The Canvas Killer (Chief Detective Stephen Kiss Book 1)
WJ Ackermann, author
Chief Detective Stephen Kiss and his team at the newly formed Specialized Combined Taskforce of the NYPD find themselves thrust in the middle of a case as a lunatic serial killer plagues the art world. His victims are being mutilated in what is clear to Stephen as the killer’s twisted renditions of the world’s most acclaimed artists’ canvases. The killer’s masterpieces are strewn across the city at an alarming rate and it is not long before the media and public realize there is a serial killer at loose in their city. The media fuels the negative perception the public has of the police and names the killer The Canvas Killer in National media. With added pressure from the mayor and his boss, Stephen and the team must find the killer before he strikes again. The case takes an alarming turn when the killer boldly advertises his new exhibition to be a replica of the famous ‘Mother with child’ portrait, Stephen knows he must stop the deranged killer before he kills again. When a team member is killed while in pursuit of the killer, the case turns personal to Stephen, and his team, and they swear to find the killer who seems to stay one step ahead with every new body that is found.