Thomas and Emily De Quincey
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  • 1
    Murder as a Fine Art | David Morrell

    Murder as a Fine Art

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By David Morrell
    • Narrated By Matthew Wolf
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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 43 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.

    Historical Fact + Fiction = Gothic Mystery

    Morrell has done an able job of blending history with fact to create a page-turning study of 1854 London. The work focuses on real-life English author..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 16 2013 by Amy (Granite Falls, NC, USA)
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    Inspector of the Dead | David Morrell

    Inspector of the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By David Morrell
    • Narrated By Matthew Wolf
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The year is 1855. The Crimean War is raging. The incompetence of British commanders causes the fall of the English government. The empire teeters. Amid this crisis comes opium-eater Thomas De Quincey, one of the most notorious and brilliant personalities of Victorian England. Along with his irrepressible daughter, Emily, and their Scotland Yard companions, Ryan and Becker, De Quincey finds himself confronted by an adversary who threatens the heart of the nation.

    A plot that left be breathless.

    I have to be honest and say that had I known that author David Morrell was the author of "Rambo" I probably would have never picked up the fir..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 25 2015 by jerelyn (St. Paul, MN, United States)
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    Ruler of the Night: Thomas and Emily De Quincey, Book 3 | David Morrell

    Ruler of the Night: Thomas and Emily De Quincey, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By David Morrell
    • Narrated By Neil Dickson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In Ruler of the Night, listeners feel they're actually on the harrowing fogbound streets of 1855 London as the brilliant opium-eater Thomas De Quincey and his irrepressible daughter, Emily, confront their most ruthless adversary. The stakes couldn't be greater: both the heart of Victorian society and De Quincey's tormented soul.

    Not nearly as enjoyable as the first two

    Yes, as I very much enjoyed the first two books in this series. But for me, this one lacked the gripping suspense that kept me up all night listening ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 12 2017 by Chana Goanna (New Jersey)