The Poison Artist (Paperback)Jonathan Moore (author)
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"Moore has conjured a disjointed but gorgeous absinthe dream that enfolds the reader like a deadly fog." The Observer
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 254 g
Dimensions: 133 x 200 x 24 mm
Patient, stylish and incredibly suspenseful. * LEE CHILD *
A magnificent, thoroughly unnerving psychological thriller written in a lush, intoxicating style. I dare you to look away. * JUSTIN CRONIN *
THE POISON ARTIST is an elegant, gripping, hair-raising gothic chiller, a wicked mix of Poe, The Silence of the Lambs, and Vertigo. Settle in for a long night of reading-once this one grabs you, it doesn't let go. * WILLIAM LANDAY, New York Times best-selling author of DEFENDING JACOB *
this is a cinematic and phantasmagoric treat... Obsession and violent death collide in an elegantly written thriller. * THE INDEPENDENT *
THE POISON ARTIST takes an old film noir set-up - man meets femme fatale and starts to fear that she might be even more dangerous than she looks - and brings it into the modern world...a superior cat and mouse story, with an effective twist in the tail. * MAIL ON SUNDAY *
Moore has a great gift for the macabre and the creepy. * THE TIMES *
... recalling not only Poe and West Coast noir, but also literary tales of heroes besotted with belle dames sans merci. * SUNDAY TIMES *
With its crisp, vivid writing - not a word is wasted - and multi-layered plotting, The Poison Artist is as satisfying as it is deeply unsettling. Moore has conjured a disjointed but gorgeous absinthe dream that enfolds the reader like a deadly fog. Highly recommended. * GUARDIAN *
Spiralling down from dream into nightmare, The Poison Artist is thoroughly unnerving and classily executed. * THE OBSERVER *
...this thriller's twists become as dark and intoxicating as the bars where the mystery begins. * SUNDAY MIRROR *
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