Cris Ellsworth's life began to fall apart after he and his girlfriend Claire were tattooed with a nightingale and rose by the artist Devon Curtin, who was murdered on the following day. Now, twenty years later, Curtin's fans want to mount an exhibition of his work-including "The Nightingale and the Rose," which has never even been photographed. But a lunatic fringe of Curtinites believe that the tattooist's work is magical, and that many of his living works of art have been living under a curse since his death-a curse that somehow connects the two parts of "The Nightingale and the Rose" with another missing item, "The Goddess." Cris wants nothing to do with the exhibition, but gradually realizes that he and Claire might be in real physical danger. Because Devon Curtin's murderer has never been caught...!
Used availability for Brian M Stableford's Luscinia
August 2010 : USA Paperback
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