So, I was cleaning up some old files on my computer today and I stumbled across a file titled “End of final book” in a folder labeled “KILLERS.” The folder was stuffed inside yet another folder that hadn’t been touched in quite a while. This was all stuff that had been forgotten and neglected for years. This happens sometimes — I take some notes on ideas or notions, then file them away and decide to go in another direction.
Anyway, I’m going to show you exactly what “End of final book” contained. Here goes:
“You’re him! You’re the Boogeyman!”
“The Boogeyman? No, no. They call me Ugly Jazz. And I’m doing what I love to do: I hunt killers.”
And there was screaming.
A lot of screaming.
It went on for a long, long time.
Until it stopped.
So, yeah. Way back when I first developed Killers, I had this brief, crazy notion that the series would end with Jazz having forsaken Connie and Howie and everything normal in his life. Instead, he goes underground and tracks down Crows…and kills them in horrible fashion.
I’m glad I ended the series the way I did, but now you’ve had a little look at an alternate universe.