KIRKUS

An interview with P.D. Halt

BY WILL GREEN • APRIL 27, 2020
 

Halt’s fictional rendering of this luscious material has won When Death Imitates Art raves from critics...Halt’s prose conjures up a heady blend of desire and horror with subtle literary shadings, as in this haunting evocation of the killer’s fatal vision... 

"...whoever painted this had emulated Edward Hopper perfectly—the melancholy, the spareness, and the tension of that style. Warm tones of flesh and blood stood out from the cold blue of sinister shadows stretching across the floor, claiming first a corner, then a wall. The composition’s eroticism was evident in the play of light across the breasts, abdomen, and slightly splayed legs.”

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WHEN DEATH IMITATES ART
BY P.D. HALT
RELEASE DATE: FEB. 24, 2018

 

In Halt’s debut mystery, an art gallery co-owner is sent a painting depicting her slain in a bathtub—and then the scene plays out for real.
 

In 1980s Cologne, Germany, American Amanda Lee and German Marlene Eichler own the Lee Eichler Gallery. Glamorous Marlene laments her divorce from prominent architect Wolf Eichler, with whom she remains friends. 

An engagingly written mystery featuring art, glamour, sex, love, and murder.

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