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  • ISBN: 9780316307901
  • ISBN: 0316307904
  • Physical Description: print
    342 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Mulholland Books, Little, Brown, and Company, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note: Sequel to: Inspector of the dead.
Summary, etc.: Opium addict Thomas De Quincey and his irrepressible daughter Emily investigate the strangling of a lawyer in what is the first murder on an English train, and they uncover a dangerous secret that reaches the highest levels of British society.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 November #1
    Along with series lead Thomas De Quincey, a self-confessed opium-eater who is also one of Victorian London's finest private-inquiry agents, the other characters in this cleverly plotted mystery all possess a shady side to offset their worldly talents. Famous doctors, and quite possibly the prime minister, have shadowy dealings, and Lord Cavendale's heir may be illegitimate. Morrell plays with our assumptions on many levels and uses connections between characters to cast doubt on others' culpability. Murder and violence ride rails and roads, converging with drug-addled De Quincey; his redoubtable daughter, Emily; and two police detectives who love her, at Sedwick Hill. Here, a countryside sanitarium houses possible perpetrators, potential victims, and a good number of England's peerage taking the cure. In short, this is a complex, top-notch mystery, with a large cast of characters and multiple, interwoven plotlines. You don't have to read this series in order, but you'll want to read every volume. Philosophical, uncannily perceptive De Quincey competes well with Sherlock Holmes for brilliance despite drug use, and his Holmes-like cynicism and intelligence suggest Cyrus Barker in Will Thomas' Barker and Llewelyn series. Copyright 2016 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: De Quincey, Thomas 1785-1859 Fiction
Fathers and daughters Fiction
London (England) Social life and customs 19th century Fiction
Murder Investigation Fiction
FICTION Mystery & Detective Historical
FICTION Mystery & Detective Private Investigators
FICTION Thrillers Historical
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
FICTION / Thrillers / Historical
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
FICTION / Thrillers / Historical
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
De Quincey, Thomas 1785-1859
Fathers and daughters
Manners and customs
Murder Investigation
England London
Genre: Historical detective and mystery fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical detective and mystery fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Fiction.
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