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Murder as a Fine Art

Murder as a Fine Art

  • Author: David Morrell
  • Publisher: Mulholland Books
  • ISBN: 0316216771
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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A brilliant historical mystery series begins: in gaslit Victorian London, writer Thomas De Quincey must become a detective to clear his own name. Winner of the Macavity and Nero AwardsWinner of the ALA Reading List Award for Best MysteryWinner of the AudioFile EarPhones Award for Best Audiobook 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.

On Murder as a Fine Art

On Murder as a Fine Art

  • Author: Thomas De Quincey
  • Publisher: Palala Press
  • ISBN: 9781378446188
  • Category: History
  • Page: 212
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Murder as a Fine Art

Murder as a Fine Art

  • Author: John Ballem
  • Publisher: Dundurn
  • ISBN: 9781550023855
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 262
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Two people are found dead at the Banff Centre for the Arts, and aspiring painter Laura Janeway launches her own investigation of the crimes.

Murder as a Fine Art

Murder as a Fine Art

  • Author: Wolfson Professor of General Practice David Morrell
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780316248860
  • Category: FICTION
  • Page: 230
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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 forty-three years earlier ... 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"--Provided by publisher.

Murder as a Fine Art

Murder as a Fine Art

  • Author: Ahmet can
  • Publisher: akmans book
  • ISBN: N.A
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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. Amazon.com Review Illustrations for Murder as a Fine Art * Illustrated by Tomislav Tikulin * Illustrated by Tomislav Tikulin Review "Masterful...brilliantly plotted....evokes 1854 London with such finesse that you'll gear the hooves clattering on cobblestones, the racket of dustmen, and the shrill call of vendors." (Tina Jordan, Entertainment Weekly (Grade: A)) "An absolute master of the thriller." (Dean Koontz) "Brilliant. 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 Weekly (starred review)) "Military-thriller writer Morrell switches genres here in a riveting novel packed with edifying historical minutiae seamlessly inserted into a story narrated in part by De Quincey's daughter and partly in revealing, dialogue-rich prose." (Booklist, starred review) " Murder as a Fine Art is a masterpiece-I don't use that word lightly-a fantastic historical thriller, beautifully written, intricately plotted, and populated with unforgettable characters. It brilliantly re-creates the London of gaslit streets, fogs, hansom cabs, and Scotland Yard. If you liked The Alienist, you will absolutely love this book. I was spellbound from the first page to last." (Douglas Preston, coauthor of the #1 bestseller *Cold Vengeance*) "London 1854, noxious yellow fogs, reeking slums, intrigues in high places, murders most foul, but instead of Sherlock Holmes solving crimes via the fine art of deduction, we have the historical English Opium-Eater himself, Thomas De Quincey. David 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 Drood and *The Terror*) "Morrell's use of De Quincey's life is absolutely amazing. I literally couldn't put it down: I felt as though I were in Dickens as he described London's fog and in Wilkie Collins when we entered Emily's diary. There were beautiful touches all the way through. Murder as a Fine Art is a triumph." (Robert Morrison, author of *The English Opium Eater: A Biography of Thomas De Quincey *) "The finest thriller writer living today, bar none." (Steve Berry) "THE master of the thriller, period." (Crimespree) "Everything [Morrell] writes has a you-are-there quality, and that, combined with his ability to propel characters through a scene, makes reading him like attending a private screening." (Washington Post Book World) "The absolute master...the craftsman so many of us look to for guidance." (Andrew Vachss) "Morrell stands head and shoulders above most of his contemporaries." (National Review)

De Quincey: On murder, considered as one of the fine arts. The English mail-coach. The last days of Immanuel Kant. Recollections of Charles Lamb

De Quincey: On murder, considered as one of the fine arts. The English mail-coach. The last days of Immanuel Kant. Recollections of Charles Lamb

  • Author: Thomas De Quincey
  • Publisher: N.A
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On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts

On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts

  • Author: Thomas De Quincey
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141397896
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 80
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'People begin to see that something more goes to the composition of a fine murder than two blockheads to kill and be killed - a knife - a purse - and a dark lane...' In this provocative and blackly funny essay, Thomas de Quincey considers murder in a purely aesthetic light and explains how practically every philosopher over the past two hundred years has been murdered - 'insomuch, that if a man calls himself a philosopher, and never had his life attempted, rest assured there is nothing in him'. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Thomas de Quincey (1785-1859). Thomas de Quincey's Confessions and an English Opium-Eater and Other Writings is available in Penguin Classics.

Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts

Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts

Three Memorable Murders ; The Spanish Nun

  • Author: Thomas De Quincey
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Murder
  • Page: 303
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