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Murder as a Fine Art

Murder as a Fine Art

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.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery / Historical Mysteries

On Sale: 5th June 2014

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781444755695


Praise for David Morrell
The finest thriller writer living today, bar none.
Steve Berry
A master of suspense....If you're reading Morrell, you're sitting on the edge of your seat.
Michael Connelly
An absolute master of the thriller
Dean Koontz
Nobody does this better than David Morrell
Lee Child
A titan among thriller writers.
Joseph Finder
The father of the modern action novel
Vince Flynn
Master storyteller David Morrell . . . thrills us with heart-pounding suspense while tugging at our emotions.
Tess Gerritsen
A terrific read. As one would expect of Morrell, it is compulsive and thrilling, but its use of de Quincey also allows for discursions that are both funny and touching - de Quincey and his daughter are great additions to the detective stage, and I hope we will have a lot more of them to come.
Judith Flanders, author of <i>The Invention of Murder</i>
David Morrell fans - and they are Legion - can look forward to celebrating Murder As a Fine Art as one of their favorite author's strongest and boldest books in years.
Dan Simmons, author of <i>Drood</i>
[An] exceptional historical mystery...page-flipping action, taut atmosphere, and multifaceted characters
Shockingly real...Morrell's thorough and erudite research of the people and culture of the British Empire's heyday informs every page. A literary thriller that pushes the envelope of fear
Associated Press
Masterful...brilliantly plotted....evokes 1854 London with such finesse that you'll hear the hooves clattering on cobblestones
Entertainment Weekly
Brilliant. Everything works - the horrifying depiction of the murders, the asides explaining the impact of train travel on English society, nail-biting action sequences - making this book an epitome of the intelligent page-turner.
Publishers Weekly
A gaslit gallop through Victorian London
Financial Times

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