Fans first met forensic expert Lincoln Rhyme in Jeffery Deaver's novel The Bone Collector. The book was later made into a film with Denzel Washington as Rhyme and Angelina Jolie as Amelia Sachs, his sexy sidekick. With Deaver's newest book, The Skin Collector, Rhyme is back, this time to deal with a serial killer that stalks his victims in New York City's underground. He uses an ingenious – and terrifying – method of murder. He tattoos cryptic messages on his victims using poison ink. Fighting against time, Rhyme and Sachs must stop the killer before the pile of victims grows much higher – or includes Rhyme among the dead.
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Deaver, who has written more than 30 novels including Carte Blanche, the latest installment in the James Bond series, reads from and signs copies of The Skin Collector. 6:30 p.m. Murder by the Book, 2342 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-524-8594 or visit murderbooks.com. Free.
Tue., May 20, 6:30 p.m., 2014