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David Morrell - Author

About the Author

David Morrell is best known for his debut 1972 novel First Blood, which would later become the successful Rambo film franchise starring Sylvester Stallone. His numerous international bestsellers include the classic spy trilogy The Brotherhood of the Rose, 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 as well as the International Thriller Writers' prestigious Thriller Master award. Visit his website at davidmorrell.net, or follow him on Twitter @_DavidMorrell.

Featured books by David Morrell

Murder as a Fine Art

Murder as a Fine Art

Author: David Morrell Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2014

An artist of death is stalking Victorian London, recreating earlier masterpieces of murder. Police suspicion falls on the notorious 'opium-eater' Thomas De Quincey, recently returned to the capital, who wrote in detail about the original crimes. Someone is using his essays as inspiration - and he must uncover the truth before the killer completes his work.

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Other books by David Morrell

Ruler of the Night

Ruler of the Night

Author: David Morrell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2017

The sensational climax to David Morrell's acclaimed Victorian mystery trilogy. In 1855, the first murder on an English train causes a wave of fear and panic. There is no escape from a killer in a closed train carriage... and yet the killer can vanish into any station and be lost in the crowd. Notorious Opium-Eater Thomas De Quincy and his irrepressible daughter, Emily, are travelling on the train where the murder takes place. As they follow the clues through the fogbound London streets, they find themselves confronting their most ruthless enemy. Inspired by real events, Ruler of the Night transports readers to the darkest shadows of Victorian England, with a thrilling tale of murder, Empire and revenge.

Ruler of the Night

Ruler of the Night

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 13/07/2017

Pisatel' Tomas De Kvinsi, znamenityj Lyubitel' Opiuma, vmeste s docher'yu EHmili otpravlyaetsya v Ozernyj kraj, chtoby spasti svoyu biblioteku, vystavlennuyu na aukcion. V poezde oni stanovyatsya svidetelyami ubijstva - pervogo v istorii zheleznodorozhnogo transporta - i vozvrashchayutsya v London, chtoby pomoch' svoim druz'yam, policejskim Rajanu i Bekkeru. Odnako prem'er-ministr Velikobritanii lord Palmerston po neponyatnym prichinam prepyatstvuet rassledovaniyu ehtogo i drugih prestuplenij, paralizovavshih vsyu transportnuyu sistemu strany i vyzvavshih paniku na birzhe.

Ruler of the Night

Ruler of the Night

Author: David Morrell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/11/2016

The notorious Opium-Eater returns in the sensational climax to David Morrell's acclaimed Victorian mystery trilogy. Ruler of the Night blends fact and fiction to an exceptional degree, this time focusing on an actual Victorian murder so startling that it changed the culture - in this case, the first murder on an English train, its brutality stoking fears that the newly invented railway would, as one newspaper predicted, 'annihilate time and space.' As they track the killer through the harrowing fogbound streets of 1855 London Thomas De Quincey and his irrepressible daughter, Emily, confront their most ruthless enemy. The stakes couldn't be greater: both the heart of Victorian society and De Quincey's tormented soul. The fast-paced narrative matches the speed with which the railway changed Victorian life as master storyteller David Morrell transports readers back in time, away from the modern world and into the dangerous shadows of the past.

Der Mann mit den hundert Namen

Der Mann mit den hundert Namen

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2016

Er ist Spezialagent einer Kommandoeinheit der US-Armee. Er heit Buchanan, aber er wechselt die Namen wie sein Hemd. Er arbeitet undercover - ein Meister der Tarnung, ein eiskalter Profi mit hundert Decknamen. Seine wahre Identitat kennt niemand.Sein Alptraum beginnt in Mexiko. Als das Kokainkartell ihn brutal in die Zange nimmt und seine Maske fallt, bleibt ihm nur ein Ausweg: Mitwisser zum Schweigen bringen, die eigene Spur verwischen und untertauchen. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)

Inspector of the Dead

Inspector of the Dead

Author: David Morrell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

The year is 1855. The Crimean war is raging. The British government has fallen. The Empire itself hangs in the balance. And then the murders start... Someone is targeting members of London's elite - leaving with each corpse the names of men who failed to assassinate Queen Victoria. It's clear that Victoria will be the ultimate victim. As the notorious Opium-Eater Thomas De Quincey and his daughter Emily race to save her, they uncover the heart-breaking past of a man whose lust for revenge has destroyed his soul. Based on actual attempts to assassinate the queen, Inspector of the Dead brilliantly merges fact with fiction, bringing a bloody chapter of Victorian England to vivid, pulse-pounding life.

