‘A crisp and clever whodunit with a juicy gallery of suspects.’

Kirkus

 

About the Author

R. N. Morris is the author of eleven novels.

Painting by Gary Smith

The latest is The Music Box Enigma, the sixth book in the Silas Quinn series of historical crime novels. The series, set in London in 1914, began with Summon Up The Blood, followed by The Mannequin HouseThe Dark PalaceThe Red Hand of Fury and The White Feather Killer.

He is also the author of PSYCHOTOPIA, a dystopian novel.

A Gentle Axe was published by Faber and Faber in 2007. Set in St Petersburg in the nineteenth century, it features Porfiry Petrovich, the investigating magistrate from Dostoevsky’s great novel, Crime and Punishment. The book was published in many countries, including Russia. He followed that up with A Vengeful Longing, which was shortlisted for the Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award (as the CWA Gold Dagger was briefly known). A Razor Wrapped in Silk came next, followed by The Cleansing Flames, which was nominated for the Ellis Peters Historical Novel Dagger.

Taking Comfort is a standalone contemporary novel, written as Roger Morris.

He also wrote the libretto to the opera When The Flame Dies, composed by Ed Hughes.H