Murder as a Fine Art - Chapter 7: A Garden of Pleasures Summary & Analysis

David Morrell
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Ryan sits in Lord Palmerston’s Westminster office next to Police Commissioner Mayne. Palmerston’s male secretary is taking notes. Retired Colonel Robert Brookline, who is there for the protection of Palmerston, stands off to one side watching. Ryan tells them the Malay man, although still in custody, is not the killer based on shoe size. He makes his case by supporting the theory that the killer is not a laborer. He explains that the killer is exaggerating the Ratcliff Highway murders and the second set of killings may be much worse. Then they head to Vauxhall Gardens. Ryan joins them, and announces that he’s been ordered to arrest De Quincey.

Meanwhile, De Quincey hears a woman’s voice calling his name. When he turns, he sees a woman with open sores on her face. She accuses him of...

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