Award-winning author Janson Mancheski launches The Chemist Series on April 30th.

Janson Mancheski's chilling crime series sheds light on sex trafficking which is rampant in the USA, and a homicide investigator's action-packed search for the meticulous killer, The Chemist.

The chemist leaves no evidence as he kidnaps his victims. No one has ever seen him, heard his voice, or felt the touch of his hand… and lived to tell the tale.

Janson Mancheski’s heart-pounding crime thriller series, The Chemist Series, relaunches on Amazon on April 30th. Book 1 is The Chemist, book 2 is Trail of Evil, and book 3 is Mask of Bone. Though the books can be read as standalone novels or in any order, it is highly recommended to read them in order for the best reading experience.

This chilling crime series sheds light on sex trafficking which is rampant in the USA, and a homicide investigator’s action-packed search for the meticulous killer, The Chemist.

The Chemist blends into everyday life. Like a chameleon, he arouses no suspicion. He is charming, intelligent, friendly and a sociopath. Having created a liquid sedative/fentanyl cocktail that allows him to kidnap any victim he chooses, day or night, leaving no trace or clues behind, he begins his abduction spree. Thus the problems begin for homicide investigator Cale Van Waring, who heads up the Special Crimes Unit for the Green Bay PD. Three female victims have already vanished, with one headless body recovered from Lake Michigan. There are no suspects, no crime scene, no witnesses.

Now a new missing victim’s MO matches the headless-body case. Theories range from cults to witchcraft covens to a serial killer. Yet with no clues or evidence, Cale must face the hard facts: how do you catch a killer who leaves no trace? How do you stop a clever murderer, who’s intent on committing the perfect crime?

Following a spotty trail, Cale has a theory. But with his boss on his back, and his girlfriend (Maggie) giving him ultimatums, can he stop a cold-blooded killer before he strikes again? Or does the Chemist have a more sinister plot in mind? Cale better figure it out, before another headless body floats up out of the lake.

The Chemist feature film is being optioned by Voyage Media Productions.

Check it out on Amazon here along with Trail of Evil and Mask of Bone, the other books in the series:

Janson Mancheski is the award-winning author of five novels. The Chemist Series (The Chemist, Trail of Evil, Mask of Bone) featuring Detective Cale Van Waring are all set in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Chemist captured first place for fiction in the Sharp Writ Book Awards in 2010. Voyage Media Productions has accepted Janson’s screenplay version of his book, and casting and production offers are currently being reviewed. The Chemist movie script was a top 16 semi-finalist 2018 Big Break Screenplay Awards and a top 16 semi-finalist 2018 Blue Cat Screenplay contest. Nuck (his screenplay) was a Writer’s Digest 2011 top 10 finalist in the movie script category.

Janson has authored a number of short stories and been granted awards for multiple screenplays.

The screenplay version of Janson’s fourth novel, Shoot for the Stars (an historic Green Bay Packers “What If” novel), was a finalist for the 2014 Writer’s Digest creative fiction awards. His latest novel The Scrub was published in December 2017.

A University of Wisconsin-Green Bay graduate and practicing optometrist, from 1985 – 2005 Janson worked with the UW-Green Bay men and women’s basketball teams. He also functioned as team eye doctor for the Green Bay Packers from 1990 – 2002.

He resides in his hometown of Green Bay and is an ardent Packers and Wisconsin Badgers fan.

View the entire Chemist Series on Amazon here:

Download Janson Mancheski’s suspenseful free short story The Decoy at where you can also watch the movie trailer for The Chemist.

Also download Janson Mancheski’s book The Greatest Hits – The Chemist Series, a compilation of some of the most interesting and frightening scenes from The Chemist Series, for free on

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