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The Chelsea Murders

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The Chelsea Murders (1978) was Lionel Davidson's seventh novel, earning him the Crime Writer's Association Gold Dagger Award and prompting the Daily Telegraph to declare, 'Lionel Davidson is one of the best and most versatile thriller writers we have.'

A terrifying, grotesque figure bursts into a young art student's room. Head covered with a clown's wig, face concealed by a
Paperback, 238 pages
Published July 17th 2008 by Faber Faber (first published April 27th 1978)
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Apr 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Just not in the same class as the brilliant Kokymsky Heights. Wouldn't even guess it is by the same author. Confusingly complicated and tedious to follow and really only finished it because of the author.
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Decent plot but takes ages to get started
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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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