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The Death Pictures

(2008)
(The second book in the TV Detective series)
A novel by

 
 
A dying artist creates a series of ten paintings - The Death Pictures - which contain a mysterious riddle, leading the way to a unique and highly valuable prize. Thousands attempt to solve it. But before the answer can be revealed, the painter is murdered. A serial rapist is working through a series of attacks. He isn't shy to make clear his hatred of women, and taunting of the police. He leaves his calling card, a witch's hat at the houses he breaks into, each numbered from a pack of six.The detectives face baffling questions. Why kill the artist when he would die naturally in just a few weeks time? What to make of the attempted break in at his house just before his death? Could it be connected with the rapes, all of which have been carried out in the area around his home? The media interest in the cases is intense, and Detective Chief Inspector Adam Breen again turns to his friend, TV Crime reporter Dan Groves to help him handle it. Dan does - at the price of some great scoops, and an involvement in the case that eventually leads him to effectively talk to the rapist, using the stories he broadcasts to lure him into a trap, and finally, discover the extraordinary solution to the riddle.

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

September 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Death Pictures
Author(s): Simon Hall
ISBN: 1-906373-44-2 / 978-1-906373-44-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Accent Press (UK)
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February 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Death Pictures (The TV Detective Series)
Author(s): Simon Hall
ISBN: 1-906125-98-8 / 978-1-906125-98-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Accent Press Ltd
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Audio Editions

May 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Death Pictures
Author(s): Simon Hall
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
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May 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Death Pictures
Author(s): Simon Hall
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Death Pictures
Author(s): Simon Hall
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Death Pictures (The TV Detective Book 2)
Author(s): Simon Hall
Publisher: Fahrenheit Press
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April 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Death Pictures (The TV Detective Series Book 2)
Author(s): Simon Hall
Publisher: Accent Press
Availability: Amazon CA