Can it be true that God demands a terrible price of those He has gifted with great creativity?
Giacomo Cassano, little known mentor of Dante, thought so.
He held other beliefs too - beliefs that the Church found so abhorrent they had Cassano blinded and his tongue cut out to silence him forever. Bestselling biographer Megan Hunter's new book about Cassano looks set to be as successful as her previous biographies of Caravaggio and Dante.
As she embarks on a publicity tour, Megan finds her book attracting attention for the wrong reasons when her editor is found horrifically murdered. It is a classic locked-room mystery. The only pieces of evidence are the destroyed remains of Megan Hunter's Cassano biography and the latest blockbuster by horror writer John Paxton.
But there is nothing to link the two authors. Nothing but another murder. And another. And a secret beyond the belief of even Cassano himself ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 02/08/2007
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781841494357
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Review by SonicQuack
For the best part of this crime novel, Hutson provides readers with a repetitive tease chapter after chapter. It's a sloppy approach at delaying any real content and the sequence of grisly murders appear just often enough to keep the pages turning. The finale however takes a leap from Graham Masterton's work and is an interesting and surprising turn. The novel certainly lacks the mystique or tension of Masterton's approach, however previous readers of Hutson's novels will know what to expect. So, persistent teasing aside, there's a quality ending and some interesting enough characters to make Dying Words a quick and easy horror yarn, worthy of a few hours of your time.
Review by runner56
When you read Shaun Hutson you know what to expect...gore...and this book delivers! I am a great fan and read this in one sitting, hard to put down, strongly recommended for new and old fans alike.
Review by blumisanthropy
For the most part it was enjoyable, but the ending let it down greatly, the ending was actually painful.