AN AWARD-WINNING CRIME THRILLER REMINISCENT OF THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS AND THE DEPARTED.
When the bizarre death of a mob foot soldier sparks an escalating war between Boston’s Irish and Italian mafia, Detective Ray Hanley’s relentless search for the truth uncovers evidence of a serial killer obsessed with the art of human suffering. As the body count rises, Detective Hanley must navigate a minefield of crime families, dirty politicians, and crooked cops, while matching wits with a deranged serial killer. But temptation, betrayal, and death threaten to derail the investigation… and justice doesn’t come without a price.
14th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards Winner (thriller)
2019 American Fiction Awards Winner (general horror)
2019 Best Book Awards Winner (horror)
2019 American Fiction Awards Finalist (crime thrillers)
14th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist (horror)
From the author of COLONY OF THE LOST, a 2016 Silver Falchion Award Finalist for best horror
For fans of Thomas Harris, Michael Connelly, and Dennis Lehane
"Boston gets gory in this enjoyable, horror-tinged crime tale." -Kirkus Reviews
"An edge-of-your seat detective thriller that crackles with gore and wit before delivering a stunning knockout blow. Fans of The Silence of the Lambs should flock to Derik Cavignano’s new series debut." –BestThrillers.com
"A highly suspenseful and delightfully twisted thriller with one of the creepiest villains in recent memory!" –Jeff Strand, four-time Bram Stoker Award nominee and author of MY PRETTIES.
"The Art of Dying blends drama and horror for a disturbing and gripping thriller." –Foreword Clarion Reviews
"Cavignano artfully misdirects the plot with family dramas and subtle clues, while keeping the cat-and-mouse conflict between Hanley and his quarry on track–all while the terror of the story’s victims ratchets up the tension between chapters." –BlueInk Review