The Cutthroat by Clive Cussler
(An Isaac Bell Adventure)

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Despite an awkward transition or two and a bit of padding (there’s a recipe for Welsh rarebit), the Bell series hits the right note for those who like crime fiction with a unique setting.
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Isaac Bell may be on the hunt for the greatest monster of all time in the newest action-adventure novel from #1 New York Times–bestselling author Clive Cussler.
 
The year is 1911. Chief Investigator Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Detective Agency has had many extraordinary cases before. But none quite like this.

Hired to find a young woman named Anna Pape who ran away from home to become an actress, Bell gets a shock when her murdered body turns up instead. Vowing to bring the killer to justice, he begins a manhunt which leads him into increasingly more alarming territory. Anna Pape was not alone in her fate—petite young blond women like Anna are being murdered in cities across America.

And the pattern goes beyond the physical resemblance of the victims—there are disturbing familiarities about the killings themselves that send a chill through even a man as experienced with evil as Bell. If he is right about his fears, then he is on the trail of one of the greatest monsters of his time.
 

About Clive Cussler

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CLIVE CUSSLER is the author of many New York Times bestsellers, most recently Crescent Dawn, The Jungle, and The Kingdom. He lives in Arizona.JUSTIN SCOTT's twenty-five novels include The Shipkiller and Normandie Triangle; the Ben Abbott detective series; and five modern sea thrillers published under his pen name Paul Garrison. He is the coauthor with Clive Cussler of The Wrecker and The Spy. He lives in Connecticut.
 
Published March 14, 2017 by G.P. Putnam's Sons. 407 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction, History, Crime, Action & Adventure. Fiction
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Kirkus

Above average
on Jan 23 2017

Despite an awkward transition or two and a bit of padding (there’s a recipe for Welsh rarebit), the Bell series hits the right note for those who like crime fiction with a unique setting.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Jan 26 2017

The detective finds that the killer, now known as the Cutthroat, has a connection with a traveling play, a modernized version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Fans of historical action novels will find a lot to like.

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Reviewed by Jennifer Bort Yacovissi on May 01 2017

Though it strains credulity that the perpetrator—given his “day job”—could have pulled off 20-plus years of carnage, it’s a fun, page-turning romp.

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Reviewed by Sarah Hayward on Apr 28 2017

The story itself was a courageous take on actual history that as a whole was extremely well done in the classic Cussler style, however the ending itself felt abrupt and hurried. I did enjoy the rest of the novel in terms of content and originality for the series...

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