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Murder As a Fine Art

By David Morrell, 1943-

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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Murder as a fine art

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780316216791


Format: Book
Author: Morrell, David, 1943-
Summary: "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.
Title: Murder as a fine art / David Morrell.
Publisher Date: New York : Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Co., 2013.
Subject: De Quincey, Thomas, 1785-1859 -- Fiction. Fathers and daughters -- Fiction Serial murderers -- Fiction London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780316216791 0316216798
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 5
System Items Total: 6
Call Number: M Morrell
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Bib Id: 435116

Format: Book
Author: Morrell, David, 1943-
Summary: "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.
Title: Murder as a fine art / David Morrell.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Co., 2013.
Description: 358 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: De Quincey, Thomas, 1785-1859 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Fathers and daughters -- Fiction
Subjects: Serial murderers -- Fiction
Subjects: London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction
LCCN: 2012020034
ISBN: 9780316216791
ISBN: 0316216798
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 6
Call Number: M Morrell