of Peg Graham, a memory many prefer to keep buried. In the style of Serial and Dirty John, each chapter features Mackenzie inching closer to the truth. Dead Air comes to you in text and audio on the Serial Box platform, allowing you to switch seamlessly between formats. What's more, Dead Air includes the episodes of Mackenzie’s investigative podcast—delivering a truly immersive mystery experience!

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Sign up for Serial Box today using code DEADAIRMM to get 15% off the full first season of Dead Air. You’ll receive the weekly ebook and audio episodes of Dead Air. Plus you can subscribe to 10 thrilling episodes of Mackenzie's podcast via iTunes or any preferred podcast platform for a uniquely immersive experience!

About the Series

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Dead Air is written by New York Times bestselling authors Gwenda Bond, Rachel Caine, and Carrie Ryan—the writers behind smash hits like Girl on a Wire, Stillhouse Lake, and The Forest of Hands and Teeth. Together, they crafted a mystery that hooked us from the very first sentence.

Mackenzie Walker is back at college after a semester off. One night, while serving as the host of a late night college radio show, she decides to take a chance. Sick of simply playing indie music for her fellow students, Mackenzie instead queues up a 911 call from one Dick Carlisle about the death of his wife.

"Fast-paced, captivating, and completely surprising, prepare to stay up way too late—you won’t be able to put this down." –Megan Miranda, author of All the Missing Girls and The Perfect Stranger

Eighteen years ago, Margaret “Peg” Walker was murdered in her home. Dick, Peg's husband, called in the crime. At first glance, the case seems open and shut. Yet questions remain. Peg, the heiress of a Kentucky horse-racing dynasty, made plenty of enemies throughout her life, and local authorities are as stubborn as mules when it comes to investigating fresh leads. As the questions pile up, Mackenzie comes to suspect that the supposed killer—who has been in jail since the crime occurred—is not to blame, despite his confession. 

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And soon after airing the 911 call, Mackenzie discovers that her suspicions may not be that off-base. Peg’s son Ryan reaches out; he believes in Mackenzie's search and wants to help her reveal the truth.

Dead Air includes the serialized story of Mackenzie and Ryan’s quest for answers in both text and audio format, as well as Mackenzie’s podcast documenting her investigation. Fresh insights reside in both the main narrative and Mackenzie's podcast series, and it's up to you to piece together the puzzle.

You’ll find yourself enthralled by this serialized murder mystery—and, if you choose to listen to the audiobook version of Dead Air, captivated by its killer audio design. For mystery fans and audio sleuths alike, Dead Air is sure to be your next great obsession.

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Discover the mystery that kept us guessing: Click below to sign up for Serial Box and use code DEADAIRMM to get 15% off the full first season of Dead Air!

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