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David Morrell

Biography

David Morrell

David Morrell is the critically acclaimed author of FIRST BLOOD, the novel in which Rambo was created. He holds a Ph. D. in American literature from Penn State and was a professor in the English department at the University of Iowa. His numerous New York Times bestsellers include the classic spy trilogy THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE ROSE (the basis for the only television miniseries to premiere after a Super Bowl), THE FRATERNITY OF THE STONE and THE LEAGUE OF NIGHT AND FOG. An Edgar, Anthony and Macavity nominee, Morrell is the recipient of three Bram Stoker awards from the Horror Writers Association as well as the prestigious lifetime Thriller Master Award from the International Thriller Writers’ organization. His writing book, THE SUCCESSFUL NOVELIST, discusses what he has learned in his four decades as an author. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

David Morrell

Books by David Morrell

by David Morrell - Historical Fiction, Mystery

1855. The railway has irrevocably altered English society, effectively changing geography and fueling the industrial revolution by shortening distances between cities. 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. The brilliant opium-eater Thomas De Quincey and his quick-witted daughter, Emily, key witnesses and also resourceful sleuths, join forces with their allies in Scotland Yard to pursue the killer back into the fogbound streets of London. Ultimately, De Quincey must confront two ruthless adversaries: this terrifying enemy, and his own opium addiction which endangers his life and his tormented soul.

by David Morrell - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

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.

by David Morrell - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

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 43 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.

by David Morrell - Fiction, Spy Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Master storyteller David Morrell gives us an amazing holiday classic that thrills us with heart-pounding suspense while tugging at our emotions