In recognition of our Contemporary Month, The Murder Room will be offering downloadable extracts of selected contemporary authors. Today we are featuring A Collector of Photographs by Deborah Valentine.
San Francisco artist Roxanne Gautier’s startling paintings of male prostitutes has sent shock waves throughout the art world – and in her personal life. When Taylor Adams, her favourite model, commits suicide – or so it appears – her husband is frightened she may be connected with the death, and asks ex-policeman Kevin Bryce to investigate.
Taylor’s fellow prostitutes, including the beautiful and dangerous Angel, and the revealing pages of Roxanne’s diary, take Bryce into a psychosexual nightmare world of corruption, blackmail and moral decay.
Read an extract of A Collector of Photographs here.