The Mannequin House by R N. Morris
(The Silas Quinn)

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A nifty period whodunit packed with flamboyant characters and brisk dialogue.


London, 1914. Called out to investigate the murder of a fashion model employed by the House of Blackley, a prestigious Kensington department store, Detective Inspector Silas Quinn of Scotland Yard’s Special Crimes Department is thrown into the bizarre: the chief murder suspect is a monkey. He may be sceptical, but how will Quinn ever get to the truth when faced with the maelstrom of seething jealousy, resentment, forbidden desires and thwarted passion that is the Mannequin House?

About R N. Morris

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R. N. Morris was born in Manchester in 1960 and now lives in North London with his wife and two children. He sold his first short story to a teenage girlsa magazine while still a student at Cambridge University, where he read classics. Making his living as a freelance copywriter, he has continued to write, and occasionally publish, fiction. One of his stories, aThe Devilas Drum, a was turned into a one-act opera, which was performed at the Purcell Room in Londonas South Bank. Another, aRevenants, a was published as a comic book.
Published April 1, 2013 by Severn House Digital. 224 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on May 13 2013

A nifty period whodunit packed with flamboyant characters and brisk dialogue.

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