The Death Artist by Jonathan Santlofer
A Novel of Suspense

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Murder is a fine art…

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 protégé 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.

 

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 March 17, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 448 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Kate and the NYPD realize that their psychopath is picking off members of New York City’s art scene, the fear is that, as an art critic, Kate may be next—and, combing Pruitt’s apartment for clues, Kate picks up a cufflink belonging to her husband.

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When Santlofer, a Pratt graduate, NEA grant recipient and Yaddo board member, airs his insider views, his observations of art and the art world lift this enthusiastic if not totally original mystery to the ranks of a high-class art opening.

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THE DEATH ARTIST (aptly subtitled "A Novel of Suspense") is a taut, riveting thriller set in the New York art world.

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