Red Sun Magazine

Red Sun Magazine

Author: David Morrell, Margaret Weis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2016

Inspector of the Dead

Inspector of the Dead

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2016

Tomas De Kvinsi, avtor skandal'nyh proizvedenij "e;Ispoved' anglichanina, upotreblyavshego opium i "e;Ubijstvo kak odno iz izyashchnyh iskusstv, obladaet fenomenal'noj pronicatel'nost'yu. On pomog londonskoj policii razoblachit' opasnogo prestupnika i sorvat' ego zamysly. Teper' Tomas i ego doch' EHmili sobirayutsya domoj, v EHdinburg, chem neskazanno raduyut ministra vnutrennih del Britanii lorda Palmerstona, opasayushchegosya, chto pisatel' mog v hode rassledovaniya uznat' kakie-to fakty, ne podlezhashchie razglasheniyu. No pered ot"e;ezdom De Kvinsi i EHmili reshayut posetit' bogosluzhenie v cerkvi Svyatogo Iakova - i stanovyatsya svidetelyami izoshchrennogo ubijstva, pervogo v dlinnoj cepi.

Der Opiummorder

Der Opiummorder

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 26/11/2015

1854, London: Ein grausamer Ritualmorder versetzt die ganze Stadt in Angst und Schrecken. Detective Shawn Ryan verdachtigt den opiumsuchtigen Schriftsteller Thomas de Quincey. Mit seiner Abhandlung "e;Der Mord als eine schone Kunst betrachtet"e; hatte dieser kurz zuvor einen Skandal ausgelost und seinen Ruf als Enfant terrible gefestigt. Als sich Ryans Verdacht als falsche Fahrte erweist, schlieen sich die beiden zu einem kongenialen Ermittlerpaar zusammen. Schon bald fuhren ihre Nachforschungen in hochste politische Kreise und in die Schattenwelt des Opiumschmuggels.

Opium-Eater

Opium-Eater

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 26/02/2015

From bestselling thriller author David Morrell comes a brooding tale about the coldest of deaths and their heartbreaking aftermath. Thomas De Quincey - the central character of Morrell's acclaimed Victorian mysteries, MURDER AS A FINE ART and INSPECTOR OF THE DEAD - was one of the most notorious and brilliant literary personalities of the 1800s. His infamous Confessions of an English Opium-Eater made history as the first book about drug dependency. He invented the word 'subconscious' and anticipated Freud's psychoanalytic theories by more than a half century. His blood-soaked essays and stories influenced Edgar Allan Poe, who in turn inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to create Sherlock Holmes. But at the core of it all was a terrible tragedy. In this special-edition novella, based on real-life events, De Quincey shares the story of a horrific snowstorm fifty years earlier, in which a mother and father died and their six children were trapped in the mountains of the Lake District. Even more gripping is what happened after. This is the true tale of how De Quincey became the Opium-Eater, brought to life by an award-winning storyteller.An afterword contains photos of the dramatic locations in the story.

Level 9

Level 9

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 02/02/2015

Die Fortsetzung von "e;Creepers"e; - jetzt endlich auch im eBook!Frank Balenger kommt nicht dazu, sich von den traumatischen Ereignissen im Paragon Hotel zu erholen: Seine Freundin Amanda wird von einem psychopathischen Videospiel-Designer entfhrt und in ein unzugngliches Hochtal in Wyoming verschleppt. Dort wird sie zusammen mit vier weiteren Opfern zu einem tdlichen Spiel gezwungen. Wer sich weigert, wird in die Luft gesprengt. ber neun Levels sollen sich die "e;Teilnehmer"e; bis zu einem mysterisen "e;Grabmal der weltlichen Begierden"e; vorarbeiten und dessen Geheimnis entrtseln. Doch immer mehr "e;Spieler"e; bleiben auf der Strecke. Nur Frank kann Rettung bringen. Als Einziger hat er den teuflischen Plan durchschaut Hochspannung und Gnsehaut - "e;Level 9"e; von David Morrell!Begeisterte Leserstimmen:"e;David Morrell ist ein spannender und toller Action-Thriller gelungen..."e;"e;Fr mich als Thriller-Fan war "e;Level 9"e; ein aufregendes Abenteuer, in das ich tief eintauchen und das ich hautnah mit erleben durfte. Erstklassiger Thrill, guter Spannungsaufbau, sorgfltig recherchierte Hintergrnde und keine groen berraschungen, aber dennoch ausgezeichnet konstruierte Szenen."e;"e;Einfach genial, von der erste bis zur letzten Seite Spannung..."e;

