• Murder as a Fine Art

  • By: David Morrell
  • Narrated by: Matthew Wolf
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (855 ratings)

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Murder as a Fine Art

By: David Morrell
Narrated by: Matthew Wolf
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Publisher's summary

Gaslit London is brought to its knees in David Morriell'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 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.

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.

©2013 David Morrell (P)2013 Hachette Audio

Critic reviews

"An absolute master of the thriller." (Dean Koontz)