Murder as a Fine Art

Author(s): David Morrell
Series: Thomas and Emily De Quincey Series No: 1
Original Publish Date: May 07, 2013
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.67 hours)
Product Number: Z100082838
Released: Jun 11, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781478930303
Narrator/s: Matthew Wolf
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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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. 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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Author(s): David Morrell
Product Number EB00278330
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Mulholland Books
ISBN: #9780316248860

Professional reviews

"Forty-three years after the Ratcliffe highway murders, London is again gripped by killings so horrific that the city is immobilized by terror. Having just published an essay glorifying the Ratcliffe murders, author Thomas De Quincey quickly finds himself at the center of the investigation. David Morrell's mystery is written as a nineteenth-century novel, and narrator Matthew Wolfe helps transport listeners back to the 1850s. He switches from character to character with ease, although he doesn't attempt a female voice for the sole female main character. A wonderfully written book with equally wonderful narration that fits it perfectly. J.L.K. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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