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The Chelsea Murders

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Winner of the Crime Writer's Association Gold Dagger Award

'Lionel Davidson is one of the best and most versatile thriller writers we have.' "Daily Telegraph"

A terrifying and grotesque figure bursts into a young art student's room. Head covered with a clown's wig, face concealed by a smiling mask, it wears the rubber gloves of a surgeon. Seizing the girl, she is chloroforme
Paperback, 238 pages
Published July 17th 2008 by Faber & Faber (first published April 27th 1978)
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This is my third time reading The Chelsea Murders, and this time I actually remembered which of them was the killer about halfway through. I don't think there's a murder mystery out there that I've ever enjoyed quite as much, certainly not of the classic English variety which this both is and sends up.

We are, as it were, led by the nose through a series of murders terrorising London's bohemian Chelsea area. The killer, who enjoys sending cryptic literary notes to warn of his coming exploits, is
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Lionel Davidson was a three-times winner of the Gold Dagger Award (for The Night of Wenceslas, A Long Way to Shilo and The Chelsea Murders). His thrillers and adventure novels have won him enormous international acclaim.

See also Obituary at
[this reference added 12-Aug-2013].
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