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Anatomy of Murder

Anatomy of Murder (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Robertson, Imogen

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Critics raved about Westerman and Crowther's first outing, and readers clamored for more. Featuring the smart and spirited duo from Instruments of Darkness, this story finds them in the center of a gripping tale of high-stakes maritime intrigue and scandal.

ISBN 9780143122630
Barcode 9780143122630
Published 28 August 2012 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series Westerman and Crowther Mystery (part: 2)
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ISBN-13 9780143122630
ISBN-10 0143122630
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books
Publication Date 28 August 2012
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Robertson, Imogen
Series Westerman and Crowther Mystery (part: 2)
Category Adventure / Thriller
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 382
Dimensions Width: 141mm
Height: 214mm
Spine: 31mm
Weight 313g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Mystery fiction, Historical fiction, London (England) - History - 18th century, Anatomists
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 958360

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Description of this Book

London, 1781. Harriet Westerman anxiously awaits news of her husband, a ship's captain who has been gravely injured in the king's naval battles with France. As London's streets seethe with rumor, a body is dragged from the murky waters of the Thames.Having gained a measure of fame as amateur detectives for unraveling the mysteries of Thornleigh Hall, the indomitable Mrs. Westerman and her reclusive sidekick, anatomist Gabriel Crowther, are once again called on to investigate. In this intricate novel, Harriet and Crowther will discover that this is no ordinary drowning--the victim is part of a plot to betray England's most precious secrets.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Praise for Instruments of Darkness: <br> <br> A sensitive melodrama.... Robertson's enjoyment of the period and her characters is infectious. -- The New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice) <br> A thoroughly engaging novel, with rich prose and an intricate, suspenseful plot, with melodramatic, Gothic touches in perfect keeping with the historical period. Robertson has already written another Westerman/Crowther mystery... let us hope for many more. --Associated Press <br> Every so often I encounter a book that makes me think with envy: 'How I wish I could have written this story!' Instruments of Darkness is just that book--poetic, enchanting, and chillingly memorable. Imogen Robertson is an exquisite writer, and this is an extraordinary novel. --Tess Gerritsen, author of Keeping the Dead <br> Mayhem runs amok in this period thriller. [Robertson] pulls out all the stops... a roaring soap opera of a novel. -- The Washington Times <br> Impressive... A ripping homage to Dickens, Austen and Conan Doyle, Instruments of Darkness will keep you up at night, and then, like me, waiting for the sequel. -- Seattle Times <br> The book works splendidly as a period thriller, with complicated leads and informative details that illuminate 18th-century England for modern readers. -- Publishers Weekly <br> This debut is getting some play and should well serve lovers of historical suspense. -- Library Journal<br>

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Author's Bio

Imogen Robertson studied Russian and German at Cambridge University and has worked as a TV, film, and radio director. In 2007, she won The Telegraph's First Thousand Words of a Novel competition with what would become Instruments of Darkness. She currently lives in London and has finished a second novel about Harriet Westerman and Gabriel Crowther entitled Anatomy of Murder.

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