Inspector of the Dead: Book summary and reviews of Inspector of the Dead by David Morrell

Inspector of the Dead

Thomas De Quincey Mystery #2

by David Morrell

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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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"Starred Review. Convincing period detail complements the fascinating story line." - Publishers Weekly

"De Quincey, in particular, is a brilliant creation, an amateur sleuth, writer, and drug addict who both repels and intrigues us at the same time. Top-notch entertainment." - Booklist

"De Quincey is the most fascinating character in the novel, provoking interest in his real-life exploits." - Library Journal

"A propulsive, richly imagined yarn that never loses steam or insults the reader's intelligence." - Kirkus

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David Morrell Author Biography

David Morrell was born in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. In 1960. At the age of seventeen he became a fan of the classic television series, route 66, about two young men in a Corvette convertible traveling the United States in search of America and themselves. The scripts by Stirling Silliphant combined action with ideas and so impressed Morrell that he decided to become a writer.

Morrell is best known for his debut 1972 novel First Blood, which would later become the successful Rambo film franchise starring Sylvester Stallone. He is a prolific author, 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 ...

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