The sensational climax to David Morrell’s acclaimed Victorian mystery trilogy.
In 1855, the first murder on an English train causes a wave of fear and panic. There is no escape from a killer in a closed train carriage… and yet the killer can vanish into any station and be lost in the crowd.
Notorious Opium-Eater Thomas De Quincy and his irrepressible daughter, Emily, are travelling on the train where the murder takes place. As they follow the clues through the fogbound London streets, they find themselves confronting their most ruthless enemy.
Inspired by real events, Ruler of the Night transports readers to the darkest shadows of Victorian England, with a thrilling tale of murder, Empire and revenge.
Spectacular...The narrative builds to a powerful but bittersweet ending that will leave readers hoping that Morrell eventually chooses to resurrect this superb series.
A complex, top-notch mystery, with a large cast of characters and multiple, interwoven plotlines...Philosophical, uncannily perceptive De Quincey competes well with Sherlock Holmes for brilliance despite drug use
A cracking yarn, irresistible as an emergency bottle of laudanum secreted in a shabby coat pocket. Richly detailed and engrossing; Morrell animates the Victorian era and delivers genre thrills with rare style and panache
Stellar writing and storytelling...Real historical figures mix with the heroes, and the thriller elements are both terrifying and grotesque. Morrell's impeccable research shines
Victorian De Quincey mysteries