Color Blind by Jonathan Santlofer
A Novel of Suspense

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Kate McKinnon is back -- and this time it's personal.

When two hideously eviscerated bodies are discovered and the only link between them is a bizarre painting left at each crime scene, the NYPD turns to former cop Kate McKinnon, the woman who brought the serial killer the Death Artist to justice. Having settled back into her satisfying life as art historian, published author, host of a weekly PBS television series, and wife of one of New York's top lawyers, Kate wants no part of it.

But Kate's sense of tranquility is shattered when this new sequence of murders strikes too close to home. With grief and fury to fuel her, she rejoins her former partner, detective Floyd Brown, and his elite homicide squad on the hunt for a vicious psychopath known as the Color-Blind Killer. In her rage and desperation, Kate allows herself to be drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse. She abandons her glamorous life for the gritty streets of Manhattan, immersing herself in a world where brutality and madness appear to be the norm, where those closest to her may have betrayed her -- and where, in the end, nothing is what it seems.


About Jonathan Santlofer

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Jonathan Santlofer is the author of five novels and a highly respected artist whose work has been written about and reviewed in the New York Times, Art in America, Artforum, and Arts, and which appears in many public, private, and corporate collections. He lives and works in New York City.
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 464 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Kate commits a justifiable homicide, then gives a tutorial in art world clothing chic to the NYPD (“the operative word is black”) for an ill-fated stake-out at a gallery.

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In this run-of-the-mill serial killer thriller, nothing much separates Santlofer's psychotic villain from his fictional brethren other than his fancying himself an artist and being cursed with cerebral achromatopsia, unable to see the world in anything other than sludgy shades of gray.

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Book Reporter

THE DEATH ARTIST introduced Kate McKinnon, former cop turned polished art historian with her own PBS series.

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USA Today

In the 19th century, the French novelist Stendhal fainted before a beautiful Italian fresco, trademarking the extreme emotional reaction to art known today as the Stendhal syndrome.American painter and novelist Jonathan Santlofer is trademarking his own literary syndrome by setting his critically...

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Kate McKinnon, former policewoman, and now author, art historian and PBS television host is living the good life with her husband when suddenly tragedy hits and turns her life upside down.

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