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The Poison Artist

(2016)
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"An electrifying read . . . I haven't read anything so terrifying since Red Dragon." - Stephen King

"Magnificent, thoroughly unnerving . . . I dare you to look away." - Justin Cronin

Caleb Maddox is a San Francisco toxicologist studying the chemical effects of pain. He's out drinking after a bad breakup when a hauntingly seductive woman sits down at his side. He talks to Emmeline over absinthe, but their encounter is fleeting. She brushes her lips on his ear and disappears. He must find her. As Caleb scours the city, he begins helping the city's medical examiner with a serial-murder investigation. Soon the search for the killer entwines with Caleb's hunt for Emmeline, and the closer he gets to each, the more dangerous his world becomes. "A wicked mix of Poe, The Silence of the Lambs, and Vertigo,"* The Poison Artist spins a thrilling tale of obsession, damage, a man unmoored by an unspeakable past, and a woman who offers the ultimate escape.

"A totally new take on the mystery-thriller genre . . . Fresh and unpredictable. The writing is top-notch . . . Grade: A." - Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Genuinely scary, in the very best way, and nastily twisty, also in the very best way . . . Hypnotic." - Guardian


* William Landay

Genre: Mystery
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Praise for this book

"Jonathan Moore has written a wickedly smart, emotionally complex novel that will haunt you long after you turn the last page. Whether you find it seductively terrifying or terrifyingly seductive, in my mind, The Poison Artist is better than Hitchcock." - Lou Berney

"Patient, stylish and incredibly suspenseful." - Lee Child

"Magnificent, thoroughly unnerving . . . I dare you to look away." - Justin Cronin

"An electrifying read... I haven't read anything so terrifying since Red Dragon." - Stephen King

"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

"With The Poison Artist, Jonathan Moore has given us a brilliant debut thriller, confident, mesmerizing, edgy and very cool. So much happens on every page, it's almost dizzying. Hitchcock should come back from the grave and film this story." - Howard Norman


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January 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Poison Artist
Author(s): Jonathan Moore
ISBN: 0-544-52056-4 / 978-0-544-52056-1 (USA edition)
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2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Poison Artist
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ISBN: 1-4091-5972-8 / 978-1-4091-5972-8 (UK edition)
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March 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Poison Artist
Author(s): Jonathan Moore
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March 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Poison Artist
Author(s): Jonathan Moore
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
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January 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Poison Artist
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Title: Poison Artist
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Title: Poison Artist
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March 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Poison Artist
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Title: The Poison Artist
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