Looking for an old fashion mystery set back in the 19th century? Then look no more because Murder As A Fine Art by David Morrell is absolutely amazing! It takes a real life crime known as the Ratcliffe Highway Murders in London with characters that are real and make believe to create a suspense murder mystery that keeps you hooked. In this novel, Thomas De Quincey who wrote Confessions of an English Opium-Eater in real life and in this novel becomes a suspect for copycat murders in 1854 that mimicked the 1811 Ratcliffe Highway murders. De Quincey is in a race against time to bring the real killer to justice with the help of two men, Inspector Ryan and Constable Becker, along with his daughter Emily, and uncovers many secrets that have been hidden for years.
If you like novels that take true events and adds some fiction to them to make a twist in reality then you will love Morrell’s latest story. It kept me intrigued.
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