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  • ISBN: 0316216798
  • ISBN: 9780316216791
  • Physical Description: 358 p. ; 24cm.
    print
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Co., 2013.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "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...Desperate to clearl his name but crippled by opium addiction, De Quincey is aided by his devoted daughter Emily and a pair of determined Scotland Yard detectives." --inside front cover.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2013 April #1
    *Starred Review* At the start of this exceptional historical mystery, an artist of death prepares himself for his greatest creation—the gruesome slaughter of a young shop owner and his family. In 1854, East Londoners hadn't seen such horrific murders since 1851, when John Williams also killed a shopkeeper and his family in a nearby neighborhood. The new crime finds Detective Inspector Shawn Ryan at the grisly, chaotic crime scene, where evidence is trampled as the killer blithely escapes. Visiting London at the time, for reasons he can't fully understand, is Thomas De Quincey, scandalous "opium eater" and author of the 1827 satirical essay, "On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts," and two newer essays in which he lauds various horrific details of the Williams killings as sublime art. DI Ryan initially treats the drug-riddled, elderly writer as a suspect but eventually accepts his help, if grudgingly. 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. The page-flipping action, taut atmosphere, and multifaceted characters will remind readers of D. E. Meredith's Hatton and Roumonde mysteries and Kenneth Cameron's The Frightened Man (2009). Sure to be a hit with the gaslight crowd. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

David Morrell is an Edgar and Anthony Award finalist, a Nero and Macavity winner, and recipient of the prestigious career-achievement ThrillerMaster award from the International Thriller Writers. He has written twenty-nine works of fiction, which have been translated into thirty languages. He is also a former literature professor at the University of Iowa and received his PhD from Pennsylvania State University.

Subject: London (England) Social life and customs 19th century Fiction
Serial murderers Fiction
Fathers and daughters Fiction
De Quincey, Thomas 1785-1859 Fiction
Genre: Mystery fiction.
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