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In 1972, on the day of his sentencing, renowned artist and serial killer Marden Hexcamp is shot dead in the courtroom. Members of his Mansonesque band of followers are imprisoned or simply disappear.

Fast-forward more than thirty years: A suspected prostitute is found murdered in a candlelit motel room, the first in a series of horrors suggesting Hexcamp's art remains alive and treacherous. Following a trail of beautiful - and profoundly disturbing - artwork, homicide detectives Carson Ryder and Harry Nautilus descend into the shocking world of the Death Collectors, people who spend vast sums to collect serial-killer memorabilia. As Ryder and Nautilus race to solve a thirty-year conspiracy, it becomes sadly evident that at the intersection of art and madness, death is beauty, tragedy a memento, and suffering suitable for framing.

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©2005 Jack Kerley (P)2005 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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What a shame there are only two books by the wonderful storyteller available here in the US. Truly our loss.

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The Death Collectors by Jack Kerley is a very tedious whodunit. It is a story of sociopathic serial killers and those who collect the macabre memorabilia that they produce. I had to pinch myself often to stay awake as I listened to it. The characters were uninteresting and the plot was dull.