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Dr. Hannibal Lecter

Clarice Starling and Dr. Hannibal Lecter

“Do you spook easily, Starling?” In his desperate search for the serial killer who flays his female victims, nicknamed “Buffalo Bill,” FBI Section Chief Jack Crawford places trainee Clarice Starling on an intellectual playing field with “the consummate gamesplayer,” Dr. Hannibal Lecter in the 1988 bestseller, The Silence of the Lambs.


After almost a ten year hiatus, Thomas Harris revived the characters of Dr. Hannibal Lecter and FBI Special Agent Clarice Starling. The cover art of the work features an image of the coat of arms of the Duke of Milan, indicating the Italian setting of much of the work and the connection Dr. Lecter feels with Italy.

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