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Moorhead Public Library MOR (Text) 33500012029286 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780316323932 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0316323934 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: pages ; cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Mulholland Books/Little, Brown, and Company, 2015.

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"Thomas De Quincey, infamous for his Confessions of an Opium-Eater, confronts London's harrowing streets to thwart the assassination of Queen Victoria. The year is 1855. The Crimean War is raging. The incompetence of British commanders causes the fall of the English government. The Empire teeters. Amid this crisis comes opium-eater Thomas De Quincey, one of the most notorious and brilliant personalities of Victorian England. Along with his irrepressible daughter, Emily, and their Scotland Yard companions, Ryan and Becker, De Quincey finds himself confronted by an adversary who threatens the heart of the nation. This killer targets members of the upper echelons of British society, leaving with each corpse the name of someone who previously attempted to kill Queen Victoria. The evidence indicates that the ultimate victim will be Victoria herself. As De Quincey and Emily race to protect the queen, they uncover long-buried secrets and the heartbreaking past of a man whose lust for revenge has destroyed his soul. Brilliantly merging historical fact with fiction, Inspector of the Dead is based on actual attempts to assassinate Queen Victoria"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2015 February #1
    Set in 1855, a year after the action in Morrell's Murder as a Fine Art (2013), this second novel to star English author Thomas De Quincey—best known for his autobiographical Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821)—involves a series of murders that could point to a plot against the life of Queen Victoria. Based loosely on historical events, the finely wrought tale provides enough period detail to give us the flavor of mid–nineteenth century Victorian England (but not so much that we feel like we're reading a history text) and delivers a cast of compellingly crafted characters. De Quincey, in particular, is a brilliant creation, an amateur sleuth, writer, and drug addict who both repels and intrigues us at the same time. Top-notch entertainment. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: De Quincey, Thomas, 1785-1859 > Fiction.
Fathers and daughters > Fiction.
Serial murderers > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
London (England) > Social life and customs > 19th century > Fiction.
FICTION / Romance / Gothic.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical.
FICTION / Suspense.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Mystery fiction.

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