The Killing Art: A Novel of Suspense by Jonathan Santlofer

By Jonathan Santlofer

History and fiction collide with lethal results within the 3rd Kate McKinnon novel—a tale of sour revenge, the place the previous invades the current and a decades-old mystery proves fatal

Kate McKinnon has lived many lives, from Queens cop to long island socialite, tv artwork historian, and the girl who helped the NYPD seize the demise Artist and the colour Blind killer. yet that is the earlier. Now, devastated via the demise of her husband, Kate is trying to quietly rebuild her existence as a unmarried lady. long past are the Park road penthouse and fashion designer outfits. Now it is a funky Chelsea loft, downtown style, or even a hip new haircut as Kate plunges again into her work—writing a e-book approximately America's such a lot celebrated inventive period, the hot York college of the Forties and '50s, a circle that integrated Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Mark Rothko.

But while a lunatic starts off slashing the very work she is writing about—along with their owners—Kate is once more tapped through the NYPD. As she deciphers the evidence—cryptic pictures that exhibit either the work and the folk who stands out as the subsequent targets—Kate is drawn right into a global the place paintings and artwork heritage supply deadly clues.

The Killing Art is Jonathan Santlofer's so much gripping and chilling tale but, yet that is not the basically cause the unconventional is extraordinary. the writer, who's additionally an acclaimed artist, has created artworks only for the publication that tantalize and problem readers by utilizing famous symbols in leading edge methods, permitting them to decode the clues besides Kate. A masterwork of either suspense fiction and paintings, The Killing Art will provoke either mystery readers and artwork lovers because the plot twists and turns towards a stunning climax.

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As Kate drove through East Hampton, then Amagansett, the once bucolic Long Island towns that managed to retain their quiet beauty despite the influx of new money, which had transformed the sleepy hamlets into a weekend and summer playground for the rich. The roads grew a bit narrower and winding as she made her way toward Zander’s studio in Springs. She passed the Pollock-Krasner house, which she thought looked lonely, a museum now, a monument to the artist Jackson Pollock, who had burned too brightly, and too fast.

Two women in it—out of forty! ” “That show deserves one of our special awards,” said the Georgia O’Keeffe. ” Murphy was staring at the women, trying to see through the eye slits in their masks, but it wasn’t possible. “Yeah. Maybe our Norman Mailer Award for Sensitivity to Issues of Gender Equality. We’ve bestowed that more than once. ” “Of course,” said Kate. ” “And an award winner for his sensitivity, too,” said the Frida Kahlo, shaking her gorilla-hooded head. “He once said in an interview that he wasn’t sure it was a good thing for him to be represented by a woman art dealer.

Look . . ” “It was . . ” “How so? ” Zander folded his arms across his chest. “But there was a camaraderie between the group, wasn’t there? ” Zander snapped again. ” THE KILLING ART 25 Kate was about to say yes when the front door to Zander’s studio swung open and a young man burst through, long hair flopping into geek-chic black glasses, droopy mustache, ratty-looking hooded sweatshirt hanging off his thin frame, sleeves practically to his fingertips. He dumped Pearl Paint and New York Central art supply bags onto the floor.

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