The notorious author Thomas De Quincey turns detective in a harrowing Victorian thriller from master storyteller David Morrell.
David Morrell is best known for his debut 1972 novel First Blood, which would later become the successful Rambo film franchise starring Sylvester Stallone. His numerous international bestsellers include the classic spy trilogy The Brotherhood of the Rose, The Fraternity of the Stone and The League of Night and Fog. An Edgar, Anthony, and Macavity nominee, Morrell is the recipient of three Bram Stoker awards as well as the International Thriller Writers' prestigious Thriller Master award. Visit his website at davidmorrell.net, or follow him on Twitter @_DavidMorrell.
A gaslit gallop through Victorian London - Financial TimesA terrific read. As one would expect of Morrell, it is compulsive and thrilling, but its use of de Quincey also allows for discursions that are both funny and touching - de Quincey and his daughter are great additions to the detective stage, and I hope we will have a lot more of them to come. - Judith Flanders, author of The Invention of Murder[An] exceptional historical mystery...page-flipping action, taut atmosphere, and multifaceted characters - BooklistShockingly real...Morrell's thorough and erudite research of the people and culture of the British Empire's heyday informs every page. A literary thriller that pushes the envelope of fear - Associated PressMasterful...brilliantly plotted....evokes 1854 London with such finesse that you'll hear the hooves clattering on cobblestones - Entertainment WeeklyBrilliant. 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 WeeklyDavid Morrell fans - and they are Legion - can look forward to celebrating Murder As a Fine Art as one of their favorite author's strongest and boldest books in years. - Dan Simmons, author of DroodPraise for David Morrell - .