Author: Gregory Funaro
Published: January 1, 2010 by Kensington Publishing Corp./Pinnacle Books
Category: serial killer thriller
Main Character: Sam Markham, Cathy Hildebrant
Dr. Catherine Hildebrant, professor of art history at Brown University, is trying to get her life back on track. Known in academic circles as one of the world’s foremost scholars on Michelangelo, she is also the author of a controversial book on his sculptures. Living alone, counting the days until her divorce is final, Cathy is awakened one morning by FBI agent Sam Markham. It seems someone has murdered missing Boston Rebels wide receiver Tommy Campbell, preserved his body, and painted and posed him in the figure of one of Michelangelo’s statues. When Cathy is summoned to the garden of a wealthy businessman to help analyze Campbell’s remains, she discovers the unimaginable: the killer has not only drawn on her book for inspiration, but has also dedicated his sculpture to her! Determined to clear her name, desperate to catch the killer before he kills again, Cathy joins forces with Special Agent Markham in a frantic race against time to stop the man the media has dubbed “The Michelangelo Killer.” "A stone-cold thrill ride! Unique and unexpected twists make this one a keeper!"—Lisa Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of Malice and Left to Die. "It reminded me of why I loved The Silence of the Lambs so much."—Gregg Olsen, New York Times bestselling author of Victim Six and A Cold Dark Place. "The Sculptor is a masterful mix of Michelangelo and murder by a gifted author. Funaro provides clever plotting and plenty of suspense. This one's a thinking reader's thriller that engages the mind yet punches hard to the gut. Michelangelo would be proud."—John Lutz, New York Times bestselling author of Night Kills and In for the Kill. "The Sculptor is a masterfully haunting read! Gregory Funaro explores the dark, diabolical mind of a unique serial killer, The Sculptor, who turns murder into an art form—and his victims into classic visions. Fast-paced, exciting and wildly surreal, Funaro's debut thriller delivers gasp-out-loud terror and relentless suspense. A genuine page-turner! When you start The Sculptor, get ready for an all-nighter, and double-lock your doors!"—Kevin O'Brien, New York Times bestselling author of Final Breath and One Last Scream.