Ruler of the Night by David Morrell

Ruler of the Night by David Morrell

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Welcome to Victorian England and all that comes with it. In the third and final book of the Thomas De Quincey series, David Morrell brings together murder, political unrest, and ethnic prejudices with the new experience of train travel. With the help of Dr. De Quincey and his daughter, the detectives must find the suspect who boarded a train, stabbed the victim, and was able to escape from a locked train car. And if that wasn’t enough of a challenge, the Irish detective from Scotland Yard faces constant discrimination while trying to uncover clues. As this story unfolds, the author describes train travel and its growing pains, the first train passenger murder, social and political upheaval concerning the Crimean War, and “new” medical treatments for the wealthy that are loosely based on real events. Morrell does a masterful job describing London society and tying all the elements together into a well-written, fast-paced mystery.