By Mo Hayder
Greenwich, al sudeste de Londres. El inspector Jack Caffery –joven, compulsivo, impasible– acude al lugar donde se ha cometido uno de los crímenes más espantosos que jamás ha visto. Cinco prostitutas han sido asesinadas de manera ritual y arrojadas a un descampado cerca del Millenium Dome. Las autopsias posteriores revelan l. a. existencia de una truculenta firma que vincula a todas las víctimas. Caffery se da cuenta pronto de que está tras l. a. pista de una de las figuras delictivas más peligrosas: un asesino en serie. Molesto por los angeles desconfianza hacia él dentro de las fuerzas policiales y obsesionado por el recuerdo de una muerte muy cercana en su infancia, Caffery utiliza todas las armas que los angeles ciencia forense le ofrece para cazar al asesino. Sabe que solamente es cuestión de tiempo que ese sádico legal actúe de nuevo…
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You must lend me these, Basil,’ he cried. ‘I want to learn them. ’ ‘Oh, I am tired of sitting, and I don’t want a life-sized portrait of myself,’ answered the lad, swinging round on the music-stool, in a wilful, petulant manner. When he caught sight of Lord Henry, a faint blush coloured his cheeks for a moment, and he started up. ’ ‘This is Lord Henry Wotton, Dorian, an old Oxford friend of mine. ’ ‘You have not spoiled my pleasure in meeting you, Mr. Gray,’ said Lord Henry, stepping forward and extending his hand.
Ian Small (Oxford: Oxford University Press, ). –––– Studies in the History of Renaissance (), revised and expanded as The Renaissance (), repr. in The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry––The Text, ed. Donald L. Hill (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, ). Hill’s edition notes the textual variants in the four editions of The Renaissance that Pater published during his lifetime. Suetonius, Lives of the Caesars, ed. and trans. Catharine Edwards (Oxford: Oxford University Press, ).
Basil, this is extraordinary! ’ Hallward got up from the seat, and walked up and down the garden. After some time he came back. ‘Harry,’ he said, ‘Dorian Gray is to me simply a motive in art. You might see nothing in him. I see everything in him. He is never more present in my work than when no image of him is there. He is a suggestion, as I have said, of a new manner. I ﬁnd him in the curves of certain lines, in the loveliness and subtleties of certain colours. ’ asked Lord Henry. ‘Because, without intending it, I have put into it some expression of all this curious artistic idolatry,* of which, of course, I have never cared to speak to him.
El caso Birdman by Mo Hayder