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The Death Collectors

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

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

The Death Collectors
by Jack Kerley

  • Publication Date: June 23, 2005
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Adult
  • ISBN-10: 0525948775
  • ISBN-13: 9780525948773