Inspector of the Dead by David Morrell

Another in the murder mystery series featuring the historical figures of Thomas De Quincey — the English Opium Eater — and his daughter Emily.

Another strong novel. I recommend it.

The year is 1855. The Crimean War rages. The incompetence of British commanders causes the fall of the government. The Empire teeters. …

This killer targets members of the upper echelons of British society, leaving with each corpse the name of someone who previously attempted to assassinate Queen Victoria. The evidence indicates that the ultimate victim will be Victoria herself. … 


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