The Red Hand of Fury

London, June 1914. A young man is mauled to death at London Zoo after deliberately climbing into the bear pit. Shortly afterwards, another young man leaps to his death from the notorious Suicide Bridge. Two seemingly unconnected deaths – and yet there are similarities.

Following a third attempted suicide, Detective Inspector Silas Quinn knows he must uncover the link between the three men if he is to discover what caused them to take their own lives. The one tangible piece of evidence is a card found in each of the victims’ possession, depicting a crudely-drawn red hand. What does it signify? To find the answers, Quinn must revisit his own dark past. But can he keep his sanity in the process …?

What the critics say

“The tortured Silas Quinn is one of the most memorable detectives in fiction.  Historical crime fiction doesn’t get much darker than this.”

Andrew Taylor, Diamond Dagger winner and No. 1 bestselling author

“Silas Quinn is a superb, complicated and brilliantly-realised detective and The Red Hand of Fury is a wonderful addition to a gripping series. Don’t hesitate!”

William Ryan, author of The Constant Soldier

“taut and twisty, with a psychological intensity that’s rare and compelling”

Kirkus Reviews

“Bleak, original, and absolutely gripping, this historical thriller makes for an unsettling and compelling read.”

Booklist Starred Review

fans of traditional puzzle mysteries will be rewarded.”

Publishers Weekly

“I didn’t so much read this book as grind my teeth while experiencing it… a rattling good read.”

Strange Alliances

“Morris shows how adept he is at filling in the fascinating detail of the period.”

Mike Ripley, Shots Mag

“I love this series so much I emailed the author and asked him to write a new one .”

Five star Amazon review, Hall of Fame Top 50 reviewer

“The author’s skills remain as acute as when he was writing his atmospheric period mysteries featuring Dostoyevsky’s detective.”

Barry Forshaw, Crime Time

“a delight to read, darkly humorous, and fascinating in its period detail.”

Five star Amazon review

“This was one nail-biting story. The pace was excellent… the characters were well done and complex.”

NetGalley review

“… superbly written… this thriller definitely keeps your heart racing.”

Historical Novel Society

The mystery of the book is excellent, constantly leaving you guessing and providing loads of twists that even the most avid reader of crime fiction would struggle to spot and the final act is dramatic and satisfying to read.”

It Takes A Woman blog

“I absolutely loved this book and can’t believe it has taken me so long to find this author!”

Donna’s Book Blog

“… a very compelling and absorbing read.”

Writing From The Heart blog

“the macabre feel of a Poe at his darkest… a well-written riveting piece of fiction.”

Cheryl M-M’s Book Blog

“…incredibly compelling, keeping me enthralled until the final page.”

Portable Magic blog

“Compelling, dark and gritty!”

Rae Reads

“If you like well plotted, unusual historical thrillers then you’ll love this book.”

Over The Rainbow Book Blog

“Wow… Jaw dropped!!!”

Zooloo’s Book Blog

“I felt as though I read it like I was watching Silence of the Lambs, with one hand over one eye.”

Six Tinder Weeks blog

“I totally recommend this book and I will be reading the previous ones in the near future.”

Jess Bookish Life

“This is one I would definitely recommend.”

Me and My Books

“This is a great, dark mystery.”

JBronder Book Reviews

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