The Art of Murder
written by Michael White
Bantam Press | ISBN 9781863256902
Paperback – 352 pages
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In all his years on the force, Detective Chief Inspector Pendragon has never seen a murder quite like this one. It isn't the bizarre arrangement of the body, found in a London art gallery, that has Pendragon and his team reeling; it's the meticulous arrangement of an apple in the hole where the corpse's face used to be. The reference to surrealist painter Magritte is horrifyingly clear. Twenty-four hours later, the police have a second grotesque killing on their hands. This time, the crime scene emulates a famous Dali painting, The Persistence of Memory. Someone is turning murder into an art forma And it's not for the first time. More than a century earlier, the citizens of Whitechapel in London's East End were living in fear of another artist with a knife. Though Jack the Ripper was never caught, his teaching lives on. Now, in the twenty-first century, Jack has a gifted and bloodthirsty apprentice.