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Murder as a fine art [electronic resource] / David Morrell.

Morrell, David 1943- (author.). Wolf, Matthew, 1972- (narrator.). hoopla digital. (Added Author).


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Summary, etc.: ALA Reading List Award for Best Mystery GASLIT LONDON IS BROUGHT TO ITS KNEES IN DAVID MORRELL'S BRILLIANT HISTORICAL THRILLER. 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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Subject: De Quincey, Thomas 1785-1859 Fiction
Fathers and daughters Fiction
Serial murderers Fiction
London (England) Social life and customs 19th century Fiction
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