Murder as a Fine Art

The Victorian Thriller Murder as a Fine Art

It’s 1854 in London and the night’s calm is shattered by the shouts of murder. A young family has been brutally killed though it does not appear to be a random act but was carefully orchestrated to mirror the Ratcliffe Highway murders of another family forty-three years earlier. Detective Inspector Sean Ryan from Scotland Yard is put on the case and discovers an essay called “On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts”, which is a detailed account of the Ratcliffe Highway Murders by author, Thomas De Quincey…

The Dead Witness

Victorian Murder and Mystery in The Dead Witness

Before Miss Marple and Sherlock Holmes there was French detective C. Auguste Dupin who is credited as being the detective in the first mystery called “The Murders in Rue Morgue” by Edgar Allan Poe. Modern mysteries have a wonderful past with detective stories tracing back to the Victorian Era…