Ruler of the Night by David Morrell


Just as good as the previous two.

He published this in 2016 and since seems to be back working on his Rambo character.

The notorious Opium-Eater returns in the sensational climax to David Morrell’s acclaimed Victorian mystery series.

Like Morrell’s two previous De Quincey novels, Ruler of the Night blends fact and fiction to an exceptional degree, this time focusing on an actual Victorian murder so startling that it changed the culture—in this case, the first murder on an English train, its brutality stoking fears that the newly invented railway would, as one newspaper predicted, “annihilate time and space.” …

The other novels in David’s acclaimed Victorian mystery/thriller series also feature a real-life 1800s crime that paralyzed London and all of England. Murder As a Fine Art has a backdrop of the first publicized mass murders in English history, the Radcliffe Highway killings. Inspector of the Dead features the numerous attempts to assassinate Queen Victoria.

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