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The Red Hand of Fury

(Silas Quinn #4)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  23 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
A series of bizarre suicides leads Detective Inspector Silas Quinn to revisit his own troubled past ...

June, 1914. A young man is mauled to death by a polar bear at London Zoo. Shortly afterwards, another young man leaps to his death from a notorious Suicide Bridge. Two seemingly unconnected deaths - and yet there are similarities.

Following a third attempted suicide, DI
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published July 1st 2018 by Severn House Publishers
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Dash fan
Jul 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5☆ A Dark Twisted Crime Thriller
(Rounded up to a 4☆ for Goodreads & Amazon)

The Red Hand of Fury is a dark crime mystery that deals with sensitive issues, suicide, mental health, death.

The reason I rated 3.5☆ is I felt it a little too dark for me. I love my crime thrillers/mystery to be gritty. But the nature of this book is quiet heavy. But this could be down to my own mood at the moment

When several men have been found to have committed suicide, Silas Quinn (Detective inspector of Special
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this series so much that, a while ago, I actually emailed the author, through his website, and asked him to write a new one! Not sure I had any influence, but hopefully lots of other readers did the same thing – anyway, for whatever reason, I was delighted to read a new Inspector Silas Quinn mystery.

It is 1914 and Inspector Quinn is still running the Special Crimes Department, at New Scotland Yard, along with his colleagues Sergeant Macadam and Sergeant Inchball. Always on the lookout fo
Joanna Park
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this fantastic, intriguing historical mystery.  I’ve had a few people recommend this author to me but have never managed to pick up one of his books until now.

This book is rich with historical detail about life and society in 1914.  The author has clearly done his research and manages  to make the reader feel emersed in the time.  It was especially interesting to learn more about life and treatment in an assylum for people needing psychiatric care.  The methods they used and the
Elaine Aldred
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After a series of male suicides, one of whom is unsuccessful and gravely ill in hospital, Silas Quinn begins to investigate these apparently unconnected events. This grim work is something that will raise the long-buried spectres of Quinn’s past and pitch him headfirst into a darkness that he soon discovers has never been far away.
This is the first Silas Quinn book I have read. Although I didn’t so much read this book as grind my teeth while experiencing it, as I stressed over Quinn’s ever-incre
Inspector Silas Quinn of the Special Crime Department believes there is a connection when he comes across 2 suicides and 1 attempted suicide. There is not much that links these events together, but Quinn thinks differently and along with his sergeants; Macadam and Inchball they try to discover the truth.

This is set in 1914 London and begins in Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum as the newest patient is brought in. The author describes the brutal and harsh treatment of patients before taking a step back
Donna Maguire

I absolutely loved this book and can't believe it has taken me so long to find this author!

This book was very well written, full of detail, fantastic characters and it has a brilliant plot - there wasn't anything in the book that I didn't dislike!

It was a brilliant read and I have to give it 5 stars!! Superb story!!
Cheryl M-M
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Do you believe there is such a thing as true evil? Can someone who has committed the most heinous of acts ever be redeemed, and should they then be allowed to walk amongst the innocent of society? Allowed to prowl the streets like a caged hungry tiger, who is always only one step away from devouring its next meal.

How many men and women with a lust for pain and killing have convinced their peers that they are merely victims of a moment of mental instability, as opposed to beings who crave the ple
Jun 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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This is the first book I read in the Silas Quinn series. Before I started reading I knew it was the 4th book in the series, but I decided to just go for it and read the other three after. And I discover that it’s okay to read it as a standalone, because you still get all the goosebumps and all the tension, and you are even more curious about Silas, the Deputy Inspector that is the head of the Special Crimes Department at the Scotland Yard.

When you begin the book you get immediately pushed in to
Zoé-lee O'farrell
Jul 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wow, I just want to talk about the beginning of the book! I had no idea where it was going or who the first patient would be and bam! The author just throws a curve ball straight off the bat! Jaw dropped!!! 

This is book four in the series of Silas Quinn, but you are fine as you don’t have to read the others to read this. It reads perfectly as a stand-alone novel. 

