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  • Published: New York : Kensington Books, 2012.
  • Year Published: 2012
  • Description: 310 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780758266989
  • 0758266987

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The anatomist's apprentice

by Harris, Tessa.

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Call number: Mystery

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Malletts Adult, West Adult

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The death of Sir Edward Crick has unleashed a torrent of gossip through the seedy taverns and elegant ballrooms of Oxfordshire. Few mourn the dissolute young man- except his sister, the beautiful Lady Lydia Farrell. When her husband comes under suspicion of murder, she seeks expert help from Dr. Thomas Silkstone, a young anatomist from Philadelphia. Thomas arrived in England to study under its foremost surgeon, where his unconventional methods only add to his outsider status. Against his better judgment he agrees to examine Sir Edward's corpse. But it is not only the dead, but also the living, to whom he must apply the keen blade of his intellect. And the deeper the doctor's investigations go, the greater the risk that he will be consigned to the ranks of the corpses he studies.

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Slow, with Unlikeable Characters

Despite all the glowing reviews, I just could not get into this historical mystery. The plot moved at a glacial pace, and the language seemed overblown - turgid, almost. I liked the forensic details, and this and the historical setting (London and Oxford, 1780) seemed well researched, but this wasn't enough to keep me reading. I gave up halfway through the book, which is rather rare for me, especially in historical fiction.

really interesting

This book really grabs your attention and keeps you intrigued.

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