A serial murderer known only by a grotesquely apt nickname-Buffalo Bill-is stalking women. He has a purpose, but no one can fathom it, for the bodies are discovered in different states. Clarice Starling, a young trainee at the FBI Academy, is surprised to be summoned by Jack Crawford, chief of the Bureau's Behavioral Science section. Her assignment: to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter-Hannibal the Cannibal-who is kept under close watch in the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.
Dr. Lecter is a former psychiatrist with a grisly history, unusual tastes, and an intense curiosity about the darker corners of the mind. His intimate understanding of the killer and of Clarice herself form the core of The Silence of the Lambs-and ingenious, masterfully written book and an unforgettable classic of suspense fiction.
First edition hardcover book that launched the movie franchise that brought us Hannibal Lector. This book is in very good condition with a original dust jacket that is in very good condition.
- Series: Hannibal Lecter
- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin's Press; 1st edition (May 19, 1988)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780312022822
- ISBN-13: 978-0312022822
- ASIN: 0312022824
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.2 x 9.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds