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y separately published work icon The Art of Murder single work   novel   crime   thriller  
Is part of DCI Jack Pendragon Michael White , 2009 series - author novel (number 2 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 The Art of Murder
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In all his years on the force, Detective Chief Inspector Pendragon had never seen a corpse like this one. After the initial horror, he recognised the reference to the surrealist painter, Magritte. But that made the crime even more sickening - accomplished, as it had been, with a sickening ferocity which placed it in another league from common or garden homicide.

In the Whitechapel area of London in the 1880s, a person, who remains unidentified to this day, committed a series of sadistic murders of local prostitutes, which involved elaborate mutilation of the victims' bodies.

Although the contemporary crimes are not directed exclusively at female targets, there is grotesque similarity in the mindset of the two perpetrators - divided, as they are, by more than a century. But Pendragon is determined that his pathologically brilliant killer will not escape detection.

Source: Author's Blurb

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
      United Kingdom (UK),
      Western Europe, Europe,
      Arrow Books ,
      2010 .
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      Extent: 400p.
      ISBN: 9780099551447, 0099551446
    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House Australia , 2010 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 344p.
      • Published: 1 September 2010
      ISBN: 9781863256902, 1863256903
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