Thorndike Press

Ruler of the Night

  • David Morrell
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  • ISBN-10: 1410494365
  • ISBN-13: 9781410494368
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.40 lbs ( .64 kgs)
  • 572 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released November 2016
  • Simultaneous Publications

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A New York Times Bestselling Author

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

Blending fact and fiction, Ruler of the Night focuses on a real-life crime so startling that it changed the culture — the first murder on an English train. Paralyzing London with the unthinkable, a gentleman is stabbed to death in a safely locked first-class passenger compartment.


Customer Reviews

“Spectacular . . . The narrative builds to a powerful but bittersweet ending.”

— Publishers Weekly (starred)

“A complex, top-notch mystery, with a large cast of characters and multiple, interwoven plotlines. . . . Philosophical, uncannily perceptive De Quincey competes well with Sherlock Holmes for brilliance. . . . You don't have to read this series in order, but you'll want to read every volume.”

— Booklist

“Morrell excels at constructing historically accurate mysteries with enough melodrama to satisfy any lover of Victorian novels. His protagonists are fascinating and entertaining; aficionados of the trilogy are going to miss De Quincey and company.”

— Library Journal