[Murder as a Fine Art] Ebook


  • Hardcover
  • 384
  • Murder as a Fine Art
  • David Morrell
  • Italian
  • 10 May 2019
  • 9788842921738

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Murder as a Fine Art Read & Download ✓ 109 Summary à E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¹ David Morrell David Morrell ¹ 9 Read Di tutti a causa dello scandaloso pamphlet L’assassinio come una delle belle arti in cui lo scrittore aveva avuto l’ardire di lodare la perizia omicida di John Williams Eppure proprio uel libro provocatorio che all’epoca lo aveva reso una celebrità rischia adesso di costargli molto caro Perché ualcuno ha sterminato un’intera famiglia replicando fin nei minimi dettagli gli omicidi di uarantatré anni prima È inevitabile che De uincey diventi subito il principale indiziato non solo della polizia ma soprattutt. 1854 London Lord Palmerston in charge under the cover of fog with a gas light as aid to see in the streets and the Hansom Cab as means of transport a macabre scene of death unfolds David Morrell has created a story in a bygone time a historical mystery that has truths meet together facts in fiction This is Edgar Allen Poe visits Dickens London kind of mysteryCholera was not the only insidious nature to visit the people but a wave of murders struck without reason A past crime the Ratcliffe Highway killings may or may not have a connection could a serial killer be emerging from the fogThe English Opium Eater in London De uincy Opium and the alcoholic solution Laudanum made from Opium plays an important roll in the lives of the cast of characters including De uincy who was a real character from history he wrote extensively on this topic and Murder as a fine art in particular So when you are done reading this you may chase up on De uincy and read about this era about the Opium trade the poor of London and the Ratcliffe Highway killings There was a great sense of place time and intrigue in this storyTruth in fiction handled so well with a Gothic mystery feel that has you captivated and kept reading from the first page The color of Laudanum ruby It is a liuid that consists of 90 percent alcohol and 10 percent opium Its taste is bitter A Swiss German alchemist invented it in the 1500s when he discovered that opium dissolved effectively in alcohol than in water His version included crushed pearls and gold leaves In the 1660s an English physician refined the formula removed impurities such as the crushed pearls and the gold leaves and prescribed it as a medicine for headaches as well as stomach bowel and nervous disorders By the Victorian era laudanum was so widely used as a pain reducer that virtually every household owned a bottle Considering that opium s derivatives include morphine and heroin laudanum s reputation as a pain reducer was well founded Toothache gout diarrhoea tuberculosis and cancer were only some of the ailments that laudanum manufacturers such as Batley s Sedative Solution Mc Munn s Elixir and Mother Bailey s uieting Syrup claimed to alleviate Women used laudanum to relieve menstrual cramps Colicky babies were given it In an interview I had with David Morrell I asked about this novel and we talked about writing Gatsby and First Blood read full interview PendergrastWelcome and congratulations on your new novel out now Murder as a Fine Art What was the inspiration behind this new novel when was seed planted for this how long did it take to complete writing it David Morrell The idea for Murder as a Fine Art came to me in 2009 when I watched a movie Creation about Charles Darwin s nervous breakdown His favorite daughter had died His wife a devote Christian felt that he was damning his soul by writing On the Origin of Species Grief and guilt made him physically ill but the medical world of the time wasn t capable of seeing the connection Near the end of the film a character comes to Darwin and says Charles people such as De uincey are saying that we can be influenced by thoughts and emotions that we don t know we have That sure sounded like Freud but the film is set in 1855 and Freud published in the 1890s I wondered if the reference was to Thomas De uincey an author I studied in a long ago literature course about the 1800s So I started reading De uincey and he did indeed anticipate Freud by a half century He invented the word subconscious He wrote several essays about the interpretation of dreams again anticipating Freud He inspired Edgar Allan Poe who in turn inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to create Sherlock Holmes I fell into what I call a Victorian rabbit hole and decided to write a mystery thriller about De uincey placing him at the start of the detective tradition Lou PendergrastTell me why do you choose to use the character De uincey in your story David MorrellIn addition to being an innovator in theories about psychology De uincey was also an expert in murder He was obsessed by a double set of mass murders that occurred in London s east end in 1811 There were probably mass murders before then but the lack of widespread communication meant that no one was aware of them In 1811 though the mail coach system meant that London s 52 newspapers could be carried throughout England in two days The result was a national paralyzing terror De uincey invented the true crime genre in what s called his Postscript to a sensational essay On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts For fifty harrowing pages he portrayed the Ratcliffe Highway killer and his victims building almost unendurable suspense That installment of the essay was published in 1854 and my novel Murder as a Fine Art proposes that someone begins using the essay as a blueprint to recreate the original murders Because of De uincey s obsession with the murders and because he was the first person to write about drug addiction in his notorious book Confessions of an English Opium Eater the police see him as the logical suspect Thus he becomes both the hunted and the hunter as he sets out to find whoever is perverting his work Lou PendergrastIs there any truths in this historical fiction story how much research did it take David MorrellMy goal was to make readers believe that they are in 1854 London so the research was considerable lasting two years Going to that era is like going to Mars I kept finding all sorts of strange details that Victorians took for granted but that we find weird For example how much did a middle or upper class woman s clothes weigh An astonishing 37 pounds because they wore metal hoops under their dresses and those hoops needed to be covered by ten yards of ruffled satin Lou PendergrastWriting in the language of the olde English tongue how hard was it to write with this and about an environment away from your surroundings how did you go about doing this David MorrellThe Victorian era didn t use olde English Their method of speaking as evidenced in Dickens was very much like ours except that their constructions were perhaps formal It s true that they used a lot of words that we no longer understand dollymop dipper and dustman for example which referred to a prostitute a pickpocket and the man who came to houses and collected fireplace ashes for resale to brick factories I read as many 1850s novels as I could find and I amassed several shelves of books about Victorian culture Lou PendergrastWill you delve into bygone eras again in future works David MorrellThe reaction to Murder as a Fine Art has been so enthusiastic that my publisher asked me to writer another novel about Thomas De uincey so for a while longer I m going to be in 1850s London

