The Death Collectors

The Death Collectors

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by Jack Kerley

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Thirty years ago, Marden Hexcamp was shot dead in the courtroom on the day of his sentencing. For the demonic art/serial killer, death was an optimal career move. Martyrdom solidified his cult status, driving up prices of Marden artwork and memorabilia. Unfortunately, now, decades later, a person or persons unknown are seeking to create a corpse-ridden Marden Hexcamp renaissance. To thwart the Death Collectors, homicide detective Carson Ryder and Harry Nautilus must descend into their eerie sanctums.

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Death Collectors 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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I don't often read murder mysteries but this novel is very well writen and a pleasure to read. A real page turner. Excellent character development and a truely unpredictable ending.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1972 in Mobile Alabama Circuit Court, as he sentences Marden Hexcamp, Judge Penfield does not hide his repulsion for the convicted serial killer, whose trial led to the hospitalization of two jurors with nervous conditions. The Judge makes it clear that the electrocution at Holman Prison will somewhat clean this evil. Marden states that only art is worth living for. However, before he can be escorted out of court, the ¿Crying Woman¿, who sat outside the courtroom with a vigil during the trial, pulls out a gun, tells Marden she loves him and kills him before shooting herself to death.................. Three decades later Mobile Police Detectives Harry Nautilus and Carson Ryder spend 99% of their time on homicides but the remainder of their work involves the only specialists assigned to the renowned 'PISS' squad, the Psychological and Sociological Investigation Team. Currently, they investigate the murder of a hooker; other killings follow. The link appears to be Hexcamp¿s paintings. Apparently, they, as are other items of famous serial killers, become valuable collectibles; one death collector apparently has crossed the homicide line to obtain the blood memorabilia of his or her diabolical heroes................. This is a weird police procedural that starts with a bang and never slows down while fascinating the audience with the ghoulish memorabilia that THE DEATH COLLECTORS covet. Making what seems a farfetched tale realistic is the recent pack of cards that showcased infamous serial killers and mass murderers that sold rather gruesomely fast. Harry and Carson (NY football Giants fan?) are two solid cops whose PISS case leads to good citizens collecting the macabre. Jack Kerley writes an eye opening grisly dark thriller..................... Harriet Klausner