The Murder NotebookBook - 2008
Unable to shake off disturbing images that keep appearing in his nightmares, NYPD sketch artist Nate Rodriguez struggles to settle his mind by sketching his dreams and is shocked to discover that he has been having visions about actual murders from the past and present. 25,000 first printing.
“Santlofer’s fluid, almost poetic, writing, coupled with his extraordinary artwork, places him at the forefront of cutting-edge crime fiction.”
Jonathan Santlofer has brilliantly reinvented the crime novel, and he returns with his most gripping and astonishing suspense novel to date: The Murder Notebook. An acclaimed visual artist whose numerous awards include two National Endowment for the Arts painting grants—and whose work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art in America, and Artforum, among other publications—Santlofer combines gripping tales of murder and detection with stunning artwork that enhances and is integral to the story. In The Murder Notebook he brings back NYPD forensic sketch artist Nate Rodriguez, hero of Santlofer’s critically acclaimed thriller Anatomy of Fear, to unravel a gruesomely tangled thread of apparent murder-suicides in New York City.
Blackwell North Amer
Though plagued by the death of his father years ago, NYPD forensic artist Nate Rodriguez has little time to dwell on the past. A rash of seemingly unrelated murders holds New York City in a gridlock of terror, and with his reputation for having a sixth sense - an uncanny ability to draw things he hasn't even seen - Rodriguez lands a spot on the task force investigating the crimes. But with his mind's eye clouded, he's forced to search for an answer the old-fashioned way: by hitting the streets.
Rodriguez begins to suspect a common thread between the victims, confirmed when more bodies turn up - those of the killers themselves. As the slayings continue, the link between the crimes comes into focus and Rodriguez must convince the NYPD that they are up against something bigger - and more heinous - than anyone ever suspected.
The Murder Notebook is a suspense novel with a terrifying, ripped-from-the-headlines urgency. Where is the line between advancement and criminality in matters of manipulating the human psyche? What would happen if someone were no longer able to feel fear? With his unique blend of gripping prose and original sketches, Jonathan Santlofer has crafted a tale of morality and duty, love and justice, that is as shocking as it is timely.
Unable to shake off disturbing images that keep appearing in his nightmares, NYPD sketch artist Nate Rodriguez struggles to settle his mind by sketching his dreams and is shocked to discover that he has been having visions about actual murders.