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David Morrell
David Morrell is the author of FIRST BLOOD, the award-winning novel in which Rambo was created. He holds a Ph. D. in American literature from Penn State and was a professor in the English department at the University of Iowa. His numerous New York Times bestsellers include the classic spy trilogy... show more



David Morrell is the author of FIRST BLOOD, the award-winning novel in which Rambo was created. He holds a Ph. D. in American literature from Penn State and was a professor in the English department at the University of Iowa. His numerous New York Times bestsellers include the classic spy trilogy that begins with THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE ROSE, the basis for the only television mini-series to premier after a Super Bowl. The other books in the trilogy are THE FRATERNITY OF THE STONE and THE LEAGUE OF NIGHT AND FOG. An Edgar, Anthony, and Macavity nominee, Morrell is the recipient of three Bram Stoker awards and the prestigious Thriller Master award from the International Thriller Writers organization. His writing book, THE SUCCESSFUL NOVELIST, discusses what he has learned in his four decades as an author. His latest novel is the highly praised Victorian mystery/thriller, MURDER AS A FINE ART.

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Tannat
Tannat rated it 2 years ago
Series: Thomas de Quincey Mystery #3 I jumped into this concluding novel without having read any of the earlier ones and although I didn't struggle much figuring out who was who and the characters' relationships between one another, I didn't particularly care about any of them. On the plus side, t...
Escape from the ER
Escape from the ER rated it 4 years ago
I love these collections. Some days it’s so hard to find time to block out the rest of the world & disappear into a great book. With these shorties, you can spend 20 minutes in your favourite hiding spot & enjoy a complete story from some of the best known thriller writers. Each is a collaboration...
Danielle's Reading Adventures
Danielle's Reading Adventures rated it 5 years ago
I read this as part of a group read for the Action/Adventure Aficionados group on Goodreads. I'm glad this won the poll because it was a reason to read it sooner rather than later. This book really shows the world of espionage and assassins in a way that feels realistic. I could be wrong, because I'...
ashleycapes
ashleycapes rated it 5 years ago
Ace - will write a proper review soon but great stuff, very interesting to see the Chief as more of a human being and also more of Rambo's motivations too.
Chris' Eclectic Book Reviews
Chris' Eclectic Book Reviews rated it 5 years ago
My favorite historical mystery series and it keeps getting better. Seriously, this series demonstrates how a historical mystery should be done. You drop down a rabbit hole and wander around in the damp dangerous world of Victorian England. The amount of research Mr. Morrell must have done is stagger...
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