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Ruler of the Night

(2016)
(The third book in the Thomas De Quincey Mystery series)
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The notorious Opium-Eater returns in the sensational climax to David Morrell's acclaimed Victorian mystery trilogy.

1855. The railway has irrevocably altered English society, effectively changing geography and fueling the industrial revolution by shortening distances between cities: a whole day's journey can now be covered in a matter of hours. People marvel at their new freedom.

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, paralyzing London with the unthinkable when a gentleman is stabbed to death in a safely locked first-class passenger compartment.

In the next compartment, the brilliant opium-eater Thomas De Quincey and his quick-witted daughter, Emily, discover the homicide in a most gruesome manner. Key witnesses and also resourceful sleuths, they join forces with their allies in Scotland Yard, Detective Ryan and his partner-in-training, Becker, to pursue the killer back into the fogbound streets of London, where other baffling murders occur. Ultimately, De Quincey must confront two ruthless adversaries: this terrifying enemy, and his own opium addiction which endangers his life and his tormented soul.

Ruler of the Night is a riveting blend of fact and fiction which, like master storyteller David Morrell's previous De Quincey novels, "evokes Victorian London with such finesse that you'll hear the hooves clattering on cobblestones, the racket of dustmen, and the shrill calls of vendors" (Entertainment Weekly).

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

November 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ruler Of The Night (Thomas and Emily De Quincey Mysteries: Thorndike Press Large Print Thriller)
Author(s): David Morrell
ISBN: 1-4104-9436-5 / 978-1-4104-9436-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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November 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ruler of the Night (Thomas and Emily De Quincey)
Author(s): David Morrell
ISBN: 0-316-30790-4 / 978-0-316-30790-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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Paperback Editions

November 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ruler of the Night: Thomas and Emily De Quincey 3 (Victorian De Quincey mysteries)
Author(s): David Morrell
ISBN: 1-4736-2386-3 / 978-1-4736-2386-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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November 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ruler of the Night (Thomas and Emily De Quincey)
Author(s): David Morrell
ISBN: 0-316-30791-2 / 978-0-316-30791-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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November 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ruler of the Night: Thomas and Emily De Quincey 3 (Victorian De Quincey mysteries)
Author(s): David Morrell
ISBN: 1-4736-2384-7 / 978-1-4736-2384-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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Audio Editions

November 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Ruler of the Night (Thomas De Quincey Mysteries, Book 3) (De Quincey Mystery)
Author(s): David Morrell
ISBN: 1-4789-4325-4 / 978-1-4789-4325-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio and Blackstone Audio
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November 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Ruler of the Night: Library Edition (Thomas de Quincey Mysteries)
Author(s): Wolfson Professor of General Practice David Morrell
ISBN: 1-4789-4322-X / 978-1-4789-4322-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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November 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Ruler of the Night: Thomas and Emily De Quincey, Book 3
Author(s): David Morrell
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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November 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Ruler of the Night: Thomas and Emily De Quincey, Book 3
Author(s): David Morrell
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ruler of the Night: Thomas and Emily De Quincey 3 (Victorian De Quincey mysteries)
Author(s): David Morrell
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


November 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Ruler of the Night (Thomas and Emily De Quincey Book 3)
Author(s): David Morrell
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA