Homicide detective Taylor Jackson thinks she's seen it all in Nashville—but she's never seen anything as perverse as The Conductor.

Once his victim is captured, he contains her in a glass coffin, slowly starving her to death. Only then does he give in to his attraction.

Later, he creatively disposes of the body by reenacting scenes from famous paintings. Strangely, similar macabre works are being displayed in Europe. Taylor teams up with her fiancé, FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin, and New Scotland Yard detective James "Memphis" Highsmythe—a haunted man who has eyes only for Taylor—to put an end to The Conductor's art collection.

Has the killer gone international? Or are there dueling artists, competing to create the ultimate masterpiece?


Recognition

  • ITW Thriller Award, Best Paperback Original, 2010
  • Romantic Times Top Pick!

More Information

  • Publisher: MIRA Books
  • Original Release Date: March 1, 2010
  • Formats: Print, eBook, audiobook
  • Print ISBN: 978077832714
  • Audiobook Narrator: Joyce Bean

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Praise


“Flawlessly plotted, with well-defined characters and conflict, Ellison’s latest is quite simply a gem.”
– Romantic Times Top Pick


“THE COLD ROOM combines SILENCE OF THE LAMBS with THE WIRE.”
– January Magazine


“Morbidly elegant plot twists . . . ”
– Fiction Nation


"What Jeff Lindsay’s DARKLEY DREAMING DEXTER does for Miami, Ellison’s Jackson novels do for Nashville.” 
Nashville Scene


“Gritty and realistic and filled with intense action.” 
Midwest Book Review