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Murder as a Fine Art

Author : David Morrell
Publisher : Mulholland Books
Page : 368 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2013-05-07
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780316216777


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A brilliant historical mystery series begins: in gaslit Victorian London, writer Thomas De Quincey must become a detective to clear his own name. Thomas De Quincey, infamous for his memoir Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, is the major suspect in a series of ferocious mass murders identical to ones that terrorized London forty-three years earlier. The blueprint for the killings seems to be De Quincey's essay On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts. Desperate to clear his name but crippled by opium addiction, De Quincey is aided by his devoted daughter Emily and a pair of determined Scotland Yard detectives. In Murder as a Fine Art, David Morrell plucks De Quincey, Victorian London, and the Ratcliffe Highway murders from history. Fogbound streets become a battleground between a literary star and a brilliant murderer, whose lives are linked by secrets long buried but never forgotten.

On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts

Author : Thomas De Quincey
Publisher : Penguin UK
Page : 80 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2015-02-26
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 9780141397894


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'People begin to see that something more goes to the composition of a fine murder than two blockheads to kill and be killed - a knife - a purse - and a dark lane...' In this provocative and blackly funny essay, Thomas de Quincey considers murder in a purely aesthetic light and explains how practically every philosopher over the past two hundred years has been murdered - 'insomuch, that if a man calls himself a philosopher, and never had his life attempted, rest assured there is nothing in him'. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Thomas de Quincey (1785-1859). Thomas de Quincey's Confessions and an English Opium-Eater and Other Writings is available in Penguin Classics.

The Fine Art of Murder

Author : Emily Barnes
Publisher : Crooked Lane Books
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2016-02-09
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781629534787


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Former Police Chief Katherine Sullivan has been called brilliant, brave, compassionate, and quirky, but after decades of crime fighting, this resilient grandmother with an artist's soul is discovering that retirement can be just as deadly as being on the job. When Katherine returned to her hometown, her only thought was to comfort her recently divorced daughter. That was before a young woman was found murdered on the estate of the town's richest family. Now, in order to track down the killer, Katherine must uncover the generations of secrets that at least one person as already killed to protect in this charming and smart series debut, The Fine Art of Murder.

A Brush with Murder

Author : Bailee Abbott
Publisher : Crooked Lane Books
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2021-10-12
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781643857756


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A quiet lakeside town in western New York state is the new home of Manhattan artist Chloe Abbington and the backdrop for murder in this series debut by Bailee Abbott. For Chloe Abbington, the transition from fine art painter in New York City to painting-event business owner in charming Whisper Cove is more than a little jarring. But when poison-pen journalist Fiona Gimble writes a viciously negative review of the newly opened Paint with a View, Chloe learns that critics are the same everywhere. And when she finds Fiona's body behind her shop with a painting knife in her neck, Chloe realizes that this picture-perfect town offers anything but peace and quiet. Suddenly, bustling Artisan Alley is a crime scene, and Chloe is the prime suspect. Her sister and business partner, Izzie, isn't much help--she's busy running the shop, and besides, she has secrets of her own. As shrewd Detective Barrett tries to paint her into a corner, Chloe soon finds that Fiona had plenty of enemies. The Whisper Cove Gazette columnist wielded her pen like a sword, slicing and dicing just about every shop owner in the lakeside town. With the help of her affectionate canine buddy, Max, Chloe sets out to prove that she's been framed for Fiona's murder. But she'd better learn the fine art of detection quickly, before the real killer paints the town red again. Otherwise, she may end up trading in her paint smock for an orange jumpsuit...or a green burial plot.


Author : Jennifer Dasal
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 289 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2020-09-15
Category : Art
ISBN : 9780525506409


ArtCurious Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

A wildly entertaining and surprisingly educational dive into art history as you've never seen it before, from the host of the beloved ArtCurious podcast We're all familiar with the works of Claude Monet, thanks in no small part to the ubiquitous reproductions of his water lilies on umbrellas, handbags, scarves, and dorm-room posters. But did you also know that Monet and his cohort were trailblazing rebels whose works were originally deemed unbelievably ugly and vulgar? And while you probably know the tale of Vincent van Gogh's suicide, you may not be aware that there's pretty compelling evidence that the artist didn't die by his own hand but was accidentally killed--or even murdered. Or how about the fact that one of Andy Warhol's most enduring legacies involves Caroline Kennedy's moldy birthday cake and a collection of toenail clippings? ArtCurious is a colorful look at the world of art history, revealing some of the strangest, funniest, and most fascinating stories behind the world's great artists and masterpieces. Through these and other incredible, weird, and wonderful tales, ArtCurious presents an engaging look at why art history is, and continues to be, a riveting and relevant world to explore.

On Murder

Author : Thomas De Quincey
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2009-03-26
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 9780199539048


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Thomas De Quincey's three essays 'On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts' centre on the notorious career of the murderer John Williams, who in 1811 brutally killed seven people in London's East End. De Quincey coolly dissects the art of murder and its perfections, in a mixture of reportage, black satire, and aesthetic criticism. The volume also contains 'On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth' and De Quincey's finest tale of terror, 'The Avenger'.

The Gentle Art of Murder

Author : Jeanne M. Dams
Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd
Page : 226 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2015-06-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781780106342


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Murder threatens to disturb the creativeness of Sherebury’s art college One late-summer’s evening, before the beginning of the new term, Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired police detective Alan Nesbitt, are guests at Sherebury University art department’s drinks party to introduce the new teaching assistant, sculptress Gillian Roberts However, tragedy strikes on a tour of the sculpture department, when the lift breaks down and a corpse is discovered at the bottom of the lift shaft. Dorothy and Alan become involved in the ensuing investigation, putting their local knowledge and sleuthing skills to good use once again. But when another member of the art faculty goes missing and someone receives threatening phone calls, it seems the killer still has something to hide and may very well strike again . . .