Murder as a fine art

Murder as a fine art

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2014

V 1811 godu London byl potryasen ubijstvami na Rehtkliff-hajvej, gde v techenie nedeli podverglis' zverskoj rasprave dve sem'i. Pochti polveka spustya v gorod vozvrashchaetsya Tomas De Kvinsi, yarko opisavshij ehtu tragediyu v svoem ehsse "e;Ubijstvo kak odno iz izyashchnyh iskusstv"e;. CHerez neskol'ko dnej posle ego pribytiya eshche odnu sem'yu postigaet takaya zhe uzhasnaya smert'. Skladyvaetsya vpechatlenie, chto kto-to vdohnovilsya knigoj i pol'zuetsya eyu v kachestve rukovodstva k dejstviyu. Podozrenie padaet na samogo De Kvinsi. S pomoshch'yu svoej docheri EHmili i dvuh detektivov Skotlend-YArda on dolzhen uznat' pravdu, prezhde chem prol'etsya eshche bol'she krovi, i ostanovit' ubijcu, zhestokost'yu sopernichayushchego s samim Dzhekom Potroshitelem.

Double Image

Double Image

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 08/10/2013

He has walked through the valley of death and mans depravity. Now war photographer Mitch Coltrane is trying to escape his memories. A haunting decades-old photograph of a woman pulls him into the mystery of a beautiful starlet during Hollywoods golden age. But past and present collide. A living woman, eerily like the woman in the photograph, comes into his life. So does a killerstraight from the war hell that Coltrane survived. Deception, double identities, and murderous revenge will shatter his new life, and force Coltrane to perform the ultimate act of couragenot with a camera, but with a gun.A sizzling thriller that deftly and powerfully evokes the twisted scope of Los Angeles today. The story grabs you by the short hairs of your soul and your brain and does not let go. Its a rich and obsessive novel. James Ellroy Fresh, inventive, gripping suspense. Morrell, an absolute master of the thriller, plays by his own rules and leaves you dazzled. Ive been a Morrell fan for yearsand now more than ever. Dean KoontzA thrilling combination of noir and powerful action. Donald E. Westlake

Rambo III

Rambo III

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 10/09/2013

Rambo, the most dangerous man alive, is in exile far from home, vowing to renounce violence and war. When his country calls him once again, he refuses to accept. But then he learns that his former commanding officer, Colonel Trautman, the only man he trusts, has been captured on the Afghan border during the mission that Rambo rejected. For Rambo, its a call to armsand an invitation back into hell.

Rambo

Rambo

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 16/08/2013

First Blood unleashed the fury of Rambos rage. Now he is in prison for his one-man war against a small-town police chief. His former commanding officer, Colonel Trautman, arrives with a promise to release Rambo, with two important conditions. First, Rambo must return to the Vietnamese prison camp from which he escaped and find the missing Americans who are rumored to be prisoners there. The second condition? Dont rescue the prisoners. Only bring back photos. Under no circumstances engage the enemy. For Rambo, the first part is difficult. But the second is impossible.

Blood Oath

Blood Oath

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 09/07/2013

Peter Houston wanted to find the grave of the war-hero father he never knewa yearning that drew him thousands of miles from home to a military cemetery in France. He never dreamed that his private pilgrimage would unearth a decades-long secret and plunge him into a deadly labyrinth of intrigue and murder. As ruthless assassins hunt him through the cities of Europe, he struggles to stay alive, but when they murder the woman he loves, he turns from hunter to huntedand swears a blood oath of vengeance.

Totem

Totem

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 11/06/2013

When police chief Nathan Slaughter settles in the tiny mountain community of Potters Field, Wyoming, his most fervent prayer is that he has left behind him forever the nightmare he barely survived on a blizzardy night in Detroit. But nothing prepares him for the greater sanity-threatening nightmare he is about to confront. Beginning with the discovery of mutilated cattle on outlying ranches, Slaughter is drawn deeper and deeper into a vortex of terror as animals become savage and children go insane, trapping the entire town in a frenzy of violence. As Slaughter races against time to expose the horrifying secret behind the increasingly savage attacks, he also struggles to overcome his deepest fears.

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