Murder as a Fine Art by David Morrell audiobook

Murder as a Fine Art

By David Morrell
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Mulholland Books 9780316216791

The Thomas and Emily De Quincy Mysteries: Book 1

12.67 Hours Unabridged
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A brilliant historical mystery series begins: in gaslit Victorian London, writer Thomas De Quincey must become a detective to clear his own name. Winner of the Macavity and Nero Awards Winner of the ALA Reading List Award for Best Mystery Winner of the AudioFile EarPhones Award for Best Audiobook Thomas De Quincey, infamous for his memoir Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, is the major suspect in a series of ferocious mass murders identical to ones that terrorized London forty-three years earlier. The blueprint for the killings seems to be De Quincey's essay "On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts." Desperate to clear his name but crippled by opium addiction, De Quincey is aided by his devoted daughter Emily and a pair of determined Scotland Yard detectives. In Murder as a Fine Art, David Morrell plucks De Quincey, Victorian London, and the Ratcliffe Highway murders from history. Fogbound streets become 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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A New York Times bestseller

A brilliant historical mystery series begins: in gaslit Victorian London, writer Thomas De Quincey must become a detective to clear his own name.
Winner of the Macavity and Nero Awards Winner of the ALA Reading List Award for Best Mystery Winner of the AudioFile EarPhones Award for Best Audiobook
Thomas De Quincey, infamous for his memoir Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, is the major suspect in a series of ferocious mass murders identical to ones that terrorized London forty-three years earlier.

The blueprint for the killings seems to be De Quincey's essay "On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts." Desperate to clear his name but crippled by opium addiction, De Quincey is aided by his devoted daughter Emily and a pair of determined Scotland Yard detectives.

In Murder as a Fine Art, David Morrell plucks De Quincey, Victorian London, and the Ratcliffe Highway murders from history. Fogbound streets become a battleground between a literary star and a brilliant murderer, whose lives are linked by secrets long buried but never forgotten.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An absolute master of the thriller.” Dean Koontz
A literary thriller that pushes the envelope Associated Press
Morrell writes action scenes like nobody's business. New York Times Book Review
Masterful . . . brilliantly plotted . . . evokes 1854 London with such finesse that you'll gear the hooves clattering on cobblestones, the racket of dustmen, and the shrill call of vendors. Entertainment Weekly (Grade: A)
“Everything Morrell writes has a you-are-there quality, and that, combined with his ability to propel characters through a scene, makes reading him like attending a private screening.” Washington Post Book World
“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 (starred review)
“Military-thriller writer Morrell switches genres here in a riveting novel packed with edifying historical minutiae seamlessly inserted into a story narrated in part by De Quincey’s daughter and partly in revealing, dialogue-rich prose.” Booklist (starred review)

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Author Bio: David Morrell

Author Bio: David Morrell

David Morrell is one of America’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers, with more than eighteen million copies of his books in print. His thrillers have been translated into twenty-two languages and turned into record-breaking films and top-rated television miniseries. His 1972 debut novel, First Blood, became the basis for the Rambo films. A former professor of American literature at the University of Iowa, he now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 12.67
Audience: Adult
Language: English