A woman. A doctor. A beastly science.
At the turn of the twentieth century, London's political climate is in turmoil, as women fight for the right to vote.
Dody McCleland has her own battles to fight.
As England's first female autopsy surgeon, she must prove herself as she also proves that murder treats everyone equally...
After a heated women's rights rally turns violent, an innocent suffragette is found murdered.
When she examines the body, Dody is shocked to realise that the victim was a friend of her sister --
fuelling her determination to uncover the cause of the protester's suspicious death.
For Dody, gathering clues from a body is often easier than handling the living --
especially Chief Detective Inspector Matthew Pike. Pike is looking to get to the bottom of this case but has a hard time trusting anyone --
Determined to earn Pike's trust and to find the killer,
Dody will have to sort through real and imagined secrets.
But if she's not careful, she may end up on her own examination table ...
A Dissection of Murder / Anatomy of Death - Reviews
Praise for A Dissection of Murder:
'The elegant writing, pacing and characterisation of the novel reflect the period,
although there are some chilling and graphic moments as the story heads to its satisfying conclusion'
'Cannily blending the forensic thriller with historical crime... [plus an] endearingly eccentric heroine...
More please, Ms Young, and soon'
'This satisfying blend of history, forensics and crime is the first of a compelling new series'
'Fans of Maureen Jennings's Murdoch novels will welcome
Australian author Young's promising debut, inspired by an actual riot in 1910 London ...
she delivers a truly surprising reveal of the murderer's identity'
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