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Royle, Nicholas (2004) Antwerp. Serpent's Tail. ISBN 185242785X

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Abstract

A brutal killer, inspired by the Belgian artist Paul Delvaux, leaves each of his victims posed as if in a painting. Meanwhile cult film director Johnny Vos is making a low-budget biopic about the same artist. He hires women from Antwerp’s red light district and from an internet voyeur house as extras in order to recreate the poses of Delvaux’s famous sleepwalking nudes. When two prostitutes end up murdered, English film critic Frank Warner, in town to interview Vos, turns investigative journalist and becomes personally involved when his own girlfriend goes missing. In the search for the killer, everyone is implicated. Simultaneously macabre and erotic, Antwerp will not release you until its final page has turned.

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