A Corruption of Blood - A Raven and Fisher Mystery (Hardback)
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A Corruption of Blood - A Raven and Fisher Mystery (Hardback)

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Published: 19/08/2021
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Dr Will Raven and Sarah Fisher investigate another chain of gruesome goings-on in Victorian Edinburgh in the third instalment to the bestselling The Way of All Flesh series.

Shortlisted for the CWA Historical Dagger 2022

Edinburgh. This city will bleed you dry.

Dr Will Raven is a man seldom shocked by human remains, but even he is disturbed by the contents of a package washed up at the Port of Leith. Stranger still, a man Raven has long detested is pleading for his help to escape the hangman.

Back in the townhouse of Dr James Simpson, Sarah Fisher has set her sights on learning to practise medicine. Almost everyone seems intent on dissuading her from this ambition, but when word reaches her that a woman has recently obtained a medical degree despite her gender, Sarah decides to seek her out.

Raven's efforts to prove his former adversary's innocence are failing and he desperately needs Sarah's help. Putting their feelings for one another aside, their investigations take them to both extremes of Edinburgh's social divide, where they discover that wealth and status cannot alter a fate written in the blood.

Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9781786899859
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 648 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 37 mm
Edition: Main


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A real slow burner of a novel which is a marvellous tale of murder and deception in Victorian Edinburgh. It handles some difficult subject matter with sensitivity and care and has a real feeling of authenticity - Bloody Scotland, McIlvanney Prize Shortlist

The ambience of mid-nineteenth-century Edinburgh is well captured and makes for a gripping read. The authors are astute observers of human behaviour and outlook. The three novels in the trilogy are clearly well researched and shine a light on the cruelties, injustices and inequalities of the period described . . . Based on some actual events it's more than mere entertainment - Bookmunch

[A] stellar third whodunit set in nineteenth-century Edinburgh . . . The integration of real history enhances a page-turning plot - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Another brilliant evocation of mid-nineteenth century Scotland, this series just gets better and better. The backstory of the characters, loves, careers and ambitions, is as riveting as the mystery . . . A mix of drama, romance and thriller - NB Magazine

A thoroughly enjoyable fast-paced romp through the darkened streets of Victorian Edinburgh - Grace Edward, Scottish Field

Praise for the series: Parry's Victorian Edinburgh comes vividly alive - and it's a world of pain - VAL McDERMID

Brilliantly conceived, fiendishly plotted and immaculately realised, these thrillers pull off the most difficult double-whammy of all: beneath blood and butchery so real they almost stain the pages lie both heart and soul . . . Wherever Parry takes them, I'll follow - MICK HERRON

A rip-roaring tale of murder amid the medical experiments of 19th-century Edinburgh. The book brings both city and period to colourful life and is a joy to read - IAN RANKIN, Guardian

Menacing, witty and ingeniously plotted, Ambrose Parry's debut draws you into the dark heart of nineteenth-century Edinburgh and won't let you go until the final page - S.J. PARRIS

Gleeful, romping . . . The fog and stench of Edinburgh's Old Town definitely jump off the page . . . The central relationship between loveable rogue Raven and proto-feminist Fisher is the beating heart of The Art of Dying. Both characters are drawn with real empathy and nuance, and their complicated feelings for each other drive the book as much as the smart storylines. A great piece of storytelling - Big Issue

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“A great historical crime series to sit back and enjoy”

Populated with a host of real life characters A Corruption of Blood is the 3rd in the Raven and Fisher crime series. Set in Victorian Edinburgh, we find Fisher has gone to Paris to meet her hero Dr Elizabeth... More

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“Intrigue in 19th century Edinburgh - a treat to read”

This is the third book in the series set in 19th century Edinburgh and featuring Sarah Fisher and Will Raven as the central fictional characters in a novel populated with real and created characters from the world of... More

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“Historically atmospheric Edinburgh”

#A corruption of blood #Ambrose Parry
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The geourgous historic city of Edinburgh is home to this atmospheric murder mystery. A Corruption of Blood is the third book in the series, written... More

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