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Inspector of the Dead - (Thomas and Emily de Quincey) by David Morrell (Paperback)

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  • Legendary thriller writer David Morrell transports readers to the fogbound streets of London, where a killer plots to assisinate Queen Victoria.The year is 1855.
  • About the Author: David Morrell is an Edgar and Anthony Award finalist, a Nero and Macavity winner, and recipient of the prestigious career-achievement ThrillerMaster award from the International Thriller Writers.
  • 368 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Thrillers
  • Series Name: Thomas and Emily de Quincey

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Book Synopsis



Legendary thriller writer David Morrell transports readers to the fogbound streets of London, where a killer plots to assisinate Queen Victoria.

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.

This killer targets members of the upper echelons of British society, leaving with each corpse the name of someone who previously attempted to kill Queen Victoria. The evidence indicates that the ultimate victim will be Victoria herself.



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"An exciting page-turner . . . A fulfilling read."--Mark Fraunfelder, BoingBoing.net

"Morrell weaves a true web of lies, secrets, and cunning schemes that gives readers the sense that they are actually living and breathing the air of historical England. . . . Morrell yet again shows that his character creation is second to none, and the pace will have readers losing sleep by telling themselves, 'Just one more chapter.'"--Suspense Magazine

"Morrell's narrative is clever and layered. . . . Psychology and back story have always figured in Morrell's considerable output of thrillers, including his landmark First Blood. In the De Quincey stories, these narrative tools seem fully mastered."--Bill Kohlhaase, Santa Fe New Mexican

"Riveting . . . Inspector of the Dead is a masterful work."--Waka Tsunoda, Associated Press

"Superb . . . Masterful . . . Edgar Allan Poe may have invented the modern detective story, but now David Morrell has reinvented it. He's turned thriller writing into a concerto worthy of Mozart and conducts the brilliant Inspector of the Dead with perfect pitch and tone. A true maestro wielding a keyboard instead of a baton."--Jon Land, Providence Journal

"Taut, atmospheric . . . Morrell brings the period to vivid life with solid research and fascinating Victorian details. . . . Grade: A-"--Michelle Ross, Cleveland Plain Dealer

"With this mesmerizing series, David Morrell doesn't just delve into the world of Victorian England--he delves into the heart of evil, pitting one man's opium-skewed brilliance against a society where appearances are everything . . . and the most vicious killers lurk closer than anyone thinks."--Lisa Gardner, author of Crash & Burn and The Perfect Husband



About the Author



David Morrell is an Edgar and Anthony Award finalist, a Nero and Macavity winner, and recipient of the prestigious career-achievement ThrillerMaster award from the International Thriller Writers. He has written twenty-nine works of fiction, which have been translated into thirty languages. He is also a former literature professor at the University of Iowa and received his PhD from Pennsylvania State University.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.4 Inches (H) x 5.6 Inches (W) x 1.1 Inches (D)
Weight: .6 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 368
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Thrillers
Series Title: Thomas and Emily de Quincey
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Format: Paperback
Author: David Morrell
Language: English
Street Date: October 1, 2016
TCIN: 51413137
UPC: 9780316323956
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-2545
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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