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The Killing Art

The Killing Art History and fiction collide with deadly consequences in the third Kate McKinnon novel a story of bitter revenge where the past invades the present and a decades old secret proves fatalKate McKinnon h

  • Title: The Killing Art
  • Author: Jonathan Santlofer
  • ISBN: 9780060541088
  • Page: 452
  • Format: Paperback
  • History and fiction collide with deadly consequences in the third Kate McKinnon novel a story of bitter revenge, where the past invades the present and a decades old secret proves fatalKate McKinnon has lived many lives, from Queens cop to Manhattan socialite, television art historian, and the woman who helped the NYPD capture the Death Artist and the Color Blind killer BHistory and fiction collide with deadly consequences in the third Kate McKinnon novel a story of bitter revenge, where the past invades the present and a decades old secret proves fatalKate McKinnon has lived many lives, from Queens cop to Manhattan socialite, television art historian, and the woman who helped the NYPD capture the Death Artist and the Color Blind killer But that s the past Now, devastated by the death of her husband, Kate is attempting to quietly rebuild her life as a single woman Gone are the Park Avenue penthouse and designer clothes Now it s a funky Chelsea loft, downtown fashion, and even a hip new haircut as Kate plunges back into her work writing a book about America s most celebrated artistic era, the New York School of the 1940s and 50s, a circle that included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Mark Rothko.But when a lunatic starts slashing the very paintings she is writing about along with their owners Kate is once again tapped by the NYPD As she deciphers the evidence cryptic images that reveal both the paintings and the people who will be the next targets Kate is drawn into a world where art and art history provide lethal clues.The Killing Art is Jonathan Santlofer s most gripping and chilling story yet, but that isn t the only reason the novel is remarkable The author, who is also an acclaimed artist, has created works of art just for the book that tantalize and challenge readers by using well known symbols in innovative ways, allowing them to decode the clues along with Kate A masterwork of both suspense fiction and art, The Killing Art will impress both thriller readers and art fans as the plot twists and turns toward a shocking climax.

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    1. Jonathan Santlofer

      Jonathan Santlofer is the author of five novels and a highly respected artist whose work has been written about and reviewed in the New York Times, Art in America, Artforum, and Arts, and appears in many public, private, and corporate collections He serves on the board of Yaddo, one of the oldest artist communities in the country Santlofer lives and works in New York City.

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    1. Το τρίτο βιβλίο της σειράς με πρωταγωνίστρια την πρώην αστυνομικό Κέιτ Μακίνον, μετά τον Καλλιτέχνη του Θανάτου και τα Χρώματα στο σκοτάδι, είναι το καλύτερο μέχρι στιγμής. Αυτήν τη φορά η Μακίνον έχει να αντιμετωπίσει έναν παράφρονα που καταστρέφει τους πίνακες των καλλι [...]


    2. Actual Rating: 3.5 starsFor a person who knows nothing about art (except Monalisa) this book comes as an eye opener describing the world of art. How art schools seem to just happen, how an art circle works, what is a actually and artist's style, etcetera. I learnt a lot regarding the World of Art through this book.Pros:1. The plot is intriguing2. I really don't know much about the art school in New York, but this book has made me curious about the same.Cons1. Narration = Cliché2. PredictableCon [...]


    3. Este livro começou por ser uma desilusão. Andou de mala em mala durante três meses até que desisti de forçar a leitura e o coloquei de lado. Sou apologista de que nem sempre é altura para ler um livro e, apesar de me apetecer ler um policial, Jonathan Santlofer não estava a conseguir cativar a minha atenção. Isso aliado às sucessivas interrupções na leitura levaram a que me perdesse na história e lesse algumas outras pelo caminho.Com a chegada de mais uma maratona literária e depoi [...]


    4. Santlofer does it again, with this chilling third installment to his Death Artist series. Kate is recovering from the death of her husband Richard, re-shaping her life from the life of luxury they shared. She is working on a TV show and a book on the New York School of artists Pollack, de Kooning, Kline and Gorky. Their paintings are being slashed--in a museum, a law office, and in homes.One of her fiends has a Franz Kline that is slashed in his home, and is killed when he surprises the vandal. [...]


    5. Opinião no blog howtoliveathousandlivesspEste é um policial diferente, original, uma lufada de ar fresco. O autor combina o crime com a arte, a resolução de um mistério com a análise de grandes artistas. Santlofer dá grande destaque aos artistas da Escola de Nova Iorque, como Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline, Gorky, Philip Zander. Mesmo para quem não entende muito do mundo da arte, este livro é muito interessante e educativo.O mistério que Kate tem que desvendar é intrincado e empolgante [...]


    6. The Killing Art is one of those books that you just can't put down. It's a great murder mystery with plenty of action, twists, and turns that keep you guessing until the very end.The story follows Kate McKinnon, a former police officer who now hosts an art history show on PBS. When a painting that she donated to a museum is destroyed by an unknown attacker, she gets involved in the case. As the trend continues, several more paintings are destroyed, and the attacks turn deadly as the attacker beg [...]


    7. Un libro para amantes del arte en New York. Es bueno leer autores no tan conocidos, y de temáticas que casi no se ven. No es un libro de acción, y ni sé dónde quedó el misterio, la intriga y los sentimientos hacia los personajes. Son personajes muy complicados en una trama más complicada aún. No imagino qué hubiese sido de éste libro sin los dibujos que se encuentran a lo largo de la lectura. Salvado únicamente por su forma de escribir: normal y medianamente ligera, se deja leer. A lo [...]


    8. This was my post New York book. Kate McKinnon gets tangled in the investigation of a serial slasher of modern art. Not any modern art. New York school artists artworks are targeted. De Kooning, Pollock, etc. Set in the New York art scene, this whodunit is fun and full of wonderful clues and you discover the history of the New York school artists at the same time. Made me go and order a book on the period. Then again, I enjoy modern art. I sat in front of this de Kooning at the Guggenheim and jus [...]


    9. I picked this up as a galley at ALA back in 2005. I guess the author is more known as an artist. This is a mystery set in the art world, where art from the “New York School” of painters is being destroyed and also the people who own the art. The characters were interesting and I loved the unique art throughout the book. I might try reading his other two mysteries, that also feature the character of Kate.


    10. Al principio el libro puede llegar a ser un poco tedioso, pero asomándose a la mitad comienza la acción y ahí es cuando nos adentramos a la historia. Es el primer libro que leo del genero policial y me gusto mucho. El autor supo manejar el misterio y nuestro "rajador" de sobremanera haciendo que en cada capitulo al lector se le creen mas preguntas! sin duda hay que darle una oportunidad. De fácil lectura y muy informativo sobre el mundo de Arte.


    11. This was one of my quick read, vacation type books. I liked the art world connections, and had recently seen the photograph of the 1950s artists mentioned in the book. I'll start another, maybe the first one he wrote, since I read this out of order. Not that it seemed to matter.


    12. If you're a fan of thrillers and suspense novels, you shouldn't miss that book. The Killing Art is full of twist and turns that will eventually tickle your mind. If you wanted to be a secret agent, Kate's deciphering skills might help you out. MUST READ!







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