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Murder as a Fine Art Read & Download ✓ 109 Summary à E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¹ David Morrell David Morrell ¹ 9 Read O dell’opinione pubblica ansiosa di sfogare la propria rabbia contro di lui Aiutato dalla giovane nipote e da un investigatore di Scotland Yard De uincey ha un’unica possibilità per dimostrare di essere innocente scoprire chi è il vero assassino Un assassino colto e raffinato che ha consacrato la sua vita all’arte del delitto un assassino sfuggente come la nebbia notturna che striscia lungo le strade della città un assassino che ha già pianificato ogni mossa per colpire la sua prossima vittima Thomas De uince. I could not put this amazing book down I read it over a few hours still reading it at 3am unable to put it away Full review to come

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Murder as a Fine Art Read & Download ✓ 109 Summary à E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¹ David Morrell David Morrell ¹ 9 Read Londra 1811 Nel giro di alcuni giorni due famiglie vengono trucidate nelle loro case La popolazione è terrorizzata e chiede a gran voce alla polizia di chiudere il caso Sebbene le prove siano controverse e indiziarie viene arrestato un certo John Williams che s’impicca in prigione prima del processo Nessuno scoprirà mai se fosse davvero lui il colpevoleLondra 1854 Thomas De uincey è tornato in città È passato molto tempo da uando nei salotti dell’aristocrazia e della ricca borghesia il suo nome era sulla bocca. Kudos need to go to David Morrell for the detailed research he must have done to write this book Not only regarding De uincy but 1850 s London It s about time some one gave De uincy a fair podium As far as the re enactment of the multiple murders perpetrated in this story based on the actual murders that took place the amount of detail supplied moved the story along at a fine paceSome of my favorite parts of the book were the back story into the life of the antagonist especially of his years escorting the heroin shipments to China for the British East India CompanyI must admit to a bit of surprise that this book did not get attention at the time of it s publication perhaps it did and I just missed itThe book was well worth reading and uite enjoyable I look forward to the next installment of the De uincy narrative


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