Title: The Killing Art: A Novel of Suspense
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: 2005
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Edition.
Signed by Author 0060541075 This hardcover book is square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with pristine gilt. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket is As New. Original Price is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. Signed by the Author without inscription. Bookseller Inventory # 002074
History and fiction collide with deadly consequences in the third Kate McKinnon novel?a story of bitter revenge, where the past invades the present and a decades-old secret proves fatal
Kate McKinnon has lived many lives, from Queens cop to Manhattan socialite, television art historian, and the woman who helped the NYPD capture the Death Artist and the Color Blind killer. But that's the past. Now, devastated by the death of her husband, Kate is attempting to quietly rebuild her life as a single woman. Gone are the Park Avenue penthouse and designer clothes. Now it's a funky Chelsea loft, downtown fashion, and even a hip new haircut as Kate plunges back into her work?writing a book about America's most celebrated artistic era, the New York School of the 1940s and '50s, a circle that included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Mark Rothko.
But when a lunatic starts slashing the very paintings she is writing about?along with their owners?Kate is once again tapped by the NYPD. As she deciphers the evidence?cryptic images that reveal both the paintings and the people who will be the next targets?Kate is drawn into a world where art and art history provide lethal clues.
The Killing Art is Jonathan Santlofer's most gripping and chilling story yet, but that isn't the only reason the novel is remarkable. The author, who is also an acclaimed artist, has created works of art just for the book that tantalize and challenge readers by using well-known symbols in innovative ways, allowing them to decode the clues along with Kate. A masterwork of both suspense fiction and art, The Killing Art will impress both thriller readers and art fans as the plot twists and turns toward a shocking climax.
About the Author: Jonathan Santlofer is an internationally recognised artist with more than one hundred exhibitions. His work, which is displayed in many public, private and corporate collections, has been written about in the New York Times, Art in America and Artforum. His many awards include two National Endowment for the Arts painting grants, and he is a member of Yaddo, one of the oldest arts communities in the US. He lives in NYC and is working on his next novel of suspense.
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