Ruler of the Night

Author : David Morrell
Publisher : Mulholland Books
Page : 352 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2016-11-15
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780316307925


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The notorious Opium-Eater returns in the sensational climax to David Morrell's acclaimed Victorian mystery trilogy. 1855. The railway has irrevocably altered English society, effectively changing geography and fueling the industrial revolution by shortening distances between cities: a whole day's journey can now be covered in a matter of hours. People marvel at their new freedom. But train travel brings new dangers as well, with England's first death by train recorded on the very first day of railway operations in 1830. Twenty-five years later, England's first train murder occurs, paralyzing London with the unthinkable when a gentleman is stabbed to death in a safely locked first-class passenger compartment. In the next compartment, the brilliant opium-eater Thomas De Quincey and his quick-witted daughter, Emily, discover the homicide in a most gruesome manner. Key witnesses and also resourceful sleuths, they join forces with their allies in Scotland Yard, Detective Ryan and his partner-in-training, Becker, to pursue the killer back into the fogbound streets of London, where other baffling murders occur. Ultimately, De Quincey must confront two ruthless adversaries: this terrifying enemy, and his own opium addiction which endangers his life and his tormented soul. Ruler of the Night is a riveting blend of fact and fiction which, like master storyteller David Morrell's previous De Quincey novels, "evokes Victorian London with such finesse that you'll hear the hooves clattering on cobblestones, the racket of dustmen, and the shrill calls of vendors" (Entertainment Weekly).

The Fine Art of Invisible Detection

Author : Robert Goddard
Publisher : Random House
Page : 339 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 2021-03-18
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781473527065


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The #1 ebook from the Sunday Times bestseller 'He's the high priest of plot ... deftly woven, but also beautifully written ... I loved it' Mel Giedroyc 'One of the finest crime writers of any generation' Daily Mail -------------- An unlikely heroine. An even more unlikely detective. And a cold case that's resurfacing with deadly consequences. Umiko Wada has recently had quite enough excitement in her life. With her husband recently murdered and a mother who seems to want her married again before his body is cold, she just wants to keep her head down. As a secretary to a private detective, her life is pleasingly uncomplicated, filled with coffee runs, diary management and paperwork. That is, until her boss takes on a new case. A case which turns out to be dangerous enough to get him killed. A case which means Wada will have to leave Japan for the first time and travel to London. Following the only lead she has, Wada quickly realises that being a detective isn't as easy as the television makes out. And that there's a reason why secrets stay buried for a long time. Because people want them to stay secret. And they're prepared to do very bad things to keep them that way... The new novel from Robert Goddard, THE FINE ART OF UNCANNY PREDICTION, is available for pre-order now. -------------------- What readers are saying: ***** 'Guaranteed and satisfying escapism' ***** 'Twists and turns right up to the last page' ***** 'Edge-of-the-seat stuff' ***** 'Fresh and inventive' ***** 'The master of twists and suspense ... sublime' ***** 'Scintillating and wickedly twisty'

The Art of the English Murder

Author : Lucy Worsley
Publisher : Pegasus Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2014
Category : British
ISBN : 1605989096


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The history of the evolution of the traditional English murder, from Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to the cozy crimes of the Golden Age.

Murder As a Fine Art

Author : David Morrell
Publisher : Mulholland Books
Page : 368 pages
File Size : 49,7 Mb
Release : 2014-06-05
Category : Detective and mystery stories
ISBN : 1444755692


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The Mermaid Murders

Author : Josh Lanyon
Publisher : JustJoshin Publishing, Inc.
Page : 246 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2016-02-12
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781937909826


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Special Agent Jason West is seconded from the FBI Art Crime Team to temporarily partner with disgraced, legendary “manhunter” Sam Kennedy when it appears Kennedy’s most famous case, the capture and conviction of a serial killer known as the Huntsman, may actually have been a disastrous failure. The Huntsman is still out there…and the killing has begun again.

Inspector of the Dead

Author : David Morrell
Publisher : Hachette UK
Page : 352 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 2015-03-24
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780316323963


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Legendary thriller writer David Morrell transports readers to the fogbound streets of London, where a killer plots to assisinate Queen Victoria. The year is 1855. The Crimean War is raging. The incompetence of British commanders causes the fall of the English government. The Empire teeters. Amid this crisis comes opium-eater Thomas De Quincey, one of the most notorious and brilliant personalities of Victorian England. Along with his irrepressible daughter, Emily, and their Scotland Yard companions, Ryan and Becker, De Quincey finds himself confronted by an adversary who threatens the heart of the nation. This killer targets members of the upper echelons of British society, leaving with each corpse the name of someone who previously attempted to kill Queen Victoria. The evidence indicates that the ultimate victim will be Victoria herself.

Art on Trial

Author : David Gussak
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Page : 248 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2013
Category : Art therapy
ISBN : 9780231162500


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Describing an outstanding example of the use of forensic art therapy in a criminal case, David Gussak, contracted by the defence to analyse the evidence in this instance, recounts his findings and presentation in court, as well as the future implications of his work for criminal proceedings.


Author : Thomas De Quincey
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 40 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 1884
Category : Conversation
ISBN : HARVARD:32044014327928


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