The Art of Death by David Fennell @DavyFennell @ZaffreBooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n #BlogTour #NewRelease #BookReview

Firstly I wish to thank Tracy Fenton for inviting me on the Blog Tour for The Art of Death by David Fennell



London’s latest art installation is a real killer . . .

An underground artist leaves three glass cabinets in Trafalgar Square that contain a gruesome installation: the corpses of three homeless men.

With the artist promising more to follow, newly-promoted Detective Inspector Grace Archer and her caustic DS, Harry Quinn, must race against time to follow what few clues have been left by a savvy killer.

As more bodies are exhibited at London landmarks and live streamed on social media, Archer and Quinn’s pursuit of the elusive killer becomes a desperate search.

But when Archer discovers that the killer might be closer than she originally thought – she realises that he has his sights set firmly on her . . .

He is creating a masterpiece. And she will be the star of his show.



What a cracking debut. Now I had heard of live art, but this is the other extreme as a psycho artist displays the people which he has killed as exhibits that everyone can see. The works of art have titles, the first three victims are homeless, called “The Forsaken”, and he streamed it online @nonymous. These are not by any means random killings, and they certainly aren’t the last.

Oh wow, if you are a little squeamish then walk away if not then you are in for a brutal and heart-pounding few hours. Although this was Grace Archer’s first day as a DI, this case already had that make or break feel about it. The pace is like lightening and the story complex but it is all put together in such a way that each display makes it unforgettable.

Grace is a complex character herself with a team that comes across like water and oil, but it works. This nut job has a finale in mind that could have easily made this a memorable stand-alone but ……….. I am looking forward to more from this author who has created a very likeable DI that you can’t help but get behind.

I wish to thank Net Galley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.


David Fennell was born and raised in Belfast before leaving for London at the age of eighteen with £50 in one pocket and a dog-eared copy of Stephen King’s The Stand in the other. He jobbed as a chef, waiter and bartender for several years before starting a career in writing for the software industry. He has been working in CyberSecurity for fourteen years and is a fierce advocate for information privacy. David has played rugby for Brighton and has studied Creative Writing at the University of Sussex. He is married and he and his partner split their time between Central London and Brighton

Twitter: @DavyFennell

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