By R. N. Morris
April, 1914. opposed to his higher judgement, Detective Inspector Silas Quinn is attending the optimum of the recent movie through infamous Austrian film-maker Konrad Waechter. however the glamorous occasion is interrupted by means of the piercing screams of a tender lady on the street open air. She has been viciously mutilated in a bad assault which eerily echoes a macabre act of violence in Waechter's film.?
As he questions those that attended the most desirable, Quinn's jaundiced view of the fledgling movie as a company in response to phantasm and pretence, the place not anyone is what they appear, seems to be justified. but if individuals of London's institution begin to obtain strange hand-delivered parcels containing the strangest of contents, the research takes a hectic twist.
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Dark Palace -- Murder and mystery in London, 1914 (Silas Quinn Mystery Series) by R. N. Morris