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Anatomy of Murder

Anatomy of Murder (Hardback)

By Robertson, Imogen

Sold to Pamela Dorman Books/Viking US in a significant six-figure two-book deal

ISBN 9780755348428
Barcode 9780755348428
Published 1 June 2010 by Headline Publishing Group
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780755348428
ISBN-10 0755348427
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Headline Publishing Group
Imprint Headline Review
Publication Date 1 June 2010
International Publication Date 29 April 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Robertson, Imogen
Category Fiction
Historical Crime & Mystery Fiction
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 238mm
Spine: 33mm
Weight 640g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Suspense fiction, London (England) - History - 18th century, Anatomists - England - London
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

'Makes you want to read every word...the plot is serpentine and satisfying, with enough false trails and distractions to create a genuine mystery' Telegraph London, 1781. Harriet Westerman waits for news of her husband, gravely injured at sea. The city is seething with rumour and conspiracy, and as London's high society enjoys its privileges spies pass its secrets to the French. After a body is dragged out of the Thames, reclusive anatomist Gabriel Crowther is persuaded to advise on the man's death. Despite accusations that she takes an unnatural interest in murder, Harriet joins him. They follow a trail of secrecy to the opera house where the dead man worked, and where new celebrity surrounds two singers. Behind the scenes, though, a much darker plot is being played out which will lead them into great danger.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review '[An] extremely impressive debut' -- The Times 'Poetic, enchanting, and chillingly memorable. Imogen Robertson is an exquisite writer, and this is an extraordinary novel' -- Tess Gerritsen

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Author's Bio

Imogen Robertson is a TV, film and radio director. She studied Russian and German at Cambridge, and now lives in London. She directs the hit Cbeebies show Numberjacks for TV and radio, for which she won an RTS award in 2006. She also writes and reviews poetry and was commended in The National Poetry Competition 2005. She won the Telegraph s First thousand words of a novel competition in 2007 with the opening of Instruments of Darkness.

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