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Murder as a Fine Art

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Murder as a Fine Art

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
David Morrell
publisher:
Mulholland Books
genre:
Fiction

We gave it an A

Darting in and out of the gaslit shadows of Victorian London, a murderer who calls himself an ”artist of death” plots his ghastly tableaux with precision in Murder as a Fine Art. Thanks to his essay ”On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts,” the real-life laudanum addict Thomas De Quincey becomes Scotland Yard’s prime suspect. Morrell’s masterful blend of fact and fiction reads like a 19th-century novel, evoking 1854 London with such finesse that you’ll hear the hooves clattering on cobblestones, the racket of dustmen, and the shrill call of vendors. A

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