The Venuskiller

Detective Grimm is put on the trail of a bizarre serial killer who always leaves a conch shell, called "Venus shells", by the corpses of the woman he kills. But despite her best efforts, she is apparently outdone when her bitter rival Starck busts a doctor with a record of sexual perversions for the crime. The suspect commits suicide in jail, and Starck is promoted to the department head job that Laura wanted. She plunges into a midlife crisis that is only partly alleviated by a budding romantic relationship with plastic surgeon Dr. Stern. Stern diagnoses a case of chronic lack of self-esteem, and offers to lift Laura's spirits with a tiny little tuck here and there. But before the operation, a ghastly suspicion begins dawning on Laura: All the murdered woman where patients of her lover.