Title: The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter # 2)
Author: Thomas Harris
Publication Date: 1990 (1988)
Source: Already Owned (Reread)
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. (Goodreads Synopsis)
So, halfway through my Hannibal Lecter rereads now. Silence of the Lambs is a great piece. Less poetic than Red Dragon but still a ripping good story that moves at a good pace. Hannibal gets a lot more scenes in this book. Funny that I used to picture Anthony Hopkins when I read it, but now I see Mads Mikkelsen. I hope the new TV series runs to the full 7 series they hope for - then we could see him speak these lines.
These books could be read as standalone, but they are much better as a series so the reader knows the back-story that is referred to from time to time.