Murder as a Fine Art - Chapter 9: The Separate System Summary & Analysis

David Morrell
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Ryan tells De Quincey that the rental of the house he and Emily are staying in traces back to someone named Edward Symons. De Quincey explains that Symons died thirty years ago after committing a series of murders in Hoddesdon in Middlesex. Edward Symons was hanged. De Quincey tells them how Edward’s psyche had split while he killed the women, believing his shadow was someone else keeping pace with him. Ryan thanks him for the information and insight he has provided and tells him he is being placed under arrest.

Meanwhile, an elderly woman named Margaret, who seldom leaves the bake house where she works and sleeps, is startled when she hears that everyone is talking about the Ratcliffe Highway murders again and that they are being repeated. When she finally is done with customers for the day, she heads...

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