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%% * BrotherSisterIncest: [[AwesomeMcCoolName Rika and Saxon Hyde]].

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Every novel is packed full of characters, although a few key characters cross over and receive a longer character arc.


* AxCrazy: Of course.
* BadassBookworm: [=DeClerq=].

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%% * BadassBookworm: [=DeClerq=].



* BrotherSisterIncest: [[AwesomeMcCoolName Rika and Saxon Hyde]].

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%% * BrotherSisterIncest: [[AwesomeMcCoolName Rika and Saxon Hyde]].


* MarketBasedTitle: After the novel was released in Britain, North American publishers discovered Creator/JoyceCarolOates had released a novel entitled ''Zombie,'' so the title was changed to ''Evil Eye.''

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* MarketBasedTitle: After the novel was released in Britain, North American publishers discovered Creator/JoyceCarolOates Joyce Carol Oates had released a novel entitled ''Zombie,'' so the title was changed to ''Evil Eye.''


Novels by Slade include:

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!! Novels by Slade include:



Some tropes associated with Slade's work include:

* AlwaysGetsHisMan : Interestingly, the idea that a Mountie does this is what sparked Clarke's interest in writing about the Mounties. The central killer may or may not be captured at the end of each story.
* AxCrazy : Of course.
* BadassBookworm : DeClerq
* BadassCrew : Special X is made up of elite, highly specialized members.
* BrotherSisterIncest : [[AwesomeMcCoolName Rika and Saxon Hyde]].
* CanadaEh : Played straight, averted, subverted, and just about (a-boot) any version of the trope, the Canadian West features heavily in Slade's work. However, it's a [[CrapsackWorld grim and seedy place, full of brutal criminals and dark secrets]].

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!! Some tropes associated with Slade's work include:

* AlwaysGetsHisMan : AlwaysGetsHisMan: Interestingly, the idea that a Mountie does this is what sparked Clarke's interest in writing about the Mounties. The central killer may or may not be captured at the end of each story.
* AxCrazy : AxCrazy: Of course.
* BadassBookworm : DeClerq
* BadassCrew : Special X is made up of elite, highly specialized members.
BadassBookworm: [=DeClerq=].
* BrotherSisterIncest : [[AwesomeMcCoolName Rika and Saxon Hyde]].BadassCrew: Special X is made up of elite, highly specialized members.
* CanadaEh : BrotherSisterIncest: [[AwesomeMcCoolName Rika and Saxon Hyde]].
* CanadaEh:
Played straight, averted, subverted, and just about (a-boot) any version of the trope, the Canadian West features heavily in Slade's work. However, it's a [[CrapsackWorld grim and seedy place, full of brutal criminals and dark secrets]].



* CowboysAndIndians : The Battle of Rorke's Drift is described in ''Evil Eye''. In this case, it's actually Redcoats and Zulus, a battle that captured the author's imagination as a lad.
* DarkAndTroubledPast : Most of the characters, but particularly Zinc Chandler, Robert DeClerq, and other members of Special X.
* DevelopmentHell : ''Headhunter'' was optioned in 2008, but has yet to see even a script.
* DistractedByTheSexy : Becomes a ChekhovsGun in ''Ghoul.'' The perpetrator of a murder leaves the scene, but she's noticed because of her fantastic cleavage... Except she's not who they think.
* TheDungAges : Discussed in ''Ghoul.'' Made particularly Squicky with mention of Richard the Raker, a 14th century sanitation worker who drowned in the sewage in London's streets.
* FreudianExcuse : ''Ghoul'' in particular came about during a time when crimes were believed to be a result of a person being subjected to years of horrendous [[RapeLeadsToInsanity abuse]]. Although still relevant, some of the psychology from TheEighties seems dated now.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame : A deadly game of Hangman and a "murder mystery" game gone sour.
* UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper : One of the recurring characters is a Ripper wannabe.

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* CowboysAndIndians : CowboysAndIndians: The Battle of Rorke's Drift is described in ''Evil Eye''. In this case, it's actually Redcoats and Zulus, a battle that captured the author's imagination as a lad.
* DarkAndTroubledPast : DarkAndTroubledPast: Most of the characters, but particularly Zinc Chandler, Robert DeClerq, [=DeClerq=], and other members of Special X.
* DevelopmentHell : DevelopmentHell: ''Headhunter'' was optioned in 2008, but has yet to see even a script.
* DistractedByTheSexy : DistractedByTheSexy: Becomes a ChekhovsGun in ''Ghoul.'' The perpetrator of a murder leaves the scene, but she's noticed because of her fantastic cleavage... Except she's not who they think.
* TheDungAges : TheDungAges: Discussed in ''Ghoul.'' Made particularly Squicky with mention of Richard the Raker, a 14th century sanitation worker who drowned in the sewage in London's streets.
* FreudianExcuse : FreudianExcuse: ''Ghoul'' in particular came about during a time when crimes were believed to be a result of a person being subjected to years of horrendous [[RapeLeadsToInsanity abuse]]. Although still relevant, some of the psychology from TheEighties seems dated now.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame : HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: A deadly game of Hangman and a "murder mystery" game gone sour.
* UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper : UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper: One of the recurring characters is a Ripper wannabe.



