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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781863256902
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $42.99
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The Art Of Murder




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…

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781863256902
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $42.99

About the Author

Michael White

Michael White has been a professional musician (one half of the Thompson Twins), 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 of fiction and non-fiction, including the bestselling Equinox and The Medici Secret. He lives in Perth, Australia with his wife and four children. More information on Michael can be found at www.michaelwhite.com.au.

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