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Inspector of the Dead – David Morrell

Inspector of the Dead – David Morrell and 1855 London Perfect Together!

David Morrell author of Inspector of the DeadDavid Morrell has been a top mystery and thriller author since his debut novel First Blood released in 1971, introduced the world to John Rambo! I have enjoyed Morrell’s books since 1984’s release The Brotherhood of the Rose. All total Morrell has written twenty-eight novels, and his work has been translated into twenty-six languages While I have enjoyed Morrell’s books through the years, I never thought that any of them were as good as The Brotherhood of the Rose or the novels that followed like The Fraternity of the Stone and The League of Night and Fog, that is until 2013 and the release of Murder As A Fine Art. Murder As a Fine Art was a wonderful historical murder mystery set in 1850s London featuring Thomas De Quincey, known as The Opium-Eater and author of an essay titled “On Murder Considered as one of the Fine Arts”   and his daughter Emily. In March of 2015 the second book in the series Inspector of the Dead was released and this week it became the 24th book I’ve read in 2015 and one of my favorites of the year!

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David Morrell: The Brotherhood of the Rose and more

David Morrell

David Morrell – The Mortalist, Frank Balenger, and   Thomas De Quincey series

So back in the 1980s (Ok think about that Edward the 1980s were 35 years ago! Ouch! When you were 14 in 1965 would you have thought about anything that happened in 1930 as anything but ancient history? Nope!) I read a lot of thrillers from the likes of Robert Ludlum, Clive Cussler, Bill Granger (November Man), Richard Hoyt and others. And right up there with the best of them were books from David Morrell. Morrell’s 1972 debut novel was First Blood was adapted into Sylvester Stallone’s movie Rambo.

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Book 27 of 2013 – Murder as a Fine Art – David Morrell

Murder as a Fine Art

Murder as a Fine ArtI have been a fan of David Morrell since the late 80s and early 90s, when he wrote his great thriller trilogy,  consisted of The Brotherhood of the Rose, The Fraternity of the Stone and The League of Night and Fog. Since then I’ve read many of his novels, including his last three works, and while I have always enjoyed his writing none of them have.replaced any of the early works on my list of favorites. That is – until I read Book Number 27 of 2013 Murder as a Fine Art.

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