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The Art of Death by David Fennell

Genre: Thriller
Source: Compulsive Readers
Rating: 4/5
Publisher: Zaffre Books
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About The Book

Death is an art, and he is the master . . .
Three glass cabinets appear in London’s Trafalgar Square containing a gruesome art installation: the floating corpses of three homeless men. Shock turns to horror when it becomes clear that the bodies are real.
The cabinets are traced to @nonymous – an underground artist shrouded in mystery who makes a chilling promise: MORE WILL FOLLOW.
Eighteen years ago, Detective Inspector Grace Archer escaped a notorious serial killer. Now, she and her caustic DS, Harry Quinn, must hunt down another.
As more bodies appear at London landmarks and murders are livestreamed on social media, their search for @nonymous becomes a desperate race against time. But what Archer doesn’t know is that the killer is watching their every move – and he has his sights firmly set on her . . .
He is creating a masterpiece. And she will be the star of his show.


My Thoughts

Artists need to have their art exposed and shared to the public, the more people the better. This is what London’s last trend wants, to be able to reach the highest number of people and be acclaimed, the only problem is that the art this artist creates is made with real people, dead people… As you can imagine, the police don’t like this “artist” and want to discover who it is as quickly as possible. But this will not be an easy case for DI Grace Archer and DS Harry Quinn, they will soon discover that the killer is someone near to them and that this will be a race against the clock.
This is a very addictive story, dark and full of emotions that will make the reader impossible to stop reading. The story is fast paced, where the police and the killer are confronted, but there’s the public factor too, the social media that seems to attract more and more people to the exhibitions making the case more difficult to solve.
I love when a book gives you clues to make your own “investigation” and the author keeps twisting the plot to keep our minds occupied plotting different solutions and possible killers!
This is a book that any thriller lover will be delighted to read, full of characters and a very well created plot.
It will make you keep turning pages till the end! Are you ready to discover “The Art of Death”?


About The Author

I was born in Belfast during the Troubles and grew up in Springfield Park, the last working class religiously mixed area of west Belfast. One of three children, my dad was a bus driver, my mum a shop assistant in Royal Avenue’s C&A department store.
Reading and writing was my escape from Northern Ireland’s smothering political unrest. As a boy, I loved Sherlock Holmes, Ian Fleming and Tolkien; books I still love today. I left school at 16 and trained as a chef at Rupert Stanley College.
With youthful dreams of a new life, I left Belfast for London in 1985 with £50 in one pocket and a dog-eared copy of Stephen King’s The Stand in the other. I jobbed in bars and restaurants and later worked as a writer in the software industry.
I’ve played rugby for Brighton and in 2009 was awarded the Player of the Year for the veteran’s team – one of the proudest moments of my life. I remember waking up the following morning with tears in my eyes, and a much deserved monstrous hangover. 
I love genre fiction, and literary too, providing the writer has graced their pages with an engaging story. I read and listen to books as much as I can in-between my day job and novel writing. Before lockdown I had spent a year learning to box, which was no mean feat for someone who is no longer a young man.
In 2017 my first novel, an historical urban fantasy called SLEEPER, was published by the Dome Press under the partial pseudonym, JD Fennell. The second in the series, SLEEPER: THE RED STORM, was published in 2018, and was shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize. In February 2021, writing as David Fennell, my crime debut, THE ART OF DEATH, will be published by Bonnier Books. 
 In my day job I work in CyberSecurity and live in Brighton with my partner and our two hounds.