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Mulholland Books

Murder as a Fine Art

David Morrell
Authors:
David Morrell

An artist of death is stalking Victorian London, recreating earlier masterpieces of murder. Police suspicion falls on the notorious 'opium-eater' Thomas De Quincey, recently returned to the capital, who wrote in detail about the original crimes. Someone is using his essays as inspiration - and he must uncover the truth before the killer completes his work.In MURDER AS A FINE ART, London becomes a battleground between a literary star and a brilliant murderer - whose lives are linked by secrets long buried, but never forgotten.

Mulholland Books

Inspector of the Dead

David Morrell
Authors:
David Morrell

The year is 1855. The Crimean war is raging. The British government has fallen. The Empire itself hangs in the balance. Into this crisis comes Thomas De Quincey, one of the most notorious personalities of Victorian England. Along with his irrepressible daughter Emily, and their Scotland Yard companions, Ryan and Becker, he finds himself confronted by an adversary who aims to strike at the heart of the nation. The murderer is targeting members of the elite, leaving with each corpse the name of someone who had attempted to kill Queen Victoria. De Quincey and his friends must race to protect their monarch, uncovering old conspiracies and the heartbreaking past of a man whose lust for revenge has destroyed his soul. All the while, panic in London grows... Brilliantly merging historical fact with fiction, Inspector of the Dead is based on actual attempts to assassinate the Queen.

Mulholland Books

Ruler of the Night

David Morrell
Authors:
David Morrell

The notorious Opium-Eater returns in the sensational climax to David Morrell's acclaimed Victorian mystery trilogy.Ruler of the Night blends fact and fiction to an exceptional degree, this time focusing on an actual Victorian murder so startling that it changed the culture - in this case, the first murder on an English train, its brutality stoking fears that the newly invented railway would, as one newspaper predicted, 'annihilate time and space.'As they track the killer through the harrowing fogbound streets of 1855 London Thomas De Quincey and his irrepressible daughter, Emily, confront their most ruthless enemy. The stakes couldn't be greater: both the heart of Victorian society and De Quincey's tormented soul. The fast-paced narrative matches the speed with which the railway changed Victorian life as master storyteller David Morrell transports readers back in time, away from the modern world and into the dangerous shadows of the past.

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