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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Morrell Narrator: Matthew Wolf Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Thomas and Emily De Quincy Mysteries Release Date: May 2013 ISBN: 9781611132663
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An absolute master of the thriller.”

    Dean Koontz

  • 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)
  • Morrell writes action scenes like nobody's business. New York Times Book Review
  • A literary thriller that pushes the envelope Associated Press
  • “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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