Steven King unleashes serial killer accountant
American horror writer Steven King’s latest literary creation focuses on a dark and sinister accountant in “A Good Marriage”, which features in his latest collection of short stories, Full Dark, No Stars.
The unlikely CPA villain, Bob Anderson, is a partner in his own successful accounting firm and an avid coin collector. He is also a merciless serial killer.
Anderson has many of the characteristics that you would expect to find in any good accountant – meticulous record keeper, observant, master of details, adept planner and forward-thinker – the same set of traits useful to a person with murderous intent.
Overall, King does a good job of defining the orderly way accountants tend to think, but he also throws in many of the stereotypes you see on TV, an indication perhaps, that King doesn’t know many CPAs or, if he does, he doesn’t like them.