The Art of Murder

The Art of Murder

a darkly gruesome and compelling crime thriller that will get right under the skin

Summary

If you like reading the likes of Cara Hunter, Stuart MacBride and Karin Slaughter, then this grisly, thought-provoking and spine-tingling thriller from international bestselling author Michael White is perfect for you. The case just will not let you go...

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE ART OF MURDER

'Had me turning the pages' -- ***** Reader review
'Loved it' -- ***** Reader review

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THE MOST FAMOUS KILLER IN HISTORY HAS A DISCIPLE - IN 21ST-CENTURY LONDON...

In all his years on the force, Detective Chief Inspector Pendragon had never seen a corpse like this one. After the initial horror, he recognised the reference to the surrealist painter, Magritte. But that made the crime even more sickening - accomplished, as it had been, with a ferocity which placed it in another league from common or garden murder.

It brought to mind the crimes committed in in the Whitechapel area of London in the 1880s by a person who remains unidentified to this day: a series of sadistic murders of local prostitutes, which involved elaborate mutilation of the victims' bodies.

Although the contemporary crimes are not directed exclusively at female targets, there is grotesque similarity in the mindset of the two perpetrators - divided, as they are, by more than a century.

But Pendragon is determined that his pathologically brilliant killer will not escape detection.

About the author

Michael White

Michael White has been a professional musician (one half of the Thompson Twins), a science lecturer, newspaper columnist, science editor for GQ magazine and a series consultant for the Discovery Channel's The Science of the Impossible. First published in 1991, he is now the author of 27 books of fiction and non-fiction, including the bestselling Equinox and The Medici Secret. He lives in Perth, Australia with his wife and four children. More information on Michael can be found at www.michaelwhite.com.au.
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