A Corruption of Blood - A Raven and Fisher Mystery (Hardback)Ambrose Parry (author)
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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 Ltd
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 648 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 37 mm
'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
'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
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