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The Art of Murder

Michael White


PUBLISHED: 1st September 2010
ISBN: 9781863256902
ANNOTATION:
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 Art of Murder
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PUBLISHED: 1st September 2010
ISBN: 9781863256902
ANNOTATION:
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.

Annotation

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.

Publisher Description

One hundred and twenty years after Jack the Ripper, he has an apprentice to continue his work...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 form 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

Author Biography

Michael White (Author) Michael White has been a professional musician, a science lecturer, newspaper columnist, science editor for GQ magazine and a series consultant for the Discovery Channel's The Science of the Impossible. First published in 1991, he is now the author of 27 books, including the bestselling Equinox and The Medici Secret. He was awarded the Bookman Prize in the US for best popular science book of 1998 for his biography of Isaac Newton, The Last Sorcerer and is an Honorary Research Fellow at Curtin University. He lives in Perth, Australia with his wife and four children.

Product Details

Publisher
Transworld Publishers (Division of Random House Australia)
Year
2010
Illustrator
Michael White
ISBN-10
1863256903
ISBN-13
9781863256902
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2010-09-01
Country of Publication
Australia
Pages
352
Author
Michael White
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