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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mulholland Books
Publication date May 7, 2013
Pages 358
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780316216791
ISBN-10 0316216798
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.30 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $25.99
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Summaries and Reviews
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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 Awards
Winner of the ALA Reading List Award for Best Mystery
Winner 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.

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Hardcover
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from Mulholland Books (May 7, 2013)
9780316216791 | details & prices | 358 pages | 6.25 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $25.99
About: A brilliant historical mystery series begins: in gaslit Victorian London, writer Thomas De Quincey must become a detective to clear his own name.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780316216784 Book cover for 9781444755688
 
Reprint edition from Mulholland Books (June 10, 2014)
9780316216784 | details & prices | 358 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.74 lbs | List price $16.00
This edition also contains Murder As a Fine Art
About: ALA Reading List Award for Best Mystery GASLIT LONDON IS BROUGHT TO ITS KNEES IN DAVID MORRELL'S BRILLIANT HISTORICAL THRILLER.
from Hodder & Stoughton (May 9, 2013)
9781444755688 | details & prices | 336 pages | List price $21.75
This edition also contains Murder As a Fine Art
About: ALA Reading List Award for Best Mystery GASLIT LONDON IS BROUGHT TO ITS KNEES IN DAVID MORRELL'S BRILLIANT HISTORICAL THRILLER.

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