The Death Collectors Review

The Death Collectors by Jack Kerley takes the reader on a suspenseful ride that will keep you guessing until the end.

“In 1972, on the day of his sentencing, renowned artist and serial killer Marsden Hexcamp is shot dead in the courtroom by a mysterious veiled woman. Members of his Mansonesque band of followers are imprisoned or simply disappear…

Decades later, a suspected prostitute is found murdered in a candlelit motel room, the first in a series of horrors suggesting that Hexcamp’s art remains alive and treacherous. Following a trail of beautiful – and profoundly disturbing – artwork, homicide detectives Carson Ryder and Harry Nautilus descend into the shocking world of the Death Collectors, people who spend vast sums to collect serial-killer memorabilia.” (

Wow! One of the best thrillers I have read in a long time. I usually guess correctly when it comes to the ‘bad guy, or girl’. Not this time, not only that, but other characters in the book all were interwoven in the main plot in surprising ways.

I found it difficult to put the book down. Reading about the perverse nature of some, while others lurk on that grey line between going too far, and staying ‘good’. 

Highly recommend this book.

5/5 stars.

Published by sharlene25

Sharlene Almond is the author of the genre-bending Annabella Cordova series, and a New Zealand travel book Journey in little Paradise. She has written a range of health, writing and body language articles; contributing as a guest writer on other blogs. Over the last ten years, Sharlene has attained qualifications in Body Language, Criminology, Journalism, Editing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Pet Care, and Animal Behaviour. While setting up an online nutritional business, she is studying to specialize in Medicinal Cannabis and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Sharlene is also currently editing her second Annabella Cordova novel, with two others in the works. To support her online business, Sharlene sends out a trimonthly newsletter covering health, body language, writing, and even articles centered on health topics for your pet.

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