The red hand of fury / R. N. Morris.

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      Summary: A series of bizarre suicides leads Detective Inspector Silas Quinn to revisit his own troubled past ... June, 1914. A young man is mauled to death by a polar bear at London Zoo. Shortly afterwards, another young man leaps to his death from a notorious Suicide Bridge. Two seemingly unconnected deaths - and yet there are similarities. Following a third attempted suicide, DI 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?
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      MORRIS, R. The red hand of fury. [s. l.]: Severn House, 2018. ISBN 9780727887856. Disponível em: Acesso em: 13 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Morris R. The Red Hand of Fury. Severn House; 2018. Accessed December 13, 2019.
    • APA:
      Morris, R. (2018). The red hand of fury. Severn House. Retrieved from
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Morris, Roger. 2018. The Red Hand of Fury. A Silas Quinn Mystery. Severn House.
    • Harvard:
      Morris, R. (2018) The red hand of fury. Severn House (A Silas Quinn mystery). Available at: (Accessed: 13 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Morris, R 2018, The red hand of fury, A Silas Quinn mystery, Severn House, viewed 13 December 2019, .
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      Morris, Roger. The Red Hand of Fury. Severn House, 2018. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Morris, Roger. The Red Hand of Fury. A Silas Quinn Mystery. Severn House, 2018.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Morris R. The red hand of fury [Internet]. Severn House; 2018 [cited 2019 Dec 13]. (A Silas Quinn mystery). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2018 May #1

*Starred Review* London 1914. Police Inspector Silas Quinn faces a daunting case when three men commit suicide in horribly violent ways, after first discarding their clothing. All three sets of clothes are identical—worn corduroy suits. Only Quinn understands the significance of this; after all, he himself was once a patient at Colney Hatch Asylum for the hopelessly insane. And Colney Hatch is also where Timon Medway, a self-described reincarnation of Sir Isaac Newton and Jesus Christ and also one of the most brutal child killers the country has ever seen, is incarcerated. Quinn believes Medway may be using his considerable mental powers to hypnotize patients recently released from Colney Hatch and send them to their deaths; he also fears that the suicides may relate to an experiment led by the asylum's medical staff. Of course, this bizarre theory gets short shrift from both Quinn's colleagues and his boss, and he's told to drop the case. He's convinced there's something very dangerous going on, but how to prove it? Unless he takes the risky step of going undercover and readmitting himself to Colney Hatch. Bleak, original, and absolutely gripping, this historical thriller makes for an unsettling and compelling read. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 May #2

Set in England just before the outbreak of WWI, Morris's convoluted fourth mystery featuring Det. Insp. Silas Quinn (after 2014's The Dark Palace) presents Quinn and his Special Crimes Department team with a series of bizarre suicides. The first victim, a young man named Harold, takes off his clothes and climbs into the polar bear enclosure at the London Zoo with fatal results. All the other victims die naked, leaving behind a pile of their clothes. Each man wears the same sort of brown corduroy suit and gray calico shirt, each possesses a small card depicting a crudely printed illustration of a red hand, and all are associated with Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum. After the third suicide, Quinn has himself committed to the asylum, where he hopes to figure out what drove these unfortunate people to act as they did. Secret motives, slow-simmering revenges, and overelaborate plot swings abound. Those expecting a sophisticated psychological explanation for the deaths will be disappointed; fans of traditional puzzle mysteries, on the other hand, will be rewarded. (July)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.