James Murray

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City of Devils Summary

The brightest mind meets the darkest killer...1887.

When James Murray, a young Scottish doctor fascinated by the workings of the criminal mind, travels to the vibrant city of Turin, it is to study with Cesare Lombroso, the world-renowned criminologist. But just hours after his introduction to Lombroso, the discovery of a horrifically mutilated body in the nearby Piazza Statuto, and a note that appears to implicate the celebrated criminologist himself, changes everything.

With the help of his fellow apprentice, a local investigator and Lombroso's beautiful but enigmatic housekeeper, Murray must put his learning to the test and endeavour to understand the mind of a serial killer if he is to stop the rapidly escalating bloodbath and clear the name of his mentor.

Meet the world's first criminologist in this compelling, fast-paced historical thriller.

©2013 Diana Bretherick (P)2014 Orion Publishing Group
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  • Book 1

    • City of Devils

    • By: Diana Bretherick
    • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    • Performance
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    • Story
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    The brightest mind meets the darkest killer...1887. When James Murray, a young Scottish doctor fascinated by the workings of the criminal mind, travels to the vibrant city of Turin, it is to study with Cesare Lombroso, the world-renowned criminologist. But just hours after his introduction to Lombroso, the discovery of a horrifically mutilated body in the nearby Piazza Statuto, and a note that appears to implicate the celebrated criminologist himself, changes everything.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well read but meandering

    • By Gerald on 10-02-15

    Regular price: £15.99

  • Book 2

    • The Devil's Daughters

    • By: Diana Bretherick
    • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    It's 1888. When young Scottish scientist James Murray receives a letter from Sofia Esposito, a woman he once loved and lost, he cannot refuse her cry for help. Sofia's 15-year-old cousin has vanished, but, because of her lower-class status, the police are unwilling to investigate. Accompanied by his younger sister, Lucy, Murray returns to the city of Turin, where he was once apprenticed to the world-famous criminologist, Cesare Lombroso.

    Regular price: £18.99