David Morrell is the award-winning author of First Blood, the novel in which Rambo was created. He is a co-founder of International Thriller Writers, and an honorary lifetime member of the Special Operations Association and the Association of Intelligence Officers. His latest novels, Murder as a Fine Art and Inspector of the Dead, are Victorian thrillers that explore the world of 1850s London. Based on years of research, they attempt to make readers believe they are truly on those harrowing, fogbound streets. Both novels feature a brilliant literary figure of the era, Thomas De Quincey, who wrote the essay, “Postscript: On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts.”
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A shot of David Morrell (left) with Sylvester Stallone during the filming of First Blood. First Blood was David's debut novel.
Incidentally, Rambo was named after an apple that grows in Pennsylvania.
Murder as a Fine Art is the first book in David's Thomas de Quincey series. He took three years to research Victorian England to make the novel as authentic as possible.
Inspector of the Dead, David Morrell's latest book in the Thomas de Quincey series, came out this year.