R.N. Morris

About me

Author of four historical mysteries published by Faber and Faber: A Gentle Axe, A Vengeful Longing, A Razor Wrapped in Silk and The Cleansing Flames. The novels are set in nineteenth century St Petersburg – the St Petersburg of Dostoevsky – and feature Porfiry Petrovich, the investigating magistrate from Crime and Punishment.

A Vengeful Longing was short-listed for the 2008 CWA Duncan Lawrie Dagger for best crime novel, runner-up in New York Magazine’s Culture Awards for 2008 in the best thriller category, and Highly Commended for the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Crime Novel Award 2008 (as was A Razor Wrapped in Silk in 2010).

Now working on a new historical crime series set in the turbulent years before the First World War, featuring a new detective, Silas Quinn. The first in the series, Summon Up The Blood, was published in April 2012. The Mannequin House is due December 2012.

From my website

The pain of providing an extract.

Sounds a bit like providing a urine sample, doesn’t it? But what I’m talking about is an extract from my book, not my body. There are similarities, I suppose. A urine sample allows doctors to check the health of your body, possibly diagnosing if there are any problems, or giving…

Ebook omnibus – 2 books for just £3.99!

Good news for those of you who want to catch up with the Silas Quinn series from the beginning. You can now get Books One and Two, Summon Up The Blood and The Mannequin House, together in one dark twisty ebook omnibus. Even better news, the two books together are…

People are reading the book…

I have a few lovely reviews of my new novel, The Red Hand of Fury. First there were the two five star reviews that appeared on Amazon, this one and this one. Today, a new review appeared on Elaine Aldred’s Strange Alliances blog. It includes the great quote above, as…

 
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