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The Death Artist by Jonathan Santlofer
  

The Death Artist

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After what Damien Hirst did to sheep perhaps some readers will agree with how the serial killer, in this grippingly nasty thriller, treats his victims who are all part of New Yorkâs art community. Not one for the squeamish, itâs an engrossing read that keeps you guessing.

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Synopsis

The Death Artist by Jonathan Santlofer

A killer is preying on New York's art community, creating gruesome depictions of famous paintings, using human flesh and blood as his media. Terror stalks this world of genius, greed, inspiration, and jealousy -- a world Kate McKinnon knows all too well. A former NYPD cop who traded in her badge for a Ph.D in art history, Kate can see the method behind the psychopath's madness -- for the grisly slaughter of a former protege is drawing her into the predator's path. And as each new murder exceeds the last in savagery, Kate is trapped in the twisted obsessions of the death artist, who plans to use her body, her blood, and her fear to create the ultimate masterpiece.

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Praise for The Death Artist

"Colorful... fascinating... disturbing... a crime novel that is savage and erudite, layered in wit, satire and psychosis - in short, a chilling novel." - USA Today

"Santlofer's insight into the passion at the heart of greeat art brings his evocative thriller to richly impastoed life." - People magazine

About the Author

Jonathan Santlofer is an internationally recognised artist with more than one hundred exhibitions. His work, which is displayed in many public, private and corporate collections, has been written about in the New York Times, Art in America and Artforum. His many awards include two National Endowment for the Arts painting grants, and he is a member of Yaddo, one of the oldest arts communities in the US. He lives in NYC and is working on his next novel of suspense.

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Publication date

1st July 2006

Author

Jonathan Santlofer

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Publisher

Snowbooks

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Paperback (a Format)

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ISBN

9781905005192

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