Book 2 in the Thomas De Quincey Mystery series (2015)
Publisher: Mulholland Book
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.
Famous literary writer and even more famous Victorian England opioid Tom de Quinsis, with his daughter Emile, are getting ready to leave London for a while from the bestseller “Murder is Art”. However, their plans are unexpectedly destroyed by the fear and uncertainty of a city once perpetuated by an eternal mist: mysterious murders follow one after the other in the lighted streets of gloomy gas lights.