When: Sept. 19 & 20
Location: National Hispanic Cultural Center
David Morrell author of "Murder as a Fine Art" reads from and signs his new novel.
Thomas De Quincey, best known for his sensational memoir "Confessions of an Opium Eater", is the prime suspect in a series of horrific murders that paralyze London. The killer seems to be imitating De Quincey’s true-crime essay ”On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts.” Desperate to prevent more atrocities but crippled by opium addiction, De Quincey is aided by his brilliant daughter, Emily, as well as two determined Scotland Yard detectives. "Murder As A Fine Art" recreates gaslit London as a battleground between a literary luminary and a master killer whose secrets are deeply entwined with De Quincey’s own, in a riveting thriller.
David Morrell is the author of thirty-two books, including "First Blood", the novel in which Rambo was created. Morrell is a co-founder of the International Thriller Writers organization. He is a three-time recipient of the distinguished Bram Stoker Award. Comic-Con International honored him with its Inkpot Award for his lifetime contributions to popular culture. With eighteen million copies of his work in print, his work has been translated into twenty-six languages.