* MarketBasedTitle : After the novel was released in Britain, North American publishers discovered Creator/JoyceCarolOates had released a novel entitled ''Zombie,'' so the title was changed to ''Evil Eye.''
* TheMentallyDisturbed : Many of the killers, to [[InsaneEqualsViolent extreme degrees]]. The psychology used in the book is better presented than in most fiction, as criminal insanity is the author's specialty.
* PoliceProcedural : Many of Slade's novels revolve around Special X, a (fictional) international division of Canada's Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
* SerialKiller : Almost every novel has one (or more) at the centre of the plot, along with ShoutOut s to many RealLife serial killers such as Ted Bundy, Ed Gein, and Richard Ramirez. In fact, the end notes to ''Ghoul'' provide a handy list of notable serial killers. And if you were wondering, a couple of the books include a handy check list for serial killer behaviour.
* ShownTheirWork : The novels are meticulously researched and very unique in that they include a bibliography.
* TheVamp : Rika Hyde from ''Ghoul'' is a perfect example of the trope.

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* MarketBasedTitle : MarketBasedTitle: After the novel was released in Britain, North American publishers discovered Creator/JoyceCarolOates had released a novel entitled ''Zombie,'' so the title was changed to ''Evil Eye.''
* TheMentallyDisturbed : TheMentallyDisturbed: Many of the killers, to [[InsaneEqualsViolent extreme degrees]]. The psychology used in the book is better presented than in most fiction, as criminal insanity is the author's specialty.
* PoliceProcedural : PoliceProcedural: Many of Slade's novels revolve around Special X, a (fictional) international division of Canada's Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
* SerialKiller : SerialKiller: Almost every novel has one (or more) at the centre of the plot, along with ShoutOut s to many RealLife serial killers such as Ted Bundy, Ed Gein, and Richard Ramirez. In fact, the end notes to ''Ghoul'' provide a handy list of notable serial killers. And if you were wondering, a couple of the books include a handy check list for serial killer behaviour.
* ShownTheirWork : ShownTheirWork: The novels are meticulously researched and very unique in that they include a bibliography.
* TheVamp : TheVamp: Rika Hyde from ''Ghoul'' is a perfect example of the trope.


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* TheVamp : Rika Hyde from ''Ghoul'' is a perfect example of the trope.

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* TheVamp : Rika Hyde from ''Ghoul'' is a perfect example of the trope.trope.
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Michael Slade is the [[PenName pseudonym]] of author Jay Clarke and his collaborators. Clarke is a criminal lawyer based in Vancouver, who specializes in criminal insanity. Under the Michael Slade name, Clarke and his co-authors have released a number of horror crime novels.

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Michael Slade is the [[PenName pseudonym]] of author Jay Clarke (born 1947) and his collaborators. Clarke is a criminal lawyer based in Vancouver, who specializes in criminal insanity. Under the Michael Slade name, Clarke and his co-authors have released a number of horror crime novels.


* JackTheRipper : One of the recurring characters is a Ripper wannabe.

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* JackTheRipper UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper : One of the recurring characters is a Ripper wannabe.

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* CanadianWestern: While Slade novels are generally categorized as crime and horror, many of the elements can also be considered CanadianWestern.

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Novels by Slade include:

* ''Literature/{{Ghoul}}''


* FreudianExcuse : ''Ghoul'' in particular came about during a time when crimes were believed to be a result of a person being subjected to years of horrendous abuse. Although still relevant, some of the psychology from TheEighties seems dated now.

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* FreudianExcuse : ''Ghoul'' in particular came about during a time when crimes were believed to be a result of a person being subjected to years of horrendous abuse.[[RapeLeadsToInsanity abuse]]. Although still relevant, some of the psychology from TheEighties seems dated now.


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* TheMentallyDisturbed : Many of the killers, to [[InsaneEqualsViolent extreme degrees]]. The psychology used in the book is better presented than in most fiction, as criminal insanity is the author's specialty.

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* JackTheRipper : One of the recurring characters is a Ripper wannabe.

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* TheDungAges : Discussed in ''Ghoul.'' Made particularly Squicky with mention of Richard the Raker, a 14th century sanitation worker who drowned in the sewage in London's streets.


Michael Slade is the pseudonym of author Jay Clarke and his collaborators. Clarke is a criminal lawyer based in Vancouver, who specializes in criminal insanity. Under the Michael Slade name, Clarke and his co-authors have released a number of horror crime novels.

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Michael Slade is the pseudonym [[PenName pseudonym]] of author Jay Clarke and his collaborators. Clarke is a criminal lawyer based in Vancouver, who specializes in criminal insanity. Under the Michael Slade name, Clarke and his co-authors have released a number of horror crime novels.

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* MarketBasedTitle : After the novel was released in Britain, North American publishers discovered Creator/JoyceCarolOates had released a novel entitled ''Zombie,'' so the title was changed to ''Evil Eye.''

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