Ruler of the Night (Thomas De Quincey #3)
The notorious opium-eater returns in the sensational conclusion to David Morrell's acclaimed Victorian mystery trilogy. Like David Morrell's previous De Quincey novels, Ruler of the Night blends fact and fiction to an exceptional degree, this time focusing on a real-life Victorian murder so... show more
The notorious opium-eater returns in the sensational conclusion to David Morrell's acclaimed Victorian mystery trilogy.
Like David Morrell's previous De Quincey novels, Ruler of the Night blends fact and fiction to an exceptional degree, this time focusing on a real-life Victorian murder so startling that it changed the culture - in this case the first murder on an English train. The brutality of the crime stoked the fears of a generation who believed that the newly invented railway would "annihilate time and space".
In Ruler of the Night, listeners feel they're actually on the harrowing fogbound streets of 1855 London as the brilliant opium-eater Thomas De Quincey and his irrepressible daughter, Emily, confront their most ruthless adversary. The stakes couldn't be greater: both the heart of Victorian society and De Quincey's tormented soul.
The fast-paced narrative matches the speed with which the railway changed Victorian life. It brings back Scotland Yard detectives Ryan and Becker, along with Lord Palmerston, Queen Victoria, and Prince Albert, and introduces a host of new characters from this fascinating era. Master storyteller David Morrell transports listeners back in time, away from the modern world and into the dangerous shadows of the past.
©2016 David Morrell (P)2016 Hachette Audio
Publish date: 2016-11-15
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Edition language: English
Series: Thomas De Quincey (#3)
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...