Silas is a famed detective, but he feels like he has not done anything to deserve the praise. He lets his two sergeants do the thinkin
Jessica Bronder
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Two men have committed suicide by stripping naked and either jumping into the polar bear enclosure or jumping off a bridge. Then there is a third man that doesn’t succeed in his attempt. As Inspector Quinn gets looking into them he notices they all are wearing the same clothes, ones that are very familiar to him. It seems all three men have come from the Colney Hatch Asylum. Quinn also has had personal dealing with the asylum and will be confronting his own past as he looks into the deaths and a ...more
Judith Shadford
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
VERY strange book. Published this year, June, set in 1914 London area, it almost could have been written in the '30s. The narrative language is old-fashioned,not in a good way. Way too much tell instead of show, belaboring the obvious, repetition of descriptions of central characters. The plot follows most of the action through Quinn's consciousness, multiple murders of released patients at a high end "lunatic" asylum. The language used to describe the patients is consistently belittling and tot ...more
Jun 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
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An intriguing who-done-it in the vein of Sherlock Holmes that had me amused and intrigued simultaneously at the author's creativity. This is the fourth in a series but definitely works as a stand alone. Set in the prewar years of 1914, Deputy Inspector Silas Quinn is head of the Special Crimes Unit at the New Scotland Yard and is assigned to investigate the bizarre deaths of 3 men who had committed suicide in a very unseemly fashion. Fascinating clues appear to connect the three, where all had b ...more
Patricia Romero
This was the first of the Silas Quinn books that I have read. Quinn is a complex man. I wasn't sure if he was really crazy or just pretending. 

The absolute last place I would want to be is this Colney House Metal Asylum. Where the not so well in the head wear corduroy suits and have their heads shaved. The doctors and staff were scarier than any of the patients.

This was one nail-biting story. The pace was excellent as the story unfolded at exactly the right time. The characters were well done an
Kathleen Gray
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Really good historical procedural. Silas Quinn will remind you of more modern tortured detectives but he's got some unique characteristics I haven't encountered elsewhere. He's trying to solve the mystery of three suicides, all of which are odd and what's with the card found with each man? Colney Asylum........This has twists, turns, and will make you question Quinn's thought process as well as your own. It's hard to review without spoilers but suffice it to say that it's a very good story. Than ...more
Jun 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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June, 1914 and several bizarre suicides have been brought to the attention of the Special Crimes Department and DI Silas Quinn. Unfortunately for Quinn his past may be catching up on him.
The book drew me in straight away. I loved the style of writing, and the mystery and was intrigued by Quinn and his team. They were characters that I enjoyed reading about.
Although this was the fourth in the series it can be read as a standalone story, though I am looking forward to reading the first three.
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Stepj Gear
Jun 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I wasn’t aware when I got sent this book that it was part of a series. I chose to read/review as I loved the look of the cover and the story summary. I am disappointed that I didn’t start with the first books in the series but this book works very well as a stand-alone story. I love Silas Quinn! He is a very intelligent, haunting character. One thing is for sure, I am looking forward to seeing the previous books in this series - they have been added to my TBR list

Great story! Brilliantly writte
Carly Vair
Oct 11, 2018 rated it liked it
A good October read. Creepy enough to keep me turning pages, and the writing is certainly good. I wasn't aware of the previous Silas Quinn novels when I started this; the story is certainly independent of them, but maybe I would've cared more about the characters if I'd read them?
Aug 16, 2018 rated it did not like it
Bena Roberts
Jun 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
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The Red Hand of Fury by R. N. Morris

I wasn't sure what to expect when I started this. After I read the first chapter I was convinced it was going to be horror!

The Good
It wasn't a horror and after the first Stanley chapter there are a lot of clues and twists. Clever detective fans will really enjoy this!

Chapters jump from timelines and it keeps you on your toes. This is an active read that all hobby detectives will love.

The Bad
It is a bit creepy. I swear I felt a bit uneasy thinking abo
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Roger N Morris (born 1960 in Manchester) is an English writer and advertising copywriter. His short fiction has been published in a number of mainstream, genre, and literary publications. One of his short stories, "The Devil's Drum", appeared in the horror anthology Darkne

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