The Skin Collector (2014)
A new type of serial killer is stalking the streets of New York – one more devious and disturbing than ever before.
They call this butcher The Skin Collector: a tattooist with a chamber of torture hidden deep underground. But instead of using ink to create each masterpiece, the artist uses a lethal poison which will render targets dead before they can even entertain the prospect of escape . . .
Drafted in to investigate, NYPD detective Lincoln Rhyme and his associate Amelia Sachs have little to go on but a series of cryptic messages left etched into the skin of the deceased. As the pair struggle to discover the meaning behind the designs, they are led down a treacherous and twisting path where nothing is as it seems. And with the clock rapidly ticking before the killer strikes again, they must untangle the twisted web of clues before more victims – or they themselves – are next.
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“Deaver proves himself a grandmaster of the genre…”
—Publishers Weekly starred review
“Another suspenseful and twist-filled entry in this always-exciting series.”
Also In This Series
- The Watchmaker’s Hand (November 28, 2023)
- The Midnight Lock (2021)
- The Cutting Edge (2018)
- The Burial Hour (2017)
- The Steel Kiss (2016)
- The Kill Room (2013)
- The Burning Wire (2010)
- The Broken Window (2008)
- The Cold Moon (2006)
- The Twelfth Card (2005)
- The Vanished Man (2003)
- The Stone Monkey (2002)
- The Empty Chair (2000)
- The Coffin Dancer (1998)
- The Bone Collector (1997)